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15.3. Connectors

15.3.1. Java Connector Architecture (JCA)

The Java EE Connector Architecture (JCA) defines a standard architecture for Java EE systems to external heterogeneous Enterprise Information Systems (EIS). Examples of EISs include Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems, mainframe transaction processing (TP), databases and messaging systems.
JCA 1.6 provides features for managing:
  • connections
  • transactions
  • security
  • life-cycle
  • work instances
  • transaction inflow
  • message inflow
JCA 1.6 was developed under the Java Community Process as JSR-322,