Enterprise JavaBeans (EJB) technology is the server-side component architecture for Java Platform, Enterprise Edition (Java EE). EJB technology enables rapid and simplified development of distributed, transactional, secure and portable applications based on Java technology.
This specification defines the new simplified EJB API targeted at ease of development. It also includes the new Java Persistence API for the management of persistence and object/relational mapping with Java EE and Java SE.
The Java Persistence API is the standard API for the management of persistence and object/relational mapping. It provides an object/relational mapping facility for application developers using a Java domain model to manage a relational database. The Java Persistence API is part of the Java EE platform. It can also be used in Java SE environments.
This spec, created under the Java Community Process (JCP), enhances EJB architecture with support for Web services, making it easier to implement and deploy Web services applications based on Java technology.
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