J2EE Connector Architecture

The J2EE Connector architecture enables J2EE components to interact with enterprise information systems (EISs) and EISs to interact with J2EE components. EIS software includes various types of systems: enterprise resource planning (ERP), mainframe transaction processing, and nonrelational databases, among others. The J2EE Connector architecture simplifies the integration of diverse EISs. Each EIS requires only one implementation of the J2EE Connector architecture. Because an implementation adheres to the J2EE Connector specification, it is portable across all compliant J2EE servers.