10 Replies Latest reply: Apr 5, 2012 3:58 AM by TimHall RSS

    DRCP and JDBC

      Hi I am trying to figure out how to use the new 11G DRCP feature (see this ) from Java. It appears that I can use the "SERVER=POOLED" syntax in the connection string, but it does not maintain a connection to the server when I call close() on the connection object. So in the end it seems to act like a regular, unpooled connection as far as I can tell.

      Does anyone know of a way to access the special OCI calls to take advantage of the server side pool from Java?

      FYI, here is the connect string I am using:



      PS: This link discusses the OCI calls used to interact with the server side pool.

      Edited by: user10899558 on Feb 9, 2009 1:58 PM
        • 1. Re: DRCP and JDBC
          Hi Scott,

          I'm not a Java person so I could be (way) off base here.

          Anyway, I found this sample:


          which looks to be using database resident connection pooling and jdbc.

          As noted in the above link, that technique is an extension of Arup's article here:


          Perhaps something in there will be helpful.


          • 2. Re: DRCP and JDBC
            Hi Mark, thanks for the help. I actually wound up opening a TAR and just got word Tuesday that the proper OCI hooks aren't exposed through the JDBC driver to take advantage of DRCP. The example you showed was one that I had looked at as well. It is true, as this example shows, that you can connect, but it effectively works like a regular connection with out connection pooling since the network connection to the server to closed each time you close the database connection.
            • 3. Re: DRCP and JDBC
              Hi Scott,

              I was afraid of something like that. Well, anyway, at least you have a more definitive answer as to the current situation.


              • 4. Re: DRCP and JDBC
                I am trying the same usecase - DRCP and OCI JDBC driver. From the V$CPOOL_STATS view I could see even after DRCP in enabled it behaves as a dedicated server. The value in NUM_MISSES column is the same as the number of connection requests made.

                The OCI JDBC driver version I am using is I could not find any oracle documentation link which would mention that the JDBC OCI driver does not support this (even if OCI supports. I was looking for a link just be sure that I am not missing anything in the configuration).

                Thanks in advance.
                • 5. Re: DRCP and JDBC
                  The JDBC driver has not yet fully exposed the DRCP functionality.
                  • 6. Re: DRCP and JDBC
                    Can anyone share an official link which states that the OCI JDBC driver does not support DRCP? The official readme document also does not mention anything about this issue.
                    • 7. Re: DRCP and JDBC
                      Hi, please see the 11g New Features guide, which mentions the addition of DRCP feature and the Oracle drivers which can be used to leverage this feature. (OCI & OCCI)

                      Open source drivers like PHP, Perl, Python also have exposed this feature. Oracle JDBC driver is yet to expose this fully. Using a JDBC client, and the connect string with (SERVER=POOLED), you can connect to a DRCP pooled server, but you do not have interfaces to share and reuse the pooled servers across multiple clients.
                      • 8. Re: DRCP and JDBC
                        Ok. Do you mean that since DRCP is a new feature introduced in 11g, Oracle JDBC Driver would take sometime to add a support for this functionality and hence there is no bug or issue logged to track this? I was just looking for some link that officially stated that currently Oracle JDBC Driver does not support this or some link which atleast stated that it would be supported in future version of the driver.

                        Thank you.

                        Edited by: table1 on Apr 5, 2011 7:34 PM
                        • 9. Re: DRCP and JDBC
                          That's right. It will be documented when JDBC exposes it.
                          • 10. Re: DRCP and JDBC

                            Sorry for the late addition to this thread, which answered my question.

                            I checked on MOS for an official statement and I came up with this.


                            Thanks for the answer.