Configuring connection pooling for database connections

You can configure connection pooling for your data source by defining a connection manager for it.


The following example code uses the connectionManager element in the server.xml file to define a connection pool for a data source:
<dataSource id="DefaultDataSource" jndiName="jdbc/example" jdbcDriverRef="DB2" >
  <connectionManager maxPoolSize="10" minPoolSize="2"/>
	<properties.db2.jcc databaseName="TESTDB"/>

The server uses default values for any connection management settings that are not defined on the connection manager element. If a connection manager is not defined at all for a data source, the server uses default values for all of the settings.

Using thread local storage for connections can increase performance for applications on multi-threaded systems. See Tuning Liberty.

You can define multiple data sources and associate each with a different connection manager. However, you cannot associate multiple data sources with a single connection manager.

For more information about the connectionManager element, see Java Database Connectivity 4.1.