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One Connection is sufficient?

Kousik Majumder
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Hi all,

I have a query about jdbc that whether a(one) connection is enough for an application.
If not why?
And why do I need multiple connection for an application?


Thanks,
Kousik

Thanks in Advance,
Kousik
Jan Cumps
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If your application only needs one connection, then one connection is sufficient.
A single user application that does no parallel processing might only need one connection.

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Jeanne Boyarsky
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Kousik Majumder wrote:And why do I need multiple connection for an application?

Expanding on Jan's reply: Suppose you are running Amazon.com and have tons of users. Do you want them waiting on the single connection. The same idea for this site. Do you want to wait in a queue with everyone who wants to post. That would make things unbearably slow!


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