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J2C
The connector architecture specification (JCA Specification) is a standard architecture for integrating Java applications with existing enterprise information systems.

J2EE
Java2 Platform Enterprise Edition defines a standard for developing multitier applications.

J2ME
Java 2 Platform Micro Edition provides application-development platform for mobile devices including cell phones and PDAs.

Java
A cross-platform source programming language that allows applications to be distributed over networks and the Internet.

Java Database Connectivity (JDBC)
Java database connectivity is the standard API for accessing relational data.

Java Messaging Service (JMS)
Java messaging service is the standard API for sending and receiving messages.

Java Naming Directory Interface (JNDI)
Java naming directory interface is the standard API for accessing information in the enterprise name and directory.

Java Server Page (JSP)
Java server pages are a way to create dynamic Web content. They may also be used to generate and consume XML between n-tier servers or between servers and clients.

JAX RPC
Java API for XML-based RPC (JAX-RPC) is used to build Web applications and Web services, incorporating XML-based RPC functionality according to the simple object access protocol (SOAP) 1.1 specification.

Joins
An operation performed on tables of data in a relational DBMS in which the data from two tables is combined in a larger, more detailed joined table.

Joint Application Development (JAD)
JAD is a process originally developed for designing a computer-based system. It brings together business area people (users) and IT (Information Technology) professionals in a highly focused workshop. The advantages of JAD include a dramatic shortening of the time it takes to complete a project. It also improves the quality of the final product by focusing on the up-front portion of the development lifecycle, thus reducing the likelihood of errors that are expensive to correct later on.

JOLAP (Java Online Analytical Processing)
A Java application-programming interface (API) for the Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE) environment that supports the creation, storage, access, and management of data in an online analytical processing (OLAP) application. Hyperion, IBM, and Oracle initiated the development of JOLAP intending it to be a counterpart to Java Database Connectivity (JDBC) specifically for OLAP.*

Journal File
A file that contains update activity for rollback and data recovery purposes. Examples of update activity are commit checkpoints, as well as "before" and "after" operational database images. A journal file may be used to construct snapshot information for the data warehouse.




* definition provided by Hyperion.



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