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<h1 class="preface"><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif" color="#330099">Preface</font></h1>
<p>EclipseLink delivers a proven standards based enterprise Java solution for all of your relational, XML, and JSON persistence needs based on high performance and scalability, developer productivity, and flexibility in architecture and design.</p>
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<p>This document is intended for application developers and administrators who want to know more about the concepts behind EclipseLink and its features.</p>
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<p><em>Solutions Guide for EclipseLink</em></p>
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<p><em>Jakarta Persistence API (JPA) Extensions Reference for EclipseLink</em></p>
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<p><em>Developing JAXB Applications EclipseLink MOXy</em></p>
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