Program guide > (deprecated) Partitioning facility

Deprecated feature: The partitioning facility (WPF) feature is deprecated. You can configure partitioning with WebSphere eXtreme Scale.

The partitioning facility

The partitioning facility (WPF) supports the concept of partitioning for enterprise beans, HTTP traffic and database access. It is both a programming framework and a system management infrastructure.

To utilize the facility, developers must implement the WPF framework within their typical Java™ 2 Platform Enterprise Edition (J2EE) applications. WPF is intended for an organization interested in continuing to utilize J2EE application development tools and application server support but is also willing to develop and manage applications in a more aggressive fashion to achieve higher total transaction volumes.

In general, the goal of partitioning is to support higher volumes of transaction activity, yet scale efficiently. The following sections briefly describe the various partitioning offerings provided in Extended Deployment.

Updates to this document, WPF white papers, and other Extended Deployment information can also be found online at:

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(deprecated) Partitioning facility

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