iBATIS was designed as a hybrid solution that does not attempt to solve every problem, but instead solves the most important problems. iBATIS borrows from the various other methods of access. Like a stored procedure, every iBATIS statement has a signature that gives it a name and defines its inputs and outputs (encapsulation). Similar to inline SQL, iBATIS allows the SQL to be written in the way it was supposed to be, and to use language variables directly for parameters and results. Like Dynamic SQL, iBATIS provides a means of modifying the SQL at runtime. Such queries can be dynamically built to reflect a user request. From object/relational mapping tools, iBATIS borrows a number of concepts, including caching, lazy loading, and advanced transaction management. In an application architecture, iBATIS fits in at the persistence layer. iBATIS supports other layers by providing features that allow for easier implementation of requirements at all layers of the application. For example, a web search engine may require paginated lists of search results. iBATIS supports such features by allowing a query to specify an offset (i.e., a starting point) and the number of rows to return. This allows the pagination to operate at a low level, while keeping the database details out of the application. iBATIS works with databases of any size or purpose. It works well for small application databases because it is simple to learn and quick to ramp up. It is excellent for large enterprise applications because it doesn’t make any assumptions about the database design, behaviors, or dependencies that might impact how our application uses the database. Even databases that have challenging designs or are perhaps surrounded by political turmoil can easily work with iBATIS. Above all else, iBATIS has been designed to be flexible enough to suit almost any situation while saving you time by eliminating redundant boilerplate code.


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