Oracle Universal Connection Pool (UCP) Support Added To Micronaut

April 28, 2020 | 1 minute read
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The Micronaut framework includes several options for connection pooling since it launched and today there is a new option available for your microservice applications: Oracle Universal Connection Pool (UCP). In this post, I'd like to show you how to use this new feature in your application.

Add The Dependency

To get started, you must first include the dependency in your build.gradle file:

If you're using Maven:

Configure The Datasource

Next, you'll need to create a datasource in your application.yaml file. All of the properties from PoolDataSource are valid here and will be passed to the pool instance at runtime. For example:

Create The Service

You're now ready to add a service to query your datasource. If you're using Micronaut Data, you're all ready to go. Otherwise, you can create a service and inject the DataSource:

Add a method to get a connection from the pool, create and execute the query:

And a private helper to convert the ResultSet into a List of HashMap objects:

Add Controller Method

The only thing left to do is inject the UserService into our controller and add an endpoint to retrieve the users and return them:


In this post, we looked at how to utilize the new support for Oracle UCP in Micronaut. For further information, please check the docs or leave a question below!.

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Todd Sharp

Todd Sharp is a developer advocate for Oracle focusing on Oracle Cloud. He has worked with dynamic JVM languages and various JavaScript frameworks for more than 14 years, originally with ColdFusion and more recently with Java/Groovy/Grails on the server side. He lives in the Appalachian mountains of north Georgia (in the United States) with his wife and two children.

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