SpringSource announced Spring Integration and several other offerings at the The Spring Experience conference in Hollywood, Fla. One of such things is the SpringSource Advanced Pack for Oracle Database, which works in conjunction with Oracle RAC (Real Application Clusters), was also announced. Advanced Pack for Oracle will resubmit Spring application requests in the event a database node goes down.
The TAF (Transparent Application Failover) capability within the Oracle database when used with oci driver will transparently fail over the transaction requests to the other database node configured in tnsnames.ora file without losing anything.
What additional capability that Advanced Pack for Oracle Database provides in addition to what Oracle's TAF already provide? Why does the tool resubmit application requests in the event a database node goes down if the application can benefit from TAF.
Could someone elaborate the capabilities of SpringSource Advanced Pack for Oracle Database?