With EclipseLink, you can use the persistence unit JAR file to test your application outside the container (for instance, in applications for the Java Platform, Standard Edition (Java SE platform)).
This chapter contains the following sections:
Users need to use EclipseLink both inside and outside the container (such as applications for the Java SE platform).
This solution highlights the primary differences when using EclipseLink outside a container.
EclipseLink 2.4 or later.
An application server (such as Oracle WebLogic Server, IBM WebSphere, or Glassfish)