I suggest that you look at using cache-between-transactions and
optimistic-concurrency for your beans. You'll have to handle the optimistic
concurrency exceptions that you'll probably never get in a reasonable way, but
you will get great performance for reads.

(WLS 7/8.1)

Sam

Rao Boppana wrote:

> Cameron,
>
> We have a similar problem and would like to turn off db-shared property on entity
> beans. But this is what I got from BEA site. It says that we cannot do that in
> a clustered environment bcoz of caching limitations. We would like to use clustering
> ONLY for fail-over and would like not to hit the database so many time. Your thoughts
> please.
>