TomEE uses  creator to create the connection pool factory. In other terms it means you can use any pool you want for DataSource in TomEE.

Default provided pools are DBCP (default in embedded mode) and Tomcat JDBC (default in TomEE to be aligned on Tomcat).

Depending which one you use the accept configuration are not 100% the same even if we try to align the most common entries to the historical configuration (ie DBCP).

Here are a more detailled list of accepted properties by creator.

DBCP (TomEE 1.7.x)

Note: details are at (note: uses the latest version of DBCP but TomEE 1.7.x is not using this version).

Tomcat JDBC

Note: details are at

DBCP2 (TomEE 7.x)

Note: details are at