I am using WSAD 5.1.2 for development; I have to implement multi-threading concept at the WAS (ie) using the websphere threads instead of custom java threads. In a websphere environment, to do background processing currently there are custom java threads for checking the existence of the DB by running a simple select query. If the result set is null, the connection gets switched over the failover DB. The problem encountered is similar to : http://www.theserverside.com/discussions/thread.tss?thread_id=29858 So, the urgent need is to implement 'websphere threads' for the same in WAS. Please let me know the approach to be taken. Thanks in advance