November 23, 2006
TechBookReport on 'Apache Derby 10.2.x'
TBR writes "Apache Derby, also known as IBM Cloudscape or Java DB (the different names are evidence of a long and complex history…) is an open source relational database written entirely in Java. It offers a high-degree of SQL standards compliance, speaks native JDBC and is available in client/server or embedded mode. It has support for transactions, stored procedures, database triggers and other high-end features. All of this in a package that has a small footprint (the jar file comes in at around 2MB), and is incredibly easy to use."