Saturday, December 17, 2005

Sun adds Apache embedded database to Java Enterprise System

Source: Computer Business Review


For a change, Sun and IBM are on the same page again with Java. Sun has just announced that it is bundling the Apache Derby embedded database into its Java Enterprise System. It follows Sun's recent announcement to bundle Postgres, another open source database, as the embedded development data store in Solaris

Derby has a fairly long lineage. As one of the first embedded Java databases, it was originally developed by the old Informix back in the dot com era. After IBM acquired Informix, the technology sat in the back room for a while until IBM got around to donating it to the Apache Foundation, under the name Project Derby.

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