Introduction

Welcome to the Apache Derby and IBM Cloudscape family! We are glad to have you join our community of thousands, all dedicated to open standards and open source computing.

On August 3, 2004, IBM released a technical preview of IBM Cloudscape Version 10. While this in itself is exciting news, more importantly, IBM also made one of the most significant contributions in the history of the open source database community by contributing the source code for IBM Cloudscape to the Apache Software Foundation as the Apache Derby database. The Apache Software Foundation subsequently accepted Apache Derby as an incubator project. At the time this book was published, Apache Derby and IBM Cloudscape Version 10.1 was released and the Apache Derby ...

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