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Apache Derby—Off to the Races: Includes Details of IBM® Cloudscape™ by Dan Scott, George Baklarz, Paul C. Zikopoulos

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Let Me Get This Straight, Apache Derby Is IBM Cloudscape?

IBM contributed the IBM Cloudscape database technology to the Apache Software Foundation as Apache Derby while at the same time announcing the IBM Cloudscape Version 10 database (the commercial offering based on the same open source technology).

What does all this mean? As far as the code goes—how you use it, class names, files names, and practically anything else you can think of—you can use the terms Apache Derby and IBM Cloudscape interchangeably (the exception to this is Apache-specific licensing rules that are governed by the Apache Software Foundation). Both Apache Derby and IBM Cloudscape are built from the same open source Apache Derby codebase. For the most part, all packages ...

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