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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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How an Open Source Database Like Apache Derby Can Help

Several vendors are open sourcing their databases these days. Some have yet to publish their source code. The Apache Derby initiative is unique in that the entire source code is published. IBM believes that delivering this code to the Apache Derby community enables a richer and more robust feedback mechanism by which more functions, features, and benefits can be driven into the Apache Derby database.

Another unique and differentiating feature of Apache Derby is that this database was born out of a very successful proprietary initiative and consumer adoption lifecycle. Many features in this product resulted from specific business needs, and customers paid for the right to have these features. ...

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