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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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Using the Embedded Framework for Apache Derby Applications

Some applications require a persistent data store but want to completely hide the fact that a relational-based data storage engine is “under the hood.” The Apache Derby database engine is ideally suited to this scenario, and it shines when these are the primary requirements.

Because Apache Derby is simply a Java class library (called derby.jar), it can be embedded transparently into any Java application or server framework without affecting its “Javaness.” This is in stark contrast to many other data management options that are currently available. There is nothing to additionally install besides your application, and there are no connections to configure or networking components to set ...

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