Java DB

Java DB is a distribution of the Apache Derby open source database. It supports standard ANSI/ISO SQL through the JDBC and Java EE APIs.

As announced in June 2015, JavaDB is no longer included in recent versions of the JDK.

It was removed from JDK 7 and JDK 8 with the July 17, 2018 Critical Patch Update.

JavaDB was a rebranding of Apache Derby. Developers who like to continue using JavaDB should download the latest version from The Apache DB Project.

At a Glance

  • Full-featured and easy-to-use
  • Transaction-protected and crash-recoverable
  • Embeddable in applications
  • Pure Java and portable and across CDC FP 1.1, Java 5, Java 6, and Java 7 (everywhere from tablets to mainframes)
  • Compact (2.6 MB)