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From "Jean T. Anderson" <...@bristowhill.com>
Subject Re: [ANNOUNCE] Apache Derby released
Date Fri, 06 Oct 2006 22:19:33 GMT
Rick, thanks for all your hard work on making this release happen!


Rick Hillegas wrote:
> The Apache Derby project is pleased to announce a new feature release
> of Derby,
> Apache Derby is a subproject of the Apache DB project.
> Derby is a pure Java relational database engine which conforms to the
> ANSI SQL and JDBC standards. Derby aims to be easy for developers
> and end-users to work with.
> Derby can be obtained from the Derby download site:
>  http://db.apache.org/derby/derby_downloads.html.
> Derby introduces the following new featues:
> * Tools
>  o The ij SQL interpreter now has command-line help
>    and two new commands: show tables and describe.
>  o The ij connect statement now works in the J2ME/CDC environment.
>  o Tools can now be invoked without specifying a classpath
>    just by typing "java -jar derbyrun.jar <toolName>".
> * Security
>  o Databases can now be re-encrypted.
>  o Secure connections can now be required.
>  o Support has been added for DRDA userid/password substitution.
>  o SQL Standard GRANT/REVOKE support has been added
>    for authenticated users.
> * Administration
>  o New scripts have been added in the bin directory which
>    follow Apache conventions.
>  o System tables have been added for access to diagnostic information
>    previously available only through non-standard VTIs.
>  o Online backup is enhanced to allow updates to the database, during
> backup.
>  o Various Net Servlet improvements have been made.
>  o The network server now logs startup/shutdown messages
>    to the server log file.
> * JDBC
>  o The network driver now supports statement timeouts.
>  o Large object streaming has been improved in the network driver.
>  o The FOR UPDATE clause is no longer required when declaring an
> updatable ResultSet.
>  o Scrollable, updatable, insensitive ResultSets are now supported.
>  o Network client messages have been internationalized.
>  o Source-only JDBC 4 drivers are included, based on a proposed final draft
>    of JSR-221 and beta build 99 of Java SE 6.
> * SQL
>  o Expressions are now allowed in the GROUP BY clause.
>  o Identity columns can be reset to start at a new value.
>  o New XML datatype and operators for storing and querying XML data
>    have been introduced, based on SQL/XML 2006.
>  o New builtin math functions have been added and wired-in as
>    JDBC escape functions.
>  o Unary +/- are now allowed for ? parameters.
>  o Optimizer overrides have been added.
>  o Triggers can now call Java procedures.
>  o The nullability of a column can be changed now.
> Regards,
> -Rick

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