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From David Van Couvering <David.Vancouver...@Sun.COM>
Subject Re: Derby vs. Hypersonic SQL
Date Tue, 29 Aug 2006 21:47:47 GMT
FYI, GRANT/REVOKE is now implemented in 10.2.  There are a lot of new 
features in 10.2, including XML support, online backup, show 

For the full list see http://wiki.apache.org/db-derby/TenTwoSnapshot


Duncan Groenewald wrote:
> I have used both and now rely on McKoiDB for the majority of work.  
> While it lacks one or two features it has proven to be very stable and 
> reliable.  Derby lacks a couple of key features I needed, especially no 
> user access control (GRANT, REVOKE).
> I found Hypersonic's persistent to be unreliable and gave up after 
> experiencing corruption on a number of databases.
> I started a simple evaluation document to compare key features I needed 
> which might help.  Send me your email address and I'll forward you a 
> copy if you would like.
> Regards
> Duncan
> Robert Enyedi wrote:
>> Hi,
>> We have a MySQL database with around 50 tables and we are thinking 
>> about supporting other database engines too. After studying the 
>> options on the Java DB engine implementations, it seems that there are 
>> two important contenders: Apache Derby and Hypersonic SQL. While our 
>> feeling is that Hypersonic SQL is a more mature product, Derby seems 
>> to be hyped about a lot these days and it also has quite some history 
>> since the days of Informix and Cloudscape.
>> Could you please help in our decision by pointing out some advantages 
>> and shortcomings of Apache Derby versus Hypersonic SQL?
>> Thanks,
>> Robert

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