developerWorks: Why IBM is Open Sourcing Cloudscape as Derby

Q: At LinuxWorld, IBM announced that it is contributing
Cloudscape to the Apache Software Foundation. What is

A: Cloudscape is a Java-based, fully
transactional relational database technology. It’s a purely
embedded database that can either be used within an application, or
as the database for a more traditional client-server application.
It has a very small footprint, and there’s no need for a database
administrator; you just write the application. You make your
database calls, and Cloudscape is there for you…”

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