Compare Apache Derby vs. MySQL

Apache Derby is ranked 23rd in Relational Databases while MySQL is ranked 5th in Relational Databases with 8 reviews. Apache Derby is rated 0, while MySQL is rated 7.8. On the other hand, the top reviewer of MySQL writes "Good beginner base but it should have better support for backups". Apache Derby is most compared with Oracle Java DB, SQL Server, Oracle Database, MariaDB and IBM Db2 Database, whereas MySQL is most compared with Oracle Database, IBM Db2 Database, Firebird SQL, CockroachDB and LocalDB.
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Apache Derby, an Apache DB subproject, is an open source relational database implemented entirely in Java and available under the Apache License, Version 2.0. Some key advantages include:

  • Derby has a small footprint -- about 2.6 megabytes for the base engine and embedded JDBC driver.
  • Derby is based on the Java, JDBC, and SQL standards.
  • Derby provides an embedded JDBC driver that lets you embed Derby in any Java-based solution.
  • Derby also supports the more familiar client/server mode with the Derby Network Client JDBC driver and Derby Network Server.
  • Derby is easy to install, deploy, and use.

Until its recent acquisition by Oracle, MySQL was possibly the most renowned open source database enterprise package that could be accessed completely for free. With the merger, the server increased both its features and its price tag, but there is still a free version available to the general community to contribute ideas and suggestions.

MySQL is a fast and relatively inexpensive database management system. It can easily integrate with a wide variety of programming languages, and it is considered to be a very reliable option. One of the most prominent features that customers seem to enjoy is the easy scalability of this system.

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