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Database for Java Desktop application

 
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Hello,

I need a database for a standalone Java desktop application. Can anyone make any recommendations:

For now I have two options which I am considering, they are:

1. Hypersonic SQL
2. Java DB (from Sun)

Any ideas, am I on track with these options or should I look at something else?

Looking forward to hearing some thoughts on this.

Thanks

Daniel
 
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Those two are the ones worth checking out if you need an embedded SQL database. Derby (a.k.a. Java DB) is the high-end option, but HSQLDB is very capable as well; I'd probably go with it unless (and until) I ran into some limitation.
 
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I also like SQLite quite well. It has Java drivers, and that way don't need SQLite itself. Just like HSQLDB, your database can be in-memory only, or in a file. HSQLDB is more powerful though, as it also can run in server mode.
 
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