JDBC Tutorials - Herong's Tutorial Examples - Version 2.30, by Dr. Herong Yang

Downloading and Installing Java DB (Derby)

This section describes how to download and install Java DB (Derby database server) 10.11 - free for evaluation.

Java DB is a relational database management system that is based on the Java programming language and SQL. Java DB is a commercial release of the Apache Software Foundation's (ASF) open source relational database project. But you can still download a copy of Java DB free for evaluation. The Apache project is called Derby.

Java DB 10.11 free version is now included in the JDK package. If you have already downloaded and installed JDK 1.8, the Java DB is available in the %JAVA_HOME%\db folder. There is no need to download and install Java DB separately. For example, on my Windows computer, I have JDK 1.8.0_45 installed. The Java DB is located at "C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.8.0_45\db\".

If you haven't installed JDK 1.8 yet. Please follow the JDK 1.8 download and installation tutorial presented earlier in this book.

If you have an old version of Java DB (Derby) installed, you should remove the old version and remove related environment variables. For example, I have JAVA DB 10.5.3 installed. So I need to remove the "C:\Program Files\Sun\JavaDB" folder and the "DERBY_HOME=C:\Program Files\Sun\JavaDB\bin\.." environement variable.

Last update: 2015.

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 JDBC (Java Database Connectivity) Introduction

 Downloading and Installing JDK - Java SE

Installing and Running Java DB - Derby

Downloading and Installing Java DB (Derby)

 Downloading Java DB (Derby) Documents

 "sysinfo" - Checking Java DB (Derby) Installation

 Setting Up Java DB (Derby) in Network Server

 "ij" - Client Tool to Create New Databases

 Derby (Java DB) JDBC Driver

 Derby (Java DB) JDBC DataSource Objects

 Java DB (Derby) - DML Statements

 Java DB (Derby) - ResultSet Objects of Queries

 Java DB (Derby) - PreparedStatement

 MySQL Installation on Windows

 MySQL JDBC Driver (MySQL Connector/J)

 MySQL - PreparedStatement

 MySQL - Reference Implementation of JdbcRowSet

 MySQL - JBDC CallableStatement

 MySQL CLOB (Character Large Object) - TEXT

 MySQL BLOB (Binary Large Object) - BLOB

 Oracle Express Edition Installation on Windows

 Oracle JDBC Drivers

 Oracle - Reference Implementation of JdbcRowSet

 Oracle - PreparedStatement

 Oracle - JBDC CallableStatement

 Oracle CLOB (Character Large Object) - TEXT

 Oracle BLOB (Binary Large Object) - BLOB

 Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Edition

 Microsoft JDBC Driver for SQL Server - sqljdbc.jar

 Microsoft JDBC Driver - Query Statements and Result Sets

 Microsoft JDBC Driver - DatabaseMetaData Object

 Microsoft JDBC Driver - DDL Statements

 Microsoft JDBC Driver - DML Statements

 SQL Server - PreparedStatement

 SQL Server CLOB (Character Large Object) - TEXT

 SQL Server BLOB (Binary Large Object) - BLOB

 JDBC-ODBC Bridge Driver - sun.jdbc.odbc.JdbcOdbcDriver

 JDBC-ODBC Bridge Driver - Flat Text Files

 JDBC-ODBC Bridge Driver - MS Access

 JDBC-ODBC Bridge Driver - MS SQL Server

 Summary of JDBC Drivers and Database Servers

 Additional Tutorial Notes to Be Added

 Outdated Tutorials

 References

 PDF Printing Version

Downloading and Installing Java DB (Derby) - Updated in 2015, by Dr. Herong Yang