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what is the difference between derby and MySQL database


This post covers the comparison of derby and MySQL databases.

MYSQL database

MySQL is an open-source from Oracle corporation, initially released in 1995, and supports all programming languages. It is written in C and C++ languages. They are accessed by Client-side libraries using JDBC/ODBC/native API. It is best suitable for the small range to mid-range applications.

It uses in mobile and web applications of the following types

  • eCommerce
  • CRM applications
  • Employee management
  • ERP applications
  • school management
  • LMS systems

MYSQL hosting supported by popular providers like AWS, Azure, and Google cloud

Derby Database

Derby is an open-source database from the Apache foundation, Initially released in 1997, and supports java programming language. These can be easy and quick to install and configure. This can be used as an embedded database as well as managed servers.

It is used for small applications.

It can be used in applications of the following types of data storage

  • CRON job storage
  • Cache storage
  • Application-specific metadata

There is no hosting support from Cloud providers.

Comparison of Derby and MySQL database?

Derby Database MySql database
Opensource developed by apache foundation Developed by Oracle
Suitable for the small and embedded database in your applications suitable for web and mobile applications
It is written in java It is written C++
It does not support floating, date, and enum types
Supports all OS with JVMS It also supports all OS
It is RDMS It is also RDBMS
Released in 1997 initially released in 1995 initially
API access by JDBC and Interactive command only JDBC,ODBC,Native API and .net
java language only All programming language supports
No Partitioning Support Horizontal partitioning and composite shard
Supports ACID transactions Supports ACID transactions
Master Slave Replication master-master and master-slave replication
No DBaaS support full managed instance hosting AWS, Google cloud, and Azure
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