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  • "I am using the Community Edition, which is available free of charge."
  • "This is an open-source product that can be used free of charge."
  • "It's an open-source database management system that can be used free of charge."
  • "Microsoft licensing for SQL Server is probably ten times more expensive. I used to work for the government, and I remember when we were looking into upgrading to the enterprise version of SQL Server 2019, the licensing was going to cost 350,000. To get the equivalent in the cloud, it was going to be about four grand to get the same processing power and everything else. With MySQL, it was going to be about 300 for the same licensing. Cost-wise, for sure, there is a huge difference. Would you prefer to pay 300 a month or 3,000 to have the same amount of data resources? You might lose a few options that you need, but it isn't worth the price difference."
  • "This product has a good price point."
  • "There is a licensing cost because we are going for a proprietary product. There are some other versions for which there is no licensing cost."
  • "It has a community version."
  • "It is open-source."
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    Overview

    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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    Apache Derby is ranked 23rd in Relational Databases Tools while MySQL is ranked 3rd in Relational Databases Tools with 54 reviews. Apache Derby is rated 0.0, while MySQL is rated 8.0. On the other hand, the top reviewer of MySQL writes "Has a simple and user-friendly installation". Apache Derby is most compared with Oracle Java DB, SQL Server, Oracle Database and Oracle Database In-Memory, whereas MySQL is most compared with Firebird SQL, PostgreSQL, MariaDB, Oracle Database and SQL Server.

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