What is HSQLDB?
It offers a small, fast multi-threaded and transactional database engine with in-memory and disk-based tables and supports embedded and server modes. It includes a powerful command line SQL tool and simple GUI query tools.
HSQLDB is a tool in the Databases category of a tech stack.
HSQLDB is an open source tool with 22 GitHub stars and 7 GitHub forks. Here’s a link to HSQLDB's open source repository on GitHub
Who uses HSQLDB?
Spring Boot, Slick, Liquibase, Woopra, and Cloud 66 are some of the popular tools that integrate with HSQLDB. Here's a list of all 6 tools that integrate with HSQLDB.
Why developers like HSQLDB?
Here’s a list of reasons why companies and developers use HSQLDB
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- Original code, based on in-depth study of database theory and the SQL Standard
- Extensive syntax compatibility modes for porting from other database systems
- The fastest overall open-source SQL implementation for small and medium sized databases
- Three transaction control models, including lock based and MVCC models
- Fully multi-threaded
- Compact code footprint
HSQLDB Alternatives & Comparisons
What are some alternatives to HSQLDB?
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The MySQL software delivers a very fast, multi-threaded, multi-user, and robust SQL (Structured Query Language) database server. MySQL Server is intended for mission-critical, heavy-load production systems as well as for embedding into mass-deployed software.
SQLite is an embedded SQL database engine. Unlike most other SQL databases, SQLite does not have a separate server process. SQLite reads and writes directly to ordinary disk files. A complete SQL database with multiple tables, indices, triggers, and views, is contained in a single disk file.
PostgreSQL is an advanced object-relational database management system that supports an extended subset of the SQL standard, including transactions, foreign keys, subqueries, triggers, user-defined types and functions.
Firebird is a relational database offering many ANSI SQL standard features that runs on Linux, Windows, MacOS and a variety of Unix platforms. Firebird offers excellent concurrency, high performance, and powerful language support for stored procedures and triggers. It has been used in production systems, under a variety of names, since 1981.
MongoDB stores data in JSON-like documents that can vary in structure, offering a dynamic, flexible schema. MongoDB was also designed for high availability and scalability, with built-in replication and auto-sharding.