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 58 GitHub stars and 26 GitHub forks. Here’s a link to HSQLDB's open source repository on GitHub
Who uses HSQLDB?
7 companies reportedly use HSQLDB in their tech stacks, including Swingvy, picturesafe media/data/bank GmbH, and Sakai.
28 developers on StackShare have stated that they use HSQLDB.
Spring Boot, Slick, Woopra, Cloud 66, and Leftronic are some of the popular tools that integrate with HSQLDB. Here's a list of all 6 tools that integrate with HSQLDB.
- 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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