Leading SQL relational database software written in Java

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?

HSQLDB Integrations

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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HSQLDB's Features

  • 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?
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.
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HSQLDB's Followers
7 developers follow HSQLDB to keep up with related blogs and decisions.
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