OSS Berkeley Java database 3.0 out

By   |  May 31, 2006

Oracle yesterday announced the release of version 3.0 of the Berkley Java embeddable database. The company made the announcement during the JavaOne Developer Conference.

Berkeley DB Java Edition is a high performance, transactional storage engine written entirely in Java. The database executes in the address space of the application, without the overhead of client-server communication and it stores data in the application’s native format, so no runtime data translation is required.

Berkely DB Java Edition 3.0 includes a new persistence API, with the benefits of Enterprise Java Beans 3.0 persistence without the need to translate objects into tables; deferred write for pure in-memory operation; speed enhancements; and simplified backups.

“With this release, Oracle is providing a straightforward means for developers to build Java applications using a small footprint open source embedded DBMS,” said Oracle research VP Carl Olofson.

“The acquisition and adoption of Sleepycat’s products demonstrates Oracle’s interest in broadening their approach to the embedded database market by incorporating an open source component to their strategy.”

Oracle Berkeley DB Java Edition 3.0 is available under a dual licence. A no-cost open source licence permits redistribution if the application using Oracle Berkeley DB Java Edition is open source. A commercial licence is available for redistribution of proprietary applications.

Oracle Berkeley DB Java Edition can be downloaded from www.sleepycat.com.

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