CloudScape

Phil Jackson

CloudScape
Can anyone tell me what IBM CloudScape is and what/why/how it differs from DB2? I have seen the term somewhere, and just got a Java book that has it included on the accompanying CD. Just wondering what the purpose of it is.
thanks,

Phil J.

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Fred Sobotka

Re: CloudScape
(in response to Phil Jackson)
>Can anyone tell me what IBM CloudScape is and what/why/how it differs
from DB2?

Cloudscape is an entirely different product from DB2. It is a very
lightweight relational database that was written from scratch in Java. IBM
bought Cloudscape from another company, and later donated a version of the
source code to the foundation that oversees the wildly successful Apache
web server and other open source projects. People who need a small
database can either purchase Cloudscape from IBM or use its open-source
counterpart, Derby. The nice part about Cloudscape is that Java
programmers can talk to it with the same JDBC client drivers that ship
with DB2 UDB, which should provide an attractive upgrade path from
Cloudscape over to DB2 Express and beyond.

Here is IBM's main product page for Cloudscape:
http://www-306.ibm.com/software/data/cloudscape/

and here is the main page for Apache Derby:
http://incubator.apache.org/derby/

Hope that helps,

Fred Sobotka

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Phil Jackson

Re: CloudScape
(in response to Fred Sobotka)
Many thanks for your answer, Fred. I wonder how it fares alongside such popular open source products such as MySQL and Postgres?
thanks,

Phil J.




>Can anyone tell me what IBM CloudScape is and what/why/how it differs from DB2?

Cloudscape is an entirely different product from DB2. It is a very lightweight relational database that was written from scratch in Java. IBM bought Cloudscape from another company, and later donated a version of the source code to the foundation that oversees the wildly successful Apache web server and other open source projects. People who need a small database can either purchase Cloudscape from IBM or use its open-source counterpart, Derby. The nice part about Cloudscape is that Java programmers can talk to it with the same JDBC client drivers that ship with DB2 UDB, which should provide an attractive upgrade path from Cloudscape over to DB2 Express and beyond.

Here is IBM's main product page for Cloudscape: http://www-306.ibm.com/software/data/cloudscape/

and here is the main page for Apache Derby: http://incubator.apache.org/derby/

Hope that helps,

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cliff boley

Re: Cloudscape
(in response to Phil Jackson)
Phil,
there's also an article about cloudscape/derby in the fourth quarter 2004
DB2magazine.
www.db2mag.com < http://www.db2mag.com >

cliff:-)


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Many thanks for your answer, Fred. I wonder how it fares alongside such
popular open source products such as MySQL and Postgres?
thanks,

Phil J.




>Can anyone tell me what IBM CloudScape is and what/why/how it differs from
DB2?

Cloudscape is an entirely different product from DB2. It is a very
lightweight relational database that was written from scratch in Java. IBM
bought Cloudscape from another company, and later donated a version of the
source code to the foundation that oversees the wildly successful Apache web
server and other open source projects. People who need a small database can
either purchase Cloudscape from IBM or use its open-source counterpart,
Derby. The nice part about Cloudscape is that Java programmers can talk to
it with the same JDBC client drivers that ship with DB2 UDB, which should
provide an attractive upgrade path from Cloudscape over to DB2 Express and
beyond.

Here is IBM's main product page for Cloudscape:
http://www-306.ibm.com/software/data/cloudscape/

and here is the main page for Apache Derby:
http://incubator.apache.org/derby/

Hope that helps,

Fred Sobotka
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