Apache Derby project is the cauldron where Sun starts the forging of Java DB, Sun's distribution of Derby and the premier Java database in the world!
Most recently, Knut Anders Hatlen, Java DB engineering and committer to the Apache Derby project, has been writing about the new features being shipped in Java DB 10.5.
It is important to know that Java DB is a project 3 years in the making...
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Apache/Derby 10.5 is about to be released, and Knut Anders Hatlen has written a great blog entry about one of the new features: Generated Columns. (Knut himself has also worked on some important core-level feature that improves locking mechanisms within Derby.)
Derby is an all-Java database to which Sun engineers in the Java DB team contribute.
Java DB is Sun's release of Apache/Derby!