Java DB (or Derby, or Cloudscape if you prefer) 10.2 beta is available for download at http://people.apache.org/~rhillegas/10.2.1.0-beta/.
There has not been a feature release since august 2005, so this should be what Java DB/Derby users are waiting for. New features include:
Scrollable Updatable Result Sets
Stronger Network Authentication
More information at...
Apache Derby is the open Java DB
Apache Derby, the pure Java
SQL database, has released version 10.1.2.1.
It's easy to refer to a benchmark, but it's not easy to communicate what that really means.
A read only database in a jar can be a useful thing....
A reply to some of the comments to my "Easy String Concatenation Considered harmful?" article.
Could it be that it is too easy to concatenate strings in Java? And that easy string concatenation encourages programmers to write inefficient code? At least in some contexts?