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From Steen Jansdal <st...@jansdal.dk>
Subject Re: Derby, DB2, & Syntax
Date Thu, 02 Sep 2004 06:14:06 GMT
Jack Klebanoff wrote:
> Jeff Ramsdale wrote:
>>4) Finally, I believe I saw a reference somewhere
>>indicating beta code existed to allow Derby (or
>>Cloudscape?) to run in-memory only. What's the status
>>of that code and if it's available how would one make
>>use of it?
> I work for IBM and I am listed on the to-do list 
> <http://incubator.apache.org/derby/DerbyToDo.html> of the Apache/Derby 
> website as being the contact for in-memory database.
> I wrote some code to allow Derby to run in-memory. However, it is not 
> beta code. It is a prototype written to test the 
> org.apache.derby.io.StorageFactory interface and to show that the 
> interface could be used to write an in-memory database.
> The prototype code implements entirely non-persistent dabases. The data 
> goes away when the JVM ends, the code does not automatically save the 
> data to a file at termination nor does it automatically read data from a 
> file when the database starts up. An application can use the normal 
> backup/restore facilities to save and restore to and from a file.
> I have been told that I can contribute the code to the community, though 
> the mechanics of doing so and where it should go remain to be worked 
> out. Is there some interest in the code?
> Jack

Definitely. Let's see the code and if it fits nicely into the
derby code base, I think it would be a win for derby to
include it.


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