What are the Derby tools and utilities?
This section covers some basics about Java, Derby,
and JDBC for new users or infrequent users (such as those who only use the Derby tools and are not developing
For more complete information on these topics, see the Derby Developer's Guide.
Derby is a database management system (DBMS), accessed by applications through the JDBC API.
- About Derby databases
- JDBC basics
Most of the Derby tools are JDBC applications. A JDBC application is one that uses the classes in the java.sql package to interact with a DBMS.
- Tools and localization
The Derby tools provide support for common localization features such as localized message files and GUI, locale-appropriate formatting of data, codesets, unicode identifiers and data, and database territories.