Installing Derby

To install Derby you must download the distribution and extract the package.

There are several distributions of Derby, including binary and source distributions for the latest official release and for previous official releases.

The distributions are:
Important: The remainder of the instructions in this guide assume that you have downloaded the bin distribution.

To install Derby:

Navigate your Web browser to The downloads page provides links to the distributions of Derby This page also contains a link to, where you can find information on how to use the Subversion version control system to access the Derby source code for a specific branch or for the development trunk.

Download the ZIP or TAR archive for the distribution that you want to use.

Extract the downloaded package. The extracted installation contains several subdirectories: