Defines the size, in number of pages, of the data page cache in the database (data pages kept in memory).
The actual amount of memory the page cache will use depends on the following:
When increasing the size of the page cache, you typically have to allow more memory for the Java heap when starting the embedding application (taking into consideration, of course, the memory needs of the embedding application as well). For example, using the default page size of 4K, a page cache size of 2000 pages will require at least 8 MB of memory (and probably more, given the overhead).
The minimum value is 40 pages. If you specify a lower value, Derby uses the default value.
This property is static; if you change it while Derby is running, the change does not take effect until you reboot.