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  • Last Updated : 30 Jun, 2020
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1. Derby :
Derby is a full-featured, open-source relational database management system (RDBMS) implemented in Java and as the name suggests it is developed by Apache Software Foundations. It is based on Java, JDBC and SQL standards. Derby is easy to install, deploy, and use. It is either embedded into a Java application or used as a database server.

2. SQLite :
SQLite is a software library that provides a relational database management system (RDBMS). It was designed by D. Richard Hipp on August 2000. The design goals of SQLite were to allow the program to be operated without installing a database management system (DBMS) or requiring a database administrator. The lite in SQLite means light weight in terms of setup, database administration, and required resource.

Difference between Derby and SQLite :

1It is developed by Apache Software Foundation in 1997It is developed By D. Richard Hipp in 2000.
2It is written in Java language.It is written in C language.
3The primary database model for Derby is Relational DBMS.The primary database model for SQLite is Relational DBMS.
4Server operating systems for Derby are Windows, macOs, Linux, Unix, BSD and z/OS.SQLite does not require a server to run. Hence, it is serverless.
5It has Java Stored Procedures for Server-side scripts.It does not support Server-side scripting.
6It support Master-Slave Replication methods.It does not support any replication methods.
7APIs and other access methods used by Derby is JDBC.APIs and other access methods used by SQLite are ADO.NET, JDBC and ODBC.
8It support only Java programming language.It support C, C#, C++, D, Delphi, Java, JavaScript, Lua, MatLab, Objective-C, Perl, PHP, PL/SQL, Python, R, Ruby, Scala, etc.
9It provide XML support.It do not provide XML support.
10It support fine grained access rights according to SQL-standard.It do not support access rights for user.

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