HSQLDB is a Java-based database created by Thomas Müller in 1998. Its original name was Hypersonic SQL and later HyperSQL, or, more commonly HSQLDB. In 2000, Thomas was employed by a Silicon Valley company PointBase, who, although initially allowing him to work on HSQLDB, decided he must cease working on the database. At that point Fred Toussi took the code over and continued developing the database. At 2005, Thomas continued working on a database product, but instead of joining work on HSQLDB, decided a fresh start is needed and created H2 database.
We support HSQLDB directly in our products! You don't need separate drivers and can immediately connect to your database.
HSQLDB is a fast and reliable database. It’s a mature open-source product under continuous development since 2000. Over 1700 open-source projects and many commercial products rely on HSQLDB.
Version 2.0 of HSQLDB was released in 2010 with new transactional core and JDBC.
All our applications are .NET applications. We opted to support Java-based HSQLDB database by migrating it to .NET platform using IKVM.NET, which automatically migrates Java bytecode to .NET bytecode. Therefore, we have native support for HSQLDB and can read, write and query HSQLDB.
It's very easy to copy existing database tables into your HSQLDB database. Just point Full Convert to your source database, select your target and let it copy things over.
Tutorials showing how to copy data from another database into HSQLDB:
It may make sense to migrate your data away from HSQLDB. You may want to do it permanently or just need to share your tables with a collague in a different format.
Tutorials showing how to copy data from HSQLDB to another database: