We developed a web app with JBoss and MySQL. Because of licensing problems with MySQL we are looking for an alternative DB.
We have our app working fine with Hypersonic DB and, at first glance, it seems fine. I am looking for opinions, though.
Is Hypersonic a good DB to distribute to customers along with JBoss and our web app? Is there anything about Hypersonic I should be concerned with?
Any help is greatly appreciated, thanks!
Hypersonic is a small footprint database that Jboss uses more from the perspective of testing stuff for like JMS. Have you looked at open source alternatives like PostgreSQL?
Also IBM has released Cloudscape to Open Source via Apache. Eventually, JBoss may replace HSQL with another alternative.
JBoss recommends using a stable third party database.