Deploying Derby in an embedded environment

You can embed Derby in any Java application (single- or multi-user) by deploying the following packages.

In the following figure, the top graphic shows the deployment of an application, where the application, the Derby software for embedded use, the file and the database are four objects. The bottom graphic shows a simplified deployment by reducing the number of objects to two by storing the application and the properties file in the database.

Figure 1. Two approaches to deploying a Derby application in an embedded environment
This figure shows two graphics. The top graphic displays a slightly more complicated deployment of a Derby system involving four objects: the derby.jar file, your application jar file, the file and the database. The bottom graphic displays a simplified deployment of a Derby system involving two objects. The application jar file and the derby properties are stored in the database. Only the derby.jar file is outside the database.
Related concepts
Embedded deployment application overview
Loading classes from a database
Embedded systems and properties