Product documentation for Java DB

The Java DB product documentation consists of the Java DB manuals and the API reference.

Getting Started with Java DB
Describes how to install and configure Java DB. Includes a self-study tutorial for users new to Java DB and a quick-start guide for experienced JDBC users. This guide introduces the dblook, ij, and sysinfo tools, and the libraries and scripts that are included with Java DB.
Java DB Developer's Guide
Describes the functionality and features of Java DB common to all deployments, such as Java DB's JDBC and SQL specifics, deploying Java DB applications, working with properties, security, and other advanced features.
Java DB Reference Manual
Documents the implementation of the SQL language in Java DB. This guide provides reference information about the JDBC and JTA implementations, keywords, system tables, properties, and SQLExceptions in Java DB.
Tuning Java DB
This guide offers performance tips, an in-depth discussion of performance, and information about the Java DB optimizer.
Java DB Tools and Utilities Guide
Describes how to use the the Java DB tools such as dblook, ij, and sysinfo, and how to use the system procedures to import and export data, and how to store Java code in the database.
Java DB Server and Administration Guide
Part One of this guide discusses configuring servers, how to program client applications, and database administration. In addition, some systems might require administrative tasks such as backing up databases. These tasks are independent of any server framework but are unique to multi-user or large systems.

Part Two of this guide discusses administrative issues such as backups and debugging deadlocks.

Java DB API Reference
An API Reference that is automatically generated for all public Java DB classes. No reference is provided for the JDBC API, which is part of the Java Platform, Standard Edition. For more information about the classes in the API, see the Java DB Reference Manual.

You can access the Java DB manuals and API Reference from the Java DB Documentation page. The product documentation is also installed with Java DB as part of the JDK. The manuals are installed in the docs subdirectory of the Java DB installation, and the API Reference is installed in the javadoc subdirectory.