Axion: the Open Source Java Database
Axion is a small, fast, open source relational database system (RDBMS) supporting SQL and JDBC
written in and for the Java programming language.
The Axion team
is developing a complete, robust, modular, scalable
and extensible relational database engine in Java
under a commercial-friendly (BSD/Apache-style)
While completely functional, the Axion project has been essentially dormant since mid-2006.
In late 2007, changes were made to the HEAD version of Axion to upgrade it to support
We're a low ceremony kind of group around here, which is why you'll want to head over to the
source repository to track the
The most recently release binary is
1.0 Milestone 2,
released 11 July 2003, although the HEAD version contains a large number of enhancements over that.
The current version is 1.0 Milestone 3-Dev.
Axion is being actively developed has not yet had a formal 1.0 release.
The codebase is well tested and featureful nevertheless,
and is quite suitable for a number of production applications.
Milestone releases can be obtained from the releases
page. To build Axion from scratch, see the instructions on how to
obtain the source
and build Axion.
The quick start documentation may help get you
started, and there are number of robust tools
that work with Axion as well. See the user's guide
for more information.