Embedded Databases: A Performance Comparison Posted on March 4, 2005 by Jamie Lawrence in Java I’ve finally published my article comparing the performance of three pure-Java, embedded databases and MySQL. Summary: HSQLDB is ridiculously fast and it will be replacing MySQL in my simulation. I’ve submitted links to the article at TheServerSide and JavaLobby, so there might be some interesting discussions there (or there might not, we’ll see if anyone is interested). This article is hosted in my new online notebook, which is powered by Textpattern. So far, so good.