Is it possible to connect to Apache Derby DB - Java - w/ in VB.Net application? From what I understand there is mechanics to connect to various vendor specific-DB w/ in Java app. To implement such, ODBC, JDBC & JDBC/ODBC-bridge technology is implemented (the latter strongly frowned upon). I'd appreciate being able to interface to Apache Derby DB w/in a compiled VB.Net - VS 2008 IDE - app; Derby is free and SQL Server is not. I'd rather code for SQL query rather than invent RDBMS from scratch (that's just me I'd bet).