How to do crud operations on HSQLDB running in Fuse 6.2.1?

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  • Red Hat JBoss Fuse
    • 6.2.1


  • How can I get HSQLDB running in Fuse 6.2.1?
  • I have a persistence implementation that is working when I configure it to use the postgresql database underneath Hibernate.
  • I would like to experiment with HSQLDB.
  • I've configured HSQLDB in my persistence.xml file based on numerous web posts I've seen, and I believe I've included the hsqldb jar file in my bundle in the features file.
  • when I try to install my feature in fuse I get an error message that ultimately states: "Specified JDBC Driver org.hsqldb.jdbcDriver could not be loaded".


  • Persistence in HSQLDB can be done in two ways one is as in memory hsql,second is file based hsql
  • Configure Datasource in Datasource bundle and expose it as a jndi service
 <bean id="dataSource" class="org.apache.commons.dbcp.BasicDataSource" destroy-method="close">
        <property name="driverClassName" value="org.hsqldb.jdbc.JDBCDriver"/>
        <property name="url" value="jdbc:hsqldb:mem:referenceindex;sql.syntax_pgs=true;hsqldb.sqllog=3"/>
        <property name="username" value="sa"/>
        <property name="password" value=""/>

    <!-- Expose DataSources as JNDI references -->
    <service ref="dataSource" interface="javax.sql.DataSource">
            <entry key="" value="jdbc/jpadatasource"/>
  • Have hibernate dialect and properties configured in persistence.xml in another bundle
<persistence xmlns="" version="2.0">
    <persistence-unit name="jpa-repository" transaction-type="JTA">
            <property name="hibernate.connection.driver_class" value="org.hsqldb.jdbc.JDBCDriver" />
            <property name="hibernate.dialect" value="org.hibernate.dialect.HSQLDialect" />
            <property name="" value="create-drop" />
            <property name="hibernate.show_sql" value="false" />
            <property name="hibernate.cache.use_second_level_cache" value="false" />
  • Refer attached example for full configuration
  • To test the example first install jndi,hibernate features and install hsqldb.jar
features:install jndi
features:install hibernate
osgi:install -s wrap:file:/pathto/hsqldb.jar
  • Install datasource bundle
osgi:install -s mvn:org.apache.servicemix.bundles/org.apache.servicemix.bundles.commons-dbcp/1.4_3
osgi:install -s  mvn:com.mycompany.esb.test/jpa-datasource/1.0.0-SNAPSHOT
  • install jpa-reproducer bundle
osgi:install -s mvn:com.mycompany.esb.test/jpa-reproducer/1.0.0-SNAPSHOT


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