2007 Scorpio And Apache Derby
Apache Derby is an open source relational database implemented entirely in Java - it has a tiny footprint (2MB or so), includes an embedded JDBC driver, and supports both simple local access as well as client-server type access.
So what does this have to do with ColdFusion? Well, Jason Delmore mentioned this in passing at cf:Objective (and few picked up on it), but we plan to include Apache Derby in ColdFusion Scorpio. The practical implication of this is that if you have to distribute an app that needs a database, you'll now have one that will work consistently on all platforms (no more having to tinker with different databases on different platforms).