Picking up an old Hibernate book, flicking to the back, I noticed IronTrack. I remember this from back in 2003, but never used it. When you start searching for IronGrid in Google, it looks like they don’t exist any more, a pity since it looked like a good way of seeing what a DB was doing. There are commercial products that do the same, but this was supposed to be OpenSource. However their is talk of a Trial License, which a new model to me, open source, but if you want the binaries, you need a license, strange. Perhaps thats why they don’t exist any more.

However, there is a Sourceforge project, with 2 developers, no released files and no activity and no stated license. Digging a little deeper, the code is in CVS. It appears to be Apache 1.1 licensed, and the Licensing code has been commented out. For posterity, I’ve built the jars and uploaded binaries and source. You can run the binary with java -jar irontracksql.jar or java -jar ironeyesql.jar