Groovy is an agile, dynamic language for the JVM which combines many features from languages like Python, Ruby, and Smalltalk and makes them available to Java developers using a Java-like syntax. It is designed to help get things done on the Java platform in a quicker, more concise, and fun way. It can be used as an alternative compiler to javac to generate standard Java bytecode to be used by any Java project or it can be used dynamically as an alternative language, such as for scripting Java objects, templating, or writing unit test cases.
BUSH (Business Shell) combines the capabilities of BASH, PHP, GCC, and databases into a uniform design for rapidly building secure, reliable Web sites. Based on an ISO standard, it promotes code reuse: scripts and templates can be compiled with GCC or ported to JVM or .Net using third party tools with only minor changes. It can also replace BASH as an interactive command shell with SQL support, and is a general purpose scripting language.
HenPlus is a SQL shell written in Java that works for any database that has JDBC support. It provides commandline history, commandline completion, and can handle multiple connects to different databases at once. Database-independant table dumps, aliases, and variables are also supported.
DBAShell is a project based around Shell functions and scripts designed to make it easy for DBAs to use databases in a command line environment. It offers automatic setting of environment variables, functions to run scripts, store and provide script passwords, check database status, stop/start databases, run script commands in a parallel, compile all database objects, etc. Currently supported is Oracle with ksh and bash on AIX, Solaris, and Linux. The code base itself is 3 years old and has been in use in production environments the entire time.