Issue while starting the application in tomcat 8 for Jira 3.13.3 and JDK 1.8

09-Nov-2017 10:52:30.093 SEVERE [localhost-startStop-1] org.apache.catalina.core.StandardContext.listenerStart Exception sending context initialized event to listener instance of class com.atlassian.jira.appconsistency.db.DatabaseCompatibilityEnforcer
 java.lang.AbstractMethodError: org.hsqldb.jdbc.jdbcConnection.isValid(I)Z
    at org.apache.tomcat.dbcp.dbcp2.DelegatingConnection.isValid(DelegatingConnection.jav

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Jira 3 does not work on Java 8 or Tomcat 8.  You need to use the supported versions of the software Tomcats 4, 5 and 6 should work from memory, which, in turn, mean you can't go higher than Java 6.

However.  Jira 3.13 is insecure and totally unsupportable.  You should upgrade it to at least 7.1 as a matter of urgency.

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