I need to have a Java instance fetching data directly from the Python's instance datastore. I don't know if that's possible at all. Is the datastore transparent/unique, or each instance (if they can indeed coexist) has its separate datastore?
Suming it up: how can a Java app fetch data from the datastore of a Python app, and vice-versa?
You could use jython. It's a python implementation written in java. You can call java functions/classes from python that way. That would allow you to run python code in the java instance.
I don't know of anything to do the opposite (run java inside a python process).