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What is Berkeley DB?

Berkeley DB (BDB) is a software library intended to provide a high-performance embedded database for key/value data. Berkeley DB is written in C with API bindings for C++, C#, Java, Perl, PHP, Python, Ruby, Smalltalk, Tcl, and many other programming languages. BDB stores arbitrary key/data pairs as byte arrays, and supports multiple data items for a single key. Berkeley DB is not a relational database.

BDB can support thousands of simultaneous threads of control or concurrent processes manipulate

Berkeley DB is a family of embedded key-value database libraries providing scalable high-performance data management services to applications. The Berkeley DB products use simple function-call APIs for data access and management

There are 3 implementations of Oracle Berkeley DB:

  • Oracle Berkeley DB - implemented in C
  • Oracle Berkeley JE - implemented in Java
  • Oracle Berkeley XML - implemented in C++

The Berkeley DB library is extremely portable. It runs under almost all UNIX and Linux variants, Windows, and a number of embedded real-time operating systems. It runs on both 32-bit and 64-bit systems. It has been deployed on high-end Internet servers, desktop machines, and on palmtop computers, set-top boxes, in network switches, and elsewhere. Once Berkeley DB is linked into the application, the end user generally does not know that there's a database present at all.

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posted Nov 9, 2017 by Manish Tiwari

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