libmdbx  0.9.3.90 (2021-04-10T17:48:40+03:00)
One of the fastest compact embeddable key-value ACID database without WAL.
Overall

Brief

libmdbx is an extremely fast, compact, powerful, embedded, transactional key-value database, with permissive license. libmdbx has a specific set of properties and capabilities, focused on creating unique lightweight solutions.

  1. Allows a swarm of multi-threaded processes to ACIDly read and update several key-value maps and multimaps in a locally-shared database.
  2. Provides extraordinary performance, minimal overhead through Memory-Mapping and Olog(N) operations costs by virtue of B+ tree.
  3. Requires no maintenance and no crash recovery since it doesn't use WAL, but that might be a caveat for write-intensive workloads with durability requirements.
  4. Compact and friendly for fully embedding. Only ≈25KLOC of C11, ≈64K x86 binary code of core, no internal threads neither server process(es), but implements a simplified variant of the Berkeley DB and dbm API.
  5. Enforces serializability for writers just by single mutex and affords wait-free for parallel readers without atomic/interlocked operations, while writing and reading transactions do not block each other.
  6. Guarantee data integrity after crash unless this was explicitly neglected in favour of write performance.
  7. Supports Linux, Windows, MacOS, Android, iOS, FreeBSD, DragonFly, Solaris, OpenSolaris, OpenIndiana, NetBSD, OpenBSD and other systems compliant with POSIX.1-2008.

The Future will (be) Positive. Всё будет хорошо.

Table of Contents

This manual is divided into parts, each of which is divided into several sections.

  1. The Introduction
  2. Usage
  3. The C/C++ API manual:

Please do not hesitate to point out errors in the documentation, including creating PR with corrections and improvements.


MithrilDB

The next version is under active non-public development from scratch and will be released as MithrilDB and libmithrildb for libraries & packages. Admittedly mythical Mithril is resembling silver but being stronger and lighter than steel. Therefore MithrilDB is a rightly relevant name.

MithrilDB will be radically different from libmdbx by the new database format and API based on C++17, as well as the Apache 2.0 License. The goal of this revolution is to provide a clearer and robust API, add more features and new valuable properties of the database.

History

Historically, libmdbx is a deeply revised and extended descendant of the Lightning Memory-Mapped Database. At first the development was carried out within the ReOpenLDAP project. About a year later libmdbx was separated into a standalone project, which was presented at Highload++ 2015 conference.

Since 2017 libmdbx is used in Fast Positive Tables, and development is funded by Positive Technologies.

Acknowledgments

Howard Chu hyc@o.nosp@m.penl.nosp@m.dap.o.nosp@m.rg is the author of LMDB, from which originated the libmdbx in 2015.

Martin Hedenfalk marti.nosp@m.n@bz.nosp@m.ero.s.nosp@m.e is the author of btree.c code, which was used to begin development of LMDB.

Contributors

License

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