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An Open Source and cross-platform database engine designed for scaling your applications

editor's review





hamsterdb is an open source, lightweight, embedded and cross-platform database engine software written in ANSI C and designed to act as a "NoSQL" key-value store that supports a B+Tree index structure.

Features at a glance

Key features include support for ACID (Atomicity, Consistency, Isolation, Durability) transactions, supports partial reads and writes, support for transparent AES (Advanced Encryption Standard) encryption, CRC32 verification support, and SIMD (Single instruction, multiple data) hardware support.

In addition, it supports record-number databases, in-memory databases for ephemeral data, duplicate keys, transparent compression for the transactional journal, keys and records, analytical functions for COUNT DISTINCT, SUM, COUNT and AVERAGE, as well as remote network support through Protocol Buffers.

hamsterdb provides the high performance, scalability and stability needed by all app developers. It uses memory mapped I/O, and supports in-memory databases. In addition, the software offers configurable cache and page size, uses 64-bit file pointers, it’s Indian-independent, comes with APIs for the C, C++, .NET, Java, Python and Erlang programming languages.

Under the hood and supported OSes

This is a platform-independent software, designed to run on all GNU/Linux distributions, as well as on the Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X operating systems. It is written entirely in the C++ programming language.

Getting started with hamsterdb

To optimize and install hamsterdb on your GNU/Linux distribution, you should download the universal sources archive distributed on Softpedia free of charge, extract it on a location of your choice, open a terminal emulator and navigate to the location of the extracted files.

Execute the “./configure && make” command (without quotes) to configure and compile the project for your hardware architecture, 32-bit or 64-bit. When the compilation process finishes, which will take some time, you can install the software system wide by running the “make install” command (without quotes) as root.

hamsterdb was reviewed by Marius Nestor
Last updated on October 14th, 2014
hamsterdb - hamsterdb has been successfully compiled under Arch Linux

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