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Berkeley DB by Sleepycat™ Software, Inc.

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What is Berkeley DB?

So far, we discussed database systems in general terms. It’s time now to consider Berkeley DB in particular and see how it fits into the framework we have introduced. The key question is this: Which kinds of applications should use Berkeley DB?

Berkeley DB is an open source embedded database library that provides scalable, high-performance, transaction-protected data management services to applications. It provides a simple function-call API for data access and management.

By open source, we mean that Berkeley DB is distributed under a license that conforms to the Open Source Definition. This license guarantees that Berkeley DB is freely available for use and redistribution in other open source products. Although Sleepycat ...

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