CHAPTER 11Berkeley DB Java APIs

Berkeley DB provides two distinct database products for Java developers: one is the Java API written on top of the core Berkeley DB database—the topic of this book—and the other is the Berkeley DB Java Edition (JE). JE is a pure Java database designed to provide a persistence layer for Java objects. Databases created using JE can be used from a single JVM only. JE doesn't allow multiple JVMs or non-Java processes to share the databases. Unlike core Berkeley DB, JE does not support replication.

In this chapter, I'll go over the Berkeley DB Java APIs, but I won't discuss JE. The Berkeley DB core library is implemented in C; however, programming interfaces are available in a variety of languages, including C++, Java, ...

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