> >Has anyone used the Berkeley DB from Sleepycat software? From their site
> (http://www.sleepycat.com/) it looks very impressive but I was wondering
> if anyone has any real-world(tm) experience with it, especially in a
> webby environment. I do know that Sendmail, Netscape and a number of
> other projects use it as well..
Depending on what you mean by "use", I've "used" it in production systems
here and there. It's basically db-1.85 on steroids, and includes
thread-safe operation, locking and a few more bits and bobs.
It's still fundamentally the same beast: a hashed key based lookup system
which is optimised for lots of reading and very little writing, and if
that's what you want to use it for, it's quite good. Is that what you want
to use it for? SQL is often better for web-based stuff, but this is
entirely dependent on content.
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