ANN: BlitzDB 0.1 - Embedabble, document-oriented database written entirely in Python

andreas.d at andreas.d at
Fri Mar 14 01:01:00 CET 2014

Hi all,

I just released the first version (0.1) of BlitzDB, an embeddable, 
document-based database written entirely in Python. The software is 
open-source and released under the MIT license, the code is available on 

The documentation is hosted on ReadTheDocs:

The database ships with a native, file-based backend that has no 
external dependencies. In addition, it can be used as a wrapper around 
third-party database engines such as MongoDB. Some more features:

* document-based, object-oriented interface
* powerful and rich querying language comparable to MongoDB
* deep document indexes on arbitrary fields
* compressed storage of documents
* support for multiple backends (e.g. file-based storage, MongoDB)
* support for database transactions (currently only for the file-based 

The current, fully functional release is on PyPi 
( and can be installed using 
e.g. pip or easy_install:

     pip install blitzdb
     easy_install blitzdb

The main motivation for writing this was to create an embeddable, 
document-oriented database that I could use in my Python projects (e.g. 
command line tools) without having to worry about setting up and 
maintaining additional software or servers. The project is NOT intended 
as a fully-fledged replacement for MongoDB or other document databases.

I would love to hear your feedback on this project and I'm actively 
looking for contributors, so feel free to get in touch with me (you can 
find my e-mail on Github).

Best regards

<a href="">BlitzDB 0.1</a> BlitzDB 0.1 - 
Embedabble, document-oriented database written entirely in Python

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