in Ram database?
lab-nospam at elikya.com
Fri Sep 5 18:54:16 CEST 2003
John D. wrote:
> Does anyone know if there is an "in-ram" dictionary based database
> for Python.
> I can see some applications where this can really be powerful in
> applications requiring 10,000 records or less.
> Is such a database available? If so, who is working on it,
> or where is it?
> I've heard that Python supports a stand-alone database. I looked
> for it in the Docs, and see the "dbm" module. I haven't found
> any examples of code, so don't know how to use them. I'm one
> of those guys that learn through examples, and have very little
> luck in figuring out how to use anything unless I can see examples
> of their use.
> My idea is that ALL datums would be Python Dictionary objects, so
> not only can you store data, but python objects as well.
> Storage to disk would be through pickled files, or through CSV
> format, allowing easy import and export from other databases.
> I'm sure something like this exists, I just haven't found it yet,
> and if not, then I'm well on my way of implementing one myself.
> I kinda like the idea of being able to define smaller tables as
> "in-memory" types, and the really large massive ones in other forms
> managed by mySQL, PostGres, or bsddb3 databases.
> Any leads you guys???
Why not just use Dictionaries, or an object tree? Why do you want tables or
SQL abstraction if it is "in-memory"? Nothing else but your app will be
able to access the "live" data, anyway.
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