in Ram database?

John Roth newsgroups at jhrothjr.com
Fri Sep 5 19:44:02 CEST 2003


"Andy Todd" <andy47 at halfcooked.com> wrote in message
news:mailman.1062776296.7505.python-list at python.org...
> John Roth wrote:
>
> > "John D." <lists at webcrunchers.com> wrote in message
> > news:mailman.1062728122.8678.python-list at python.org...
> >
> >>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???
> >
> >
> > Look at Prevalyar. While it's a Java project, it might give
> > you some ideas about what's possible if you forget "data base"
> > and simply think "persistance."
> >
> > John Roth
> >
> >>JD
> >>
>
> Or you could look at the Python port of Prevayler (well, thats how it
> started out);
>
> http://www.orbtech.com/wiki/PyPerSyst

Thanks for the reference.

John Roth
>
> Regards,
> Andy
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