fastest native python database?

J Kenneth King james at
Thu Jun 18 17:45:45 CEST 2009

per <perfreem at> writes:

> hi all,
> i'm looking for a native python package to run a very simple data
> base. i was originally using cpickle with dictionaries for my problem,
> but i was making dictionaries out of very large text files (around
> 1000MB in size) and pickling was simply too slow.
> i am not looking for fancy SQL operations, just very simple data base
> operations (doesn't have to be SQL style) and my preference is for a
> module that just needs python and doesn't require me to run a separate
> data base like Sybase or MySQL.
> does anyone have any recommendations? the only candidates i've seen
> are snaklesql and buzhug... any thoughts/benchmarks on these?
> any info on this would be greatly appreciated. thank you

berkeley db is pretty fast. locking and such nice features are
included. the module you'd be looking at is bsddb i believe.

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