For those who haven't been following along, support for OpenLDAP's MDB
(memory-mapped database) library is also available for several other open
source projects, including Cyrus SASL (sasldb mech), Heimdal Kerberos (hdb
module), SQLite3, OpenDKIM, and MemcacheDB. A work-in-progress patch for
Postfix is also available, with a final version coming soon. A backend for
SQLite4 is also in the works. A port of Android (JellyBean) for the Motorola
Droid4 using MDB/SQLite3 is in progress (since my current phone is a Droid4).
Other projects are also in progress and will be announced in the near future.
The current list is also posted on http://highlandsun.com/hyc/mdb/
- feel free
to suggest other projects.
OpenLDAP MDB completely outclasses other embedded databases (like Oracle
BerkeleyDB, Google LevelDB, SQLite, Kyoto Cabinet) from every angle:
performance, efficiency, reliability, administrative ease, simplicity,
whatever. With MDB not only have we made the world's fastest LDAP server even
faster, but we can also make anything else that uses a database even better.
I'll also be presenting an updated talk on MDB at LinuxCon Europe in
Barcelona, November 7.
-- Howard Chu
CTO, Symas Corp. http://www.symas.com
Director, Highland Sun http://highlandsun.com/hyc/
Chief Architect, OpenLDAP http://www.openldap.org/project/