sophia database


Python binding for sophia embedded database, v2.2.

  • Written in Cython for speed and low-overhead

  • Clean, memorable APIs

  • Comprehensive support for Sophia’s features

  • Supports Python 2 and 3.

  • No 3rd-party dependencies besides Cython (for building).

About Sophia:

  • Ordered key/value store

  • Keys and values can be composed of multiple fieldsdata-types

  • ACID transactions

  • MVCC, optimistic, non-blocking concurrency with multiple readers and writers.

  • Multiple databases per environment

  • Multiple- and single-statement transactions across databases

  • Prefix searches

  • Automatic garbage collection and key expiration

  • Hot backup

  • Compression

  • Multi-threaded compaction

  • mmap support, direct I/O support

  • APIs for variety of statistics on storage engine internals

  • BSD licensed

Some ideas of where Sophia might be a good fit:

  • Running on application servers, low-latency / high-throughput

  • Time-series

  • Analytics / Events / Logging

  • Full-text search

  • Secondary-index for external data-store


  • Not tested on Windoze.

If you encounter any bugs in the library, please open an issue, including a description of the bug and any related traceback.

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