SynopsisThe database technology landscape has been changing rapidly over the last few years. The server-based relational databases, which were so successful in solving the data-storage problem for traditional client/server and web-based applications, are no longer able to meet the requirements of newer applications, such as handheld devices, appliance-based solutions, and distributed applications.
Berkeley DB is not a new technology that was designed to meet the requirements of this new breed of applications, but it is flexible enough to be used in these applications nevertheless. Berkeley DB doesn t fulfill all the requirements of these appli- tions, so new database technologies will evolve to fill the void.
However, its versatility and flexibility will certainly influence the design of any new database product. This book s target audience ranges all the way from developers who don t know anything about Berkeley DB to fairly knowledgeable users. Therefore, I expect that not all readers will be interested in reading the entire book. I have given a brief outline of each chapter below to help you decide which chapters you may want to read or skip.
Chapter 1: This chapter offers a general introduction to Berkeley DB. It includes a brief history of its development and a basic description of its architecture. If you re already familiar with Berkley DB, you can skip this chapter.
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