Block & Files: Watch out RocksDB – Speedb is on your key:value case

Speedb, a startup only 18 months old, has reinvented the RocksDB storage engine code and offers an API-compatible plug-in replacement speeding RocksDB-using applications.

Chris Mellor
Adi Gelvan
Block and Files
Data Engine
RocksDB
Key Value Store

A storage engine is the low-level code used to write data to and read data from storage drives. Facebook created key:value based RocksDB for its internal use and contributed it to the wider community. It is in very wide use – Redis for Flash uses RocksDB to interface to SSDs, and MongoDB is another database using it. There are other storage engines such as InnoDB which is used by...

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