Berkeley DB Java Edition Will Power Apaches Eve
Q&A: Alex Karasulu, technical lead for the Apache Directory Project, says Sleepycat's pure-Java version of the open-source database "reduces the need for an extra tier while keeping access to large sets of data fast."Thanks to the marriage of open source and Java in Sleepycats new pure-Java version of Berkeley DB, many may reconsider whether they need to use a relational database where simple data structures will suffice, according to Alex Karasulu, technical lead for the Apache Directory Project. The project is an attempt to centralize naming and directory needs at the Apache Software Foundation. Sleepycat Software Inc.s recent release of a pure-Java version of its Berkeley DB open-source database is a win for Java developers such as Karasulu, whos thrilled with the open-sourcing of this general-purpose, typically embedded software. As Sleepycat has noted, Berkeley DB Java Edition is the companys response to customers who were looking for portability and development ease.
In the case of the Apache Directory Project, Karasulu says the project members are so convinced that Sleepycats pure-Java database will become the "de facto standard Java API for manipulating B-tree databases" that theyre basing the projects pure-Java LDAP directory server, called Eve, on back-ends built using Berkeley DB Java Edition.