May 26, 2018

NoSQL database running in a Lua application server

Tarantool is an in-memory database and application server.

Key features of the application server

  • 100 compatible drop-in replacement for Lua 5.1, based on LuaJIT 2.1. Simply use #!/usr/bin/tarantool instead of #!/usr/bin/lua in your script.
  • full support for Lua modules and a rich set of own modules, including cooperative multitasking, non-blocking I/O, access to external databases, etc

Key features of the database

  • MsgPack data format and MsgPack based client-server protocol
  • two data engines 100 in-memory with optional persistence and a 2-level disk-based B-tree, to use with large data sets
  • multiple index types HASH, TREE, RTREE, BITSET
  • asynchronous master-master replication
  • authentication and access control
  • the database is just a C extension to the app server and can be turned off

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