Alternatives to traditional RDBMS

Discussion in 'Python' started by James Mills, Sep 10, 2008.

  1. James Mills

    James Mills Guest

    Hi all,

    Are there any known alternatives
    to the traditional RDBMS (MySQL,
    PostgreSQL, SQLite, Oracle, etc0 /

    I know of 3 written in Python:
    * buzhug
    * kirbybase
    * PyDbLite

    buzhug
    ---------

    Although buzhug has a group
    membership size of ~60 or so it
    has not seen any activity in some
    time - and any activity that exists
    is slow and far and in-between.

    That said, buzhug is has a nice
    OO/Pythonic design and is quite
    nice to use. I have been working
    in improving it and have fixed issues
    I've come across in a branch of
    the original buzhug code that I
    now maintain.

    I fear the author of buzhug has lost
    interest and gone elsewhere to
    tinker with (better) other things ?

    kirbybase
    ------------

    A nice small (also pure) python
    OO database. Developed quite
    some time ago, not actively
    worked on, but works really well..

    PyDbLite
    ----------

    Also developed quite some time
    ago, similar to both kirbybase
    and buzhug.

    Are there any others out there ?
    Is anyone working on something ?

    I would like to continue my work
    on buzhug... I have so:
    * Fixed several bugs
    * Implemented a WSGI middleware layer

    I'd like to refactor a lot of it's code
    and make better use of more recent
    features of python as buzhug was
    written quite some time ago. I think
    it's "protocol" could be vastly improved
    as well - as pickling things doesn't
    always work so well...

    In addition, I think buzhug could do
    with some caching features to speed
    database operations up (they're already
    pretty fast).

    cheers
    James
     
    James Mills, Sep 10, 2008
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  2. ZODB. Without any problems usable without ZOPE, clusterable, ACID-conform
    and so forth.

    Diez
     
    Diez B. Roggisch, Sep 10, 2008
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  3. Are there any known alternatives

    There is also dejavu: http://www.aminus.net/dejavu
     
    Daniel Fetchinson, Sep 10, 2008
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  4. James Mills

    James Mills Guest

    James Mills, Sep 10, 2008
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  5. James Mills

    alex23 Guest

    Tsk, such an unfounded bias...

    I've had a lot of success using sqlalchemy + Elixir together ;)
     
    alex23, Sep 11, 2008
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  6. James Mills

    James Mills Guest

    To be honest. I have since now
    tried both ZODB and Durus and
    both seem really nice. I still do
    think that ZODB could do with a cleanup
    though.
    We are talking "Alternatives to RDBs" :) ok ?

    cheers
    James
     
    James Mills, Sep 11, 2008
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