Getting Down and Dirty with LMDB: Q&A with Symas Corporation’s Howard Chu About Symas’s Lightning Memory-Mapped Database

Howard Chu, the Chief Architect for the OpenLDAP Project and CTO of Symas Corporation, discusses Symas’s Lightning Memory-Mapped Database (LMDB), the memory-mapped database that was developed and contributed to the OpenLDAP Project by Symas. In this interview we discuss the nitty gritty of the database and why it’s “not just another new database”.

Is LMDB a LevelDB Killer?

Was pointed at this blog post via twitter about LevelDB, and decided to write a more complete response here. (Sorry, it’s just really hard to carry on a deep discussion or analysis only 140 characters at a time.)