Berkeley DB for Developers Training Course


Berkeley DB (BDB) is a software library intended to provide a high-performance embedded database for key/value data. Berkeley DB is written in C with API bindings for C++, C#, Java, Perl, PHP, Python, Ruby, Smalltalk, Tcl, and many other programming languages. Berkeley DB is not a relational database.

This course will introduce the architecture and capabilities of Berkeley DB and walk participants through the development of their own sample application using Berkeley DB.


  • Application developers
  • Software engineers
  • Technical consultants

Format of the course

  • Part lecture, part discussion, hands-on development and implementation, tests to gauge understanding


  • Programming experience

Course Outline


Installing Berkeley DB

Configuring Berkeley DB

Database operations

Working with the Berkeley DB API

Creating transactional applications in Berkeley DB

Creating concurrent data stores

Cursor operations

Querying the database

Working with indexes

Replicating your application

Berkeley DB utilities

Building, configuring and updating Berkeley DB

Backup and recovery

Tuning Berkeley DB

Summary and conclusion

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