- all platforms supporting Python 2.3+
buzhug is a fast, portable, pure-Python database engine, using a pythonic non-SQL syntax for all operations
A database is an iterator, yielding objects with attributes matching the fields defined for the base . Requests can be expressed as list comprehensions or generator expressions, instead of SQL.
The data is stored and accessed on disk (it is not an in-memory database). The implementation has been designed to make all operations, and especially selection, as fast as possible with an interpreted language.
A limited benchmark using the same use cases as SQLite's author shows that buzhug is much faster than other pure-Python modules (KirbyBase, gadfly). SQLite, which is implemented in C, is faster, but only less than 3 times on the average.
- most operations are faster than on other pure-Python databases
- concurrency control by versioning of records
- simple system to link databases dynamically (a record of a base can be a field of another base)
- complete documentation
- still beta : bug reports needed
- no thread-safe feature : should be used behind an asynchronous server for multiple users