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A Java Native Interface to the Lightning Memory-Mapped Database (liblmdb)
Shell Java C
Branch: master



LMDB JNI gives you a Java interface to the OpenLDAP Lightning Memory-Mapped Database library which is a fast key-value storage library written for OpenLDAP project that provides an ordered mapping from string keys to string values.

Using Prebuilt Jar

The prebuilt binary jars only work on 64 bit OS X or Linux machines.


This project is licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 but the binary jar it produces also includes the the liblmdb library of the OpenLDAP project which is licensed under the The OpenLDAP Public License.

Downloading the Jar

Just add the following jar to your java project: lmdbjni-all-99-master-SNAPSHOT.jar

Using as a Maven Dependency

You just nee to add the following dependency and repository to your Maven pom.xml.

      <name>FuseSource Community Snapshot Repository</name>

API Usage:

The Javadocs dont' have too many details yet. Please send patches to improve them!

Recommended Package imports:

import org.fusesource.lmdbjni.*;
import static org.fusesource.lmdbjni.Constants.*;

Opening and closing the database.

Env env = new Env();
try {"/tmp/mydb");
  Database db = env.openDatabase("foo");

  ... // use the db
} finally {
  // Make sure you close the env to avoid resource leaks.

Putting, Getting, and Deleting key/values.

db.put(bytes("Tampa"), bytes("rocks"));
String value = string(db.get(bytes("Tampa")));

Performing Atomic/Transacted Updates:

Transaction tx = env.createTransaction();
boolean ok = false;
try {
  db.delete(tx, bytes("Denver"));
  db.put(tx, bytes("Tampa"), bytes("green"));
  db.put(tx, bytes("London"), bytes("red"));
  ok = true;
} finally {
  // Make sure you either commit or rollback to avoid resource leaks.
  if( ok ) {
  } else {

Working against a Snapshot view of the Database:

// cerate a read-only transaction...
Transaction tx = env.createTransaction(true);
try {

  // All read operations will now use the same 
  // consistent view of the data.
  ... = db.db.openCursor(tx);
  ... = db.get(tx, bytes("Tampa"));

} finally {
  // Make sure you commit the transaction to avoid resource leaks.

Iterating key/values:

Transaction tx = env.createTransaction(true);
try {
  Cursor cursor = db.openCursor(tx);
  try {
    for( Entry entry = cursor.get(FIRST); entry !=null; entry = cursor.get(NEXT) ) {
        String key = string(entry.getKey());
        String value = string(entry.getValue());
        System.out.println(key+" = "+value);
  } finally {
    // Make sure you close the cursor to avoid leaking reasources.

} finally {
  // Make sure you commit the transaction to avoid resource leaks.

Using a memory pool to make native memory allocations more efficient:

Env.pushMemoryPool(1024 * 512);
try {
    // .. work with the DB in here, 
} finally {

Optional LevelDB API Facade

This project provides an optional implementation of the LevelDB APIs. The LevelDB API is simpler than the LMDB API. If you can live with the restricted features the LevelDB API provides you might want to use the LevelDB API instead.

The Javadocs dont' have too many details yet. Please send patches to improve them!

Additional Maven Dependencies


Creating a Database using the LevelDB APIs:

import org.iq80.leveldb.*;
import static org.fusesource.lmdbjni.leveldb.LMDBFactory.*;
Options options = new Options();
DB db = File("example"), options);
try {
  // Use the db in here....
} finally {
  // Make sure you close the db to shutdown the 
  // database and avoid resource leaks.
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