Tatsuya Kawano edited this page Apr 5, 2015 · 12 revisions

Welcome to Hibari

Hibari is a production-ready, distributed, key-value, big-data store (NOSQL database). Hibari uses chain replication for strong consistency, high-availability, and durability. Hibari has excellent performance especially for read and large value operations.


  • Apr 5, 2015 - Hibari v0.1.11 Released. Release Notes
    • Update for Erlang/OTP 17 and R16. (Note: Erlang/OTP releases prior to R16 are no longer supported)
    • Update external libraries such as UBF to the latest versions
    • Enhanced client API: server side rename and server side timestamp
    • New logging format. Introduce Basho Lager for more traditional logging that plays nicely with UNIX logging tools like logrotate and syslog
  • Feb 4, 2013 - Hibari v0.1.10 Released. Release Notes
    • A bug fix in Python EBF Client
    • Update for Erlang/OTP R15
    • Support for building on Ubuntu, including ARMv7 architecture
    • Remove S3 and JSON-RPC components from Hibari distribution. They will become separate projects
  • Older News

Quick Start

Please read Getting Started section of Hibari Application Developer Guide.

Hibari Documentation

They are a bit outdated -- sorry, but documentation rework is planned for Hibari v0.6.

Mailing Lists

Hibari Clients

As of Hibari v0.1 (since year 2010), only the native Erlang client is used in production. All other client APIs (Thrift, JSON-RPC, UBF, and S3) are still in proof of concept stage and only implement basic operations.

If you need a client library for other programming language, please feel free to post a request at the Hibari mailing list.

Supported Platforms

Hibari is written in pure Erlang/OTP and runs on many Unix/Linux platforms.

Please see the Supported Platforms page in Hibari Wiki for details.


Please see the Roadmap page in Hibari Wiki for the planned features for Hibari v0.3, v0.5, and v0.6.


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Note for License

Hibari has decided to display "Hibari developers" as the copyright holder name in the source code files and manuals. Actual copyright holder names (contributors) will be listed in the AUTHORS file.