Offers new SQL API and support for Android
Oracle has unveiled an updated version of open source embeddable database engine Berkeley DB, which includes a new SQL API based on SQLite and support for JDBC and ODBC connections.
In addition, Berkeley DB 11g Release 2 introduces support for the Android platform to provide developers the ability to develop and deploy a range of applications.
Oracle said that new version runs directly in the application that uses it, enabling applications to execute faster in embedded environments including handsets and mobile devices.
According to oracle, the new SQL API enables application developers to utilise SQL skills with the flexibility to choose APIs that best meet their technical requirements. It offers flexible configuration including the library, cache size, database location and transactions under the control of embedding application.
The update also focuses on providing improved SQL concurrency; performance and reliability using Berkeley DB storage engine’s locking mechanism and write-ahead logging underneath the SQLite API; data synchronisation using the Database Lite Mobile Server that enables automatic provisioning and synchronisation of Berkeley DB mobile applications and databases.
Marie-Anne Neimat, vice president of development at Oracle, said: With new SQL capabilities and Android support, Oracle Berkeley DB 11g Release 2 makes it easier for developers to quickly develop and deploy new ‘edge’ applications that meet users’ high performance and scalability demands.”
Oracle Berkeley DB 11g Release 2 is expected to be available for download on March 31, 2010.