This is a guest post by Louis Chatriot
Sometimes you need database functionality but want to avoid the constraints that come with installing a full-blown solution. Maybe you are writing a Node service or web application that needs to be easily packageable, such as a continuous integration server. Maybe you’re writing a desktop application with Node Webkit, and don’t want to ask your users to install an external database. That’s when you need NeDB.
require and can be used as an in-memory only or persistent datastore. You can think of it as SQLite for MongoDB projects.
NeDB implements the most widely used features of MongoDB:
Of course, NeDB is not a replacement for a “real” database such as MongoDB, so its goal is not to be as fast as possible, it is to be fast enough. And it is: using indexing, it achieves about 5,000 writes and 25,000 reads per second. If you need more than this, you’re probably not writing a small application!
npm install it, the module name is
nedb. You can also check the Github repository to read the documentation, give feedback, raise issues or send pull requests