Berkeley DB itself was first released in 1991 and later included with 4.4BSD.
In 1996 Netscape requested that the authors of Berkeley DB improve and extend the library, then at version 1.86, to suit Netscape's requirements for an LDAP server and for use in the Netscape browser.
Sleepycat Software was acquired by Oracle Corporation in February 2006, which continues to develop and sell the C Berkeley DB library.
This company was acquired by Oracle Corporation in February 2006, which continues to develop and sell Berkeley DB. Since its initial release, Berkeley DB has gone through various versions.
Notable software that use Berkeley DB for data storage include: Bitcoin Core – The first implementation of the Bitcoin cryptocurrency retains use of 2009 Berkeley DB 4.8 for one feature Bogofilter – A free/open source spam filter that saves its wordlists using Berkeley DB by default Citadel – A free/open source groupware platform that keeps all of its data stores, including the message base, in Berkeley DB.
In 2013 Oracle re-licensed BDB under the AGPL license.
As of 2020, Bloomberg LP continues to develop a fork of BDB within their Comdb2 database, under the original Sleepycat permissive license. ==Origin== Berkeley DB originated at the University of California, Berkeley as part of BSD, Berkeley's version of the Unix operating system.
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