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I think the difference is entirely explained by WhiteDB's lack of networking overhead, both in write() calls to the OS[1] and creating & parsing network messages. A fairer comparison would be with leveldb and lmdb[2].

[1] http://highscalability.com/blog/2013/6/19/paper-megapipe-a-n...

[2] http://symas.com/mdb/microbench/




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