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Does anyone mind sharing what they see as the advantage of this vis-a-vis a Redis, LevelDB, Mongo, etc. (realizing those are all very different)? Is it principally read throughput, write throughput, interfacing, space efficiency, scalability to very large datasets, or something else?

I ask as friends and I are doing research into very space-efficient (read: probabilistic) key-value stores. We have a few scientific use cases, but I'm curious if others would find the ability to scale to very large key- and value spaces (~1e9+ key-value pairs) in a space efficient way practically useful. Or, if interest is principally academic.

Apologies for the (pseudo-)hijack.

Ps. Looks very interesting, I have it on my to-dos to install and check it out more deeply.

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