Starbase Memory Store
Adding Starbase Memstore to your Project
On the Web
On the Web via jsdelivr CDN
npm install @starbase/memstore
Using the Memstore
The API methods for Memstore matches the Starbase Database API. Please see the Starbase Database Manual for examples and further documentation.
Starbase Memstore stores data in memory and functions as a data store on Node.js and in the browser. When used in a Node.js application, the data will persist until the application stops or is terminated. In the browser, the data persists until the window/tab is refreshed or closed.
Memory storage is suitable for temporarily storing and managing data in memory. One use case is storing data in the browser that is then displayed to the user. Changes can be made to the memory store data and then exported and saved in a more permanent storage engine or discarded. On the server, a memory store could be used as a cache for frequently accessed data.
Memory stores can write (and often access) data faster than permanent storage engines with some important limitations to consider. The amount of physical memory available to the server or browser should be considered when storing and accessing data from a memory store. Large datasets (many MBs in size) can be slow or sluggish depending on the resources available to the application. It is best to store large amounts of data in a permanent storage engine and use memory storage for caching and managing smaller sets of data.