[erlang-questions] How to use Mnesia Database from C/C++/Java ?

Kiran Subbaraman mail.kiran.subbaraman@REDACTED
Thu Mar 27 09:57:32 CET 2008

Amritpal Singh wrote:
> Dear All,
> I am completely novice to Erlang, though have been working into 
> telecom domain for quite some time.
> I have some of my applications like SMSC and others which need 
> temporary data-storage written in C.
> Till date, i have been using relational databases like ‘MySQL/Oracle’ 
> for temporary storage purpose. Because of performance constraints i 
> need to shift this temporary storage to some in-memory database.
> From initial overview, ‘MNESIA’ seems to be perfect replacement for my 
> scenario.
> Have installed the same and tried to access the same from ‘Erlang’ , 
> thankfully , have got the success in doing the same.
> Now, my problem is , i don’t want to change the core of my application 
> which is already encoded in ‘C’ , so need to access ‘Mnesia DB’ from ‘C’.
> As per my findings, there are no ODBC drivers available for Mnesia.
> So, think need to have some kind of external interface to ‘Erlang’ 
> like ‘Erl_Interface’ which i can use from ‘C’ program to interact with 
> ‘Mnesia DB’.
> I just want to know if someone has worked on such kind of architecture ?
> If yes, can u please share your valuable experiences ?
> If no, how feasible and reliable does it seem to you ?
> Waiting for your valuable inputs.
> Thanks and Regards,
> Amritpal Singh
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Have you had a chance to look at couchdb -
It should work with any language, primarily because it has a ReST interface.
Maybe this could help?

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