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Preface

This book is a complete guide to VoltDB. It describes what VoltDB is, how it works, and — more importantly — how to use it to build high performance, data intensive applications. The book is divided into four sections:

This book provides the most complete description of the VoltDB product. It includes features from both the open source Community edition and the commercial Enterprise Edition. In general, the features described in Section 2 — chapters 2 through 6 — are available in both versions of the product. Several features in Section 3, advanced topics — such as snapshots, command logging, database replication, and export — are unique to the Enterprise Edition.

If you are new to VoltDB, the VoltDB Tutorial provides an introduction to the product and its features. The tutorial, and other books, are available on the web from http://www.voltdb.com/.