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Hive is a lightweight and blazing fast key-value database written in pure Dart. Inspired by Bitcask.

Documentation & Samples 📖

Features

  • 🚀 Cross plarform: mobile, desktop, browser
  • ⚡ Great performance (see benchmark)
  • ❤️ Simple, powerful, & intuitive API
  • 🔒 Strong encryption built in
  • 🎈 NO native dependencies
  • 🔋 Batteries included

Getting Started

Check out the Quick Start documentation to get started.

Usage

You can use Hive just like a map. It is not necessary to await Futures.

var box = Hive.box('myBox');

box.put('name', 'David');

var name = box.get('name');

print('Name: $name');

Store objects

Hive not only supports primitives, lists and maps but also any Dart object you like. You need to generate a type adapter before you can store objects.

@HiveType(typeId: 0)
class Person extends HiveObject {

  @HiveField(0)
  String name;

  @HiveField(1)
  int age;
}

Extending HiveObject is optional but it provides handy methods like save() and delete().

var box = await Hive.openBox('myBox');

var person = Person()
  ..name = 'Dave'
  ..age = 22;
box.add(person);

print(box.getAt(0)); // Dave - 22

person.age = 30;
person.save();

print(box.getAt(0)) // Dave - 30

Hive ❤️ Flutter

Hive was written with Flutter in mind. It is a perfect fit if you need a lightweight datastore for your app. After adding the required dependencies and initializing Hive, you can use Hive in your project:

import 'package:hive/hive.dart';
import 'package:hive_flutter/hive_flutter.dart';

class SettingsPage extends StatelessWidget {
  @override
  Widget build(BuildContext context) {
    return ValueListenableBuilder(
      valueListenable: Hive.box('settings').listenable(),
      builder: (context, box, widget) {
        return Switch(
          value: box.get('darkMode'),
          onChanged: (val) {
            box.put('darkMode', val);
          }
        );
      },
    );
  }
}

Boxes are cached and therefore fast enough to be used directly in the build() method of Flutter widgets.

Benchmark

1000 read iterations1000 write iterations
SharedPreferences is on par with Hive when it comes to read performance. SQLite performs much worse.Hive greatly outperforms SQLite and SharedPreferences when it comes to writing or deleting.

The benchmark was performed on a Oneplus 6T with Android Q. You can run the benchmark yourself.

*Take this benchmark with a grain of salt it is very hard to compare databases objectively since they were made for different purpose

Licence

Copyright 2019 Simon Leier

Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License");
you may not use this file except in compliance with the License.
You may obtain a copy of the License at

   http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0

Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, software
distributed under the License is distributed on an "AS IS" BASIS,
WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, either express or implied.
See the License for the specific language governing permissions and
limitations under the License.

Libraries

hive
Hive is a lightweight and blazing fast key-value store written in pure Dart. It is strongly encrypted using AES-256.