VesselDB = Very Simple Serverless Database

Usage no npm install needed!

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Status: on-hold

Version 1.0 is 50%, but I had to stop due to another personal project.


VesselDB: VEry Simple SErverLess DataBase

VesselDB is a key-value serverless database that uses Amazon S3 for storage and AWS Lambda for the database engine.

What is serverless? It's a concept where the developer doesn't need to worry about servers. Configuring, scaling and making them highly available is a resposibility delegated to the cloud vendor.


  1. Scalability
  2. High Availability
  3. Efficient usage of resources

Why it is efficient? Because the code (database engine) instantiated on-demand and you are billed only by the fractions of seconds that it executes.

Use Cases

Storing data in any kind (images, docs, JSON, etc.) with a key-value approach.


  • Session data
  • Profile data
  • User files
  • Processed documents


  • It's a key-value database.
  • Lambda cold start + S3 storage increases its latency.


Why use VesselDB and not Amazon's S3 SDK directly? Because it's easier to use. AWS SDK is more complex.


npm install vesseldb (*not published yet*)

Note: install and configure using Node.js. After deployment, it is accessible from a RESTful API that can be consumed by any programming language.


// require
var vessel = require('vesselDB');

// create a database
vessel.create('instanceName', callback);

// select a instance to use
vessel.use('bucketName', callback);

// insert a JSON object
vessel.insert({ name: "document1" }, callback);

// insert an array of objects
vessel.insert([{ name: "documentArray" }], callback);

// insert a file
vessel.insert(byteArray, callback);

// find objects or files
vessel.find([ids], callback);

// update
vessel.update([ids], { name: "document2" }, callback);

// delete
vessel.delete([ids], callback);

// drop the database
vessel.drop('bucketName', callback);