CHDB (constant hash database) is a fast key-value database for constant data, realized by using a memory-mapped file and thus providing the following functionalities:
Extremely fast initial load, regardless of the size of the database.
Only the pages of the file which are actually used are loaded from the disk.
Once a page is loaded it is shared across multiple processes.
Loaded pages are cached across multiple requests and even process recycling.
A typical use of CHDB is as a faster alternative to defining many PHP constants.
CHDB is internally implemented as a hash-table using a » perfect hashing function, thus guaranteeing worst case O(1) lookup time.