CBFS Storage

An efficient development library enabling you to create and embed secure, fully-functional filesystems anywhere.

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CBFS Storage

Store a Complete Filesystem Anywhere

CBFS Storage is an all-in-one file storage solution that allows you to create and embed a high-performance filesystem anywhere—hard drives, flash cards, custom-built hardware, database records, raw memory, and anywhere else data can be persisted. Your application will benefit from features such as automatic storage management, flexible mounting options, custom disk icons, PnP device emulation, multithreaded read/write operations, custom file attributes and tags, and more. Plus, the added peace of mind knowing that your data is secure thanks to built-in support for modern data encryption.

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CBFS Storage Diagram

Choose to make your data visible to the OS as a regular disk drive, or limit its accessibility so that only you and your application can see and manipulate it. CBFS Storage additionally allows you to embed structured storage within an application without the use of a disk, preventing any unwanted outside access.

Consolidate and Organize Multiple Files

By embedding a complete filesystem within a single file, CBFS Storage allows you to consolidate and organize your application's data rather than having it scattered across numerous files. Storing everything in one place decreases data fragmentation, and simplifies data maintenance (copying, moving, etc.) and disaster recovery. The CBFS Storage filesystem can be resized automatically or manually to make the best use of available disk space. The self-contained nature of a CBFS Storage filesystem is also highly beneficial for use-cases that require fast access to many files at once, such as modern video games.

CBFS Storage Multiple Files

Maintain Data Integrity

CBFS Storage uses journaling to help maintain the integrity of your data. Anytime the filesystem's contents are changed (data is written, a directory is renamed, etc.), information about the change is recorded in a special log file internally. If the operation is interrupted unexpectedly, CBFS Storage uses this information to restore the filesystem's integrity. The fact that end-users don't have direct access to your data also affords it a certain level of protection, since it prevents accidental deletions and other unwanted modifications that could cause your application to misbehave.

CBFS Storage Integrity

Streamline Data Access

Applications that utilize a large number of files (documents, multimedia, code, etc.) typically end up sending many requests to the filesystem. This may have noticeable impacts on performance due to the specifics of typical filesystem drivers. CBFS Storage reduces the amount of time needed to access your data since its engine operates completely in user mode, and requires few calls to the filesystem.

CBFS Storage Speed

Handle Compound File Formats

As the desire for "richer" user experiences continues to increase, it's not uncommon for applications to require file formats comprised of several independent parts, or that utilize some sort of embedded metadata. Video files, for example, typically contain not only video content, but also audio tracks and subtitles for one or more languages, plus additional metadata about the video itself. CBFS Storage provides features such as alternate data streams, application-defined attributes, and custom metadata; allowing you to work with compound file formats easily and efficiently.

CBFS Storage Compound

Secure Data with Modern Encryption

CBFS Storage includes support for both per-file and whole-file-system encryption mechanisms, so that you and your end-users can be confident that your application's data is safe and secure at all times. Applications may rely on either the modern cryptographic algorithms that come built-in, or provide their own encryption implementation via well-defined extension points in the CBFS Storage API.

CBFS Storage Security

Supported Platforms

.NET

.NET Framework & Cross-platform Components

Based on a 100% C# codebase, with no dependencies on native code. The edition of choice for all .NET applications.

.NET

Cross-platform support for Windows, Linux, macOS and anywhere .NET Standard is supported.
Native libraries are also available for individual platforms.

  • Fully-managed .NET components written in C#.
  • .NET Standard 2.0 and 2.1 support.
  • Support for .NET 6, .NET 5, .NET Core 3.1, and earlier.
  • Comprehensive integrated product documentation.
  • Seamless integration with Visual Studio.
  • Support for .NET Framework 2.0 - 4.8.
  • Extensive demo applications written in C#.


C++

C++ Class Libraries (Windows / Linux / macOS)

C++ classes packaged in 32-bit & 64-bit Windows DLLs, and C++ libraries that can be compiled against many Unix flavors, including but not limited to Linux, Solaris, macOS, AIX, FreeBSD, etc. The edition of choice for C++ programming on any platform or C++ development technology.

C++
  • C++ classes built atop our high-performance shared codebase.
  • Extensive C++ demo applications.
  • Comprehensive HTML product documentation.
  • Seamless integration with popular development environments, including Visual Studio.
  • Supports Windows Vista / Server 2008 and later; plus Linux (kernel 2.6.x+) and macOS.


Delphi

Native Delphi Components

Native Delphi components with no external dependencies, based on the same high-performance codebase as our other editions. The natural choice for Delphi programming.

Delphi
  • Delphi VCL components built atop our high-performance shared codebase.
  • Extensive Delphi demo applications.
  • Comprehensive integrated product documentation.
  • Support for all Delphi versions between Delphi 6 and RAD Studio 11.
  • Supports Windows Vista / Server 2008 and later.


Java

Powerful Java Classes

Powerful Java Classes, based on the same high-performance codebase as our native editions. The edition of choice for cross-platform Java development.

Java
  • Java Classes built atop our high-performance shared codebase.
  • Extensive demo applications written in Java.
  • Includes comprehensive JavaDocs.
  • Seamless integration with popular development environments, including IntelliJ and Eclipse.
  • Supports Java 1.5+.
  • Supports Windows Vista / Server 2008 and later; plus Linux (kernel 2.6.x+) and macOS.


Python

Python Modules

Python modules for Windows, Linux, and macOS; featuring the same trustworthy components that come with other editions, available for use in Python 3.

Python
  • Python modules for Windows, Linux, and macOS.
  • Support for Python 3.
  • Extensive console demo applications.
  • Easy installation using PIP.
  • Demo applications and comprehensive HTML documentation.


Qt

Qt Class Libraries

High-performance Qt classes packaged in 32-bit & 64-bit Windows DLLs; and C++ libraries that can be compiled against Linux, macOS, FreeBSD, and more. The edition of choice for Qt development on any platform.

Qt
  • 32-bit & 64-bit C++ class libraries (Windows DLLs).
  • C++ Libraries for Unix (Linux, FreeBSD, etc.).
  • Support for Qt 4.8 and Qt 5.
  • Qt GUI demo applications and comprehensive HTML documentation
  • Seamless integration with Qt Creator.
  • Supports Windows Vista / Server 2008 and later; plus Linux (kernel 2.6.x+).


Go

Go Packages

High-performance Go packages based on the same C++ codebase as our other editions. The edition of choice for Go development on any platform.

Go
  • High-performance, C++-based Go modules.
  • 32-bit & 64-bit C++ class libraries (Windows DLLs).
  • Supports Go 1.13 and later.
  • Comprehensive HTML product documentation.
  • Supports Windows Vista / Server 2008 and later; plus Linux (kernel 2.6.x+).


macOS

XCFramework for macOS and iOS development

Modern XCFrameworks for building high performance macOS and iOS applications with blazing connectivity capabilities.

macOS
  • Support for native Swift development (including Swift 5)
  • XCFramework packaging for macOS, iOS, iOS simulator, and Catalyst projects
  • Full support for Intel and Apple Silicon (ARM64)
  • Easy integration in XCode 13+
  • Simplified support for Objective-C projects
  • Extensive demo applications and comprehensive documentation


Components

The following components are included in CBFS Storage. Please note that due to platform limitations, not all components are available in all editions.

Included Demos

The following demos are installed with the product. Please Download the trial to get started.

Callback Drive
Shows how to create a virtual drive from a CBFS Storage file in callback mode.
Platforms: Java
Drive
A basic vault mounting application that creates a virtual drive from a CBFS Storage file.
Platforms: macOS, Delphi, Go, Java, .NET Framework, Python, Qt, C++, Visual C++
Memory Drive
Creates a virtual memory drive and can load and save data from a CBFS Storage file.
Platforms: Visual C++

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CBFS Storage

An efficient development library enabling you to create and embed secure, fully-functional filesystems anywhere.