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

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.

CBFS Storage Multiple Files

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 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.

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
CBFS Storage Speed

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.

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
CBFS Storage Security

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.

Supported Platforms

.NET

Managed .NET Components

Managed .NET components based on the same high-performance codebase as our native editions. The edition of choice for managed .NET applications.

.NET
  • Managed .NET components built atop our high-performance shared codebase.
  • Supports .NET Framework 2.0 - 4.8, and .NET Core 2.0 - 3.1.
  • Extensive demo applications written in C# and VB.NET.
  • Comprehensive integrated product documentation.
  • Supports Windows Vista / Server 2008 and later.
  • Seamless integration with Visual Studio.


C++

High-Performance C++ Classes

High-performance C++ 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 C++ development on any platform.

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


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
  • Supports Embarcadero Delphi 6, 7, 2005 - 2010, and RAD Studio XE through 10.4; plus Lazarus IDE and Free Pascal.
  • Delphi VCL components built atop our high-performance shared codebase.
  • Comprehensive integrated product documentation.
  • Supports Windows Vista / Server 2008 and later.
  • Extensive Delphi demo applications.


C++ Builder

Native C++ Builder Components

Native C++ Builder components, written in C++ and compiled with the C++ Builder compiler for blazing fast performance. The natural choice for C++ Builder programming.

C++ Builder
  • Supports Embarcadero C++ Builder 2009, 2010, and RAD Studio XE through 10.4; for both x86 and x64 platforms.
  • C++ Builder VCL components built atop our high-performance shared codebase.
  • Comprehensive integrated product documentation.
  • Supports Windows Vista / Server 2008 and later.
  • Extensive C++ Builder demo applications.


Java

Powerful Java Beans

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

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


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 2.7 and 3.

Python
  • Demo applications and comprehensive HTML documentation.
  • Python modules for Windows, Linux, and macOS.
  • Extensive console demo applications.
  • Support for Python 2.7 and 3.
  • Easy installation using PIP.


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


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



Components

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

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CBFS Storage

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