Project Description
Simol (formerly Simple Savant) is a .NET object-persistence framework for Amazon SimpleDB written in C#. It supports .NET-style parameterized selects; asynchronous operations; lexicographical date and number formats; integrated caching; full-text search, and more.
  • Mapping object properties to SimpleDB attributes
  • .NET-style parameterized select commands
  • Full-text searching/indexing with Lucene.NET
  • Attribute spanning and compression to store property values larger than SimpleDB 1024 byte limit
  • Attribute encryption
  • Formatting support for most .NET value types including all numeric types, nullable types, generic collections, TimeSpan, DateTime, Enum, and Guid
  • Reliable-writes that ensure cross-domain data-consistency
  • Date and number formats that support lexicographical ordering
  • Asynchronous support for all operations
  • Unlimited select results in a single call and transparent handling of SimpleDB query timeouts
  • Object versioning using SimpleDB conditional puts
  • Customizable data constraint/validation logic
  • Integrated read/write caching
  • Automatic domain creation
  • Compatible with .NET 3.5 and higher

Additional Resources

About the New Name

Simol is a portmanteau of SimpleDB + Mole. After much consideration the project was renamed because:
  • There are several existing open-source projects/software products using the name "Savant". Simol is both shorter and more distinctive.
  • Renaming as part of the move to a 1.0 stable release offered the opportunity for a clean break with previous releases to clean up the API and remove obsolete code accumulated over 2+ years of beta use and feedback
  • Better logo potential :)
The core behavior and functionality of Simol is nearly 100% compatible with Simple Savant, however there are some breaking API changes. See the Simol v1.0.0 release notes for more information on converting.

Recent Reviews


Simol was originally developed to support GridRoom, a site for collaborative sports video analysis:


Last edited Jul 30, 2011 at 7:14 PM by ashleytate, version 59