grocksdb, RocksDB wrapper for Go

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This is a Fork from tecbot/gorocksdb. I respect the author work and community contribution. The LICENSE still remains as upstream.

Why I made a patched clone instead of PR:

  • Supports almost C API (unlike upstream). Catching up with latest version of Rocksdb as promise.
  • This fork contains no defer in codebase (my side project requires as less overhead as possible). This introduces loose convention of how/when to free c-mem, thus break the rule of tecbot/gorocksdb.



  • librocksdb
  • libsnappy
  • libz
  • liblz4
  • libzstd

Please follow this guide: to build above libs.


After that, you can install and build grocksdb using the following commands:

go get -u

CGO_CFLAGS="-I/path/to/rocksdb/include" \
CGO_LDFLAGS="-L/path/to/rocksdb -lrocksdb -lstdc++ -lm -lz -lsnappy -llz4 -lzstd" \
  go build

Or just:

go build // if prerequisites are in linker paths


See also: doc

Builtin Static

grocksdb bundles static version of RocksDB, build with env:

  • centos 7 x86_64
  • gcc 4.8

You could give it a try:

go get -u

go build -tags builtin_static

API Support

Almost C API, excepts:

  • putv/mergev/deletev/delete_rangev
  • compaction_filter/compaction_filter_factory/compaction_filter_context