# Key Value Store

There are cases where you don't want a separate server but embed immudb directly in the same application process, as a library.

immudb already provides an embeddable key-value store in the embedded (opens new window) package. The following example shows how to create or open a store, write some data and read it back.

package main

import (


func handleErr(err error) {
	if err != nil {

func main() {
	// create/open immudb store at specified path
	st, err := store.Open("data", store.DefaultOptions())

	// close the store to free resources
	defer st.Close()

	// create a transaction
	tx, err := st.NewTx()

	// ensure tx is closed (it won't affect committed tx)
	defer tx.Cancel()

	// write key-value pair into the tx context, no change will be applied yet
	err = tx.Set([]byte("hello"), nil, []byte("immutable-world!"))

	// transaction is committed and changes are applied
	hdr, err := tx.Commit()

	fmt.Printf("tx %d successfully committed\n", hdr.ID)

	// fetch the latest entry of a key
	// dsue to performance considerations, only metadata, hash, and size are returned at first
	valRef, err := st.Get([]byte("hello"))

	// read the actual value
	val, err := valRef.Resolve()

	fmt.Printf("key '%s' = '%s' found at tx %d (%d key-updates)\n", []byte("hello"), val, valRef.Tx(), valRef.HC())