FastBit is an open-source data processing library following the spirit of NoSQL
movement. It offers a set of searching functions supported by compressed bitmap
indexes. It treats user data in the column-oriented manner similar to
well-known database management systems such as Sybase IQ, MonetDB, and Vertica.
It is designed to accelerate user's data selection tasks without imposing undue
requirements. In particular, the user data is NOT required to be under the
control of FastBit software, which allows the user to continue to use their
existing data analysis tools.