The Key-Value API provides a set of C++ classes and structures which facilitates the creation of datastore key value tables and maps on-chain. It is meant to provide the same functionality the multi-index provides in a
simpler and more
flexible API with comparable performance.
The Key-Value API, or KV API, is a new option for developers to create datastore key value tables on-chain. KV API is more flexible than multi-index and allows developers to search the table in a more human-readable way, unlike multi-index tables where search is over 64-bit values.
On top of flexibility, this new API has a simpler interface and it helps the developer to avoid complex C++ templates constructs.
The KV API provides two types of storage: