pytyrant is a pure python client implementation of the binary Tokyo Tyrant protocol. Tokyo Cabinet <http://tokyocabinet.sourceforge.net/> is a "super hyper ultra database manager" written and maintained by Mikio Hirabayashi and released under the LGPL.
Tokyo Tyrant is the de facto database server for Tokyo Cabinet written and maintained by the same author. It supports a REST HTTP protocol, memcached, and its own simple binary protocol. This library implements the full binary protocol for the Tokyo Tyrant 1.1.11 in pure Python as defined here: