About SQLite

SQLite is an open-source database engine designed to help organizations store, retrieve, and modify data across web browsers, iOS and Android mobile devices, Dropbox, Skype, and other applications. The platform includes a C-language library, which allows users to implement compact, self-reliant, and secure transactional database engines for server and client-side data processing.

The application file format functionality in SQLite enables businesses to manage a variety of operations including data exchange, autosave, backup, and content revision for multiple systems. It also provides media cataloging, editing suites, and financial analysis tools. SQLite offers a host of features including file archiving, enterprise data cache, multi-column indexes, nested transactions, virtual tables, and more. It includes cross-platform functionality, which allows different systems to transfer, encode, and decode various data formats such as text, large binary blobs, and small numeric or Boolean values.

Administrators can utilize SQLite to handle operations across numerous devices including set-top boxes, remote sensors, cameras, game consoles, watches, automobiles, machine tools, and kitchen appliances. It can also be used as a server-side database, letting developers store data, process client requests, gather results, and filter and analyze information.

Pricing starting from:

US$2,000.00/one-time

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Supported Languages

English

Pricing starting from:

US$2,000.00/one-time

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

Top 5 alternatives to SQLite

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Features

Total features of SQLite: 22

  • API
  • Automatic Backup
  • Backup and Recovery
  • Built-In Database
  • Data Capture and Transfer
  • Data Connectors
  • Data Extraction
  • Data Recovery
  • Data Replication
  • Data Storage Management
  • Data Synchronisation
  • Data Transformation
  • Data Verification
  • Database Conversion
  • Database Support
  • Multiple Data Sources
  • Multiple Programming Languages Supported
  • Queries
  • Real Time Data
  • Search/Filter
  • Secure Data Storage
  • Server Monitoring

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Reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5
(91)
Value for Money
4.5/5
Features
4.0/5
Ease of Use
4.5/5
Customer Support
3.6/5

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Stephen O.
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  • Industry: Computer Software
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Perfect database tool for embedded software

Reviewed on 22/03/2019

I work a lot with SQLite as it is the primary medium of local storage in Android devices (and by...

I work a lot with SQLite as it is the primary medium of local storage in Android devices (and by extension, Android applications) which I work with on a daily basis, and SQLite is just perfect for the purpose it serves on these devices. It's lightweight so you don't have to worry most times about how much of the user's storage space your database is going to take up.

There's not much difference between the standard SQL commands and those used in SQLite, and many have reported that SQLite is a good starting and training resource for SQL in general.

Pros

Doesn't need a separate server.
Lightweight and portable.
Integrates most of the commands, functions and syntax of other SQL software.
Optimized for use on devices that need to store data locally.
Large user base and community (support).

Cons

All operations are locked to a single process, so it's not suitable for large scale database operations (which is not what you should be doing locally on a device anyway).

Carlos hugo martin C.
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  • Industry: Computer Software
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Ease of Use
  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Experience with SQLite

Reviewed on 23/05/2021

Describe your general experience with SQLite
It is very useful for me to be able to store informatio...

Describe your general experience with SQLite
It is very useful for me to be able to store information and consume it from different sources without having to implement specific software to do so. Its portability capacity has allowed us to distribute work effectively.

Pros

The few resources you need and its portability. This allows us to use the stored data from any medium.

Cons

That there is no native way to make it multi-user. That there is no native way to merge files from the same database, when they have been modified by different users and platforms.

Mahonri G.
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  • Industry: Railroad Manufacture
  • Company size: 201-500 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Value for Money
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Self-contained

Reviewed on 31/12/2021

Reliable

Reliable

Pros

This software is fast, reliable, and very useful for small and big projects. It's user-friendly and fast to learn. I like that it is an open-source SQL database engine. SQLite is very convenient because is an embedded and lightweight database engine and its tools are very easy to use.

Cons

SQLite is not a fit for large applications, it has its limitations. One of the reasons is that when you run a large amount of data, the speed of the queries could be slow

Chaya W.
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  • Industry: Computer Software
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 6.0 /10

SQLite - compatability at it's best level

Reviewed on 03/04/2019

SQLite has become more and more popular among the users because of its easy installation and easy...

SQLite has become more and more popular among the users because of its easy installation and easy accessing . As it is compatible with most of the programming languages and its light weight it is more popular among mobile application developers

Pros

SQLite is a light weighted data base which could be embedded with any software. Due to the light weightage of the product the data base is more popular In mobile application development. With it’s light weight it is also fast. SQLite is almost 35% faster than any other file system. SQLite is easy to use and there is not special installation or configurations needed to be done in order to use the product. All user have to do is download the libraries and run them in the computer. It is compatible which is why the product can be used with many programming languages with out any issues. Users are given a chance to extend their data base in future by adding new tables or new columns to the existing tables which is a great help for the ongoing projects.

Cons

SQLite is not a multi-user platform where the users can handle concurrent writes. There for SQLite is not good for intensive applications with rapid data logging. If the system has concurrent transactions where lot of users keep accessing the same set of data simultaneously then SQLite is not a good choice for the project. SQLite data bases are restricted to maximum of 2GB in most of the cases.

Tigran K.
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  • Industry: Financial Services
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Ease of Use
  • Likelihood to recommend 6.0 /10

Nice for small solutions

Reviewed on 21/07/2021

Pretty good for quick tests and development experiments, especially when you like SQL, not great...

Pretty good for quick tests and development experiments, especially when you like SQL, not great for large production-grade datasets.

Pros

It is serverless, needs no configuration, easy to start working with and use in development, especially when fixing/improving some legacy software. When used correctly, especially with limited amount of data, allows for fast queries.

Cons

It is not built for large-scale applications. Another thing is that it is not easy to predict performance for queries on large amounts of data, even if the user knows how that database is built. It is sometimes easier to design your own (customized) data structure rather than using the standard product.

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SQLite offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: US$2,000.00/one-time
  • Free Trial: Not Available

SQLite is available as an open-source application along with one-time fees, details of which are outlined below: SQLite License - $6000 one time fee SQLite Encryption Extension (SEE) - $2000 one time fee Compressed And Encrypted Read-Only Database (CEROD) - $2000 one time fee The ZIPVFS Read/Write Compressed Database Extension - $4000 one time fee

SQLite has the following typical customers:

2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1,000, 1,001+

SQLite supports the following languages:

English

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