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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Markets

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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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MySQL

4.6
#1 Alternative to SQLite
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MariaDB

4.7
#2 Alternative to SQLite
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PostgreSQL

4.6
#3 Alternative to SQLite
PostgreSQL is an open-source relational database management system (RDBMS), which helps businesses store, manage, and...

Scaleway

4.8
#4 Alternative to SQLite
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Reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5
(96)
Value for Money
4.5/5
Features
4.1/5
Ease of Use
4.5/5
Customer Support
3.7/5

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Manuel eduardo M.
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  • Industry: Computer Software
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Weekly for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

A complete and productive database manager

Reviewed on 17/06/2022

As a student, I have used SQLite in several projects, in which my experience has been good. Thanks...

As a student, I have used SQLite in several projects, in which my experience has been good. Thanks to its interface, understanding all its specific functions was not so difficult for me and at the same time working with its tools is an effective and fast process.

Pros

Access to databases created in SQLite is fast and easy, because it works as its own independent server. Its connection and management with computer and mobile applications is one of the best, its interface is quite simple and easy to use for the user.

Cons

It seems to me the most complete program in its field of work, so I don't see any cons about this program.

Jonathan alexander C.
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  • Industry: Hospital & Health Care
  • Company size: 1,001-5,000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

An excellent database for mobile projects

Reviewed on 01/06/2022

I have used this database for the development of mobile application projects and for the prototyping...

I have used this database for the development of mobile application projects and for the prototyping of web pages, which makes it a very good database, easy and agile when manipulating data

Pros

What I like most about this product or database is how easy it is to integrate with mobile projects in the creation of applications and its easy portability, as well as performance, agility and little space in its implementation that makes it unique when it comes to of mobile application projects

Cons

That for very large projects it is not so robust handling so many transaction threads

Alternatives Considered

PostgreSQL, MySQL and MariaDB

Reasons for Switching to SQLite

Because of how easy it can be to have it within the application and above all because it can be portable
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.

Barış T.
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  • Industry: E-Learning
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1-5 months
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  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Database easily with SQLite

Reviewed on 06/06/2022

I used this application to learn database systems. I transferred the excel data I had, created...

I used this application to learn database systems. I transferred the excel data I had, created tables, and transferred this data to the external environment with an external connection.

Pros

The application is very easy to use. The interface is simple and user friendly. The convenience of the download process is amazing. Very little space on the computer

Cons

There is nothing wrong with the application, it is suitable for learning purposes.

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).

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Below are some frequently asked questions for SQLite.

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, 1,001-5,000

SQLite supports the following languages:

English

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SQLite offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Chat

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