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Likelihood to Recommend

MariaDB

Our installation scenario is a MariaDB cluster composed of 3 nodes to achieve high availability in the service and in this way the application that accesses the backend (MariaDB) is always working and is not down at any time.
To achieve high performance of the application when accessing the database, a MariaDB MaxScale has been mounted that acts as a proxy for queries to the database.
José Javier Dominguez Reina | TrustRadius Reviewer

SQLite

I recommend the use of SQLite for embedded systems.If you need to store a large amount of data, store blobs, use triggers, handle multiple accesses at the same time, and need to optimize indexes, then I would recommend using another database system.SQLite should also be considered if the installation/configuration of a heavier database system is a problem.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

MariaDB

  • Simpler learning curve. MariaDB is a cleaner, simpler system that is (IMO) easier to learn and easier to manage effectively than many other database systems.
  • Lower hardware requirements. After migrating to MariaDB from another database software system, we find that our hardware needs have substantially decreased.
  • MariaDB support is very responsive. It's like they actually care. On the few occasions we've run into technical issues, support has always come through with what we needed. Once it was showing me a relatively new feature the server supported that I wasn't aware of, that, once I was able to properly make use of it helped me resolve a serious production performance issue.
  • Architectural flexibility. As an example, the ready availability of synchronous (Galera) versus asynchronous replication schemes without being locked into one of the other by enormous technical complexity or punitive licensing, allows the customer to find what really works best for their needs.
Greg Yantz | TrustRadius Reviewer

SQLite

  • The biggest one has to be that it is freeware and open source as well. It means for an entry level person who wants to learn relational database and even for a team in the early development stage where security and size of the data are not much, it is a perfect fit in those cases.
  • It requires no extra configuration or space because it a server-less installation and also done in just a few mins. So, installing this is never a blocker. It is the actual lite version of SQL as the name suggests and it very powerful and capable of doing all the things which SQL can do, but lacks some of the security and advanced features.
  • It prepares the data for us in a structured form in terms of Tables with a file size less than 1 Mb for the complete database entries. It saves us a lot of physical space.
  • It is the most suitable DB for Android systems because mobile apps do not have a lot of space or resources for a separate DB, but this one integrates with the whole ecosystem very nicely and we are able to make the most out of it and that too with a file lesser than 1 Mb in size.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

MariaDB

  • Driver Support - Some third party applications use database drivers that cause unexplained slowness with MariaDB. This can be worked around by using the MySQL drivers, but it's not clear what causes the problem in the first place.
  • Support - While online communities are helpful in diagnosing problems, there isn't as much professional documentation/support available for MariaDB as some of the other major database options.
  • Data Visualization - It would be helpful if there were more built in options for analyzing statistics and generating reports.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SQLite

  • Better data recovery when the database becomes corrupt would be ideal. I've learned to minimize it by closing the database more frequently, but it can still happen.
  • Lack of built-in data encryption.
  • SQLite is a single-user DBMS. If a multi-user system is required, then an alternative is required.
Aaron Bratcher | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

MariaDB

MariaDB 8.9
Based on 3 answers
MariaDB is very usable and stable to be used in production settings as an alternative to MySQL. The shortcomings of SQL are present but well understood in the community, and if the decision were to be made again, I would choose MariaDB over MySQL on future projects.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SQLite

SQLite 9.0
Based on 1 answer
I have had a wonderful experience with SQLite because in my every project I use SQLite in the development phase because it's really fast, doesn't crash and very easy to maintain as well. It saves a lot on physical memory and dedicated server usage. It has all the basic functionality you would need to get the job done and that too at no cost at all. What more could you ask for !!!
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

MariaDB

MariaDB 8.8
Based on 12 answers
Well I have never had to use MariaDB for support. However, they get a ten because the support community online is just fantastic. There is always someone there to answer a question. Moreover it is easy to find documentation online. Again, this is often the case with open source software
Jason Smith, DPA | TrustRadius Reviewer

SQLite

SQLite 1.0
Based on 2 answers
I haven't needed support yet.
Rogério Rodrigues | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

MariaDB

We know others DB alternatives like MySQL, Microsoft SQLServer, PostgreSQL. We selected MariaDB because it offer advanced features like active-active cluster, with no costs and easy to learn. With MariaDB was easy to migrate ours applications that use MySQL, with no modifications needs. Microsoft SQLServer has the best client to management, but you need to pay for it.
Stenio Pereira Filho | TrustRadius Reviewer

SQLite

SQLite stacks quite well against Microsoft SQL Server management studio however we need the Microsoft security for our data MDSN documentation is poor but available.
Marco Lostaunau | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

MariaDB

  • Easy to set up and maintain.
  • Massive user base which makes it relatively easier to find answers if there's something wrong.
  • Open source and free to use, meaning we don't have to think twice to use it in production in terms of costs.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SQLite

  • We could start immediately to work with SQLite.
  • It's very easy. The document is well done and easy to find.
  • Having such good database system, free of charge and for any purpose is good news.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

MariaDB

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

SQLite

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

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