SQLite Reviews

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Rogério Rodrigues | TrustRadius Reviewer
March 03, 2020

SQLite is the better Database for Mobile Applications

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We use SQLite in our mobile projects by the Application development team.
SQLite solves our problem for storage in the APP database for offline data.
  • Xamarin.Forms Compatibility
  • Free
  • Easy Implementation
  • Limited for many rows
  • Documentation
SQLite is perfect for applications that need to save data offline and then synchronize. It is not good if you have many lines in the local SQLite base.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
August 02, 2019

SQLite - Reliable, Lightweight and Fast Database Management System

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SQLite is a perfect relational database management system if your database is not of Enterprise level in terms of size and security. I have been working on this for quite some time now and I also go back to this database whenever we are starting with a new project and the development phase is involved. It's lightweight, reliable and robust to meet any of the database needs that you may come across. The best thing is that it is a zero-configuration server-less database which means you do not require to dedicate any specific server or space in memory for this database. The ease and fastness of working on this is unparalleled.
  • 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.
  • Although it is excellent at what it does, you should be really careful and plan accordingly if you know that your database is going to scale at a huge level because it is not suitable of databases which are of Enterprise level and demands top-notch security and protection.
  • If your project involves multiple people working on the same database simultaneously, then that becomes a big problem, because it only allows single write at one time. You really need to be forward thinking in a manner to predict if this database will cater to all the needs of your project.
  • The most common difficulty with this is the lack of some of the basic functionality which is present in the other premier databases like Joints, Stored Procedure calls, Security and permission grants. If you do require all those things then you are better off not using this software.
  • Lastly, if you are using this in an Andriod App development cycle then also your options are limited because it does not integrate with PostgreSQL and MySQL.
As I have mentioned before, SQLite is suited best in development phases where the data table is not huge and the data security is also not the primary concern. Secondly, if you are working on an Android App development in that case also this is the best database by far which meets all your requirements without taking any space or memory.

It is not suited for applications where the Database is in Gigabytes or Terabytes. It is also not suited where you need to perform complex operations like Joins and Stored procedure calls and implying top security is the requirement of the project.
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Aaron Bratcher | TrustRadius Reviewer
August 08, 2016

SQLite — First choice every time

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SQLite provides a quick and easily accessible means to store data on the local mobile device. Because of it's broad inclusion in various devices, I can be sure of it's availability. When debugging applications, I can reliably get access to the contents of the file with a variety of available applications.
  • SQLite is readily available. It has been included with iOS for as long as there's been a way for 3rd party developers to write apps for it.
  • SQLite is small. When you think about the original iPhone and how little RAM it had, it's inclusion of SQLite is a testament to how little SQLite requires to work properly.
  • SQLite is fast. I've never had issues with the speed of data retrieval while using this product. When I think of local storage when creating an iOS app, the first thing I turn to is 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.
Most situations for local data storage can be easily handled by SQLite. If data encryption is needed, there are special builds available. Moving beyond the mobile space, SQLite is not designed for extremely large quantities of data or multi-user . Special consideration should be made of how much data is expected over the life of the product use. It is also not designed for simultaneous multi-user access.
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Marco Lostaunau | TrustRadius Reviewer
January 20, 2016

SQLite Great Start to your business!

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It was being used for low scale data storage. It was easy to use and integrate to our application which made it the best choice.
  • SQLite is in the public domain and does not require a license making it perfect for smaller startups.
  • A lot of documentation available which will make training developers new to SQLite transition easily
  • Public code makes it more accessible however it makes it more vulnerable to possible attacks
  • Not as easy to scale into a larger application compared to Microsoft Sql Management Studio
It's more suited for a start up on a budget since it presents a very good solution for data storage, maintenance and allows database engineers to structure the tables more efficiently and with scalability in mind.

I would say it's less appropriate for bigger companies and firms with a more lax budget. I currently use Microsoft SQL Server management studio and the main reason why we use it is because of its security.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
April 11, 2018

With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility

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SQLite is used by the R&D department.
SQLite is the database engine we have chosen to handle data from the measurement device we developed, which runs an embedded Linux.
  • Our products are using SQLite in embedded Linux and in Windows software.
  • It is truly a stable cross-platform database.
  • The fact that it is a zero-configuration database engine, it is particularly a nice advantage when you work in the embedded world.
  • Being a single database file, it provides ease for those who need to quickly transfer data to someone else, or quickly browse data.
  • We experienced a problem due to a bug in the Linux library of SQLite.
  • All devices we already sold to our customers were impacted.
  • We could solve it by deploying the new library version which included the fix.
  • But as always, a piece of software is always better if it's bugs free.
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.
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