SQLite Database System – A Beginners’ Guide

What is SQLite?

It is a self-contained, zero-configuration, and transactional SQL database system that makes your database management simpler and easier than you can ever imagine before. It has mostly all features of SQL92.

Not just stopping there, this system also supports transactional feature with the ACID capability, which stands for Atomicity, Consistency, Isolation, and Durability. It generates the idea that with this capability, nothing can really disturb any database transaction.

This means that even if when there is power failure, operating system crash, or program crash when using SQLite, it will not interrupt the transaction process of database management system and you don’t have to recover any files due to these circumstances. I am sure you will find this brilliant.

What Makes It Better and Simple?

What you have to know first about SQLite is that you have nothing to worry about dizzying database installation that often comes up in your mind. SQLite provides you the easiest way. Zero configuration is required when you set up or install SQLite since it doesn’t need any configuration files to be running.

Using SQLite, there will be no need to tell the system that it is installed, no restarting and no stopping for configuration. It works automatically. Even when power failure or system crash happens, it doesn’t need to recover and will keep running normally as it does. The idea is all about simplicity.

Other database engines may not always be applicable in most platforms (not cross-platform). However, it’s not the way SQLite operates. So far, SQLite has been used for 125 millions copies in Mozilla Firefox, 20 millions installations in Mac OS X computers, 300 millions uses in Skype, also in Unix (Linux), Win32, and WinCE, meaning that it can be copied, downloaded, and used in possibly most ports or systems since it is a cross-platform database system.

Even better, not only in computer, you can also have it in your gadgets such as PDA or other cellular phones that operate with Symbian system and in MP3 players and ipod too. What a practical and portable database engine if I can say.

Additionally, SQLite performs much faster than the usual SQL. In some tests, it has been proved that SQLite 2.76 performs about 10 or 20 times faster than the default PostgreSQL 7.1.3 installation on RedHat 7.2 for most common operations. Other example, in a test between SQLite 2.76 and MySQL 3.23.41, SQLite performs twice faster in most operations. This means that SQLite has better speed than other popular client or server database engine.

The unbelievable excellent features of SQLite make it unbeatable. You better download and install this remarkable tool right away since many possible uses and applications are guaranteed such as for application file format, gadgets database, small to medium sized websites, internal or temporary database, stand-in for an enterprise RDBMS, and many more. Make up your mind now since the new version, SQLite 3.57, is now available and recommended for all users. Trust me, you will never regret.