MariaDB vs SQLite comparison

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We performed a comparison between MariaDB and SQLite based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

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"The stability of MariaDB is good, it has high availability.""It's open source.""The product has been stable and reliable.""The most valuable feature of MariaDB is that it is open-source and we can easily migrate from other databases, such as Oracle to MariaDB.""MariaDB is easy to install and is stable and scalable.""It's easy to set up.""The solution has PL/SQL compatibility.""Easy to use and available in most environments."

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"The product is lightweight and highly scalable."

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"Lacks time series data and additional driving support would be helpful.""I’m not sure if it can scale.""The performance could be a bit better.""The price could be less expensive.""The product needs more features and more functionality. It's imperative that it supports more platforms, and supports more operating systems.""The license should be cheaper and closer to that offered by MySQL, Oracle and other products.""The solution can improve by having support for more integration. However, at this time it is working well for us.""Replication could be better, and it's not so simple. It would be better if they had a replication server. It would make things a lot easier. You need to have that replication server, but not in the same server farm. Then there will be a bit of latency between both because you should have one in one city and another one in a different city. That kind of solution should be more baked into every single database today. Mirroring the database in a live environment where any record written on the production server replicates instantly across the fiber on the other server wasn't easy. Many people don't even bother with that, and they just run one server."

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"The performance could be better."

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  • "This is an open source solution with no licensing fees."
  • "MariaDB is open-source and self-hosted."
  • "When it comes to MariaDB, it should have a more cost-effective license."
  • "We pay for a yearly license."
  • "There is a monthly subscription to use MariaDB."
  • "The solution is free, but if you want the enterprise version you will need to pay for some licenses but the cost is less than other solutions, such as Oracle."
  • "The price could be less expensive."
  • "MariaDB is a free-to-use solution."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:MariaDB is easy to install and is stable and scalable.
    Top Answer:This is an open source solution with no licensing fees.
    Top Answer:It would be good to have tools for debugging procedures and functions.
    Top Answer:The product is lightweight and highly scalable.
    Top Answer:The solution is open-source. You do not have to pay for it in order to use it.
    Top Answer:It's not a very fast product. The performance could be better. That said, for what we have to do, it doesn't really affect us much.
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    MariaDB is an open source relational database created by the original founders of MySQL. It is considered one of the most popular and trusted database servers throughout the world. MariaDB is a valued component found in most cloud offerings and is the default in many Linux tools. It is also widely used by Wikipedia, WordPress, and Google, among other well-known sites. Maria DB easily melds data into concise information from a vast array of applications, such as banking, online shopping, websites, and more.

    MariaDB was originally created to improve MySQL performance. It is the most widely chosen database server due to the solution being super fast, robust, user-friendly, and easily scalable. MariaDB also offers a substantial ecosystem of plugins, storage engines, and numerous other valuable tools that make it very attractive for a significant offering of use cases.

    The solution’s newest functionalities include compatibility with Oracle Database and Temporal Data Tables, and advanced clustering with Galera Cluster 4, which make it easier for users to research data history from any point in the past. Additionally, the most recent versions include JSON and GIS features. MariaDB is committed to staying an open source solution.

    MariaDB Features

    • More storage: MariaDB works with more storage engines than MySQL and most other database servers available. Some storage options include, but are not limited to ARCHIVE, MERGE, CSV, MEMORY, BLACKHOLE, MyISAM, ColumnStore, MyRocks, and Cassandra.

    • Super fast: MariaDB offers faster authentication checks. The FlushSSL permits SSL certificates to be reloaded without a server restart, resulting in huge time savings.

    • Improved testing: MariaDB offers an extending testing suite that runs faster and can test more than ever before. Bugs can be easily fixed and invalid tests removed.

    • Genuinely open source: Every code in MariaDB is GPL, LGPL, or BSD. Client libraries [for Windows (ODBC), Java (JDBC), or C] allow linking to closed source software. All fixed bug cases and development plans are completely public. MariaDB is a community-developed solution representing the true spirit of open source products.

    Reviews from Real Users

    Faustine C., Engineering Supervisor- Corporate Data Solutions and Services at TZ Telecoms Corporation, shares, “The software provides a lot of information on what is happening inside the database. For most performance parameters it is easy to know if something is not right in the configuration or optimization which helps engineers take remedial fine-tuning measures. For example, if the database is underperforming it is easy to know which performance parameter can be adjusted to handle the workload. It is difficult to troubleshoot database issues if many performance parameters can not be monitored or debugged which is the case with some database management systems. It provides great monitoring of data storage, processing, and performance stability which is really important for real-time data storage and processing. It's a user-friendly product.”

    A PeerSpot user who is a Senior Engineer at a tech services company relates, “ The solution's high availability is its most valuable aspect. We have found the product to be stable and the initial setup is pretty simple. I'd rate the solution at a ten out of ten. I'm very happy with it overall. I would recommend the solution to others. It's easy to find details about the product online and to learn about it.”

    SQLite is a software library that implements a self-contained, serverless, zero-configuration, transactional SQL database engine
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    Sample Customers
    Google, Wikipedia, Tencent, Verizon, DBS Bank, Deutsche Bank, Telefónica, Huatai Securities
    Oracle, Bloomberg, Bentley, Mozilla
    Top Industries
    Manufacturing Company26%
    Computer Software Company21%
    Comms Service Provider16%
    Energy/Utilities Company11%
    Comms Service Provider21%
    Computer Software Company19%
    Financial Services Firm7%
    Comms Service Provider34%
    Computer Software Company17%
    Manufacturing Company8%
    Media Company7%
    Company Size
    Small Business43%
    Midsize Enterprise20%
    Large Enterprise37%
    Small Business21%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise62%
    Small Business18%
    Midsize Enterprise28%
    Large Enterprise54%
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    MariaDB is ranked 3rd in Open Source Databases with 20 reviews while SQLite is ranked 5th in Open Source Databases with 1 review. MariaDB is rated 8.4, while SQLite is rated 9.0. The top reviewer of MariaDB writes "Provides great database for systems monitoring data and performance stability". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SQLite writes "Lightweight, easy to set up, and free to use". MariaDB is most compared with PostgreSQL, SQL Server, MySQL, Oracle Database and CockroachDB, whereas SQLite is most compared with Firebird SQL, PostgreSQL, Oracle Berkeley DB and MySQL.

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