SQLite Alternatives

    SQLite is described as 'software library that implements a self-contained, serverless, zero-configuration, transactional SQL database engine' and is a well-known app in the Development category. There are more than 50 alternatives to SQLite for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, the Web and BSD. The best alternative is PostgreSQL, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like SQLite are MySQL Community Edition (Free, Open Source), MongoDB (Free), MariaDB (Free, Open Source) and Microsoft SQL Server (Freemium).

    The list of alternatives was last updated Mar 3, 2021

    • PostgreSQL is a powerful, open source object-relational database system. View 62 alternatives to PostgreSQL
      Almost everyone thinks PostgreSQL is a great alternative to SQLite.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • BSD
    • MySQL is a Open Source Relational DataBase Management System, using InnoDB technology. View 60 alternatives to MySQL Community Edition
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • BSD
      MySQL Community Edition vs SQLite
      pros, cons and recent comments
      Not a serverless database
      Negative comment over 2 years ago



    • MongoDB is a document database with the scalability and flexibility that you want with the querying and indexing that you needMongoDB stores data in flexible, JSON-like... View 92 alternatives to MongoDB
      No screenshots yet
      • FreeProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Online
      • BSD
      MongoDB vs SQLite
      pros, cons and recent comments
      JohnFastman Not an inherent vulnerability, but MongoDB admins should ensure they're avoiding common pitfalls by, among other things, blocking access to port 27017 or binding local IP addresses to limit access to servers. Lots of MongoDBs have been hijacked by hackers recently: http://arstechnica.com/security/2017/01/more-than-10000-online-databases-taken-hostage-by-ransomware-attackers/
      Negative comment over 4 years ago

    • MariaDB is an Open Source Relational DataBase Management System, using InnoDB technology. View 47 alternatives to MariaDB
      Some users think MariaDB is a great alternative to SQLite, some don't.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • BSD
      MariaDB vs SQLite
      pros, cons and recent comments
      SQLite is an in-process database while MariaDB is a networked database.
      Negative comment over 2 years ago

    • SQL Server delivers on Microsoft’s Data Platform vision by helping your organization manage your data by enabling you to store data from structured, semi-structured, and... View 62 alternatives to Microsoft SQL Server
      This alternative is disputed. Microsoft SQL Server is still a legitimate alternative to SQLite, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Windows
      • Linux
      Microsoft SQL Server vs SQLite
      pros, cons and recent comments
      SQLite is an in-process database while SQL Server is a networked database.
      Negative comment over 2 years ago

    • Apache CouchDB is a distributed, fault-tolerant and schema-free document-oriented database accessible via a RESTful HTTP / JSON API. View 67 alternatives to CouchDB
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Android
      • BSD
      CouchDB vs SQLite
      pros, cons and recent comments
      SQLite is an in-process database while CouchDB is a networked database.
      Negative comment over 2 years ago

    • Firebird is a relational database offering many ANSI SQL-92 features that runs on Linux, Windows, and a variety of Unix platforms. View 44 alternatives to Firebird
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      Firebird vs SQLite
      pros, cons and recent comments
      Can be embedded in-process
      Positive comment almost 2 years ago

    • RethinkDB pushes JSON to your apps in realtime. When your app polls for data, it becomes slow, unscalable, and cumbersome to maintain. View 68 alternatives to RethinkDB
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • BSD
    • The first high-performance NoSQL, ACID-compliant, on-device database for mobile and IoT. View 4 alternatives to ObjectBox
      Almost everyone thinks ObjectBox is a great alternative to SQLite.
      No screenshots yet
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Online
      • Android
      • Self-Hosted
      ObjectBox vs SQLite
      pros, cons and recent comments
      Quick, easy to use, no SQL :)
      Positive comment almost 2 years ago

      Super simple, and fast fast fast.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

      Both are serverless solutions
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

    • Cockroach is a distributed key/value datastore which supports ACID transactional semantics and versioned values as first-class features. View 72 alternatives to CockroachDB
      • FreeProprietary
      • Mac
      • Linux
      • BSD
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