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Oracle vs SQLite: What are the differences?

Developers describe Oracle as "An RDBMS that implements object-oriented features such as user-defined types, inheritance, and polymorphism". Oracle Database is an RDBMS. An RDBMS that implements object-oriented features such as user-defined types, inheritance, and polymorphism is called an object-relational database management system (ORDBMS). Oracle Database has extended the relational model to an object-relational model, making it possible to store complex business models in a relational database. On the other hand, SQLite is detailed as "A software library that implements a self-contained, serverless, zero-configuration, transactional SQL database engine". SQLite is an embedded SQL database engine. Unlike most other SQL databases, SQLite does not have a separate server process. SQLite reads and writes directly to ordinary disk files. A complete SQL database with multiple tables, indices, triggers, and views, is contained in a single disk file.

Oracle and SQLite can be primarily classified as "Databases" tools.

"Reliable" is the top reason why over 36 developers like Oracle, while over 151 developers mention "Lightweight" as the leading cause for choosing SQLite.

Intuit, Coderus, and Infoshare are some of the popular companies that use SQLite, whereas Oracle is used by Netflix, ebay, and LinkedIn. SQLite has a broader approval, being mentioned in 314 company stacks & 477 developers stacks; compared to Oracle, which is listed in 106 company stacks and 92 developer stacks.

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What is Oracle?

Oracle Database is an RDBMS. An RDBMS that implements object-oriented features such as user-defined types, inheritance, and polymorphism is called an object-relational database management system (ORDBMS). Oracle Database has extended the relational model to an object-relational model, making it possible to store complex business models in a relational database.

What is SQLite?

SQLite is an embedded SQL database engine. Unlike most other SQL databases, SQLite does not have a separate server process. SQLite reads and writes directly to ordinary disk files. A complete SQL database with multiple tables, indices, triggers, and views, is contained in a single disk file.

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What are some alternatives to Oracle and SQLite?
MySQL
The MySQL software delivers a very fast, multi-threaded, multi-user, and robust SQL (Structured Query Language) database server. MySQL Server is intended for mission-critical, heavy-load production systems as well as for embedding into mass-deployed software.
Workday
Workday is a leading provider of enterprise cloud applications for human resources and finance. Founded in 2005, Workday delivers human capital management, financial management, and analytics applications designed for the world’s largest organizations. Hundreds of companies, ranging from medium-sized businesses to Fortune 50 enterprises, have selected Workday.
PostgreSQL
PostgreSQL is an advanced object-relational database management system that supports an extended subset of the SQL standard, including transactions, foreign keys, subqueries, triggers, user-defined types and functions.
IBM DB2
DB2 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows is optimized to deliver industry-leading performance across multiple workloads, while lowering administration, storage, development, and server costs.
MongoDB
MongoDB stores data in JSON-like documents that can vary in structure, offering a dynamic, flexible schema. MongoDB was also designed for high availability and scalability, with built-in replication and auto-sharding.
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Romans Malinovskis uses SQLiteSQLite

We build queries in PHP with DSQL that work with SQLite. We also have SQLite data controller, so that you can build SQLite-based models.

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Coolfront Technologies uses SQLiteSQLite

Used during the "build process" of Coolfront Mobile's Flat rate search engine database. Flat rate data that resides in Salesforce is transformed using SQLite into a format that is usable for our mobile Flat rate search engine (AKA: Charlie).

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Sripathi Krishnan uses SQLiteSQLite

RDBTools is a self-hosted application, and it is important that the installation process is simple. With SQLite, we create a new database file for every analysis. Once the analysis is done, the SQLite file can be thrown away easily.

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Perljobs.Ru uses SQLiteSQLite

All the dynamic data (i.e.: jobs) is stored in a simple SQLite database.

Все динамические данные (вакансии) хранятся в простой SQLite БД.

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A. M. Douglas uses SQLiteSQLite

There's really no call for something heavier for this site. SQLite is simple, easy to use and quite reliable given its age.

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Onezino Gabriel uses OracleOracle

Gerenciamento de banco de dados utilizados por odos os serviços/aplicações criados

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Adrian Harabulă uses OracleOracle

recommended solution at school, also used to try out alternatives to MySQL

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Satoru Ishikawa uses OracleOracle

データベース構成設計や実際のデータ操作など。実作業では9i, 10g, 11gを触った。

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Hyunwoo Shim uses OracleOracle

Oracle을 통해 RDB를 학습하였습니다.

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douglasresende uses OracleOracle

I'm expert database.

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