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Realm vs SQLite: What are the differences?

Realm: Realm makes it easy to build reactive apps, realtime collaborative features, and offline-first experiences. The Realm Mobile Platform is a next-generation data layer for applications. Realm is reactive, concurrent, and lightweight, allowing you to work with live, native objects; SQLite: 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.

Realm and SQLite are primarily classified as "Mobile Database" and "Databases" tools respectively.

"Good" is the top reason why over 4 developers like Realm, while over 151 developers mention "Lightweight" as the leading cause for choosing SQLite.

Realm is an open source tool with 13.3K GitHub stars and 1.73K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Realm's open source repository on GitHub.

Typeform, Intuit, and Coderus are some of the popular companies that use SQLite, whereas Realm is used by SocialCops, Patreon, and Wongnai. SQLite has a broader approval, being mentioned in 314 company stacks & 477 developers stacks; compared to Realm, which is listed in 39 company stacks and 5 developer stacks.

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What is Realm?

The Realm Mobile Platform is a next-generation data layer for applications. Realm is reactive, concurrent, and lightweight, allowing you to work with live, native objects.

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 Realm and SQLite?
    Firebase
    Firebase is a cloud service designed to power real-time, collaborative applications. Simply add the Firebase library to your application to gain access to a shared data structure; any changes you make to that data are automatically synchronized with the Firebase cloud and with other clients within milliseconds.
    Realm React Native
    Realm JavaScript enables you to efficiently write your app’s model layer in a safe, persisted and fast way. It’s designed to work with React Native and Node.js.
    Redux Persist
    It is a library allowing to save the redux store in the local storage of your browser. It promises to retain the users’ redux-state which is an attractive proposition for most developers.
    GreenDAO
    It is an open source Android ORM making development for SQLite databases fun again. It relieves developers from dealing with low-level database requirements while saving development time.
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    Decisions about Realm and SQLite
    Daniel Quinn
    Daniel Quinn
    Senior Developer at Founders4Schools · | 2 upvotes · 20.3K views
    atThe Paperless ProjectThe Paperless Project
    PostgreSQL
    PostgreSQL
    SQLite
    SQLite

    SQLite is a tricky beast. It's great if you're working single-threaded, but a Terrible Idea if you've got more than one concurrent connection. You use it because it's easy to setup, light, and portable (it's just a file).

    In Paperless, we've built a self-hosted web application, so it makes sense to standardise on something small & light, and as we don't have to worry about multiple connections (it's just you using the app), it's a perfect fit.

    For users wanting to scale Paperless up to a multi-user environment though, we do provide the hooks to switch to PostgreSQL .

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    Avatar of Romans Malinovskis
    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.

    Avatar of Coolfront Technologies
    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).

    Avatar of Sripathi Krishnan
    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.

    Avatar of Perljobs.Ru
    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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    Catxy uses RealmRealm

    iOS Mobile DB

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