RocksDB vs SQLite: What are the differences?
Developers describe RocksDB as "Embeddable persistent key-value store for fast storage, developed and maintained by Facebook Database Engineering Team". RocksDB is an embeddable persistent key-value store for fast storage. RocksDB can also be the foundation for a client-server database but our current focus is on embedded workloads. RocksDB builds on LevelDB to be scalable to run on servers with many CPU cores, to efficiently use fast storage, to support IO-bound, in-memory and write-once workloads, and to be flexible to allow for innovation. 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.
RocksDB and SQLite can be primarily classified as "Databases" tools.
"Very fast" is the primary reason why developers consider RocksDB over the competitors, whereas "Lightweight" was stated as the key factor in picking SQLite.
RocksDB is an open source tool with 14.1K GitHub stars and 3.09K GitHub forks. Here's a link to RocksDB's open source repository on GitHub.
Coderus, BrightMachine, and Infoshare are some of the popular companies that use SQLite, whereas RocksDB is used by LinkedIn, Facebook, and Skry, Inc.. SQLite has a broader approval, being mentioned in 313 company stacks & 470 developers stacks; compared to RocksDB, which is listed in 6 company stacks and 7 developer stacks.
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