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Re^5: SQLite performance

by jbert (Priest)
on May 02, 2007 at 10:52 UTC ( #613153=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^4: SQLite performance
in thread Perl solution for storage of large number of small files

I disagree. SQLite is a 'database of first resort'. It doesn't scale to the same heights as server-based approaches, but those heights are quite a way off for the majority of systems and it's performance is good when you stay within it's scaling limits. The docs are also up-front about when you *don't* want to use it.

Using sqlite in a solution simplifies the solution compared to server-based RDBMSs (fewer moving parts and fewer deployment/management issues) and so reduces the costs and time spent dealing with it.

So unless you:

  1. already have existing server-based database infrastructure
  2. know in advance your expected load is approaching the limits of sqlite
  3. or particularly need a feature one of the server-based RDBMSs provides
I'd say that choosing MySQL or postgres over sqlite is premature optimisation.

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