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SQLite libraries are particularly useful in scenarios that require a lightweight, disk-based database that doesn't necessitate the setup of a separate server. This is because SQLite is a self-contained, serverless, and zero-configuration database engine.
Besides, SQLite is suitable for dealing with smaller datasets and applications like web browsers, disk caches for enterprise applications, local data stores in mobile apps, or even as an embedded database for software designed for both online and offline operation.
SQLite libraries encompass a vast range of functionalities that span beyond just basic create, read, update and delete (CRUD) operations. Some primary functionalities of SQLite libraries include:
ACID Transactions: SQLite supports Atomic, Consistent, Isolated, and Durable (ACID) transactions. This ensures that all database transactions are processed reliably, even in the event of errors or power failures.
Indexes, Views, and Triggers: SQLite libraries have means to create indexes, views, and triggers, which enhance the efficiency and flexibility of data handling.
Full-Text Search: Some SQLite libraries support full-text search, making it easier to perform complex queries.
Zero Configuration: No separate server process that needs to be configured, started, and stopped.
Small Memory Footprint: SQLite libraries are lightweight, using minimal resources making them ideal for lower resource environments like embedded systems or mobile apps.
Cross-Platform Database File: The SQLite file format is cross-platform and can be copied between 32-bit and 64-bit systems.
While SQLite libraries have many advantages, there are also several potential pitfalls to be aware of:
Concurrency & Write Intensive Operations: SQLite is not the best fit for write-intensive operations or applications that require high levels of concurrency because SQLite locks the entire database file on writing.
Data Type Enforcement: Unlike other SQL databases, SQLite does not enforce data types. This means you can store any type of data you like in any column, you won't get an error if you try to input the wrong type.
Size Limitations: SQLite may not be suitable for very large datasets. There are size limits in SQLite, the maximum size of a database file is 281 TB.
Lack of Certain Features: Certain features available in other SQL implementations, such as RIGHT JOIN or FOR EACH STATEMENT trigger, are not available or have limited support in SQLite.
Multiple Users: SQLite is not designed to support multiple users or applications at the same time. If concurrent access is a requirement, another database system may be required.
Understanding these limitations is crucial in deciding whether to use SQLite libraries for your particular use case or not.