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Npm SQLite Libraries

Most Popular Npm SQLite Libraries

NameSizeLicenseAgeLast Published
sequelize589.15 kBMIT12 Years8 Sep 2023
file-type21.57 kBMIT9 Years4 Jun 2023
sqlite33.01 MBBSD-3-Clause12 Years14 Mar 2023
prisma4.17 MBApache-2.07 Years15 Sep 2023
better-sqlite32.35 MBMIT7 Years2 Sep 2023
@prisma/client575.77 kBApache-2.04 Years15 Sep 2023
bookshelf73.81 kBMIT10 Years7 Jun 2020
sqlite23.23 kBMIT12 Years11 Jul 2023
db-migrate26.37 kBMIT12 Years7 Sep 2023
sequelize-typescript46.89 kBMIT6 Years17 Oct 2022
sql.js7.11 MBMIT9 Years8 Sep 2022
orm64.56 kBMIT12 Years27 Jun 2023
realm38.58 MBapache-2.010 Years30 Aug 2023
sequelize-auto34.29 kBMIT10 Years9 Dec 2021
cordova-sqlite-storage188.53 kBMIT8 Years16 Dec 2022

When are SQLite Libraries Useful?

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.

In the context of using the npm package manager for JavaScript packages, SQLite libraries are highly beneficial for local development and prototyping, where quick and simple database operations are wanted without the need for setup and configuration that many other databases require.

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.

What Functionalities do SQLite Libraries Usually Have?

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.

Gotchas/Pitfalls to Look Out For

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.