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System Properties Comparison DuckDB vs. SQLite

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NameDuckDB  Xexclude from comparisonSQLite  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionAn embeddable, in-process, column-oriented SQL OLAP RDBMSWidely used embeddable, in-process RDBMS
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
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Score0.31
Rank#269  Overall
#124  Relational DBMS
Score135.44
Rank#10  Overall
#7  Relational DBMS
Websiteduckdb.orgwww.sqlite.org
Technical documentationduckdb.org/­docswww.sqlite.org/­docs.html
DeveloperDwayne Richard Hipp
Initial release20182000
Current release0.2, August 20203.38.5  (6 May 2022), May 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT LicenseOpen Source infoPublic Domain
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
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Implementation languageC++C
Server operating systemsserver-lessserver-less
Data schemeyesyes infodynamic column types
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes infonot rigid because of 'dynamic typing' concept.
XML support infoSome form of processing data in XML format, e.g. support for XML data structures, and/or support for XPath, XQuery or XSLT.nono
Secondary indexesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesyes infoSQL-92 is not fully supported
APIs and other access methodsCLI Client
JDBC
ADO.NET infoinofficial driver
JDBC infoinofficial driver
ODBC infoinofficial driver
Supported programming languagesC
C++
Go info3rd party driver
Java
Python
R
Ruby info3rd party driver
Actionscript
Ada
Basic
C
C#
C++
D
Delphi
Forth
Fortran
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Lisp
Lua
MatLab
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
PL/SQL
Python
R
Ruby
Scala
Scheme
Smalltalk
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnono
Triggersnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnonenone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes, multi-version concurrency control (MVCC)yes infovia file-system locks
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlnono

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