SQLite

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SQLite (/ˌɛsˌkjuːˌɛlˈt/,[3][4] /ˈskwəˌlt/[5]) is a relational database management system (RDBMS) contained in a C library. In contrast to many other database management systems, SQLite is not a client–server database engine. Rather, it is embedded into the end program.

SQLite
SQLite370.svg
Developer(s)D. Richard Hipp
Initial release17 August 2000;
21 years ago
 (2000-08-17)
Written inC
Operating systemCross-platform
Size699 KiB
TypeRDBMS (embedded)
LicensePublic domain[1]
SQLite Database File Format
Filename extension
.sqlite3, .sqlite, .db
Internet media typeapplication/vnd.sqlite3[2]
Magic number53 51 4c 69 74 65 20 66 6f 72 6d 61 74 20 33 00 (zero-terminated ASCII "SQLite format 3")
Initial release2004-06-18
Open format?yes (Public Domain)
Websitesqlite.org/fileformat2.html
  1. "SQLite Copyright". sqlite.org. Retrieved May 17, 2010.
  2. "SQLite database file format media type at IANA". Internet Assigned Numbers Authority. IANA. Retrieved 2019-03-08.
  3. "Why SQLite succeeded as a database — Richard Hipp, creator of SQLite". The Changelog. Episode 201. Event occurs at 00:17:25. How do I pronounce the name of the product? I say S-Q-L-ite, like a mineral.
  4. D. Richard Hipp (presenter) (May 31, 2006). An Introduction to SQLite (video). Google Inc. Event occurs at 00:01:14. Retrieved March 23, 2010. [...] ess-kju-ellite [...]
  5. D. Richard Hipp (presenter) (May 31, 2006). An Introduction to SQLite. Google Inc. Event occurs at 00:48:15. Retrieved March 23, 2010. [...] sequelite [...]