When comparing SQLite vs Orchestrate, the Slant community recommends SQLite for most people. In the question“What are the best databases to use for Node.js applications?” SQLite is ranked 7th while Orchestrate is ranked 10th. The most important reason people chose SQLite is:
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Pro Great language support
SQLite is also only 350KiB in size.
SQLite is largely self-contained. It requires very minimal support from external libraries or from the operating system.
An SQLite database is a single ordinary disk file that can be located anywhere in the directory hierarchy. It works by sending requests to a single file where all the data is kept instead of communicating with a hosted database which gives access to an interface by making use of sockets and ports. The file format used is also cross-platform, so can easily be migrated to various machines.
This makes SQLite extremely portable throughout different applications, all that's needed to transfer the whole database is to make a copy of the file.
Pro Not unnecessarily fiddly
Pro Great for testing and first stages of development
Because of it's ability to scale and with the portability that a single-file database gives you without losing much of the power and features that SQL gives developers, it's a great choice for testing applications and for the early stages of development when the workload and the data that needs to be stored is not that large.
Pro Zero configuration
There is literally no configuration required to get SQL lite up and running. This is mainly due to SQLite being serverless, there is no separate server process to install, setup, configure, initialize, manage, and troubleshoot.
With less complication, there is less to go wrong.
Pro Effortless/Automatic Scaling
Orchestrate was built for scale. Orchestrate is a full-fledged distributed data system, provided as a multi-tenant service. There is no need to manage finite server resources like disk space, CPU, or memory
Pro Already set up for you
Orchestrate is a Database-as-a-Service, so there is no downloading, installation, or any other administration. It also makes configuration management and deployment easy.
Pro Great Node.js support
Orchestrate.js is a first class client for Node.js applications
Pro Fault Tolerance Baked In
As a DBaaS, Orchestrate manages replicas and sharding across multiple machines. Additionally, daily backups are managed by the company.
Pro Multiple Query types at Low Latencies
No other database provides Full-Text-Search, Time-Series, Graph, and Key/Value APIs. Moreover, as a DBaaS, the queries are pre-optimized for low latencies. Consistently under 10ms for any query.
Con Some SQL features are missing
SQLite is made to be extremely lightweight and portable, but it still uses SQL. However, some SQL features such as
RIGHT OUTER JOIN and
FOR EACH STATEMENT are missing.
Con No multi user
Lacks multi-user capabilities, see SQLite vs. MySQL vs. PostgreSQL: A Comparison of Relational Databases.
Also see: Appropriate Uses For SQLite.
Con Data are not on your server
Since it's a DBaaS, your data are completely on their server. It cannot be run on your server. Backup is handled by them as well, which may be good or not depending on your needs.
Con Not Open Source
Orchestrate is not an open source solution.