[OSM-dev] Can SQLite3 handle OSM 150G data file?

Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason avarab at gmail.com
Tue Apr 28 15:30:33 BST 2009

On Tue, Apr 28, 2009 at 12:29 PM,  <marcus.wolschon at googlemail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, 28 Apr 2009 09:26:21 +0200, Stefan de Konink <stefan at konink.de>
> wrote:
>> marcus.wolschon at googlemail.com wrote:
>>> On Tue, 28 Apr 2009 08:02:30 +0100, Shaun McDonald
>>>> SQLite isn't designed for huge databases like OpenStreetMap. You could
>>>> get away with a city or small region, but more than that, you will get
>>>> the slowness that you are seeing.
>>>> http://www.sqlite.org/faq.html#q19 and some other FAQs on that page.
>>>> You are much better using Postgres, or even MySQL.
>>> Is there ANY embedded database out there that can handle the planet?
>>> Anything that does not require the (unskilled) user of a program to
>>> install a local database-server first?
>> MonetDB can be running in embedded mode ;)
> From what I can see at
> http://monetdb.cwi.nl/projects/monetdb/SQL/Documentation/Embedded-Server.html#Embedded-Server
> the "embedded"-mode is still a server, just for
> embedded systems.
> I was talking about having the database as a library
> be a part of the program.
> Nothing to install or to start separately.

You could always make your program embed/start the database server
regardless of whether it's a library or a server. It would just mean
e.g. shipping the postgresql binaries with your program and doing some
magic in your program that ensures that the server is started when the
program is.

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