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Jun. 10th, 2008 | 03:51 am

Did you notice that Steve Jobs called out SQLite in his announcement about the iPhone 2.0 software?

Now lets say in one year there are 6 million old iPhones plus another 6 or so million new iPhones all running the 2.0 software.

If you toss in all of the other gadgets running SQLite it seems like a pretty big number.

A hundred million installations?

I went and took at look at the SQLite website to see what they think their numbers are.

Looking through the SQLite team's reasoning I suspect they are low balling the number they are publishing

Lets shoot for a billion installations. Most likely anyone who is reading this already has several applications running on their computer using it.

Pretty good numbers for an open source database.

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David

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from: dblume
date: Jun. 10th, 2008 02:08 pm (UTC)
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I wish I were allowed to discuss the interesting use-cases I've seen for SQLite.

At this point, it wouldn't surprise me to see it as the back-end for nethack. (Not saying it isn't.)

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from: figvam
date: Jun. 10th, 2008 03:45 pm (UTC)
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Firefox 2 is already using SQLite, and Firefox 3 additionally uses it for the browser history.
I think the number of Firefox installations alone surpasses tenfold any possible number of iPhones sold. In fact, Mozilla Co. was trumpeting some hundreds of millions Firefox downloads milestone some time ago.

Now, imagine the number of installations for the Berkeley DB, all versions...

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Brian "Krow" Aker

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from: krow
date: Jun. 10th, 2008 07:05 pm (UTC)
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Or has SQLite passed Berkeley at this point?

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Egor Egorov

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from: egorfine
date: Jun. 10th, 2008 04:31 pm (UTC)
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larger than MySQL, huh?:) too bad they didn't do much PR for the libmysqld, otherwise numbers could be different...

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from: macplusg3
date: Jul. 10th, 2008 02:26 am (UTC)
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or, rather, pity libmysqld isn't better suited to the apps that sqlite is used for.

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Egor Egorov

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from: egorfine
date: Jul. 10th, 2008 07:15 am (UTC)
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Yeah, that true, too.

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g_straighteners

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from: g_straighteners
date: Jun. 27th, 2010 06:30 am (UTC)
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Brilliantly put.

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