SQLite and DuckDB
I recently came across a great blog post (opens in a new tab) by Simon Willison (creator of Datasette (opens in a new tab)) digging into a recent academic paper comparing OLAP workloads on SQLite against DuckDB.
DuckDB (opens in a new tab) is a newer file-based database that's generating a lot of buzz and is nicknamed "the SQLite for analytics".
If you're into that sort of thing you should check out the original paper (opens in a new tab). It's pretty readible and gives an overview of SQLite's history, architecture, OLAP benchmarks, bottlenecks, and potential optimizations.
I love this type of well-organized reserach and I feel like I've learned a lot more about my favorite database even though I'm only 1/3 of the way through the paper.
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