SQLite VS diesel

Compare SQLite vs diesel and see what are their differences.


Interface to SQLite (by stainless-steel)


A safe, extensible ORM and Query Builder for Rust (by diesel-rs)
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SQLite diesel
2 57
145 9,831
9.0% 3.1%
7.4 9.6
about 2 months ago 3 days ago
Rust Rust
GNU General Public License v3.0 or later Apache License 2.0
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Tracking mentions began in Dec 2020.


Posts with mentions or reviews of diesel. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2023-01-25.
  • Ormlite: An ORM in Rust for developers that love SQL
    4 projects | reddit.com/r/rust | 25 Jan 2023
    Congratulations to the release. I know all of this is hard work. I would like to invite you to submit a ormlite implementation to the diesel benchmark collection. As soon as that's merged you will get regular reports here. The relevant code is here in the diesel repository.
  • Destructive move in C++2
    3 projects | reddit.com/r/cpp | 17 Jan 2023
    Doing arbitrary syntax transformations in procedural macros is not powerful enough? Does C++ have something like serde or diesel?
  • State of Rust for web backends
    11 projects | reddit.com/r/rust | 20 Dec 2022
    I've been building a relatively small project with axum and diesel, and I'm pretty happy with it.
  • Using Rust at a startup: A cautionary tale
    5 projects | reddit.com/r/programming | 23 Nov 2022
    There's also Diesel and SeaORM for higher level interfaces.
  • Learning Rust from C and Java?
    4 projects | reddit.com/r/rust | 18 Nov 2022
    diesel rs: https://diesel.rs/
  • Which framework is better for backend?
    2 projects | reddit.com/r/Backend | 28 Oct 2022
    For connecting and performing queries on the db, I prefer diesel.
  • SQL and Rust
    4 projects | reddit.com/r/rust | 21 Oct 2022
    It's not even a libpq issue, but an issue with a specific libpq distribution. You just need to use a not broken version of libpq or ask the vendor of that specific libpq version to fix their binary. See here for a in depth discussion. Calling diesel or libpq to be responsible for this is rather strange.
  • What Makes the Zig Programming Language Unique?
    6 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 5 Oct 2022
  • Initial release of diesel-async
    8 projects | reddit.com/r/rust | 27 Sep 2022
    Diesel is a Safe, Extensible ORM and Query Builder for Rust diesel-async is an pure rust fully async connection implementation for Diesel. It provides connection implementations for the Diesel PostgreSQL and MySQL backend. It is designed to be used as drop in replacement for the sync connection implementations in Diesel. diesel-async support almost all the functionality provided by diesel (beside migrations), so it features the same compile time guarantees as Diesel itself. It reuses Diesels query builder infrastructure here.
    8 projects | reddit.com/r/rust | 27 Sep 2022
    We have some benchmarks here in the main diesel repository. Results are tracked here. A short summary is that diesel-async is nearly as fast as diesel itself for those benchmarks. It outperforms other implementation like sqlx and sea-orm. I should also not that I have not put in any effort to optimize the implementation, so it might be possible to get it on par with diesel itself. Otherwise as diesel-async internally use the pure rust database connection implementations and not the c libraries some differences might be attributed to differences in that implementations as well.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing SQLite and diesel you can also consider the following projects:

sqlx - 🧰 The Rust SQL Toolkit. An async, pure Rust SQL crate featuring compile-time checked queries without a DSL. Supports PostgreSQL, MySQL, SQLite, and MSSQL.

sea-orm - 🐚 An async & dynamic ORM for Rust

rusqlite - Ergonomic bindings to SQLite for Rust

rustorm - an orm for rust

rbatis - Rust Compile Time ORM and SQL Toolkit. async, pure Rust compile-time Dynamic SQL

r2d2 - A generic connection pool for Rust

rusqlite-model - Model trait and derive implementation for rusqlite

tikv - Distributed transactional key-value database, originally created to complement TiDB

deuterium-orm - Fully typed SQL query builder for Rust [deprecated]

quaint - SQL Query AST and Visitor for Rust

treasure - ORM for rust (journey begins)

juniper-from-schema - Schema first GraphQL in Rust with Juniper