FUSE-based file system for replicating SQLite databases across a cluster of machines (by superfly)

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  • Handle Incoming Webhooks with LiteJob for Ruby on Rails
    2 projects | | 22 Nov 2023
    Firstly, LiteJob's reliance on SQLite inherently restricts its horizontal scaling capabilities. Unlike other databases, SQLite is designed for single-machine use, making it challenging to distribute workload across multiple servers. This can certainly be done using novel technologies like LiteFS, but it is far from intuitive.
  • Experimenting on the Edge with Turso (and Go)
    2 projects | /r/golang | 28 Oct 2023
    Im curious to know if others have tried out Turso or LiteFS or any of the newer edge db providers that are popping up in 'real world' applications and what your experiences have been?
  • Skip the API, Ship Your Database
    5 projects | | 13 Sep 2023
    Author here. I think we could have set better expectations with our Postgres docs. It wasn't meant to be a managed service but rather some tooling to help streamline setting up a database and replicas. I'm sorry about the troubles you've had and that it's come off as us being disingenuous. We blog about things that we're working on and find interesting. It's not meant say that we've figured everything out but rather this is what we've tried.

    As for this post, it's not managed SQLite but rather an open source project called LiteFS [1]. You can run it anywhere that runs Linux. We use it in few places in our infrastructure and found that sharing the underlying database for internal tooling was really helpful for that use case.


  • SQLedge: Replicate Postgres to SQLite on the Edge
    9 projects | | 9 Aug 2023
    #. SQLite WAL mode

    From :

    > [sqlite] WAL mode permits simultaneous readers and writers. It can do this because changes do not overwrite the original database file, but rather go into the separate write-ahead log file. That means that readers can continue to read the old, original, unaltered content from the original database file at the same time that the writer is appending to the write-ahead log

    #. superfly/litefs: aFUSE-based file system for replicating SQLite

    #. sqldiff:

    #. dolthub/dolt:

    > Dolt can be set up as a replica of your existing MySQL or MariaDB database using standard MySQL binlog replication. Every write becomes a Dolt commit. This is a great way to get the version control benefits of Dolt and keep an existing MySQL or MariaDB database.

    #. pganalyze/libpg_query: :

    > C library for accessing the PostgreSQL parser outside of the server environment

    #. Ibis + Substrait [ + DuckDB ]

    > ibis strives to provide a consistent interface for interacting with a multitude of different analytical execution engines, most of which (but not all) speak some dialect of SQL.

    > Today, Ibis accomplishes this with a lot of help from `sqlalchemy` and `sqlglot` to handle differences in dialect, or we interact directly with available Python bindings (for instance with the pandas, datafusion, and polars backends).

    > [...] `Substrait` is a new cross-language serialization format for communicating (among other things) query plans. It's still in its early days, but there is already nascent support for Substrait in Apache Arrow, DuckDB, and Velox.

    #. benbjohnson/postlite:

    > postlite is a network proxy to allow access to remote SQLite databases over the Postgres wire protocol. This allows GUI tools to be used on remote SQLite databases which can make administration easier.

    > The proxy works by translating Postgres frontend wire messages into SQLite transactions and converting results back into Postgres response wire messages. Many Postgres clients also inspect the pg_catalog to determine system information so Postlite mirrors this catalog by using an attached in-memory database with virtual tables. The proxy also performs minor rewriting on these system queries to convert them to usable SQLite syntax.

    > Note: This software is in alpha. Please report bugs. Postlite doesn't alter your database unless you issue INSERT, UPDATE, DELETE commands so it's probably safe. If anything, the Postlite process may die but it shouldn't affect your database.

    #. > "Hosting SQLite Databases on GitHub Pages" (2021) re: sql.js-httpvfs, DuckDB

    #. awesome-db-tools

  • Postgres cluster went down for 3 days, no word from them about it
    9 projects | | 20 Jul 2023
  • LiteFS Cloud: Distributed SQLite with Managed Backups
    9 projects | | 5 Jul 2023
    LiteFS works sorta like that. It provides read replicas on all your application servers so you can use it just like vanilla SQLite for queries.

    Write transactions have to occur on the primary node but that's mostly because of latency. SQLite operates in serializable isolation so it only allows one transaction at a time. If you wanted to have all nodes write then you'd need to acquire a lock on one node and then update it and then release the lock. We actually allow this on LiteFS using something called "write forwarding" but it's pretty slow so I wouldn't suggest it for regular use.

    We're adding an optional a query API over HTTP [1] soon as well. It's inspired by Turso's approach. That'll let you issue one or more queries in a batch over HTTP and they'll be run in a single transaction.


  • Mycelite: SQLite extension to synchronize changes across SQLite instances
    8 projects | | 25 Jun 2023
  • Database suggestion to store and retrieve data
    2 projects | /r/webdev | 16 Jun 2023
  • Key-value store has been added to Deno API
    2 projects | /r/Deno | 23 Mar 2023
    But my guess is they'll have an alternate implementation or something like LiteFS in Deno Deploy that will make this substantially more interesting when running in the Cloud.
  • SQLite-based databases on the Postgres protocol? Yes we can
    11 projects | | 25 Jan 2023
    - Ben is developing at Fly after stopping the streaming replication effort

    - And, of course, SQLite has announced a new backend that hopes to support concurrent writes and streaming replication:

    What a time for SQLite

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