Friday, March 23, 2012

SQLite : a database for actuarial work

While searching for an alternative to the limit of 2 gigabytes of Microsoft Access, I found SQLite ( a small software library (350KB) in C without external dependencies that implements a SQL database engine.

The source code for SQLite is 
in the public domain and supports multi platform databases up to 2 terabytes.

The simplicity of SQLite is comes from acting directly on a single file (a database) on the hard disk, not requiring installation, configuration or administration. Performing a backup boils down to copy the file to another location.

Another added advantage is its direct connection to the R ( using the RSQLite library.

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