Transactions are atomic, consistent, isolated, and durable (ACID) even after system crashes and power failures.
Zero-configuration - no setup or administration needed.
Implements most of SQL92. (Features not supported)
A complete database is stored in a single cross-platform disk file.
Supports terabyte-sized databases and gigabyte-sized strings and blobs. (See limits.html.)
Small code footprint: less than 400KiB fully configured or less than 250KiB with optional features omitted.
Faster than popular client/server database engines for most common operations.
Simple, easy to use API.
Written in ANSI-C. TCL bindings included. Bindings for dozens of other languages available separately.
Well-commented source code with 100% branch test coverage.
Available as a single ANSI-C source-code file that you can easily drop into another project.
Self-contained: no external dependencies.
Cross-platform: Unix (Linux, Mac OS-X, Android, iOS) and Windows (Win32, WinCE, WinRT) are supported out of the box. Easy to port to other systems.
Sources are in the public domain. Use for any purpose.
Comes with a standalone command-line interface (CLI) client that can be used to administer SQLite databases.