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This page lists several well-known companies and open-source projects that are using SQLite. All of the references here are gathered from public information sources. The display of corporate and project logos is to facilitate recognition of those corporations and projects and does not imply any endorsement of SQLite by the owners of the logos. These users are shown in alphabetical order.

adobe.gif Adobe uses SQLite as the application file format for their Lightroom product. This is publically acknowledged on the Lightroom/About_Lightroom menu popup. Adobe has also announced that their Apollo project will include SQLite.

apple.gif Apple uses SQLite for many functions within Mac OS X, including Apple Mail and in Aperture. It is also used in the Safari browser and in the iPhone and the iPod touch.

avira.gif Avira uses SQLite for various logs in its Antivir security suite since version 7 in december 2006.

firefox.gif The Firefox Web Browser from Mozilla has recently been updated to use SQLite to store all kinds of history information. SQLite is replacing Mork.

ge.gif We believe that General Electric uses SQLite in some product or another because they twice wrote the to SQLite developers requesting the US Export Control Number for SQLite. So presumably GE is using SQLite in something that they are exporting. But nobody (outside of GE) seems to know what that might be.

google.gif Google recently revealed that they are using SQLite in their Desktop for Mac. Additionally, Google Gears, which allows web applications to work offline, uses SQLite for the offline data storage. SQLite is also bundled in the Android SDK.

mcaffee.gif McAfee appears to use SQLite in its antivirus programs. Mentioned here and implied here

microsoft.gif It can inferred from traffic on the SQLite mailing list that at least one group within Microsoft is using SQLite in the development of a game program. No word yet if this game has actually been released or if they are still using SQLite.

monotone.gif The Monotone configuration management system stores an entire project history in an SQLite database. Each file is a separate BLOB.

250px-Novell.svg.png Novell use SQLite to store data for its Privileged User Manager product. The product is a centralized-administration, multi-platform application for controlling privileged user access to servers. For those familiar with 'sudo' it is a way to do the same thing but with significantly better control and reporting. SQLite replication of multiple gigabytes of data is used to provide high availability of data at multiple, geographically separate locations.

philips.gif It is reported that Philips MP3 Players use SQLite to store metadata about the music they hold. Apparently, if you plug a Philips MP3 player into your USB port, you can see the SQLite database file there in plain sight.

php.gif The popular PHP programming language comes with both SQLite2 and SQLite3 built in.

python.gif SQLite comes bundled with the Python programming language since Python 2.5.

realbasic.gif The REALbasic programming environment comes bundled with an enhanced version of SQLite that supports AES encryption.

skype.gif There are multiple sightings of SQLite in the Skype client for MacOSX and Windows.

sunmicro.gif Solaris 10 uses SQLite as the storage format for its Service Management Facility. Thus, Sun as essentially replaced the traditional unix /etc/inittab file with an SQLite database.

symbian.gif SQLite is an integral part of Symbian's operating system commonly found on high-end cellphones.

toshiba.gif A representative of Toshiba wrote to the SQLite developers and requested the US Export Control Number for SQLite. We infer from this that Toshiba is exporting something from the US that uses SQLite, but we do not know what that something is.


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