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Create a SQLite REST API with DreamFactory

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DreamFactory's SQLite connector allows developers and database administrators can instantaneously generate a full featured, fully documented, and secure REST API. Exposing more than 30 endpoints, developers can immediately begin carrying out all of the usual CRUD (create - retrieve - update - delete) operations, and can even inspect and interact with the schema.

Create SQLite API
Figure 1. SQLite is one of 19 supported databases

What is SQLite?

SQLite is a relational database management system (RDBMS) that calls itself "the most used database engine in the world." There are an estimated 1 trillion SQLite databases in use today. SQLite is an open-source, lightweight, self-contained, and serverless SQL database solution.

Why is SQLite REST API Useful?

Copies of the SQLite platform are found on every iPhone and Android device, Windows and Mac computers, the Google Chrome and Firefox web browsers, and countless other use cases. Building a SQLite REST API is crucial in order to gain access to the data found in these ubiquitous databases.

DreamFactory for SQLite REST APIs

Rather than creating a custom REST API for SQLite from scratch, more and more businesses are choosing a dedicated API management platform like DreamFactory.

Stored Procedure Support

Beyond CRUD capabilities, SQLite administrators will appreciate DreamFactory's support for executing stored procedures and functions. This feature allows your team to reuse existing database logic rather than implement it anew.

Role-based Access Controls

DreamFactory users can define highly specific role-based access controls (RBAC) capable of limiting access to specific tables or stored procedures, and even determining what actions a client can take (GET, POST, PUT, PATCH, DELETE). It's also possible to define row-based limits, further restricting client access.

Multiple Databases, One API Response

Another popular DreamFactory feature used in conjunction with SQLite APIs is Data Mesh. Data Mesh allows you to create virtual relationships between SQLite and other databases such as Oracle or Microsoft SQL Server, even when these databases reside in different clouds. To learn more about data mesh, DreamFactory Academy offers a detailed video titled "Merging Multiple Database API Calls with Data Mesh". We've also recently published a blog post titled Easier Data Marts with Data Mesh.

Real Time Analytics

Because performance and analytics are crucial to modern devops, your SQLite API performance and behavior can be closely monitored through DreamFactory's Elastic Stack integration. Kibana dashboards provide up-to-the-second insights into API key usage, HTTP response codes, data consumption, and much more.


So how easy is it to generate a SQLite-backed API using DreamFactory? With a set of database credentials in hand, you can complete the entire process in less than 5 minutes. Check out Chapter 3 of our "Getting Started with DreamFactory" guide to learn how to generate the API, apply role-based access controls, generate an API key, and begin querying your API in no time.

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If you'd like to build powerful API-driven applications, get in touch, or start a hosted trial today! We can quickly set you up with a hosted or on-premise trial so you can experience the power of the DreamFactory Platform.

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