Simon Willison’s Weblog


stanchion (via) Dan Gallagher’s new (under-development) SQLite extension that adds column-oriented tables to SQLite, using a virtual table implemented in Zig that stores records in row groups, where each row group has multiple segments (one for each column) and those segments are stored as SQLite BLOBs.

I’m surprised that this is possible using the virtual table mechanism. It has the potential to bring some of the analytical querying performance we’ve seen in engines like DuckDB to SQLite itself.