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System Properties Comparison Apache IoTDB vs. H2 vs. ObjectBox

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NameApache IoTDB  Xexclude from comparisonH2  Xexclude from comparisonObjectBox  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionAn IoT native database with high performance for data management and analysis, deployable on the edge and the cloud and integrated with Hadoop, Spark and FlinkFull-featured RDBMS with a small footprint, either embedded into a Java application or used as a database server.Extremely fast embedded database for small devices, IoT and Mobile
Primary database modelTime Series DBMSRelational DBMSObject oriented DBMS
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMSTime Series DBMS
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Score1.19
Rank#183  Overall
#15  Time Series DBMS
Score8.14
Rank#50  Overall
#32  Relational DBMS
Score1.42
Rank#169  Overall
#5  Object oriented DBMS
Websiteiotdb.apache.orgwww.h2database.comobjectbox.io
Technical documentationiotdb.apache.org/­UserGuide/­Master/­QuickStart/­QuickStart.htmlwww.h2database.com/­html/­main.htmldocs.objectbox.io
DeveloperApache Software FoundationThomas MuellerObjectBox Limited
Initial release201820052017
Current release1.1.0, April 20232.2.220, July 2023
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2.0Open Source infodual-licence (Mozilla public license, Eclipse public license)Open Source infoApache License 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJavaJavaC and C++
Server operating systemsAll OS with a Java VM (>= 1.8)All OS with a Java VMAndroid
iOS
Linux
macOS
Windows
Data schemeyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes
XML support infoSome form of processing data in XML format, e.g. support for XML data structures, and/or support for XPath, XQuery or XSLT.nonono
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query languageyesno
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
Native API
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary native API
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Go
Java
Python
Scala
JavaC
C++
Dart
Go
Java
JavaScript infoplanned (as of Jan 2019)
Kotlin
Python infoplanned (as of Jan 2019)
Swift
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesJava Stored Procedures and User-Defined Functionsno
Triggersyesyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeshorizontal partitioning (by time range) + vertical partitioning (by deviceId)nonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication methods; using Raft/IoTConsensus algorithm to ensure strong/eventual data consistency among multiple replicasWith clustering: 2 database servers on different computers operate on identical copies of a databaseonline/offline synchronization between client and server
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsIntegration with Hadoop and Sparknono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Strong Consistency with Raft
Immediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes, multi-version concurrency control (MVCC)yes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlyesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardyes
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