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System Properties Comparison Apache Phoenix vs. Postgres-XL vs. Realm vs. Transbase

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NameApache Phoenix  Xexclude from comparisonPostgres-XL  Xexclude from comparisonRealm  Xexclude from comparisonTransbase  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA scale-out RDBMS with evolutionary schema built on Apache HBaseBased on PostgreSQL enhanced with MPP and write-scale-out cluster featuresA DBMS built for use on mobile devices that’s a fast, easy to use alternative to SQLite and Core DataA resource-optimized, high-performance, universally applicable RDBMS
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSDocument storeRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score3.01
Rank#103  Overall
#52  Relational DBMS
Score0.70
Rank#206  Overall
#97  Relational DBMS
Score9.89
Rank#49  Overall
#8  Document stores
Score0.07
Rank#325  Overall
#147  Relational DBMS
Websitephoenix.apache.orgwww.postgres-xl.orgrealm.iowww.transaction.de/­en/­products/­transbase.html
Technical documentationphoenix.apache.orgwww.postgres-xl.org/­documentationrealm.io/­docswww.transaction.de/­en/­products/­transbase/­features.html
DeveloperApache Software FoundationRealm, acquired by MongoDB in May 2019Transaction Software GmbH
Initial release20142014 infosince 2012, originally named StormDB20141987
Current release5.0-HBase2, July 2018 and 4.15-HBase1, December 201910 R1, October 2018Transbase 8.4, September 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2.0Open Source infoMozilla public licenseOpen Sourcecommercial infofree development license
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageJavaCC and C++
Server operating systemsLinux
Unix
Windows
Linux
macOS
Android
Backend: server-less
iOS
Windows
FreeBSD
Linux
macOS
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyes infolate-bound, schema-on-read capabilitiesyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesyes
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.noyes infoXML type, but no XML query functionalitynono
Secondary indexesyesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesyes infodistributed, parallel query executionnoyes
APIs and other access methodsJDBCADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary native API
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Go
Groovy
Java
PHP
Python
Scala
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Erlang
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Tcl
.Net
Java infowith Android only
Objective-C
React Native
Swift
C
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript
Kotlin
Objective-C
PHP
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsuser defined functionsno inforuns within the applications so server-side scripts are unnecessaryyes
Triggersnoyesyes infoChange Listenersyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardinghorizontal partitioningnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
noneSource-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsHadoop integrationnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency or Eventual ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesnoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACID infoMVCCACIDyes
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesnoyes infoIn-Memory realmno
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess Control Lists (using HBase ACL) for RBAC, integration with Apache Ranger for RBAC & ABAC, multi-tenancyfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardyesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
More information provided by the system vendor
Apache PhoenixPostgres-XLRealmTransbase
Specific characteristicsNow a part of MongoDB Data Platform , Realm Database is the fast, easy to use, and...
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Competitive advantagesRealm ensures offline-first functionality, meaning apps run smoothly and deliver...
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Typical application scenariosMobile Consumer Apps First-Line Worker Apps
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Key customersCathay Pacific Royal Carribbean Cruise Lines Open Source Database powers apps built...
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Market metricsUsed by 100,000+ developers 2 bn installs Currently used in 40k+ applications in...
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Licensing and pricing modelsRealm database is licensed under the Apache License v2.0.
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