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System Properties Comparison ArangoDB vs. MongoDB vs. Quasardb vs. Realm vs. TimesTen

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NameArangoDB  Xexclude from comparisonMongoDB  Xexclude from comparisonQuasardb  Xexclude from comparisonRealm  Xexclude from comparisonTimesTen  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionNative multi-model DBMS for graph, document, key/value and search. All in one engine and accessible with one query language.One of the most popular document stores available both as a fully managed cloud service and for deployment on self-managed infrastructureDistributed, high-performance timeseries databaseA DBMS built for use on mobile devices that’s a fast, easy to use alternative to SQLite and Core DataIn-Memory RDBMS compatible to Oracle
Primary database modelDocument store
Graph DBMS
Key-value store
Search engine
Document storeTime Series DBMSDocument storeRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsSearch engine infointegrated Lucene index, currently in MongoDB Atlas only.
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score4.94
Rank#65  Overall
#11  Document stores
#3  Graph DBMS
#11  Key-value stores
#7  Search engines
Score437.61
Rank#5  Overall
#1  Document stores
Score0.09
Rank#283  Overall
#23  Time Series DBMS
Score9.47
Rank#44  Overall
#8  Document stores
Score2.16
Rank#109  Overall
#52  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.arangodb.comwww.mongodb.comwww.quasardb.netrealm.iowww.oracle.com/­database/­technologies/­related/­timesten.html
Technical documentationwww.arangodb.com/­docs/­stabledocs.mongodb.com/­manualdoc.quasardb.netrealm.io/­docsdocs.oracle.com/­database/­timesten-18.1
DeveloperArangoDB Inc.MongoDB, IncquasardbRealm, acquired by MongoDB in May 2019Oracle, TimesTen Performance Software, HP infooriginally founded in HP Labs it was acquired by Oracle in 2005
Initial release20122009200920141998
Current release3.6, January 20204.2.5, March 20203.1, January 201911 Release 2 (11.2.2.8.0)
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2; Commercial license (Enterprise) availableOpen Source infoMongoDB Inc.'s Server Side Public License v1. Prior versions were published under GNU AGPL v3.0. Commercial licenses are also available.commercial infoFree community edition, Non-profit organizations and non-commercial usage are eligible for free licensesOpen Sourcecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono infoMongoDB available as DBaaS (MongoDB Atlas)nonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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ArangoDB Oasis –The Managed Cloud Service of ArangoDB. Oasis provides fully managed, and monitored cluster deployments of any size, with enterprise-grade security. Get started for free and continue for as little as $0,21/hour.MongoDB Atlas: Deploy a fully managed cloud database on-demand and ready for use in minutes. Available on AWS, Azure, and GCP.
Implementation languageC++C++C++
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
BSD
Linux
OS X
Windows
Android
Backend: server-less
iOS
Windows
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris SPARC/x86
Windows
Data schemeschema-free infoautomatically recognizes schema within a collectionschema-free infoAlthough schema-free, documents of the same collection often follow the same structure. Optionally impose all or part of a schema by defining a JSON schema.schema-freeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes infostring, double, boolean, list, hashyes infostring, integer, double, decimal, boolean, date, object_id, geospatialyes infointeger and binaryyesyes
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 infowith tagsyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoRead-only SQL queries via the MongoDB Connector for BISQL-like query languagenoyes
APIs and other access methodsAQL
Foxx Framework
Graph API (Gremlin)
GraphQL query language
HTTP API
Java & SpringData
JSON style queries
VelocyPack/VelocyStream
proprietary protocol using JSONHTTP APIJDBC
ODBC
ODP.NET
Oracle Call Interface (OCI)
Supported programming languagesC#
C++
Clojure
Elixir
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
R
Rust
Actionscript infoinofficial driver
C
C#
C++
Clojure infoinofficial driver
ColdFusion infoinofficial driver
D infoinofficial driver
Dart infoinofficial driver
Delphi infoinofficial driver
Erlang
Go
Groovy infoinofficial driver
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Lisp infoinofficial driver
Lua infoinofficial driver
MatLab infoinofficial driver
Perl
PHP
PowerShell infoinofficial driver
Prolog infoinofficial driver
Python
R infoinofficial driver
Ruby
Scala
Smalltalk infoinofficial driver
.Net
C
C#
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
R
.Net
Java infowith Android only
Objective-C
React Native
Swift
C
C++
Java
PL/SQL
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresJavaScriptJavaScriptnono inforuns within the applications so server-side scripts are unnecessaryPL/SQL
Triggersnoyes infoin MongoDB Atlas onlynoyes infoChange Listenersno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infosince version 2.0Sharding infopartitioned by hashed, ranged, or zoned sharding keysSharding infoconsistent hashingnonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-slave replication with configurable replication factorMaster-slave replicationMaster-slave replication with selectable replication factornoneMaster-master replication
Master-slave replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsno infocan be done with stored procedures in JavaScriptyeswith Hadoop integrationnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency infoconfigurable per collection or per write
Immediate Consistency
OneShard (highly available, fault-tolerant deployment mode with ACID semantics)
Eventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be individually decided for each write operation
Immediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on configuration
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes inforelationships in graphsno infotypically not used, however similar functionality with DBRef possiblenonoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDMulti-document ACID Transactions with snapshot isolationACIDACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes infooptionalyes infoby using LevelDByesyes infoby means of logfiles and checkpoints
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes infoIn-memory storage engine introduced with MongoDB version 3.2yes infoTransient modeyes infoIn-Memory realmyes
User concepts infoAccess controlyesAccess rights for users and rolesCryptographically strong user authentication and audit trailyesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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Specific characteristicsOne Engine. One Query Language. Multiple Data Models. ArangoDB is an open source...
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MongoDB is the leading modern, general purpose data platform, designed to unleash...
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High-performance , high-speed, fully integrated timeseries database Seamlessly combines...
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Now a part of MongoDB Data Platform , Realm Database is the fast, easy to use, and...
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The world's first commercial In-Memory Relational Database offering (launched in...
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Competitive advantagesConsolidation: As a native multi-model database, can be used as a full blown document...
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The MongoDB Data Platform can be used by developers building OLTP and analytical...
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High performance in a cost-effective small package Real-time results for even large...
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Realm ensures offline-first functionality, meaning apps run smoothly and deliver...
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TimesTen offers many advantages over competing products: Mature product with nearly...
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Typical application scenariosNative multi-model in ArangoDB is being used for a broad range of projects across...
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Internet of Things and Time Series (Bosch, Jaguar Land Rover) Mobile (The Weather...
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Tick database Predictive maintenance Pre-deal checks Large scale monitoring
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Mobile Consumer Apps First-Line Worker Apps
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TimesTen can be used in a wide range of application areas. Some examples include:...
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Key customersCisco, Barclays, Refinitive, Siemens Mentor, Kabbage, Liaison, Douglas, MakeMyTrip,...
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ADP, Adobe, Amadeus, AstraZeneca, Auto Trader, Barclays, BBVA, Bosch, Cisco, CERN,...
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Large EU investment banks US based hedge funds Orolia Tellmeplus
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Cathay Pacific Royal Carribbean Cruise Lines Open Source Database powers apps built...
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Some of our key customers include Ericsson , Telcordia , China Mobile, China Telecom,...
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Market metricsArangoDB is the leading native multi-model database with over 9000 stargazers on...
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70 million downloads (growing at more than 30 thousand downloads per day). 15,000+...
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Has been running in very demanding production environments since 2013 Rapid adoption...
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Used by 100,000+ developers 2 bn installs Currently used in 40k+ applications in...
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TimesTen is used by thousands of customers in tens of thousands of deployments worldwide...
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Licensing and pricing modelsVery permissive Apache 2 License for Community Edition & commercial licenses are...
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MongoDB database server: Server-Side Public License (SSPL) . Commercial licenses...
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Community edition limited to 2 nodes and 16 GiB of storage per node available for...
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Realm database is licensed under the Apache License v2.0.
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Standard Oracle licence models ; end user and ISV/OEM licence terms available.
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