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DBMS > BaseX vs. BigObject vs. Realm

System Properties Comparison BaseX vs. BigObject vs. Realm

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NameBaseX  Xexclude from comparisonBigObject  Xexclude from comparisonRealm  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionLight-weight Native XML DBMS with support for XQuery 3.0 and interactive GUI.Analytic DBMS for real-time computations and queriesA DBMS built for use on mobile devices that’s a fast, easy to use alternative to SQLite and Core Data
Primary database modelNative XML DBMSRelational DBMS infoa hierachical model (tree) can be imposedDocument store
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Score1.99
Rank#144  Overall
#4  Native XML DBMS
Score0.19
Rank#356  Overall
#151  Relational DBMS
Score8.24
Rank#54  Overall
#10  Document stores
Websitebasex.orgbigobject.iorealm.io
Technical documentationdocs.basex.orgdocs.bigobject.iorealm.io/­docs
DeveloperBaseX GmbHBigObject, Inc.Realm, acquired by MongoDB in May 2019
Initial release200720152014
Current release10.4, December 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoBSD licensecommercial infofree community edition availableOpen Source
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJava
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
Linux infodistributed as a docker-image
OS X infodistributed as a docker-image (boot2docker)
Windows infodistributed as a docker-image (boot2docker)
Android
Backend: server-less
iOS
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateno infoXQuery supports typesyesyes
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.nono
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like DML and DDL statementsno
APIs and other access methodsJava API
RESTful HTTP API
RESTXQ
WebDAV
XML:DB
XQJ
fluentd
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languagesActionscript
C
C#
Haskell
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Lisp
Perl
PHP
Python
Qt
Rebol
Ruby
Scala
Visual Basic
.Net
Java infowith Android only
Objective-C
React Native
Swift
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesLuano inforuns within the applications so server-side scripts are unnecessary
Triggersyes infovia eventsnoyes infoChange Listeners
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnonenonenone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyes infoautomatically between fact table and dimension tablesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datamultiple readers, single writernoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes infoRead/write lock on objects (tables, trees)
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.yesyes infoIn-Memory realm
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers with fine-grained authorization concept on 4 levelsnoyes

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