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DBMS > BaseX vs. HarperDB vs. ObjectBox

System Properties Comparison BaseX vs. HarperDB vs. ObjectBox

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NameBaseX  Xexclude from comparisonHarperDB  Xexclude from comparisonObjectBox  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionLight-weight Native XML DBMS with support for XQuery 3.0 and interactive GUI.A distributed database focused on speed and ease of use. It has an intuitive REST API, and supports NoSQL and SQL including joins. HarperDB leverages standard interfaces, and users can be up and running in minutes.Extremely fast embedded database for small devices, IoT and Mobile
Primary database modelNative XML DBMSDocument storeObject oriented DBMS
Secondary database modelsTime Series DBMS
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Score1.75
Rank#133  Overall
#4  Native XML DBMS
Score0.74
Rank#203  Overall
#31  Document stores
Score0.92
Rank#182  Overall
#9  Object oriented DBMS
Websitebasex.orgharperdb.ioobjectbox.io
Technical documentationdocs.basex.orgharperdb.io/­developers/­documentation/­overviewdocs.objectbox.io
DeveloperBaseX GmbHHarperDBObjectBox Limited
Initial release200720172017
Current release9.6.3, October 20213.1, August 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoBSD licensecommercial infofree community edition availableOpen Source infoApache License 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJavaNode.jsC and C++
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
Linux
OS X
Android
iOS
Linux
macOS
Windows
Data schemeschema-freedynamic schemayes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateno infoXQuery supports typesyes infoJSON data typesyes
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 data manipulation statementsno
APIs and other access methodsJava API
RESTful HTTP API
RESTXQ
WebDAV
XML:DB
XQJ
JDBC
ODBC
React Hooks
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
WebSocket
Proprietary native API
Supported programming languagesActionscript
C
C#
Haskell
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Lisp
Perl
PHP
Python
Qt
Rebol
Ruby
Scala
Visual Basic
.Net
C
C#
C++
ColdFusion
D
Dart
Delphi
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
MatLab
Objective C
Perl
PHP
PowerShell
Prolog
Python
R
Ruby
Rust
Scala
Swift
C
C++
Dart
Go
Java
JavaScript infoplanned (as of Jan 2019)
Kotlin
Python infoplanned (as of Jan 2019)
Swift
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesCustom Functions infosince release 3.1no
Triggersyes infovia eventsnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneA table resides as a whole on one (or more) nodes in a clusternone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneyes infothe nodes on which a table resides can be definedonline/offline synchronization between client and server
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datamultiple readers, single writerAtomic execution of specific operationsACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes, using LMDByes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesno
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers with fine-grained authorization concept on 4 levelsAccess rights for users and rolesyes
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BaseXHarperDBObjectBox
Specific characteristicsHarperDB is the first distributed database with hybrid SQL & NoSQL functionality...
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Competitive advantagesBy combining the functionality of the best SQL, NoSQL, and NewSQL products on the...
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Typical application scenariosUse cases where HarperDB is a better fit than other solutions include: Rapid app...
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Key customersA few highlighted customers include: US Army, US Airforce, Chelan PUD, TATA, & Lumen....
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Market metrics6,800 + npm downloads 1,600 + on Docker Hub 2,600 + cloud & local signups
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Licensing and pricing modelsHarperDB follows a freemium/premium model . A database is only as powerful as it...
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