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System Properties Comparison BigObject vs. Derby vs. Realm vs. TimescaleDB

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NameBigObject  Xexclude from comparisonDerby infooften called Apache Derby, originally IBM Cloudscape; contained in the Java SDK as JavaDB  Xexclude from comparisonRealm  Xexclude from comparisonTimescaleDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionAnalytic DBMS for real-time computations and queriesFull-featured RDBMS with a small footprint, either embedded into a Java application or used as a database server.A DBMS built for use on mobile devices that’s a fast, easy to use alternative to SQLite and Core DataA time series DBMS optimized for fast ingest and complex queries, based on PostgreSQL
Primary database modelRelational DBMS infoa hierachical model (tree) can be imposedRelational DBMSDocument storeTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score0.09
Rank#315  Overall
#136  Relational DBMS
Score5.11
Rank#69  Overall
#38  Relational DBMS
Score9.68
Rank#46  Overall
#7  Document stores
Score3.24
Rank#93  Overall
#5  Time Series DBMS
Websitebigobject.iodb.apache.org/­derbyrealm.iowww.timescale.com
Technical documentationdocs.bigobject.iodb.apache.org/­derby/­manuals/­index.htmlrealm.io/­docsdocs.timescale.com
DeveloperBigObject, Inc.Apache Software FoundationRealm, acquired by MongoDB in May 2019Timescale
Initial release2015199720142017
Current release10.15.2.0, March 2020
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infofree community edition availableOpen Source infoApache version 2Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageJavaC
Server operating systemsLinux infodistributed as a docker-image
OS X infodistributed as a docker-image (boot2docker)
Windows infodistributed as a docker-image (boot2docker)
All OS with a Java VMAndroid
Backend: server-less
iOS
Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeyesyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesnumerics, strings, booleans, arrays, JSON blobs, geospatial dimensions, currencies, binary data, other complex data types
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.noyesnoyes
Secondary indexesyesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like DML and DDL statementsyesnoyes infofull PostgreSQL SQL syntax
APIs and other access methodsfluentd
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
JDBCADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
Supported programming languagesJava.Net
Java infowith Android only
Objective-C
React Native
Swift
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java infoJDBC
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresLuaJava Stored Proceduresno inforuns within the applications so server-side scripts are unnecessaryuser defined functions, PL/pgSQL, PL/Tcl, PL/Perl, PL/Python, PL/Java, PL/PHP, PL/R, PL/Ruby, PL/Scheme, PL/Unix shell
Triggersnoyesyes infoChange Listenersyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenonenoneyes, across time and space (hash partitioning) attributes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneSource-replica replicationnoneSource-replica replication with hot standby and reads on replicas info
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes infoautomatically between fact table and dimension tablesyesnoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACIDACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infoRead/write lock on objects (tables, trees)yesyes
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.yesyesyes infoIn-Memory realmno
User concepts infoAccess controlnofine grained access rights according to SQL-standardyesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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BigObjectDerby infooften called Apache Derby, originally IBM Cloudscape; contained in the Java SDK as JavaDBRealmTimescaleDB
Specific characteristicsNow a part of MongoDB Data Platform , Realm Database is the fast, easy to use, and...
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Timescale is the creator of TimescaleDB , the first open-source relational database...
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Competitive advantagesRealm ensures offline-first functionality, meaning apps run smoothly and deliver...
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TimescaleDB is purpose-built to scale and handle time-series data workloads and is...
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Typical application scenariosMobile Consumer Apps First-Line Worker Apps
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DevOps and Infrastructure Monitoring All monitoring data is time-series data. Efficiently...
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Key customersCathay Pacific Royal Carribbean Cruise Lines Open Source Database powers apps built...
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TransferWise, Maersk, AppDynamics, Walmart, Comcast, LaunchDarkly, IBM, NOV, Cisco,...
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Market metricsUsed by 100,000+ developers 2 bn installs Currently used in 40k+ applications in...
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With over 9,000 GitHub stars and growing, 600,000 active databases, and an active...
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Licensing and pricing modelsRealm database is licensed under the Apache License v2.0.
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TimescaleDB comes in 3 versions, including fully managed Cloud-hosted solutions*,...
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