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System Properties Comparison BigObject vs. GigaSpaces vs. Realm

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NameBigObject  Xexclude from comparisonGigaSpaces  Xexclude from comparisonRealm  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionAnalytic DBMS for real-time computations and queriesHigh performance in-memory data grid platform, powering three products: Smart Cache, Smart ODS (Operational Data Store), Smart Augmented TransactionsA DBMS built for use on mobile devices that’s a fast, easy to use alternative to SQLite and Core Data
Primary database modelRelational DBMS infoa hierachical model (tree) can be imposedDocument store
Object oriented DBMS infoValues are user defined objects
Document store
Secondary database modelsGraph DBMS
Search engine
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score0.20
Rank#331  Overall
#144  Relational DBMS
Score1.24
Rank#185  Overall
#32  Document stores
#7  Object oriented DBMS
Score8.34
Rank#53  Overall
#10  Document stores
Websitebigobject.iowww.gigaspaces.comrealm.io
Technical documentationdocs.bigobject.iodocs.gigaspaces.com/­latest/­landing.htmlrealm.io/­docs
DeveloperBigObject, Inc.Gigaspaces TechnologiesRealm, acquired by MongoDB in May 2019
Initial release201520002014
Current release15.5, September 2020
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infofree community edition availableOpen Source infoApache Version 2; Commercial licenses availableOpen Source
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJava, C++, .Net
Server operating systemsLinux infodistributed as a docker-image
OS X infodistributed as a docker-image (boot2docker)
Windows infodistributed as a docker-image (boot2docker)
Linux
macOS
Solaris
Windows
Android
Backend: server-less
iOS
Windows
Data schemeyesschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes
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 infoXML can be used for describing objects metadatano
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like DML and DDL statementsSQL-99 for query and DML statementsno
APIs and other access methodsfluentd
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
GigaSpaces LRMI
Hibernate
JCache
JDBC
JPA
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data
Supported programming languages.Net
C++
Java
Python
Scala
.Net
Java infowith Android only
Objective-C
React Native
Swift
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresLuayesno inforuns within the applications so server-side scripts are unnecessary
Triggersnoyes, event driven architectureyes infoChange Listeners
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneMulti-source replication infosynchronous or asynchronous
Source-replica replication infosynchronous or asynchronous
none
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyes infoMap-Reduce pattern can be built with XAP task executorsno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneImmediate Consistency infoConsistency level configurable: ALL, QUORUM, ANYImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes infoautomatically between fact table and dimension tablesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infoRead/write lock on objects (tables, trees)yes
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.yesyesyes infoIn-Memory realm
User concepts infoAccess controlnoRole-based access controlyes

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