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System Properties Comparison BigObject vs. PostGIS vs. Realm

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NameBigObject  Xexclude from comparisonPostGIS  Xexclude from comparisonRealm  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionAnalytic DBMS for real-time computations and queriesSpatial extension of PostgreSQLA 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 imposedSpatial DBMSDocument store
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score0.19
Rank#356  Overall
#151  Relational DBMS
Score29.81
Rank#28  Overall
#1  Spatial DBMS
Score8.24
Rank#54  Overall
#10  Document stores
Websitebigobject.iopostgis.netrealm.io
Technical documentationdocs.bigobject.iopostgis.net/­documentationrealm.io/­docs
DeveloperBigObject, Inc.Realm, acquired by MongoDB in May 2019
Initial release201520052014
Current release3.3.2, November 2022
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infofree community edition availableOpen Source infoGPL v2.0Open Source
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC
Server operating systemsLinux 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 schemeyesyesyes
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.noyesno
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like DML and DDL statementsyesno
APIs and other access methodsfluentd
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languages.Net
Java infowith Android only
Objective-C
React Native
Swift
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresLuauser defined functionsno inforuns within the applications so server-side scripts are unnecessary
Triggersnoyesyes infoChange Listeners
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneyes infobased on PostgreSQLnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneyes infobased on PostgreSQLnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes infoautomatically between fact table and dimension tablesyesno
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.yesnoyes infoIn-Memory realm
User concepts infoAccess controlnoyes infobased on PostgreSQLyes

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