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System Properties Comparison Derby vs. ObjectBox vs. SpatiaLite

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NameDerby infooften called Apache Derby, originally IBM Cloudscape; contained in the Java SDK as JavaDB  Xexclude from comparisonObjectBox  Xexclude from comparisonSpatiaLite  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionFull-featured RDBMS with a small footprint, either embedded into a Java application or used as a database server.Lightweight, fast on-device database for IoT, Mobile and Embedded devices, persisting and synchronising objects and vectorsSpatial extension of SQLite
Primary database modelRelational DBMSObject oriented DBMS
Vector DBMS
Spatial DBMS
Secondary database modelsTime Series DBMSRelational DBMS
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Score4.60
Rank#70  Overall
#38  Relational DBMS
Score1.29
Rank#166  Overall
#5  Object oriented DBMS
#7  Vector DBMS
Score1.63
Rank#146  Overall
#3  Spatial DBMS
Websitedb.apache.org/­derbygithub.com/­objectbox
objectbox.io
www.gaia-gis.it/­fossil/­libspatialite/­index
Technical documentationdb.apache.org/­derby/­manuals/­index.htmldocs.objectbox.iowww.gaia-gis.it/­gaia-sins/­spatialite_topics.html
DeveloperApache Software FoundationObjectBox LimitedAlessandro Furieri
Initial release199720172008
Current release10.17.1.0, November 20234.0 (May 2024)5.0.0, August 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache version 2Bindings are released under Apache 2.0 infoApache License 2.0Open Source infoMPL 1.1, GPL v2.0 or LGPL v2.1
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJavaC and C++C++
Server operating systemsAll OS with a Java VMAndroid
Any POSIX system
Docker
iOS
Linux
macOS
QNX
Windows
server-less
Data schemeyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes, plus "flex" map-like 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.yesnono
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesnoyes
APIs and other access methodsJDBCProprietary native API
Supported programming languagesJavaC
C++
Dart (Flutter)
Go
Java
Kotlin
Python
Swift
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresJava Stored Proceduresnono
Triggersyesnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replicationData sync between devices allowing occasional connected databases to work completely offlinenone
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 integrityyesyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
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
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardyesno
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Derby infooften called Apache Derby, originally IBM Cloudscape; contained in the Java SDK as JavaDBObjectBoxSpatiaLite
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