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

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NameDerby infooften called Apache Derby, originally IBM Cloudscape; contained in the Java SDK as JavaDB  Xexclude from comparisonRealm  Xexclude from comparisonTimescaleDB  Xexclude from comparisonYugabyteDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionFull-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 PostgreSQLHigh-performance distributed SQL database for global, internet-scale applications. Wire compatible with PostgreSQL.
Primary database modelRelational DBMSDocument storeTime Series DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMSDocument store
Wide column store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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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
Score1.09
Rank#167  Overall
#83  Relational DBMS
Websitedb.apache.org/­derbyrealm.iowww.timescale.comwww.yugabyte.com
Technical documentationdb.apache.org/­derby/­manuals/­index.htmlrealm.io/­docsdocs.timescale.comdocs.yugabyte.com
github.com/­yugabyte/­yugabyte-db
DeveloperApache Software FoundationRealm, acquired by MongoDB in May 2019TimescaleYugabyte Inc.
Initial release1997201420172017
Current release10.15.2.0, March 20202.4, January 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache version 2Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJavaCC and C++
Server operating systemsAll OS with a Java VMAndroid
Backend: server-less
iOS
Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows
Linux
OS X
Data schemeyesyesyesdepending on used data model
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesnumerics, strings, booleans, arrays, JSON blobs, geospatial dimensions, currencies, binary data, other complex 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.yesnoyesno
Secondary indexesyesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesnoyes infofull PostgreSQL SQL syntaxyes, PostgreSQL compatible
APIs and other access methodsJDBCADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
YCQL, an SQL-based flexible-schema API with its roots in Cassandra Query Language
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
C
C#
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresJava 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 shellyes infosql, plpgsql, C
Triggersyesyes infoChange Listenersyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenoneyes, across time and space (hash partitioning) attributesHash and Range Sharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replicationnoneSource-replica replication with hot standby and reads on replicas infoBased on Raft distributed consensus protocol, minimum 3 replicas for continuous availability
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyStrong consistency on writes and tunable consistency on reads
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnoyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDACIDDistributed ACID with Serializable & Snapshot Isolation. Inspired by Google Spanner architecture.
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes infobased on RocksDB
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyes infoIn-Memory realmnono
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardyesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardyes
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Derby infooften called Apache Derby, originally IBM Cloudscape; contained in the Java SDK as JavaDBRealmTimescaleDBYugabyteDB
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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