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DBMS > Firebase Realtime Database vs. ObjectBox vs. Realm

System Properties Comparison Firebase Realtime Database vs. ObjectBox vs. Realm

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NameFirebase Realtime Database  Xexclude from comparisonObjectBox  Xexclude from comparisonRealm  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionCloud-hosted realtime document store. iOS, Android, and JavaScript clients share one Realtime Database instance and automatically receive updates with the newest data.Extremely fast embedded database for small devices, IoT and MobileA DBMS built for use on mobile devices that’s a fast, easy to use alternative to SQLite and Core Data
Primary database modelDocument storeObject oriented DBMSDocument store
Secondary database modelsTime Series DBMS
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Score15.00
Rank#39  Overall
#6  Document stores
Score1.22
Rank#172  Overall
#5  Object oriented DBMS
Score7.71
Rank#52  Overall
#9  Document stores
Websitefirebase.google.com/­products/­realtime-databaseobjectbox.iorealm.io
Technical documentationfirebase.google.com/­docs/­databasedocs.objectbox.iorealm.io/­docs
DeveloperGoogle infoacquired by Google 2014ObjectBox LimitedRealm, acquired by MongoDB in May 2019
Initial release201220172014
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache License 2.0Open Source
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
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Implementation languageC and C++
Server operating systemshostedAndroid
iOS
Linux
macOS
Windows
Android
Backend: server-less
iOS
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesyes
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.nonono
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonono
APIs and other access methodsAndroid
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
Proprietary native API
Supported programming languagesJava
JavaScript
Objective-C
C
C++
Dart
Go
Java
JavaScript infoplanned (as of Jan 2019)
Kotlin
Python infoplanned (as of Jan 2019)
Swift
.Net
Java infowith Android only
Objective-C
React Native
Swift
Server-side scripts infoStored procedureslimited functionality with using 'rules'nono inforuns within the applications so server-side scripts are unnecessary
TriggersCallbacks are triggered when data changesnoyes infoChange Listeners
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesonline/offline synchronization between client and servernone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency infoif the client is offline
Immediate Consistency infoif the client is online
Immediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayesACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
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.noyes infoIn-Memory realm
User concepts infoAccess controlyes, based on authentication and database rulesyesyes
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