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DBMS > GigaSpaces vs. IBM Cloudant vs. Realm vs. STSdb

System Properties Comparison GigaSpaces vs. IBM Cloudant vs. Realm vs. STSdb

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NameGigaSpaces  Xexclude from comparisonIBM Cloudant  Xexclude from comparisonRealm  Xexclude from comparisonSTSdb  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionHigh performance in-memory data grid platform, powering three products: Smart Cache, Smart ODS (Operational Data Store), Smart Augmented TransactionsDatabase as a Service offering based on Apache CouchDBA DBMS built for use on mobile devices that’s a fast, easy to use alternative to SQLite and Core DataKey-Value Store with special method for indexing infooptimized for high performance using a special indexing method
Primary database modelDocument store
Object oriented DBMS infoValues are user defined objects
Document storeDocument storeKey-value store
Secondary database modelsGraph DBMS
Search engine
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score0.64
Rank#214  Overall
#32  Document stores
#11  Object oriented DBMS
Score3.84
Rank#88  Overall
#15  Document stores
Score9.80
Rank#48  Overall
#7  Document stores
Score0.08
Rank#306  Overall
#45  Key-value stores
Websitewww.gigaspaces.comwww.ibm.com/­cloud/­cloudantrealm.iogithub.com/­STSSoft/­STSdb4
Technical documentationdocs.gigaspaces.com/­latest/­landing.htmlcloud.ibm.com/­docs/­Cloudantrealm.io/­docs
DeveloperGigaspaces TechnologiesIBM, Apache Software Foundation infoIBM acquired Cloudant in February 2014Realm, acquired by MongoDB in May 2019STS Soft SC
Initial release2000201020142011
Current release15.5, September 20204.0.8, September 2015
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2; Commercial licenses availablecommercialOpen SourceOpen Source infoGPLv2, commercial license available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesnono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJava, C++, .NetErlangC#
Server operating systemsLinux
macOS
Solaris
Windows
hostedAndroid
Backend: server-less
iOS
Windows
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesnoyesyes infoprimitive types and user defined types (classes)
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.no infoXML can be used for describing objects metadatanono
Secondary indexesyesyesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-99 for query and DML statementsnonono
APIs and other access methodsGigaSpaces LRMI
Hibernate
JCache
JDBC
JPA
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data
RESTful HTTP/JSON API.NET Client API
Supported programming languages.Net
C++
Java
Python
Scala
C#
Java
JavaScript
Objective-C
PHP
Ruby
.Net
Java infowith Android only
Objective-C
React Native
Swift
C#
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesView functions (Map-Reduce) in JavaScriptno inforuns within the applications so server-side scripts are unnecessaryno
Triggersyes, event driven architectureyesyes infoChange Listenersno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingnonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication infosynchronous or asynchronous
Source-replica replication infosynchronous or asynchronous
Multi-source replication
Source-replica replication
nonenone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes infoMap-Reduce pattern can be built with XAP task executorsyesnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency infoConsistency level configurable: ALL, QUORUM, ANYEventual ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynononono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDno infoatomic operations within a document possibleACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes infoOptimistic lockingyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes
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 controlRole-based access controlAccess rights for users can be defined per databaseyesno
More information provided by the system vendor
GigaSpacesIBM CloudantRealmSTSdb
Specific characteristicsGigaSpaces, the pioneer of In-Memory Computing , drives enterprise digital transformation...
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Now a part of MongoDB Data Platform , Realm Database is the fast, easy to use, and...
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Competitive advantages​ AI Driven Autonomous Operations – GigaSpaces’ unique AI driven technology simplifies...
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Realm ensures offline-first functionality, meaning apps run smoothly and deliver...
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Typical application scenariosApplication Acceleration, Smart Caching, BI Acceleration on Fresh Data, Digital Integration...
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Mobile Consumer Apps First-Line Worker Apps
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Key customersMorgan Stanley, Bank of America, Goldman Sachs, PriceRunner, Cerner, Societe Generale,...
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Cathay Pacific Royal Carribbean Cruise Lines Open Source Database powers apps built...
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Market metricsForrester has positioned GigaSpaces as a strong performer in The Forrester Wave™:...
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Used by 100,000+ developers 2 bn installs Currently used in 40k+ applications in...
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Licensing and pricing modelsGigaSpaces offers both open source and commercial editions with annual subscriptions....
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Realm database is licensed under the Apache License v2.0.
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