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System Properties Comparison GridDB vs. Kingbase vs. Realm vs. SwayDB

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NameGridDB  Xexclude from comparisonKingbase  Xexclude from comparisonRealm  Xexclude from comparisonSwayDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionScalable in-memory time series database optimized for IoT and Big DataAn enterprise-class RDBMS compatible with PostgreSQL and Oracle and widely used in China.A DBMS built for use on mobile devices that’s a fast, easy to use alternative to SQLite and Core DataAn embeddable, non-blocking, type-safe key-value store for single or multiple disks and in-memory storage
Primary database modelTime Series DBMSRelational DBMSDocument storeKey-value store
Secondary database modelsKey-value store
Relational DBMS
Document store
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score1.23
Rank#159  Overall
#11  Time Series DBMS
Score0.37
Rank#260  Overall
#121  Relational DBMS
Score9.89
Rank#49  Overall
#8  Document stores
Score0.02
Rank#341  Overall
#52  Key-value stores
Websitegriddb.netwww.kingbase.com.cnrealm.ioswaydb.io
Technical documentationdocs.griddb.netbbs.kingbase.com.cn/­chess_wenku-index.htmlrealm.io/­docs
DeveloperToshiba CorporationBeiJing KINGBASE Information technologies inc.Realm, acquired by MongoDB in May 2019Simer Plaha
Initial release2013199920142018
Current release4.6, February 2021V8.0, August 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoAGPL version 3 and Apache License, version 2.0 , commercial license (standard and advanced editions) also availablecommercialOpen SourceOpen Source infoGNU Affero GPL V3.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageC++C and JavaScala
Server operating systemsLinuxLinux
Windows
Android
Backend: server-less
iOS
Windows
Data schemeyesyesyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes infonumerical, string, blob, geometry, boolean, timestampyesyesno
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.noyesnono
Secondary indexesyesyesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL92, SQL-like TQL (Toshiba Query Language)Standard with numerous extensionsnono
APIs and other access methodsProprietary protocolADO.NET
gokb
JDBC
kdbndp
ODBC
PDI
PDO
Pro*C
psycopg2
QT
Supported programming languagesC
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
.Net
C
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
.Net
Java infowith Android only
Objective-C
React Native
Swift
Java
Kotlin
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnouser defined functionsno inforuns within the applications so server-side scripts are unnecessaryno
Triggersyesyesyes infoChange Listenersno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardinghorizontal partitioning (by range, list and hash) and vertical partitioningnonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replicationyesnonenone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsConnector for using GridDB as an input source and output destination for Hadoop MapReduce jobsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate consistency within container, eventual consistency across containersImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACID at container levelACIDACIDAtomic execution of operations
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
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.yesyes infoIn-Memory realmyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users can be defined per databasefine grained access rights according to SQL-standardyesno
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Specific characteristicsGridDB is a highly scalable, in-memory time series database optimized for IoT and...
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An enterprise-class RDBMS compatible with PostgreSQL and Oracle. It has the following...
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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 advantages1. Optimized for IoT Equipped with Toshiba's proprietary key-container data model...
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Complete database management platform with Integrated Development Environment Tool,...
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Realm ensures offline-first functionality, meaning apps run smoothly and deliver...
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Typical application scenariosFactory IoT, Automative Industry, Energy, BEMS, Smart Community, Monitoring system.
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New applications for transactional and mixed workloads that need to integrate with...
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Mobile Consumer Apps First-Line Worker Apps
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Key customersDenso International [see use case ] An Electric Power company [see use case ] Ishinomaki...
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The main customers are: China National Petroleum Corporation China Petrochemical...
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Cathay Pacific Royal Carribbean Cruise Lines Open Source Database powers apps built...
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Market metricsGitHub trending repository
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At present, the main market is in China, but expansion to the international market...
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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 modelsOpen Source license (AGPL v3 & Apache v2) Commercial license (subscription)
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Business license. Various sales modes: for example, sales by set, sales by CPU quantity,...
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Realm database is licensed under the Apache License v2.0.
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