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DBMS > GridDB vs. Microsoft Azure Cosmos DB vs. Realm vs. SpaceTime

System Properties Comparison GridDB vs. Microsoft Azure Cosmos DB vs. Realm vs. SpaceTime

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NameGridDB  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure Cosmos DB infoformer name was Azure DocumentDB  Xexclude from comparisonRealm  Xexclude from comparisonSpaceTime  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionScalable in-memory time series database optimized for IoT and Big DataGlobally distributed, horizontally scalable, multi-model database serviceA DBMS built for use on mobile devices that’s a fast, easy to use alternative to SQLite and Core DataSpaceTime is a spatio-temporal DBMS with a focus on performance.
Primary database modelTime Series DBMSDocument store
Graph DBMS
Key-value store
Wide column store
Document storeSpatial DBMS
Secondary database modelsKey-value store
Relational DBMS
Spatial DBMSRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score1.36
Rank#147  Overall
#9  Time Series DBMS
Score40.04
Rank#26  Overall
#3  Document stores
#2  Graph DBMS
#3  Key-value stores
#3  Wide column stores
Score9.59
Rank#49  Overall
#7  Document stores
Score0.00
Rank#351  Overall
#5  Spatial DBMS
Websitegriddb.netazure.microsoft.com/­services/­cosmos-dbrealm.iowww.mireo.hr/­spacetime
Technical documentationdocs.griddb.netdocs.microsoft.com/­azure/­cosmos-dbrealm.io/­docs
DeveloperToshiba CorporationMicrosoftRealm, acquired by MongoDB in May 2019Mireo
Initial release2013201420142020
Current release4.6, February 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoAGPL version 3 and Apache License, version 2.0 , commercial license (standard and advanced editions) also availablecommercialOpen Sourcecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesnono
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Implementation languageC++C++
Server operating systemsLinuxhostedAndroid
Backend: server-less
iOS
Windows
Linux
Data schemeyesschema-freeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes infonumerical, string, blob, geometry, boolean, timestampyes infoJSON typesyesyes
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 indexesyesyes infoAll properties auto-indexed by defaultyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL92, SQL-like TQL (Toshiba Query Language)SQL-like query languagenoA subset of ANSI SQL is implemented
APIs and other access methodsProprietary protocolDocumentDB API
Graph API (Gremlin)
MongoDB API
RESTful HTTP API
Table API
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languagesC
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
.Net
C#
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
MongoDB client drivers written for various programming languages
Python
.Net
Java infowith Android only
Objective-C
React Native
Swift
C#
C++
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoJavaScriptno inforuns within the applications so server-side scripts are unnecessaryno
TriggersyesJavaScriptyes infoChange Listenersno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud servicenoneFixed-grid hypercubes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replicationyes infoImplicit feature of the cloud servicenoneReal-time block device replication (DRBD)
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsConnector for using GridDB as an input source and output destination for Hadoop MapReduce jobswith Hadoop integration infoIntegration with Hadoop/HDInsight on Azure*nono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate consistency within container, eventual consistency across containersBounded Staleness
Consistent Prefix
Eventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infoConsistency level configurable on request level
Session Consistency
Immediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynononono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACID at container levelMulti-item ACID transactions with snapshot isolation within a partitionACIDno
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 realmno
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users can be defined per databaseAccess rights can be defined down to the item levelyesyes
More information provided by the system vendor
GridDBMicrosoft Azure Cosmos DB infoformer name was Azure DocumentDBRealmSpaceTime
Specific characteristicsGridDB is a highly scalable, in-memory time series database optimized for IoT and...
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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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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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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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Cathay Pacific Royal Carribbean Cruise Lines Open Source Database powers apps built...
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Market metricsGitHub trending repository
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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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Realm database is licensed under the Apache License v2.0.
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