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DBMS > HyperSQL vs. InfluxDB vs. InterSystems IRIS vs. Realm

System Properties Comparison HyperSQL vs. InfluxDB vs. InterSystems IRIS vs. Realm

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NameHyperSQL infoalso known as HSQLDB  Xexclude from comparisonInfluxDB  Xexclude from comparisonInterSystems IRIS  Xexclude from comparisonRealm  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionMultithreaded, transactional RDBMS written in Java infoalso known as HSQLDBDBMS for storing time series, events and metricsA containerised multi-model DBMS, interoperability and analytics data platform with wide capabilities for vertical and horizontal scalabilityA DBMS built for use on mobile devices that’s a fast, easy to use alternative to SQLite and Core Data
Primary database modelRelational DBMSTime Series DBMSDocument store
Key-value store
Object oriented DBMS
Relational DBMS
Document store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score5.38
Rank#68  Overall
#38  Relational DBMS
Score24.96
Rank#28  Overall
#1  Time Series DBMS
Score1.63
Rank#134  Overall
#22  Document stores
#25  Key-value stores
#4  Object oriented DBMS
#68  Relational DBMS
Score8.95
Rank#46  Overall
#8  Document stores
Websitehsqldb.orgwww.influxdata.com/­products/­influxdb-overviewwww.intersystems.com/­products/­intersystems-irisrealm.io
Technical documentationhsqldb.org/­web/­hsqlDocsFrame.htmldocs.influxdata.com/­influxdbdocs.intersystems.com/­irislatest/­csp/­docbook/­DocBook.UI.Page.clsrealm.io/­docs
DeveloperInterSystemsRealm, acquired by MongoDB in May 2019
Initial release2001201320182014
Current release2.5.2, June 20202.0.2, November 20202020.2, July 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infobased on BSD licenseOpen Source infoMIT-License; commercial enterprise version availablecommercialOpen Source
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJavaGo
Server operating systemsAll OS with a Java VM infoEmbedded (into Java applications) and Client-Server operating modesLinux
OS X infothrough Homebrew
AIX
Linux
macOS
Windows
Android
Backend: server-less
iOS
Windows
Data schemeyesschema-freedepending on used data modelyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesNumeric data and Stringsyesyes
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.nonoyesno
Secondary indexesyesnoyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesSQL-like query languageyesno
APIs and other access methodsHTTP API infoJDBC via HTTP
JDBC
ODBC
HTTP API
JSON over UDP
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languagesAll languages supporting JDBC/ODBC
Java
.Net
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Rust
Scala
.Net
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
.Net
Java infowith Android only
Objective-C
React Native
Swift
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresJava, SQLnoyesno inforuns within the applications so server-side scripts are unnecessary
Triggersyesnoyesyes infoChange Listeners
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneSharding infoin enterprise version onlyShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneselectable replication factor infoin enterprise version onlySource-replica replicationnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnoACIDACID
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 infoDepending on used storage engineyesyes infoIn-Memory realm
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardsimple rights management via user accountsyesyes
More information provided by the system vendor
HyperSQL infoalso known as HSQLDBInfluxDBInterSystems IRISRealm
Specific characteristicsInfluxData is the creator of InfluxDB , the open source time series database. It...
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InterSystems IRIS is a complete cloud-first data platform which includes a multi-model...
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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 advantagesTime to Value An end-to-end platform, InfluxData is ready to go on the cloud or via...
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Realm ensures offline-first functionality, meaning apps run smoothly and deliver...
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Typical application scenariosIoT & Sensor Monitoring Instrumentation of every available surface in the material...
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Mobile Consumer Apps First-Line Worker Apps
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Key customersInfluxData has over 630 paying customers, including IBM, PayPal, Siemens Tesla and...
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Cathay Pacific Royal Carribbean Cruise Lines Open Source Database powers apps built...
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Market metricsFastest growing database to garnish 17,000 github stars Over 260,000 daily active...
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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 core with closed source clustering available either on-premise or on...
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Realm database is licensed under the Apache License v2.0.
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