DB-EnginesInfluxDB download bannerEnglish
Deutsch
Knowledge Base of Relational and NoSQL Database Management Systemsprovided by solid IT

DBMS > HyperSQL vs. InterSystems IRIS vs. Realm

System Properties Comparison HyperSQL vs. InterSystems IRIS vs. Realm

Please select another system to include it in the comparison.

Editorial information provided by DB-Engines
NameHyperSQL infoalso known as HSQLDB  Xexclude from comparisonInterSystems IRIS  Xexclude from comparisonRealm  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionMultithreaded, transactional RDBMS written in Java infoalso known as HSQLDBA 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 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
Score5.42
Rank#66  Overall
#38  Relational DBMS
Score1.66
Rank#132  Overall
#22  Document stores
#25  Key-value stores
#3  Object oriented DBMS
#67  Relational DBMS
Score9.38
Rank#43  Overall
#8  Document stores
Websitehsqldb.orgwww.intersystems.com/­products/­intersystems-irisrealm.io
Technical documentationhsqldb.org/­web/­hsqlDocsFrame.htmldocs.intersystems.com/­irislatest/­csp/­docbook/­DocBook.UI.Page.clsrealm.io/­docs
DeveloperInterSystemsRealm, acquired by MongoDB in May 2019
Initial release200120182014
Current release2.5.2, June 20202020.2, July 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infobased on BSD licensecommercialOpen Source
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

Providers of DBaaS offerings, please contact us to be listed.
Implementation languageJava
Server operating systemsAll OS with a Java VM infoEmbedded (into Java applications) and Client-Server operating modesAIX
Linux
macOS
Windows
Android
Backend: server-less
iOS
Windows
Data schemeyesdepending on used data modelyes
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.noyesno
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesyesno
APIs and other access methodsHTTP API infoJDBC via HTTP
JDBC
ODBC
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languagesAll languages supporting JDBC/ODBC
Java
.Net
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
.Net
Java infowith Android only
Objective-C
React Native
Swift
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresJava, SQLyesno inforuns within the applications so server-side scripts are unnecessary
Triggersyesyesyes infoChange Listeners
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneSource-replica replicationnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDACID
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.yesyesyes infoIn-Memory realm
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardyesyes
More information provided by the system vendor
HyperSQL infoalso known as HSQLDBInterSystems IRISRealm
Specific characteristicsInterSystems IRIS is a complete cloud-first data platform which includes a multi-model...
» more
Now a part of MongoDB Data Platform , Realm Database is the fast, easy to use, and...
» more
Competitive advantagesRealm ensures offline-first functionality, meaning apps run smoothly and deliver...
» more
Typical application scenariosMobile Consumer Apps First-Line Worker Apps
» more
Key customersCathay Pacific Royal Carribbean Cruise Lines Open Source Database powers apps built...
» more
Market metricsUsed by 100,000+ developers 2 bn installs Currently used in 40k+ applications in...
» more
Licensing and pricing modelsRealm database is licensed under the Apache License v2.0.
» more

We invite representatives of system vendors to contact us for updating and extending the system information,
and for displaying vendor-provided information such as key customers, competitive advantages and market metrics.

Related products and services

We invite representatives of vendors of related products to contact us for presenting information about their offerings here.

More resources
HyperSQL infoalso known as HSQLDBInterSystems IRISRealm
DB-Engines blog posts

MySQL, PostgreSQL and Redis are the winners of the March ranking
2 March 2016, Paul Andlinger

show all

Recent citations in the news

How to Set Up a New Database With LibreOffice Base
19 November 2020, MakeUseOf

DataGrip 1.0: A New IDE for DBs and SQL
31 December 2015, DZone News

Migrating a Legacy Application to CUBA Platform
16 February 2017, DZone News

The Ultimate Open Source Database List Profiling 16 Software Tools
30 May 2019, Solutions Review

Mitigating critical F5 BIG-IP RCE flaw not enough, bypass found
7 July 2020, BleepingComputer

provided by Google News

InterSystems IRIS for Health™ was selected by Konica Minolta Japan for Rapid FHIR-Based Data Integration for Imaging Devices
13 January 2021, Business Wire

Newswire & Press Release / InterSystems IRIS for Health™ Selected by Konica Minolta Japan for Rapid FHIR-Based Data Integration for Imaging... - Software - InterSystems Corporation
14 January 2021, Newswire Today

InterSystems Chile launches IRIS Data Platform for miners
23 December 2020, BNamericas English

InterSystems Releases New Version of InterSystems IRIS™ Data Platform
24 March 2020, Business Wire

Epic to use InterSystems as data foundation for latest EHR release
13 October 2020, Healthcare IT News

provided by Google News

MongoDB Extends Cloud Lineup With New Database Release, Search And Mobile Tools
12 June 2020, CRN: Technology news for channel partners and solution providers

MongoDB Cloud Gives Developers An Escape From Data Silos With First-Ever Unified Cloud-To-Mobile Experience
9 June 2020, PRNewswire

Realm Makes PostgreSQL Real-Time with New Connector
21 March 2017, Database Trends and Applications

Realm Receives Investment from Ericsson Ventures to Advance Development of Edge Computing Solutions
21 September 2017, Business Wire

Realm Platform 2.0 Is Significant Step Forward for Building Responsive and Real-Time Mobile Applications
17 October 2017, Business Wire

provided by Google News

Job opportunities

Business Support Specialist
Diligene, New York, NY

Core Development Program
InterSystems, Cambridge, MA

Integration Engineer (Remote)
North American Partners in Anesthesia, Remote

Solutions Development Program
InterSystems, Cambridge, MA

Technical Consultant, Staff
Fiserv, Inc., Frisco, TX

Operations Specialist
InterSystems, Cambridge, MA

Software Engineer, iOS - San Francisco
Lyft, San Francisco, CA

jobs by Indeed




Share this page

Featured Products

Vertica logo

The fastest unified analytical warehouse at extreme scale with in-database Machine Learning. Try Vertica for free with no time limit.

Neo4j logo

Get your free copy of the new O'Reilly book Graph Algorithms with 20+ examples for
machine learning, graph analytics and more.

Couchbase logo

SQL + JSON + NoSQL.
Power, flexibility & scale.
All open source.
Get started now.

MariaDB logo

SkySQL, the ultimate
MariaDB cloud, is here.

Get started with SkySQL today!

Datastax Astra logo

Build cloud-native apps fast with Astra, the open-source, multi-cloud stack for
modern data apps.
Get started with 5 GB free..

Present your product here