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System Properties Comparison HyperSQL vs. MonetDB vs. Realm

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NameHyperSQL infoalso known as HSQLDB  Xexclude from comparisonMonetDB  Xexclude from comparisonRealm  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionMultithreaded, transactional RDBMS written in Java infoalso known as HSQLDBA relational database management system that stores data in columnsA DBMS built for use on mobile devices that’s a fast, easy to use alternative to SQLite and Core Data
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSDocument store
Secondary database modelsDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score5.42
Rank#66  Overall
#38  Relational DBMS
Score2.00
Rank#124  Overall
#62  Relational DBMS
Score9.38
Rank#43  Overall
#8  Document stores
Websitehsqldb.orgwww.monetdb.orgrealm.io
Technical documentationhsqldb.org/­web/­hsqlDocsFrame.htmlwww.monetdb.org/­Documentationrealm.io/­docs
DeveloperMonetDB BVRealm, acquired by MongoDB in May 2019
Initial release200120042014
Current release2.5.2, June 2020Oct2020-SP1, November 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infobased on BSD licenseOpen Source infoMozilla Public License 2.0Open Source
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJavaC
Server operating systemsAll OS with a Java VM infoEmbedded (into Java applications) and Client-Server operating modesFreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Android
Backend: server-less
iOS
Windows
Data schemeyesyesyes
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.nono
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesyes infoSQL 2003 with some extensionsno
APIs and other access methodsHTTP API infoJDBC via HTTP
JDBC
ODBC
JDBC
native C library infoMAPI library (MonetDB application programming interface)
ODBC
Supported programming languagesAll languages supporting JDBC/ODBC
Java
C
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
.Net
Java infowith Android only
Objective-C
React Native
Swift
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresJava, SQLyes, in SQL, C, Rno inforuns within the applications so server-side scripts are unnecessary
Triggersyesyesyes infoChange Listeners
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneSharding via remote tablesnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnonenone infoSource-replica replication available in experimental statusnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate 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.yesyes infoIn-Memory realm
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardyes
More information provided by the system vendor
HyperSQL infoalso known as HSQLDBMonetDBRealm
Specific characteristicsColumn-store In-memory optimized GeoSpatial support JSON document support
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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 advantagesScalable architecture - vertical data organization and in-memory optimization guarantee...
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Realm ensures offline-first functionality, meaning apps run smoothly and deliver...
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Typical application scenariosAnalytical database, Data warehouse, OLAP Data mining Scientific database
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Mobile Consumer Apps First-Line Worker Apps
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Key customersNumascale , Spinque , SecurActive , CHS , NOZHUP
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Cathay Pacific Royal Carribbean Cruise Lines Open Source Database powers apps built...
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Market metricsUsed by 100,000+ developers 2 bn installs Currently used in 40k+ applications in...
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Licensing and pricing modelsFree and open-source software, Mozilla Public License 2.0 Commercial support available
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Realm database is licensed under the Apache License v2.0.
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