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System Properties Comparison HyperSQL vs. Realm vs. SAP SQL Anywhere

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NameHyperSQL infoalso known as HSQLDB  Xexclude from comparisonRealm  Xexclude from comparisonSAP SQL Anywhere infoformerly called Adaptive Server Anywhere  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionMultithreaded, transactional RDBMS written in Java infoalso known as HSQLDBA DBMS built for use on mobile devices that’s a fast, easy to use alternative to SQLite and Core DataRDBMS database and synchronization technologies for server, desktop, remote office, and mobile environments
Primary database modelRelational DBMSDocument storeRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score5.42
Rank#66  Overall
#38  Relational DBMS
Score9.38
Rank#43  Overall
#8  Document stores
Score6.30
Rank#61  Overall
#35  Relational DBMS
Websitehsqldb.orgrealm.iowww.sap.com/­products/­sql-anywhere.html
Technical documentationhsqldb.org/­web/­hsqlDocsFrame.htmlrealm.io/­docshelp.sap.com/­sql-anywhere
DeveloperRealm, acquired by MongoDB in May 2019SAP infoformerly Sybase
Initial release200120141992
Current release2.5.2, June 202017, July 2015
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infobased on BSD licenseOpen Sourcecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJava
Server operating systemsAll OS with a Java VM infoEmbedded (into Java applications) and Client-Server operating modesAndroid
Backend: server-less
iOS
Windows
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris
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.nonoyes
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesnoyes
APIs and other access methodsHTTP API infoJDBC via HTTP
JDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET
HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesAll languages supporting JDBC/ODBC
Java
.Net
Java infowith Android only
Objective-C
React Native
Swift
C
C#
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresJava, SQLno inforuns within the applications so server-side scripts are unnecessaryyes, in C/C++, Java, .Net or Perl
Triggersyesyes infoChange Listenersyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnonenoneSource-replica replication infoDatabase mirroring
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 integrityyesnoyes
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 realmyes
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardyesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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HyperSQL infoalso known as HSQLDBRealmSAP SQL Anywhere infoformerly called Adaptive Server Anywhere
Specific characteristicsNow a part of MongoDB Data Platform , Realm Database is the fast, easy to use, and...
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Competitive advantagesRealm ensures offline-first functionality, meaning apps run smoothly and deliver...
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Typical application scenariosMobile Consumer Apps First-Line Worker Apps
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Key customersCathay 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 modelsRealm database is licensed under the Apache License v2.0.
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