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DBMS > InterSystems Caché vs. Realm vs. STSdb

System Properties Comparison InterSystems Caché vs. Realm vs. STSdb

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NameInterSystems Caché  Xexclude from comparisonRealm  Xexclude from comparisonSTSdb  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA multi-model DBMS and application serverA DBMS built for use on mobile devices that’s a fast, easy to use alternative to SQLite and Core DataKey-Value Store with special method for indexing infooptimized for high performance using a special indexing method
Primary database modelKey-value store
Object oriented DBMS
Relational DBMS
Document storeKey-value store
Secondary database modelsDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score2.91
Rank#102  Overall
#18  Key-value stores
#1  Object oriented DBMS
#53  Relational DBMS
Score9.59
Rank#49  Overall
#7  Document stores
Score0.05
Rank#321  Overall
#49  Key-value stores
Websitewww.intersystems.com/­products/­cacherealm.iogithub.com/­STSSoft/­STSdb4
Technical documentationdocs.intersystems.comrealm.io/­docs
DeveloperInterSystemsRealm, acquired by MongoDB in May 2019STS Soft SC
Initial release199720142011
Current release2018.1.4, May 20204.0.8, September 2015
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen SourceOpen Source infoGPLv2, commercial license available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC#
Server operating systemsAIX
HP Open VMS
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Android
Backend: server-less
iOS
Windows
Windows
Data schemedepending on used data modelyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes infoprimitive types and user defined types (classes)
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.yesno
Secondary indexesyesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesnono
APIs and other access methods.NET Client API
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
.NET Client API
Supported programming languagesC#
C++
Java
.Net
Java infowith Android only
Objective-C
React Native
Swift
C#
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesno inforuns within the applications so server-side scripts are unnecessaryno
Triggersyesyes infoChange Listenersno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replicationnonenone
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 integrityyesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDno
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 controlAccess rights for users, groups and rolesyesno
More information provided by the system vendor
InterSystems CachéRealmSTSdb
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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