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System Properties Comparison Interbase vs. Realm

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NameInterbase  Xexclude from comparisonRealm  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionLight-weight proven RDBMS infooriginally from BorlandA 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
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score6.29
Rank#61  Overall
#33  Relational DBMS
Score9.29
Rank#50  Overall
#8  Document stores
Websitewww.embarcadero.com/­products/­interbaserealm.io
Technical documentationdocs.embarcadero.com/­products/­interbaserealm.io/­docs
DeveloperEmbarcaderoRealm, acquired by MongoDB in May 2019
Initial release19842014
Current releaseInterBase 2020, December 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC
Server operating systemsAndroid
iOS
Linux
OS X
Windows
Android
Backend: server-less
iOS
Windows
Data schemeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes
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.no infoexport as XML data possibleno
Secondary indexesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesno
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java
Object Pascal
PHP
Ruby
.Net
Java infowith Android only
Objective-C
React Native
Swift
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infoInterbase procedure and trigger languageno inforuns within the applications so server-side scripts are unnecessary
Triggersyesyes infoChange Listeners
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesInterbase Change Viewsnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infoMultiversion concurreny control
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes
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-standardyes
More information provided by the system vendor
InterbaseRealm
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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