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DBMS > Interbase vs. Realm vs. TimescaleDB

System Properties Comparison Interbase vs. Realm vs. TimescaleDB

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NameInterbase  Xexclude from comparisonRealm  Xexclude from comparisonTimescaleDB  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 DataA time series DBMS optimized for fast ingest and complex queries, based on PostgreSQL
Primary database modelRelational DBMSDocument storeTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
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
Score3.96
Rank#84  Overall
#5  Time Series DBMS
Websitewww.embarcadero.com/­products/­interbaserealm.iowww.timescale.com
Technical documentationdocs.embarcadero.com/­products/­interbaserealm.io/­docsdocs.timescale.com
DeveloperEmbarcaderoRealm, acquired by MongoDB in May 2019Timescale
Initial release198420142017
Current releaseInterBase 2020, December 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageCC
Server operating systemsAndroid
iOS
Linux
OS X
Windows
Android
Backend: server-less
iOS
Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesnumerics, strings, booleans, arrays, JSON blobs, geospatial dimensions, currencies, binary data, other complex data types
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 possiblenoyes
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesnoyes infofull PostgreSQL SQL syntax
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java
Object Pascal
PHP
Ruby
.Net
Java infowith Android only
Objective-C
React Native
Swift
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java infoJDBC
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infoInterbase procedure and trigger languageno inforuns within the applications so server-side scripts are unnecessaryuser defined functions, PL/pgSQL, PL/Tcl, PL/Perl, PL/Python, PL/Java, PL/PHP, PL/R, PL/Ruby, PL/Scheme, PL/Unix shell
Triggersyesyes infoChange Listenersyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenoneyes, across time and space (hash partitioning) attributes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesInterbase Change ViewsnoneSource-replica replication with hot standby and reads on replicas info
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 datayes infoMultiversion concurreny controlyes
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 realmno
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardyesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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InterbaseRealmTimescaleDB
Specific characteristicsNow a part of MongoDB Data Platform , Realm Database is the fast, easy to use, and...
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Timescale is the creator of TimescaleDB , the first open-source relational database...
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Competitive advantagesRealm ensures offline-first functionality, meaning apps run smoothly and deliver...
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TimescaleDB is purpose-built to scale and handle time-series data workloads and is...
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Typical application scenariosMobile Consumer Apps First-Line Worker Apps
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DevOps and Infrastructure Monitoring All monitoring data is time-series data. Efficiently...
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Key customersCathay Pacific Royal Carribbean Cruise Lines Open Source Database powers apps built...
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TransferWise, Maersk, AppDynamics, Walmart, Comcast, LaunchDarkly, IBM, NOV, Cisco,...
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Market metricsUsed by 100,000+ developers 2 bn installs Currently used in 40k+ applications in...
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With over 9,000 GitHub stars and growing, 600,000 active databases, and an active...
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Licensing and pricing modelsRealm database is licensed under the Apache License v2.0.
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TimescaleDB comes in 3 versions, including fully managed Cloud-hosted solutions*,...
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