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System Properties Comparison MySQL vs. ObjectBox vs. PlanetScale

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NameMySQL  Xexclude from comparisonObjectBox  Xexclude from comparisonPlanetScale  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionWidely used open source RDBMSLightweight, fast on-device database for IoT, Mobile and Embedded devices, persisting and synchronising objects and vectorsScalable, distributed, serverless MySQL database platform built on top of Vitess
Primary database modelRelational DBMS infoKey/Value like access via memcached APIObject oriented DBMS
Vector DBMS
Relational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
Time Series DBMSDocument store
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score1039.46
Rank#2  Overall
#2  Relational DBMS
Score1.12
Rank#173  Overall
#5  Object oriented DBMS
#8  Vector DBMS
Score1.27
Rank#162  Overall
#75  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.mysql.comgithub.com/­objectbox
objectbox.io
planetscale.com
Technical documentationdev.mysql.com/­docdocs.objectbox.ioplanetscale.com/­docs
DeveloperOracle infosince 2010, originally MySQL AB, then SunObjectBox LimitedPlanetScale
Initial release199520172020
Current release9.0.0, July 20244.0 (May 2024)
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoGPL version 2. Commercial licenses with extended functionallity are availableBindings are released under Apache 2.0 infoApache License 2.0commercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyes
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC and C++C and C++Go
Server operating systemsFreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Android
Any POSIX system
Docker
iOS
Linux
macOS
QNX
Windows
Docker
Linux
macOS
Data schemeyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes, plus "flex" map-like typesyes
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 indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infowith proprietary extensionsnoyes infowith proprietary extensions
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary native API
Proprietary native APIADO.NET
JDBC
MySQL protocol
ODBC
Supported programming languagesAda
C
C#
C++
D
Delphi
Eiffel
Erlang
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
C
C++
Dart (Flutter)
Go
Java
Kotlin
Python
Swift
Ada
C
C#
C++
D
Delphi
Eiffel
Erlang
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infoproprietary syntaxnoyes infoproprietary syntax
Triggersyesnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeshorizontal partitioning, sharding with MySQL Cluster or MySQL FabricnoneSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
Data sync between devices allowing occasional connected databases to work completely offlineMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency across shards
Immediate Consistency within a shard
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes infonot for MyISAM storage engineyesyes infonot for MyISAM storage engine
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACID infonot for MyISAM storage engineACIDACID at shard level
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infotable locks or row locks depending on storage engineyesyes infotable locks or row locks depending on storage engine
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.yesnoyes
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers with fine-grained authorization concept infono user groups or rolesyesUsers with fine-grained authorization concept infono user groups or roles
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