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System Properties Comparison MySQL vs. Prometheus vs. Realm vs. SQLite

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NameMySQL  Xexclude from comparisonPrometheus  Xexclude from comparisonRealm  Xexclude from comparisonSQLite  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionWidely used open source RDBMSOpen-source TimeSeries DBMS and monitoring systemA DBMS built for use on mobile devices that’s a fast, easy to use alternative to SQLite and Core DataWidely used embeddable, in-process RDBMS
Primary database modelRelational DBMS infoKey/Value like access via memcached APITime Series DBMSDocument storeRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score1212.52
Rank#2  Overall
#2  Relational DBMS
Score6.43
Rank#60  Overall
#3  Time Series DBMS
Score9.51
Rank#50  Overall
#8  Document stores
Score128.65
Rank#9  Overall
#6  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.mysql.comprometheus.iorealm.iowww.sqlite.org
Technical documentationdev.mysql.com/­docprometheus.io/­docsrealm.io/­docswww.sqlite.org/­docs.html
DeveloperOracle infosince 2010, originally MySQL AB, then SunRealm, acquired by MongoDB in May 2019Dwayne Richard Hipp
Initial release1995201520142000
Current release8.0.26, July 20213.36.0  (18 June 2021), June 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoGPL version 2. Commercial licenses with extended functionallity are availableOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open SourceOpen Source infoPublic Domain
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageC and C++GoC
Server operating systemsFreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
Windows
Android
Backend: server-less
iOS
Windows
server-less
Data schemeyesyesyesyes infodynamic column types
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesNumeric data onlyyesyes infonot rigid because of 'dynamic typing' concept.
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 infoImport of XML data possiblenono
Secondary indexesyesnoyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infowith proprietary extensionsnonoyes infoSQL-92 is not fully supported
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary native API
RESTful HTTP/JSON APIADO.NET infoinofficial driver
JDBC infoinofficial driver
ODBC infoinofficial driver
Supported programming languagesAda
C
C#
C++
D
Delphi
Eiffel
Erlang
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
.Net
C++
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Ruby
.Net
Java infowith Android only
Objective-C
React Native
Swift
Actionscript
Ada
Basic
C
C#
C++
D
Delphi
Forth
Fortran
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Lisp
Lua
MatLab
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
PL/SQL
Python
R
Ruby
Scala
Scheme
Smalltalk
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infoproprietary syntaxnono inforuns within the applications so server-side scripts are unnecessaryno
Triggersyesnoyes infoChange Listenersyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeshorizontal partitioning, sharding with MySQL Cluster or MySQL FabricShardingnonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
yes infoby Federationnonenone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencynoneImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes infonot for MyISAM storage enginenonoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACID infonot for MyISAM storage enginenoACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infotable locks or row locks depending on storage engineyesyes infovia file-system locks
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesnoyes infoIn-Memory realmyes
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers with fine-grained authorization concept infono user groups or rolesnoyesno
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MySQLPrometheusRealmSQLite
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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