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System Properties Comparison mSQL vs. ObjectBox vs. PostgreSQL

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NamemSQL infoMini SQL  Xexclude from comparisonObjectBox  Xexclude from comparisonPostgreSQL  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionmSQL (Mini SQL) is a simple and lightweight RDBMSExtremely fast embedded database for small devices, IoT and MobileWidely used open source RDBMS infoDeveloped as objectoriented DBMS (Postgres), gradually enhanced with 'standards' like SQL
Primary database modelRelational DBMSObject oriented DBMSRelational DBMS infowith object oriented extensions, e.g.: user defined types/functions and inheritance. Handling of key/value pairs with hstore module.
Secondary database modelsTime Series DBMSDocument store
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Score1.71
Rank#132  Overall
#65  Relational DBMS
Score0.65
Rank#208  Overall
#11  Object oriented DBMS
Score542.29
Rank#4  Overall
#4  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.hughes.com.au/­products/­msqlobjectbox.iowww.postgresql.org
Technical documentationdocs.objectbox.iowww.postgresql.org/­docs/­manuals
DeveloperHughes TechnologiesObjectBox LimitedPostgreSQL Global Development Group infowww.postgresql.org/­developer
Initial release199420171989 info1989: Postgres, 1996: PostgreSQL
Current release4.2, April 201913.0, September 2020
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infofree licenses can be providedOpen Source infoApache License 2.0Open Source infoBSD
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageCC and C++C
Server operating systemsAIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris SPARC/x86
Windows
Android
iOS
Linux
macOS
Windows
FreeBSD
HP-UX
Linux
NetBSD
OpenBSD
OS X
Solaris
Unix
Windows
Data schemeyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes
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.nonoyes infospecific XML-type available, but no XML query functionality.
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLA subset of ANSI SQL is implemented infono subqueries, aggregate functions, views, foreign keys, triggersnoyes infostandard with numerous extensions
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
Proprietary native APIADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
Supported programming languagesC
C++
Delphi
Java
Perl
PHP
Tcl
C
C++
Dart
Go
Java
JavaScript infoplanned (as of Jan 2019)
Kotlin
Python infoplanned (as of Jan 2019)
Swift
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java infoJDBC
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonouser defined functions inforealized in proprietary language PL/pgSQL or with common languages like Perl, Python, Tcl etc.
Triggersnonoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenonepartitioning by range, list and (since PostgreSQL 11) by hash
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneonline/offline synchronization between client and serverSource-replica replication infoother methods possible by using 3rd party extensions
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datanoyesyes
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.nonono
User concepts infoAccess controlnoyesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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