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System Properties Comparison ObjectBox vs. Realm

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NameObjectBox  Xexclude from comparisonRealm  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionExtremely fast embedded database for small devices, IoT and MobileA mobile DBMS often used as a replacement for SQLite
Primary database modelObject oriented DBMSRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.55
Rank#200  Overall
#10  Object oriented DBMS
Score7.23
Rank#45  Overall
#27  Relational DBMS
Websiteobjectbox.iorealm.io
Technical documentationdocs.objectbox.iorealm.io/­docs
DeveloperObjectBox LimitedRealm
Initial release20172014
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache License 2.0commercial infoLicenses are free. Parts are open sourced.
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC and C++
Server operating systemsAndroid
iOS
Linux
macOS
Windows
server-less
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.nono
Secondary indexesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnono
APIs and other access methodsProprietary native API
Supported programming languagesC
Go
Java
JavaScript infoplanned (as of Jan 2019)
Python infoplanned (as of Jan 2019)
Swift
Java infowith Android only
Objective-C
React Native
Swift
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnono
Triggersnoyes infoChange Listeners
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnonenone
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
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.noyes infoIn-Memory realm
User concepts infoAccess controlyesno
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News

Azure Sphere & ObjectBox: IoT Sensor Demo
26 March 2019

ObjectBox on Azure Sphere: Efficient IoT data persistence
20 January 2019

The ObjectBox Swift Beta is Here!
19 December 2018

ObjectBox Swift for iOS and macOS
28 November 2018

Go, ObjectBox Golang!
28 November 2018

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Munich-founded database startup ObjectBox raises $2 million
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12 December 2016, Business Wire

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21 March 2017, Database Trends and Applications

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