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System Properties Comparison ObjectBox vs. Realm vs. Redis

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NameObjectBox  Xexclude from comparisonRealm  Xexclude from comparisonRedis  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionExtremely fast embedded database for small devices, IoT and MobileA mobile DBMS often used as a replacement for SQLiteIn-memory data structure store, used as database, cache and message broker infoRedis focuses on performance so most of its design decisions prioritize high performance and very low latencies.
Primary database modelObject oriented DBMSRelational DBMSKey-value store infoMultiple data types and a rich set of operations, as well as configurable data expiration, eviction and persistence
Secondary database modelsDocument store infowith Redis Modules
Graph DBMS infowith Redis Modules
Search engine infowith Redis Modules
Time Series DBMS infowith Redis Modules
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score0.51
Rank#205  Overall
#11  Object oriented DBMS
Score7.35
Rank#46  Overall
#28  Relational DBMS
Score144.08
Rank#8  Overall
#1  Key-value stores
Websiteobjectbox.iorealm.ioredis.io
Technical documentationdocs.objectbox.iorealm.io/­docsredis.io/­documentation
DeveloperObjectBox LimitedRealmSalvatore Sanfilippo infoDevelopment sponsored by Redis Labs
Initial release201720142009
Current release5.0.5, May 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache License 2.0commercial infoLicenses are free. Parts are open sourced.Open Source infoBSD 3-Clause, commercial license available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC and C++C
Server operating systemsAndroid
iOS
Linux
macOS
Windows
server-lessBSD
Linux
OS X
Windows infoported and maintained by Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc.
Data schemeyesyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyespartial infoSupported data types are strings, hashes, lists, sets and sorted sets, bit arrays, hyperloglogs and geospatial indexes
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.nonono
Secondary indexesyesyesyes infowith RediSearch module
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonono
APIs and other access methodsProprietary native APIproprietary protocol infoRESP - REdis Serialization Protocol
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
C
C#
C++
Clojure
Crystal
D
Dart
Elixir
Erlang
Fancy
Go
Haskell
Haxe
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
Lua
MatLab
Objective-C
OCaml
Pascal
Perl
PHP
Prolog
Pure Data
Python
R
Rebol
Ruby
Rust
Scala
Scheme
Smalltalk
Swift
Tcl
Visual Basic
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonoLua
Triggersnoyes infoChange Listenersno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenoneSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnonenoneMaster-slave replication infoChained replication is supported
Multi-master replication infowith Redis Enterprise Pack
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyStrong eventual consistency with CRDTs
Eventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDOptimistic locking, atomic execution of commands blocks and scripts
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes infoData access is serialized by the server
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes infoConfigurable mechanisms for persistency via snapshots and/or operations logs
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyes infoIn-Memory realmyes
User concepts infoAccess controlyesnoSimple password-based access control infoAccess control lists and SSL are available in the commercial version
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ObjectBoxRealmRedis
Specific characteristicsRedis, benchmarked as the world's fastest database, reduces application complexity,...
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Competitive advantagesRedis is an in-memory database platform offering native support of wide range of...
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Typical application scenariosRedis powers personalization, real-time fraud detection, IoT, e-commerce, real-time...
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Key customersVerizon, Vodafone, Atlassian, Trip Advisor, Jet.com, Nokia, Samsung, HTC, Docker,...
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Licensing and pricing modelsThe licensing model is subscription based. Redis Enterprise Cloud is priced according...
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News

billiger.de Mobile App Case Study
14 August 2019

ObjectBox Swift Binding Open Sourced
22 July 2019

ObjectBox Go 1.0 release and performance benchmarks
16 July 2019

App Bundle and Sideloading: how to prevent crashes
15 July 2019

Edge Computing Case Study with easyGOband: How ObjectBox enables compatibility from Android, iOS, and Raspbian to Linux
1 July 2019

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