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DBMS > PouchDB vs. Realm vs. Transbase

System Properties Comparison PouchDB vs. Realm vs. Transbase

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NamePouchDB  Xexclude from comparisonRealm  Xexclude from comparisonTransbase  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionJavaScript DBMS with an API inspired by CouchDBA DBMS built for use on mobile devices that’s a fast, easy to use alternative to SQLite and Core DataA resource-optimized, high-performance, universally applicable RDBMS
Primary database modelDocument storeDocument storeRelational DBMS
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Score3.34
Rank#96  Overall
#17  Document stores
Score9.20
Rank#52  Overall
#9  Document stores
Score0.18
Rank#290  Overall
#134  Relational DBMS
Websitepouchdb.comrealm.iowww.transaction.de/­en/­solutions/­transbase-resource-optimized-high-performance-database
Technical documentationpouchdb.com/­guidesrealm.io/­docswww.transaction.de/­en/­transbase-inside
DeveloperApache Software FoundationRealm, acquired by MongoDB in May 2019Transaction Software GmbH
Initial release201220141987
Current release7.1.1, June 2019Transbase 8.4, September 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen SourceOpen Sourcecommercial infofree development license
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJavaScriptC and C++
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)Android
Backend: server-less
iOS
Windows
FreeBSD
Linux
macOS
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesyes
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 indexesyes infovia viewsyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonoyes
APIs and other access methodsHTTP REST infoonly for PouchDB Server
JavaScript API
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary native API
Supported programming languagesJavaScript.Net
Java infowith Android only
Objective-C
React Native
Swift
C
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript
Kotlin
Objective-C
PHP
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresView functions in JavaScriptno inforuns within the applications so server-side scripts are unnecessaryyes
Triggersyesyes infoChange Listenersyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infowith a proxy-based framework, named couchdb-loungenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication infoalso with CouchDB databases
Source-replica replication infoalso with CouchDB databases
noneSource-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACIDyes
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes infoby using IndexedDB, WebSQL or LevelDB as backendyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyes infoIn-Memory realmno
User concepts infoAccess controlnoyesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
More information provided by the system vendor
PouchDBRealmTransbase
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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