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System Properties Comparison RavenDB vs. Realm vs. Riak KV

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NameRavenDB  Xexclude from comparisonRealm  Xexclude from comparisonRiak KV  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionOpen Source Operational and Transactional Enterprise NoSQL Document DatabaseA DBMS built for use on mobile devices that’s a fast, easy to use alternative to SQLite and Core DataDistributed, fault tolerant key-value store
Primary database modelDocument storeDocument storeKey-value store infowith links between data sets and object tags for the creation of secondary indexes
Secondary database modelsGraph DBMS
Spatial DBMS
Time Series DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score3.47
Rank#94  Overall
#16  Document stores
Score9.89
Rank#49  Overall
#8  Document stores
Score6.63
Rank#64  Overall
#8  Key-value stores
Websiteravendb.netrealm.ioriak.com/­products/­riak-kv
Technical documentationravendb.net/­docsrealm.io/­docs
DeveloperHibernating RhinosRealm, acquired by MongoDB in May 2019Basho Technologies
Initial release201020142009
Current release5.3, November 20212.1.0, April 2015
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoAGPL version 3, commercial license availableOpen SourceOpen Source infoApache version 2, commercial enterprise edition
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC#Erlang
Server operating systemsLinux
macOS
Raspberry Pi
Windows
Android
Backend: server-less
iOS
Windows
Linux
OS X
Data schemeschema-freeyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesno
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 indexesyesyesrestricted
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query language (RQL)nono
APIs and other access methods.NET Client API
Java Client API
Python Client API
RESTful HTTP API
HTTP API
Native Erlang Interface
Supported programming languages.Net
C#
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Ruby
.Net
Java infowith Android only
Objective-C
React Native
Swift
C infounofficial client library
C#
C++ infounofficial client library
Clojure infounofficial client library
Dart infounofficial client library
Erlang
Go infounofficial client library
Groovy infounofficial client library
Haskell infounofficial client library
Java
JavaScript infounofficial client library
Lisp infounofficial client library
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala infounofficial client library
Smalltalk infounofficial client library
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesno inforuns within the applications so server-side scripts are unnecessaryJavaScript and Erlang
Triggersyesyes infoChange Listenersyes infopre-commit hooks and post-commit hooks
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnoneSharding infono "single point of failure"
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replicationnoneselectable replication factor
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes infoMapReduce functions can be defined in Linqnoyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono infolinks between data sets can be stored
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACID, Cluster-wide transaction availableACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
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.yes infoIn-Memory realm
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess control on document level using the Authorization Bundleyesno
More information provided by the system vendor
RavenDBRealmRiak KV
Specific characteristicsRavenDB is the pioneer NoSQL Document Database that is fully transactional (ACID)...
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Now a part of MongoDB Data Platform , Realm Database is the fast, easy to use, and...
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Competitive advantagesRavenDB is easy to setup and secure. You can do it in a matter of minutes . Easy...
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Realm ensures offline-first functionality, meaning apps run smoothly and deliver...
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Typical application scenariosIoT for Edge Deployments Fraud Detection Recommendation Engines Product Catalogs...
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Mobile Consumer Apps First-Line Worker Apps
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Key customersToyota, Capgemini, Vodafone, Medicaid, Asos, Nomura, RMS Automotive, MSNBC, Pluralsight,...
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Cathay Pacific Royal Carribbean Cruise Lines Open Source Database powers apps built...
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Market metrics2 million+ downloads 1000+ customers including Fortune 500 large enterprises
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Used by 100,000+ developers 2 bn installs Currently used in 40k+ applications in...
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Licensing and pricing modelsRavenDB is available on-premise and in the cloud. RavenDB Cloud is available on AWS...
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Realm database is licensed under the Apache License v2.0.
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