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System Properties Comparison Realm vs. Riak KV vs. Transbase

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NameRealm  Xexclude from comparisonRiak KV  Xexclude from comparisonTransbase  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA DBMS built for use on mobile devices that’s a fast, easy to use alternative to SQLite and Core DataDistributed, fault tolerant key-value storeA resource-optimized, high-performance, universally applicable RDBMS
Primary database modelDocument storeKey-value store infowith links between data sets and object tags for the creation of secondary indexesRelational DBMS
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Score9.89
Rank#49  Overall
#8  Document stores
Score6.63
Rank#64  Overall
#8  Key-value stores
Score0.07
Rank#325  Overall
#147  Relational DBMS
Websiterealm.ioriak.com/­products/­riak-kvwww.transaction.de/­en/­products/­transbase.html
Technical documentationrealm.io/­docswww.transaction.de/­en/­products/­transbase/­features.html
DeveloperRealm, acquired by MongoDB in May 2019Basho TechnologiesTransaction Software GmbH
Initial release201420091987
Current release2.1.0, April 2015Transbase 8.4, September 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen SourceOpen Source infoApache version 2, commercial enterprise editioncommercial infofree development license
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageErlangC and C++
Server operating systemsAndroid
Backend: server-less
iOS
Windows
Linux
OS X
FreeBSD
Linux
macOS
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesnoyes
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 indexesyesrestrictedyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonoyes
APIs and other access methodsHTTP API
Native Erlang Interface
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary native API
Supported programming languages.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
C
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript
Kotlin
Objective-C
PHP
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresno inforuns within the applications so server-side scripts are unnecessaryJavaScript and Erlangyes
Triggersyes infoChange Listenersyes infopre-commit hooks and post-commit hooksyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneSharding infono "single point of failure"
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneselectable replication factorSource-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynono infolinks between data sets can be storedyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnoyes
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 realmno
User concepts infoAccess controlyesnofine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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RealmRiak KVTransbase
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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