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DBMS > Realm vs. TimescaleDB vs. Transbase

System Properties Comparison Realm vs. TimescaleDB vs. Transbase

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NameRealm  Xexclude from comparisonTimescaleDB  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 DataA time series DBMS optimized for fast ingest and complex queries, based on PostgreSQLA resource-optimized, high-performance, universally applicable RDBMS
Primary database modelDocument storeTime Series DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score9.29
Rank#50  Overall
#8  Document stores
Score3.96
Rank#84  Overall
#5  Time Series DBMS
Score0.22
Rank#285  Overall
#132  Relational DBMS
Websiterealm.iowww.timescale.comwww.transaction.de/­en/­solutions/­transbase-resource-optimized-high-performance-database
Technical documentationrealm.io/­docsdocs.timescale.comwww.transaction.de/­en/­transbase-inside
DeveloperRealm, acquired by MongoDB in May 2019TimescaleTransaction Software GmbH
Initial release201420171987
Current releaseTransbase 8.4, September 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0commercial infofree development license
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageCC and C++
Server operating systemsAndroid
Backend: server-less
iOS
Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows
FreeBSD
Linux
macOS
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesnumerics, strings, booleans, arrays, JSON blobs, geospatial dimensions, currencies, binary data, other complex data typesyes
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.noyesno
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyes infofull PostgreSQL SQL syntaxyes
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary native API
Supported programming languages.Net
Java infowith Android only
Objective-C
React Native
Swift
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java infoJDBC
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
C
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript
Kotlin
Objective-C
PHP
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresno inforuns within the applications so server-side scripts are unnecessaryuser defined functions, PL/pgSQL, PL/Tcl, PL/Perl, PL/Python, PL/Java, PL/PHP, PL/R, PL/Ruby, PL/Scheme, PL/Unix shellyes
Triggersyes infoChange Listenersyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneyes, across time and space (hash partitioning) attributes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneSource-replica replication with hot standby and reads on replicas infoSource-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDyes
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 realmnono
User concepts infoAccess controlyesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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RealmTimescaleDBTransbase
Specific characteristicsNow a part of MongoDB Data Platform , Realm Database is the fast, easy to use, and...
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Timescale is the creator of TimescaleDB , the first open-source relational database...
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Competitive advantagesRealm ensures offline-first functionality, meaning apps run smoothly and deliver...
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TimescaleDB is purpose-built to scale and handle time-series data workloads and is...
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Typical application scenariosMobile Consumer Apps First-Line Worker Apps
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DevOps and Infrastructure Monitoring All monitoring data is time-series data. Efficiently...
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Key customersCathay Pacific Royal Carribbean Cruise Lines Open Source Database powers apps built...
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TransferWise, Maersk, AppDynamics, Walmart, Comcast, LaunchDarkly, IBM, NOV, Cisco,...
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Market metricsUsed by 100,000+ developers 2 bn installs Currently used in 40k+ applications in...
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With over 9,000 GitHub stars and growing, 600,000 active databases, and an active...
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Licensing and pricing modelsRealm database is licensed under the Apache License v2.0.
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TimescaleDB comes in 3 versions, including fully managed Cloud-hosted solutions*,...
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