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Alternatives to Realm

Firebase, SQLite, Redux Persist, Realm React Native, and GreenDAO are the most popular alternatives and competitors to Realm.
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What is Realm and what are its top alternatives?

The Realm Mobile Platform is a next-generation data layer for applications. Realm is reactive, concurrent, and lightweight, allowing you to work with live, native objects.
Realm is a tool in the Mobile Database category of a tech stack.
Realm is an open source tool with 14.3K GitHub stars and 1.9K GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Realm's open source repository on GitHub

Top Alternatives to Realm

  • Firebase

    Firebase

    Firebase is a cloud service designed to power real-time, collaborative applications. Simply add the Firebase library to your application to gain access to a shared data structure; any changes you make to that data are automatically synchronized with the Firebase cloud and with other clients within milliseconds. ...

  • SQLite

    SQLite

    SQLite is an embedded SQL database engine. Unlike most other SQL databases, SQLite does not have a separate server process. SQLite reads and writes directly to ordinary disk files. A complete SQL database with multiple tables, indices, triggers, and views, is contained in a single disk file. ...

  • Redux Persist

    Redux Persist

    It is a library allowing to save the redux store in the local storage of your browser. It promises to retain the users’ redux-state which is an attractive proposition for most developers. ...

  • Realm React Native

    Realm React Native

    Realm JavaScript enables you to efficiently write your app’s model layer in a safe, persisted and fast way. It’s designed to work with React Native and Node.js. ...

  • GreenDAO

    GreenDAO

    It is an open source Android ORM making development for SQLite databases fun again. It relieves developers from dealing with low-level database requirements while saving development time. ...

  • ObjectBox

    ObjectBox

    It is for developers who look for performance and ease of use. We are committed to providing you with the easiest APIs for you to keep your code short and maintainable. No SQL under the hood-Simply faster. Unlike other databases, it has been built from the ground up using key-value storage instead of column storage. The resulting performance is 10x faster than the leading alternative, we welcome you to try it yourself. It is fast regardless of the amount of data or operating system you are using. ...

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Firebase

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    Realtime backend made easy
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    Fast and responsive
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    Easy setup
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    Real-time
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    JSON
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    Free
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    Backed by google
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    Angular adaptor
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    Reliable
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    Great customer support
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    Great documentation
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    Real-time synchronization
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    Mobile friendly
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    Rapid prototyping
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    Great security
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    Automatic scaling
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    Freakingly awesome
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    Chat
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    Super fast development
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    Angularfire is an amazing addition!
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    Awesome next-gen backend
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    Ios adaptor
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    Firebase hosting
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    Built in user auth/oauth
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    Very easy to use
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    Brilliant for startups
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    It's made development super fast
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    Great
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    Low battery consumption
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    The concurrent updates create a great experience
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    I can quickly create static web apps with no backend
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    Great all-round functionality
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    Speed of light
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    Easy to use
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    Good Free Limits
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    .net
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    Serverless
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    JS Offline and Sync suport
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    Easy Reactjs integration
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    Faster workflow
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    No open source, you depend on external company
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    Scalability is not infinite
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    Not Flexible Enough
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    Cant filter queries
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    Very unstable server
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    Too many errors
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    No Relational Data

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SQLite

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    Not for multi-process of multithreaded apps
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I need to add a DBMS to my stack, but I don't know which. I'm tempted to learn SQLite since it would be useful to me with its focus on local access without concurrency. However, doing so feels like I would be defeating the purpose of trying to expand my skill set since it seems like most enterprise applications have the opposite requirements.

To be able to apply what I learn to more projects, what should I try to learn? MySQL? PostgreSQL? Something else? Is there a comfortable middle ground between high applicability and ease of use?

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Daniel Quinn
Senior Developer at Workfinder · | 2 upvotes · 352.3K views

SQLite is a tricky beast. It's great if you're working single-threaded, but a Terrible Idea if you've got more than one concurrent connection. You use it because it's easy to setup, light, and portable (it's just a file).

In Paperless, we've built a self-hosted web application, so it makes sense to standardise on something small & light, and as we don't have to worry about multiple connections (it's just you using the app), it's a perfect fit.

For users wanting to scale Paperless up to a multi-user environment though, we do provide the hooks to switch to PostgreSQL .

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Redux Persist

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      Realm React Native

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        GreenDAO

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        An open source Android ORM making development for SQLite databases
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            ObjectBox

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