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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 14.7K GitHub stars and 2K 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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    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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    Angularfire is an amazing addition!
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    Super fast development
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    Awesome next-gen backend
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    Ios adaptor
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    Built in user auth/oauth
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    Firebase hosting
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    Speed of light
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    Very easy to use
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    It's made development super fast
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    Great
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    Brilliant for startups
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    Great all-round functionality
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    Low battery consumption
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    I can quickly create static web apps with no backend
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    The concurrent updates create a great experience
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    No open source, you depend on external company
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    Scalability is not infinite
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    Very unstable server
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Stephen Gheysens
Senior Solutions Engineer at Twilio · | 14 upvotes · 357.5K views

Hi Otensia! I'd definitely recommend using the skills you've already got and building with JavaScript is a smart way to go these days. Most platform services have JavaScript/Node SDKs or NPM packages, many serverless platforms support Node in case you need to write any backend logic, and JavaScript is incredibly popular - meaning it will be easy to hire for, should you ever need to.

My advice would be "don't reinvent the wheel". If you already have a skill set that will work well to solve the problem at hand, and you don't need it for any other projects, don't spend the time jumping into a new language. If you're looking for an excuse to learn something new, it would be better to invest that time in learning a new platform/tool that compliments your knowledge of JavaScript. For this project, I might recommend using Netlify, Vercel, or Google Firebase to quickly and easily deploy your web app. If you need to add user authentication, there are great examples out there for Firebase Authentication, Auth0, or even Magic (a newcomer on the Auth scene, but very user friendly). All of these services work very well with a JavaScript-based application.

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SQLite

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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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Christian Stefanescu
Head of IT at lawpilots · | 3 upvotes · 10.3K views
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While I love and use PostgreSQL , I would definitely recommend having a look at SQLite as well. It can be a solid database for lots of applications and it brings some advantages in terms of handling: you don't need a server running, which makes things like testing, deploying or backing up databases much easier. Through the ORM in Django you are one abstraction level away from your database anyway and switching later on is definitely an option, but I believe SQLite is very good for pretty much all the small applications you can think of.

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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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            The fast and easy object-oriented database for small devices
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