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Realm

A lightweight database that’s built specifically for mobile, that can be a replacement for SQLite and Core Data. Data stored in Realm is directly exposed as objects and can be queried directly by code, removing the need for ORMs like Core Data. Realm objects also support relationships and graphs, and are even safe to use across threads. Realm offers excellent performance compared to SQLite over reads and writes and is often more memory efficient as well. It is also available for Android so you can use a familiar API across multiple platforms.

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