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Expectations for mobile apps have gone up steadily since the iPhone was released. But the choice of databases built for mobile apps has remained limited mostly to SQLite. RealmDB was created as a new option for mobile developers on iOS, Android, or any other mobile platform.
Realm is not just a database. It is a database platform, offering a variety of systems such as authentication, sync, and an event framework. In this interview with RealmDB VP of engineering Brian Munkholm, he explains why we need not only a new mobile database type, but an entire database platform. We talk about the business of mobile, IoT, cloud, and cross platform. It’s a wide ranging conversation, but also deeply technical.