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Top 20 Database and Data Management SDKs Used in iOS Apps on the Apple App Store
Last update: 11 Jul 2024 CET
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Top 20 Database and Data Management SDKs Used in iOS Apps on the Apple App Store

We at 42matters have identified the 20 most popular Database and Data Management SDKs leveraged by iOS apps available on the iOS app market.

Data Management SDKs enable developers building mobile apps that require data processing, storage, or analysis to implement features such as data processing, data storage, data retrieval, data analysis, use of local or remote databases, and other such capabilities in their apps.

This list is based on our analysis of the millions of mobile applications – and the 2,300+ SDKs they use – that constitute the vast inventory of the Apple App Store. The accompanying data provides readers with a glimpse into the rich mobile application insights generated by the 42matters technology. This data is also available via our APIs, file dumps, Explorer, and SDK Explorer.

The intended purpose of this article is to assist app builders in their search for the perfect Database and Data Management SDK to leverage in their app, as well as to give SDK developers insight into their biggest competitors and potential customers. This data collected by our technology may also serve as a useful tool for folks researching the wider mobile app market.

Among all apps utilizing database and data management SDKs, 29.40% have integrated FMDB. This accounts for 25.52% of app downloads within the database and data management SDK category.

FMDB is an Objective-C wrapper SDK built around SQLite.

Total Apps
199.79k
App Store
App Share
29.40%
App Store
Apps
196.95k
Games
2.84k
Total Downloads
59.11b
App Store
Download Share
25.52%
App Store
App Downloads
54.58b
Game Downloads
4.53b

Use the 42matters SDK Explorer to find all apps that use FMDB.

Among all apps utilizing database and data management SDKs, 22.13% have integrated ZipArchive. This accounts for 23.65% of app downloads within the database and data management SDK category.

ZipArchive is a simple utility class SDK for zipping and unzipping files on iOS, macOS, and tvOS.

Total Apps
150.40k
App Store
App Share
22.13%
App Store
Apps
148.02k
Games
2.38k
Total Downloads
54.77b
App Store
Download Share
23.65%
App Store
App Downloads
51.20b
Game Downloads
3.57b

Use the 42matters SDK Explorer to find all apps that use ZipArchive.

Among all apps utilizing database and data management SDKs, 20.61% have integrated Firebase Remote Config. This accounts for 58.45% of app downloads within the database and data management SDK category.

Total Apps
140.07k
App Store
App Share
20.61%
App Store
Apps
121.74k
Games
18.32k
Total Downloads
135.38b
App Store
Download Share
58.45%
App Store
App Downloads
100.64b
Game Downloads
34.74b

Use the 42matters SDK Explorer to find all apps that use Firebase Remote Config.

Among all apps utilizing database and data management SDKs, 14.16% have integrated Firebase Firestore. This accounts for 7.16% of app downloads within the database and data management SDK category.

Total Apps
96.20k
App Store
App Share
14.16%
App Store
Apps
92.18k
Games
4.02k
Total Downloads
16.58b
App Store
Download Share
7.16%
App Store
App Downloads
13.31b
Game Downloads
3.28b

Use the 42matters SDK Explorer to find all apps that use Firebase Firestore.

Among all apps utilizing database and data management SDKs, 12.00% have integrated Swifty. This accounts for 7.02% of app downloads within the database and data management SDK category.

The Swifty SDK offers a better way to deal with JSON data in Swift.

Total Apps
81.57k
App Store
App Share
12.00%
App Store
Apps
80.83k
Games
735
Total Downloads
16.27b
App Store
Download Share
7.02%
App Store
App Downloads
15.90b
Game Downloads
370.34m

Use the 42matters SDK Explorer to find all apps that use Swifty.

Among all apps utilizing database and data management SDKs, 9.28% have integrated Google Tag Manager. This accounts for 4.53% of app downloads within the database and data management SDK category.

Google Tag Manager is an SDK that helps you manage all your website tags without editing code. Google Tag Manager delivers simple, reliable, easily integrated tag management solutions — for free.

Total Apps
63.04k
App Store
App Share
9.28%
App Store
Apps
57.79k
Games
5.25k
Total Downloads
10.49b
App Store
Download Share
4.53%
App Store
App Downloads
9.78b
Game Downloads
707.15m

Use the 42matters SDK Explorer to find all apps that use Google Tag Manager.

Among all apps utilizing database and data management SDKs, 8.83% have integrated Cloud Storage for Firebase. This accounts for 5.37% of app downloads within the database and data management SDK category.

Total Apps
59.99k
App Store
App Share
8.83%
App Store
Apps
57.16k
Games
2.83k
Total Downloads
12.45b
App Store
Download Share
5.37%
App Store
App Downloads
9.68b
Game Downloads
2.76b

Use the 42matters SDK Explorer to find all apps that use Cloud Storage for Firebase.

Among all apps utilizing database and data management SDKs, 8.82% have integrated Firebase Realtime Database. This accounts for 5.94% of app downloads within the database and data management SDK category.

Total Apps
59.92k
App Store
App Share
8.82%
App Store
Apps
54.88k
Games
5.04k
Total Downloads
13.76b
App Store
Download Share
5.94%
App Store
App Downloads
9.97b
Game Downloads
3.80b

Use the 42matters SDK Explorer to find all apps that use Firebase Realtime Database.

Among all apps utilizing database and data management SDKs, 8.49% have integrated JWT. This accounts for 1.78% of app downloads within the database and data management SDK category.

JWT is an SDK that offers a JSON Web token implementation in Objective-C.

Total Apps
57.72k
App Store
App Share
8.49%
App Store
Apps
57.49k
Games
226
Total Downloads
4.13b
App Store
Download Share
1.78%
App Store
App Downloads
4.06b
Game Downloads
65.47m

Use the 42matters SDK Explorer to find all apps that use JWT.

Among all apps utilizing database and data management SDKs, 7.99% have integrated Atlas Device by MongoDB. This accounts for 10.73% of app downloads within the database and data management SDK category.

Realm is a mobile platform SDK and a replacement for SQLite and Core Data. It enables developers to build offline-first, reactive mobile experiences using simple data sync.

Total Apps
54.27k
App Store
App Share
7.99%
App Store
Apps
53.71k
Games
554
Total Downloads
24.84b
App Store
Download Share
10.73%
App Store
App Downloads
24.53b
Game Downloads
316.90m

Use the 42matters SDK Explorer to find all apps that use Atlas Device by MongoDB.

Among all apps utilizing database and data management SDKs, 4.82% have integrated ObjectMapper. This accounts for 3.79% of app downloads within the database and data management SDK category.

ObjectMapper is a framework written in Swift that makes it easy for you to convert your model objects (classes and structs) to and from JSON.

Total Apps
32.74k
App Store
App Share
4.82%
App Store
Apps
32.56k
Games
185
Total Downloads
8.78b
App Store
Download Share
3.79%
App Store
App Downloads
8.73b
Game Downloads
47.39m

Use the 42matters SDK Explorer to find all apps that use ObjectMapper.

Among all apps utilizing database and data management SDKs, 3.96% have integrated KeychainAccess. This accounts for 5.68% of app downloads within the database and data management SDK category.

KeychainAccess is a simple Swift wrapper SDK for Keychain that works on iOS and OS X.

Total Apps
26.92k
App Store
App Share
3.96%
App Store
Apps
26.75k
Games
168
Total Downloads
13.16b
App Store
Download Share
5.68%
App Store
App Downloads
12.80b
Game Downloads
359.02m

Use the 42matters SDK Explorer to find all apps that use KeychainAccess.

Among all apps utilizing database and data management SDKs, 3.40% have integrated JSONModel. This accounts for 8.76% of app downloads within the database and data management SDK category.

The JSONModel SDK enables the rapid creation of smart data models. You can use it in your iOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS apps. Automatic introspection of your model classes and JSON input drastically reduces the amount of code you have to write.

Total Apps
23.10k
App Store
App Share
3.40%
App Store
Apps
21.90k
Games
1.20k
Total Downloads
20.30b
App Store
Download Share
8.76%
App Store
App Downloads
18.32b
Game Downloads
1.98b

Use the 42matters SDK Explorer to find all apps that use JSONModel.

Among all apps utilizing database and data management SDKs, 2.33% have integrated MJExtension. This accounts for 2.37% of app downloads within the database and data management SDK category.

The MJExtension SDK is a fast, convenient, and nonintrusive conversion framework between JSON and model.

Total Apps
15.84k
App Store
App Share
2.33%
App Store
Apps
15.58k
Games
253
Total Downloads
5.48b
App Store
Download Share
2.37%
App Store
App Downloads
4.77b
Game Downloads
708.67m

Use the 42matters SDK Explorer to find all apps that use MJExtension.

Among all apps utilizing database and data management SDKs, 2.17% have integrated PINCache. This accounts for 4.21% of app downloads within the database and data management SDK category.

PINCache is an SDK that offers a fast, non-deadlocking parallel object cache for iOS, tvOS, and OS X.

Total Apps
14.74k
App Store
App Share
2.17%
App Store
Apps
14.70k
Games
43
Total Downloads
9.76b
App Store
Download Share
4.21%
App Store
App Downloads
9.53b
Game Downloads
230.03m

Use the 42matters SDK Explorer to find all apps that use PINCache.

Among all apps utilizing database and data management SDKs, 1.57% have integrated MagicalRecord. This accounts for 1.82% of app downloads within the database and data management SDK category.

The MagicalRecord SDK cleans up core data related code, allows simple one-line fetches, and modifies NSFetchRequest when request optimizations are needed.

Total Apps
10.68k
App Store
App Share
1.57%
App Store
Apps
10.56k
Games
122
Total Downloads
4.22b
App Store
Download Share
1.82%
App Store
App Downloads
4.11b
Game Downloads
105.39m

Use the 42matters SDK Explorer to find all apps that use MagicalRecord.

Among all apps utilizing database and data management SDKs, 1.42% have integrated SBJson. This accounts for <1% of app downloads within the database and data management SDK category.

SBJson (aka json-framework). JSON (JavaScript Object Notation) is a light-weight data interchange format that's easy to read and write for humans and computers alike. This library implements strict JSON parsing and generation in Objective-C.

Total Apps
9.68k
App Store
App Share
1.42%
App Store
Apps
8.64k
Games
1.04k
Total Downloads
2.11b
App Store
Download Share
<1%
App Store
App Downloads
1.69b
Game Downloads
420.52m

Use the 42matters SDK Explorer to find all apps that use SBJson.

Among all apps utilizing database and data management SDKs, 1.25% have integrated KVOController. This accounts for 8.15% of app downloads within the database and data management SDK category.

Key-value observing is a particularly useful technique for communicating between layers in a Model-View-Controller application. The KVOController SDK builds on Cocoa's time-tested key-value observing implementation. It offers a simple, modern API, that is also thread safe.

Total Apps
8.53k
App Store
App Share
1.25%
App Store
Apps
7.99k
Games
536
Total Downloads
18.87b
App Store
Download Share
8.15%
App Store
App Downloads
17.30b
Game Downloads
1.58b

Use the 42matters SDK Explorer to find all apps that use KVOController.

Among all apps utilizing database and data management SDKs, 1.11% have integrated Qiniu. This accounts for 2.57% of app downloads within the database and data management SDK category.

Qiniu Cloud operates as a cloud storage software developer and solutions provider.

Total Apps
7.52k
App Store
App Share
1.11%
App Store
Apps
7.43k
Games
97
Total Downloads
5.96b
App Store
Download Share
2.57%
App Store
App Downloads
5.39b
Game Downloads
573.31m

Use the 42matters SDK Explorer to find all apps that use Qiniu.

Among all apps utilizing database and data management SDKs, <1% have integrated Apollo GraphQL. This accounts for 2.72% of app downloads within the database and data management SDK category.

Total Apps
4.50k
App Store
App Share
<1%
App Store
Apps
4.49k
Games
6
Total Downloads
6.29b
App Store
Download Share
2.72%
App Store
App Downloads
6.29b
Game Downloads
3.80m

Use the 42matters SDK Explorer to find all apps that use Apollo GraphQL.

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