News from Facebook’s React.js Conference confirmed a new Realm mobile database built for React Native.

“At Facebook’s React.js Conference, we’re launching a new Realm mobile database built specifically for React Native. It offers easy object persistence and full query capabilities, with a performance profile that’s usually 2–10x faster than existing options.

Like the other editions of Realm, it is designed from the ground up to enable reactive app development, with live objects, change events, and support for unidirectional data flows.”

This is good for anyone who came up against the limitations of SQLite or key-value stores. The fit between Realm and React Native looks to enable the native UI experience and cross platform functionality that helps to speed up development and make React Native developers’ lives easier.

Realm claims to be the fastest React Native database, with some of its benchmarks shown here.

It will be interesting to play around with Realm and see whether there’s a noticeable uptick when porting code.