REI3 in comparison

Is Ninox a good alternative to REI3? We chose to compare Ninox Professional and REI3 Professional as they offer similar functionality.
References: Ninox REI3
Ninox Professional REI3 Professional Details
Infrastructurepublic cloudon-premise, private cloud (self-hosted)
  • Ninox can run on-premise or in a private cloud but not in this model (requires Enterprise licensing).
  • REI3 runs locally, in the cloud or from a USB stick. REI3 is not yet offered in a public cloud - private cloud hosting is available on request.
Operating systemscloud onlyWindows Server, Linux
  • REI3 supports x64 and arm64 processors and runs on almost any server, including Raspberry Pis.
Corporate identity / branding
company logo, color, link, welcome text
  • Ninox offers custom theming with Enterprise licensing.
Offline server
  • REI3 does not require any internet access. Updates and applications can also be installed offline.
User experience
Client accessbrowser or client appbrowser or PWA
    Mobile devicesbrowser, apps for iOS & Android, MacOS app costs extrabrowser or PWA, optimized user interfaces
    • REI3 can be installed on mobile devices as progressive web app (PWA). Cached applications help achieve very fast response times.
    Offline clientwith the ninox client apps
      Local file accesswith client app for MacOSwith client app (Windows, Linux, MacOS)
      • REI3 includes a client app that can open and edit files locally with one click.
      Print function
        PDF generation
          ActiveDirectory / SSO
          • Ninox offers AD/SSO features on request with Enterprise licensing.
          • REI3 supports user import, role assignment and same-sign-on via LDAP/ActiveDirectory.
          Calendar syncone calendar per databaseunlimited calendars via ICS
            Data & storage
            Record countlimited to 500.000unlimited
            • Ninox offers unlimited records with Enterprise licensing.
            Database sizelimited to 2GB per licenseunlimited
            • Ninox offers unlimited database size with Enterprise licensing.
            Change history
              Data im-/export
                Access controldatabases, tables and recordsapplications, tables, attributes, records
                • REI3 can assign roles via ActiveDirectory group memberships.
                SQL access
                • Ninox offers SQL access with Enterprise licensing.
                • REI3 keeps data human readable and accessible for reporting.
                Backups30 days automatic, manual also possibleas many/often as desired
                • REI3 also offers an integrated backup system for convenience.
                Database systemsDB-engine from GooglePostgreSQL
                • REI3 also offers an integrated database system for convenience.
                Low code development
                Predefined field types
                  Viewstables, cards, forms, charts, gantts, calendars, kanbans, pivots, mapstables, cards, forms, charts, gantts, calendars, kanbans
                    Data manipulationsupports script based data operationsfrontend & backend functions
                    • REI3 authors can directly access data. From working with translations, to email parsing and time calculations - data can be processed in the frontend and on the server side.
                    Automationtriggerstriggers, scheduled functions
                      Application templatessimple templates to use and expand onproduction ready applications to use and build on
                        Ownershipdatabase exportsdatabase exports & export of applications (signed, owned and sellable by the author)
                        • REI3 applications are fully owned by the application author. They can be installed on other systems, sold and used as foundation for new applications.
                        Mail sending3.000 emails per monthunlimited
                        • Ninox also supports unlimited emails with Enterprise licensing.
                        • REI3 was already used to build custom mail compaign solutions.
                        Mail receiving
                        • REI3 can fetch and parse emails; a ticket system with advanced mailing capabilities exists for REI3.
                        REST access30.000 calls per monthunlimited
                        • Ninox also supports unlimited calls with Enterprise licensing.
                        • REI3 can both serve as REST server as well as call external REST endpoints.
                        Transport encryption (TLS/SSL)
                          End-to-end encryption at rest
                          • REI3 includes an integrated user key management, to enable easy-to-use, but secure end-to-end encryption. Encrypted data stays protected even in case of theft.
                          Password policy
                            Open source code
                              GDPR conformityattainableattainable
                              • GDPR conformity is not a simple product feature; it depends on many factors, for which a product can be well-suited for or not.
                              Costs and services
                              Software updates included
                                Email support
                                  Premium support
                                  • Ninox offers premium support with Enterprise licensing.
                                  • REI3 offers premium support on request.
                                  Vendor lock-inclosed-source, self-hosting with licenseopen-source, self-hosting for free
                                  • REI3 is an open application platform; applications can be used and updates installed without paying for support services. The database is human readable and can be used without REI3.
                                  Special conditions for educational and charity organizations
                                    Country of originGermanyGermany
                                      Pricing20,00 € per user and month2,50 € - 5,00 € per user and month
                                      • REI3 user prices scale with count, more are cheaper.