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DeviceAtlas & ScientiaMobile Comparison

Device Detection Comparisons

Since launching our device detection solutions we have redefined the market, not only in terms of performance and quality of detection but also the breadth of our device data. We are often asked how we compare to other device detection suppliers, so using industry defined key metrics; we have compiled the following comparison table. These figures are constantly updating, so be sure to refer to the footnotes.

Key Metrics 51Degrees DeviceAtlas ScientiaMobile /WURFL TM
Device Combinations 1,414,1911 Unpublished Unpublished
Active Hardware Device Profiles 58,5462 Unpublished Unpublished
All Hardware Device Profiles 67,8103 >50,0006 >65,0005
Platform Performance
(detections per second)
4 Core Arm 1.2 Million8 Unpublished Unpublished
2 Core Intel 3.4 Million8 1.7 Million9 Unpublished
20 Core Intel 22 Million8 Unpublished Unpublished
Average Time for a Single Detection From 0.0009ms8,10 Unpublished Unpublished
Start Up Time From 224ms11 Unpublished Unpublished
Accuracy >99.9%12 99.9%13 99%21
Memory Overhead (From disk) As low as 1MB8 Unpublished Unpublished
Memory Overhead (From memory) 114MB8 400MB14 73MB20
Data Sources Vendors and optional anonymous global usage sharing12 goMobi13 Unpublished
Multiple Environments Indexed for web, native apps, and mobile operator environments13,16 Unpublished
File Format Binary JSON XML
Confidence Indicators (false positives) Yes No No
Secure. On Premise Yes Yes Yes
Open Source Yes17 No No
Regular Expressions No Yes Yes
Transparent On Premise Pricing Yes18 No No
Free Trial - Complete Dataset Access Yes Yes No19
Indexed for TAC Yes Yes No
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All competitor information accurate on May 7th, 2020 unless otherwise stated.
1 Combinations of hardware, operating system, and web browser.
2 The number of profiles that relate to devices that have been active on the web during the past 12 months.
3 The number of devices contained within 51Degrees including those that are either inactive on the web or do not connect to the web (i.e. IoT devices).
4 See 51Degrees Device Explorer for a full list of devices.
5 Source: ScientiaMobile 
6 Source: DeviceAtlas About our data.
7 Source: ScientiaMobile Device Fragmentation Growing 20% Per Year
8 Read "51Degrees: More Than Three Times Faster!" for more information about the hardware and the data used in these performance tests.
9 Source: DeviceAtlas API Performance.
10 On premise device detection using a single CPU thread.
11 See Java benchmarks for more information.
12 51Degrees data processing system contains more than 150,000,000 unique HTTP headers including crawlers, apps and web browsers. 1.75% of the total available headers are used with the Pattern method to achieve 99.9% or greater device detection accuracy when compared to the full data set.
13 Source: DeviceAtlas Why DeviceAtlas.
14 Source: DeviceAtlas Memory footprint Note: The figure used is when all properties are loaded.
15 See "How Device Data is Maintained and Distributed" for more information.
16 Read "51Degrees Announces Native App Device Detection Capability" for more information.
17 See the 51Degrees Github repository.
18 See the 51Degrees Licensing and Pricing for more information.
19 Source: ScientiaMobile Free Trial
20 Source: ScientiaMobile Superior Speed and Accuracy: The New Wurfl InFuze
21 Source: ScientiaMobile Accuracy of our Device Intelligence.