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DBMS > 4D vs. AnzoGraph DB vs. GraphDB

System Properties Comparison 4D vs. AnzoGraph DB vs. GraphDB

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Name4D infoformer name: 4th Dimension  Xexclude from comparisonAnzoGraph DB  Xexclude from comparisonGraphDB infoformer name: OWLIM  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionApplication development environment with integrated database management systemScalable graph database built for online analytics and data harmonization with MPP scaling, high-performance analytical algorithms and reasoning, and virtualizationEnterprise-ready RDF and graph database with efficient reasoning, cluster and external index synchronization support. It supports also SQL JDBC access to Knowledge Graph and GraphQL over SPARQL.
Primary database modelRelational DBMSGraph DBMS
RDF store
Graph DBMS
RDF store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score2.78
Rank#102  Overall
#52  Relational DBMS
Score0.30
Rank#266  Overall
#20  Graph DBMS
#12  RDF stores
Score2.65
Rank#105  Overall
#6  Graph DBMS
#4  RDF stores
Websitewww.4d.comwww.cambridgesemantics.com/­anzographwww.ontotext.com
Technical documentationlivedoc.4d.comdocs.cambridgesemantics.com/­anzograph/­userdoc/­home.htmgraphdb.ontotext.com/­documentation
Developer4D, IncCambridge SemanticsOntotext
Initial release198420182000
Current releasev18 R5, January 20212.3, January 20219.8, June 2021
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial infofree trial version availablecommercial infoSome plugins of GraphDB Workbench are open sourced
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJava
Server operating systemsOS X
Windows
LinuxAll OS with a Java VM
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeyesSchema-free and OWL/RDFS-schema supportschema-free and OWL/RDFS-schema support; RDF shapes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes
XML support infoSome form of processing data in XML format, e.g. support for XML data structures, and/or support for XPath, XQuery or XSLT.yesnono
Secondary indexesyesnoyes, supports real-time synchronization and indexing in SOLR/Elastic search/Lucene and GeoSPARQL geometry data indexes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infoclose to SQL 92SPARQL and SPARQL* as primary query language. Cypher preview.stored SPARQL accessed as SQL using Apache Calcite through JDBC/ODBC
APIs and other access methodsODBC
RESTful HTTP API infoby using 4D Mobile
SOAP webservices
Apache Mule
gRPC
JDBC
Kafka
OData access for BI tools
OpenCypher
RESTful HTTP API
SPARQL
GeoSPARQL
GraphQL
GraphQL Federation
Java API
JDBC
RDF4J API
RDFS
RIO
Sail API
Sesame REST HTTP Protocol
SPARQL 1.1
Supported programming languages4D proprietary IDE
PHP
C++
Java
Python
.Net
C#
Clojure
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesuser defined functions and aggregateswell-defined plugin interfaces; JavaScript server-side extensibility
Triggersyesnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneAutomatic shardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replicationMulti-source replication in MPP-ClusterMulti-source replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoKerberos/HDFS data loadingno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency in MPP-ClusterImmediate Consistency, Eventual consistency (configurable in cluster mode per master or individual client request)
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesno infonot needed in graphsyes infoConstraint checking
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyes
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers and groupsAccess rights for users and rolesDefault Basic authentication through RDF4J client, or via Java when run with cURL, default token-based in the Workbench or via Rest API, optional access through OpenID or Kerberos single sign-on.
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4D infoformer name: 4th DimensionAnzoGraph DBGraphDB infoformer name: OWLIM
Specific characteristicsGraphDB Enterprise is a high-performance semantic repository created by Ontotext....
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Competitive advantagesGraphDB allows you to link text and data in big knowledge graphs. It’s easy to experiment...
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Typical application scenariosMetadata enrichment and management, linked open data publishing, semantic inferencing...
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Key customersBBC, Press Association, Financial Times, DK, Euromoney, The British Museum, Getty...
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Market metricsGraphDB is the most utilized semantic triplestore for mission-critical enterprise...
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Licensing and pricing modelsGraphDB-Free is free to use. SE and Enterprise are licensed per CPU-Core used. Perpetual...
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