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System Properties Comparison Aerospike vs. EXASOL vs. GraphDB vs. RDF4J vs. SiteWhere

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NameAerospike infopreviously called Citrusleaf  Xexclude from comparisonEXASOL  Xexclude from comparisonGraphDB infoformer name: OWLIM  Xexclude from comparisonRDF4J infoformerly known as Sesame  Xexclude from comparisonSiteWhere  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionFlash-optimized In-memory NoSQL DatabaseHigh-performance, in-memory, MPP database specifically designed for in-memory analytics.Enterprise-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.RDF4J is a Java framework for processing RDF data, supporting both memory-based and a disk-based storage.M2M integration platform for persisting/querying time series data
Primary database modelKey-value storeRelational DBMSGraph DBMS
RDF store
RDF storeTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score6.10
Rank#70  Overall
#10  Key-value stores
Score3.27
Rank#97  Overall
#50  Relational DBMS
Score2.70
Rank#111  Overall
#7  Graph DBMS
#5  RDF stores
Score0.73
Rank#204  Overall
#9  RDF stores
Score0.00
Rank#354  Overall
#33  Time Series DBMS
Websitewww.aerospike.comwww.exasol.comwww.ontotext.comrdf4j.orgsitewhere.io
Technical documentationwww.aerospike.com/­docswww.exasol.com/­resourcesgraphdb.ontotext.com/­documentationrdf4j.org/­documentationsitewhere.io/­docs/­2.1.0
Social network pagesLinkedInTwitterFacebookLinkedInTwitterYouTubeGitHubMedium
DeveloperAerospikeExasolOntotextSince 2016 officially forked into an Eclipse project, former developer was Aduna Software.SiteWhere
Initial release20122000200020042010
Current release6.0.0.0, April 20229.8, June 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache and AGPL Licenses; open sourced in June 2014; commercial Enterprise Edition availablecommercialcommercial infoSome plugins of GraphDB Workbench are open sourcedOpen Source infoEclipse Distribution License (EDL), v1.0.Open Source infoCommon Public Attribution License Version 1.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonononono
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Implementation languageCJavaJavaJava
Server operating systemsLinuxAll OS with a Java VM
Linux
OS X
Windows
Linux
OS X
Unix
Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesschema-free and OWL/RDFS-schema support; RDF shapesyes infoRDF Schemaspredefined scheme
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesyesyes
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.nononono
Secondary indexesyesyesyes, supports real-time synchronization and indexing in SOLR/Elastic search/Lucene and GeoSPARQL geometry data indexesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyesstored SPARQL accessed as SQL using Apache Calcite through JDBC/ODBCnono
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
Proprietary protocol
.Net
JDBC
ODBC
WebSocket
GeoSPARQL
GraphQL
GraphQL Federation
Java API
JDBC
RDF4J API
RDFS
RIO
Sail API
Sesame REST HTTP Protocol
SPARQL 1.1
Java API
RIO infoRDF Input/Output
Sail API
SeRQL infoSesame RDF Query Language
Sesame REST HTTP Protocol
SPARQL
HTTP REST
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C#
C++
Erlang
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lua
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Java
Lua
Python
R
.Net
C#
Clojure
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Java
PHP
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functions infowith Luauser defined functionswell-defined plugin interfaces; JavaScript server-side extensibilityyes
Triggersnoyesnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingnonenoneSharding infobased on HBase
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factorMulti-source replicationnoneselectable replication factor infobased on HBase
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes infoAerospike Aggregation Framework is similar to Map/Reduceyes infoHadoop integrationnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency in cross-datacenter configuration and Immediate Consistency in local cluster configurationImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency, Eventual consistency (configurable in cluster mode per master or individual client request)Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesyes infoConstraint checkingno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataAtomic execution of operationsACIDACIDACID infoIsolation support depends on the API usedno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes infoin-memory storage is supported as wellyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and roles infowith Enterprise Edition onlyAccess rights for users, groups and roles according to SQL-standardDefault 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.noUsers with fine-grained authorization concept
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Aerospike infopreviously called CitrusleafEXASOLGraphDB infoformer name: OWLIMRDF4J infoformerly known as SesameSiteWhere
Specific characteristicsAerospike is an enterprise-class, NoSQL database solution delivering predictable...
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GraphDB Enterprise is a high-performance semantic repository created by Ontotext....
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Competitive advantagesOptimized for use with SSDs (solid-state hard drives) Scales horizontally and vertically...
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GraphDB allows you to link text and data in big knowledge graphs. It’s easy to experiment...
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Typical application scenariosAerospike excels in mission-critical applications that have mixed read/write workloads...
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Metadata enrichment and management, linked open data publishing, semantic inferencing...
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Key customersNielsen, Williams-Sonoma, Inmobi, AppNexus, Telco (confidential), Financial Services...
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BBC, Press Association, Financial Times, DK, Euromoney, The British Museum, Getty...
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Market metricsAerospike's combination of speed, scalability, and reliability delivers 10x performance...
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GraphDB is the most utilized semantic triplestore for mission-critical enterprise...
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Licensing and pricing modelsSubscription-based Enterprise Edition and free, open-source Community Edition
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GraphDB-Free is free to use. SE and Enterprise are licensed per CPU-Core used. Perpetual...
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