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System Properties Comparison Aerospike vs. EXASOL vs. GraphDB vs. Realm

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NameAerospike infopreviously called Citrusleaf  Xexclude from comparisonEXASOL  Xexclude from comparisonGraphDB infoformer name: OWLIM  Xexclude from comparisonRealm  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.A DBMS built for use on mobile devices that’s a fast, easy to use alternative to SQLite and Core Data
Primary database modelKey-value storeRelational DBMSGraph DBMS
RDF store
Document store
Secondary database modelsDocument store
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Score6.52
Rank#66  Overall
#10  Key-value stores
Score2.97
Rank#103  Overall
#53  Relational DBMS
Score2.61
Rank#112  Overall
#7  Graph DBMS
#5  RDF stores
Score10.11
Rank#49  Overall
#8  Document stores
Websiteaerospike.comwww.exasol.comwww.ontotext.comrealm.io
Technical documentationdocs.aerospike.comwww.exasol.com/­resourcesgraphdb.ontotext.com/­documentationrealm.io/­docs
Social network pagesLinkedInTwitterFacebookLinkedInTwitterYouTubeGitHubMedium
DeveloperAerospikeExasolOntotextRealm, acquired by MongoDB in May 2019
Initial release2012200020002014
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
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageCJava
Server operating systemsLinuxAll OS with a Java VM
Linux
OS X
Windows
Android
Backend: server-less
iOS
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesschema-free and OWL/RDFS-schema support; RDF shapesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesyes
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 indexesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyesstored SPARQL accessed as SQL using Apache Calcite through JDBC/ODBCno
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
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
.Net
Java infowith Android only
Objective-C
React Native
Swift
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functions infowith Luauser defined functionswell-defined plugin interfaces; JavaScript server-side extensibilityno inforuns within the applications so server-side scripts are unnecessary
Triggersnoyesnoyes infoChange Listeners
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingnonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factorMulti-source replicationnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes infoAerospike Aggregation Framework is similar to Map/Reduceyes infoHadoop integrationnono
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
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyesyes infoIn-Memory realm
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.yes
More information provided by the system vendor
Aerospike infopreviously called CitrusleafEXASOLGraphDB infoformer name: OWLIMRealm
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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Now a part of MongoDB Data Platform , Realm Database is the fast, easy to use, and...
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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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Realm ensures offline-first functionality, meaning apps run smoothly and deliver...
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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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Mobile Consumer Apps First-Line Worker Apps
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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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Cathay Pacific Royal Carribbean Cruise Lines Open Source Database powers apps built...
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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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Used by 100,000+ developers 2 bn installs Currently used in 40k+ applications in...
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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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Realm database is licensed under the Apache License v2.0.
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