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DBMS > Aerospike vs. GraphDB vs. RDF4J vs. SwayDB

System Properties Comparison Aerospike vs. GraphDB vs. RDF4J vs. SwayDB

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NameAerospike infopreviously called Citrusleaf  Xexclude from comparisonGraphDB infoformer name: OWLIM  Xexclude from comparisonRDF4J infoformerly known as Sesame  Xexclude from comparisonSwayDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionFlash-optimized In-memory NoSQL DatabaseEnterprise-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.An embeddable, non-blocking, type-safe key-value store for single or multiple disks and in-memory storage
Primary database modelKey-value storeGraph DBMS
RDF store
RDF storeKey-value store
Secondary database modelsDocument store
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Score5.55
Rank#69  Overall
#10  Key-value stores
Score2.88
Rank#103  Overall
#6  Graph DBMS
#3  RDF stores
Score0.67
Rank#209  Overall
#9  RDF stores
Score0.03
Rank#330  Overall
#52  Key-value stores
Websitewww.aerospike.comwww.ontotext.comrdf4j.orgswaydb.io
Technical documentationwww.aerospike.com/­docsgraphdb.ontotext.com/­documentationrdf4j.org/­documentation
Social network pagesFacebookLinkedInTwitter
DeveloperAerospikeOntotextSince 2016 officially forked into an Eclipse project, former developer was Aduna Software.Simer Plaha
Initial release2012200020042018
Current release5.6.0.3, May 20219.8, June 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache and AGPL Licenses; open sourced in June 2014; commercial Enterprise Edition availablecommercial infoSome plugins of GraphDB Workbench are open sourcedOpen Source infoEclipse Distribution License (EDL), v1.0.Open Source infoGNU Affero GPL V3.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageCJavaJavaScala
Server operating systemsLinuxAll OS with a Java VM
Linux
OS X
Windows
Linux
OS X
Unix
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-free and OWL/RDFS-schema support; RDF shapesyes infoRDF Schemasschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesno
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.nonono
Secondary indexesyesyes, supports real-time synchronization and indexing in SOLR/Elastic search/Lucene and GeoSPARQL geometry data indexesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLnostored SPARQL accessed as SQL using Apache Calcite through JDBC/ODBCnono
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
Proprietary protocol
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
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C#
C++
Erlang
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lua
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
.Net
C#
Clojure
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Java
PHP
Python
Java
Kotlin
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functions infowith Luawell-defined plugin interfaces; JavaScript server-side extensibilityyesno
Triggersnonoyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnonenonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factorMulti-source replicationnonenone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes infoAerospike Aggregation Framework is similar to Map/Reducenonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency in cross-datacenter configuration and Immediate Consistency in local cluster configurationImmediate Consistency, Eventual consistency (configurable in cluster mode per master or individual client request)Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyes infoConstraint checkingno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataAtomic execution of operationsACIDACID infoIsolation support depends on the API usedAtomic execution of operations
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes 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.yesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and roles infowith Enterprise Edition onlyDefault 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.nono
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Aerospike infopreviously called CitrusleafGraphDB infoformer name: OWLIMRDF4J infoformerly known as SesameSwayDB
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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