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System Properties Comparison AlaSQL vs. FoundationDB vs. Stardog

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NameAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonFoundationDB  Xexclude from comparisonStardog  Xexclude from comparison
Created as commercial project in 2013, FoundationDB has been acquired by Apple in March 2015 and was withdrawn from the market. As a consequence, the product was removed from the DB-Engines ranking. In April 2018, Apple open-sourced FoundationDB and it therefore reappears in the ranking.
DescriptionJavaScript DBMS libraryOrdered key-value store. Core features are complimented by layers.Enterprise Knowledge Graph and graph DBMS with high availability and high performance reasoning
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Document store infosupported via specific layer
Key-value store
Relational DBMS infosupported via specific SQL-layer
Graph DBMS
RDF store
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Score0.40
Rank#218  Overall
#31  Document stores
#105  Relational DBMS
Score0.77
Rank#166  Overall
#23  Document stores
#28  Key-value stores
#83  Relational DBMS
Score0.72
Rank#173  Overall
#13  Graph DBMS
#7  RDF stores
Websitealasql.orgwww.foundationdb.orgwww.stardog.com
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqlapple.github.io/­foundationdbwww.stardog.com/­docs
DeveloperAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffFoundationDBStardog-Union
Initial release201420132010
Current release6.1.11, July 20196.2.3, July 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-LicenseOpen Source infoApache 2.0commercial info60-day fully-featured trial license; 1-year fully-featured non-commercial use license for academics/students
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJavaScriptC++Java
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)Linux
OS X
Windows
Linux
macOS
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-free infosome layers support schemasschema-free and OWL/RDFS-schema support
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenono infosome layers support typingyes
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.nono infoImport/export of XML data possible
Secondary indexesnonoyes infosupports real-time indexing in full-text and geospatial
SQL infoSupport of SQLClose to SQL99, but no user access control, stored procedures and host language bindings.supported in specific SQL layer onlySPARQL is used as query language
APIs and other access methodsJavaScript APIGraphQL query language
HTTP API
Jena RDF API
OWL
RDF4J API
Sesame REST HTTP Protocol
SNARL
SPARQL
Spring Data
Stardog Studio
TinkerPop 3
Supported programming languagesJavaScript.Net
C
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
PHP
Python
Ruby
Swift
.Net
Clojure
Groovy
Java
JavaScript
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoin SQL-layer onlyuser defined functions and aggregates, HTTP Server extensions in Java
Triggersyesnoyes infovia event handlers
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneyesMaster-master replication in HA-Cluster
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneLinearizable consistencyImmediate Consistency in HA-Cluster
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesin SQL-layer onlyyes inforelationships in graphs
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayes infoonly for local storage and DOM-storageACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes infoby using IndexedDB, SQL.JS or proprietary FileStorageyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlnonoAccess rights for users and roles
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AlaSQLFoundationDBStardog
Specific characteristicsStardog is a knowledge graph platform backed by a performant, scalable graph database....
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Competitive advantagesStardog is uniquely designed to aid in data integration for your complex data. Benefits...
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Typical application scenariosStardog is frequently used for: Anti-money laundering & fraud monitoring Customer...
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Key customersBosch, Dow Jones, Elsevier, Ericsson, Morgan Stanley, NASA, NIH, Nokia, Salesforce,...
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Market metricsStardog's technology is based on ground-breaking research by our founders cited 10,000+...
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Licensing and pricing modelsA fully-featured 60-day Trial license is available for those testing Stardog; contact...
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