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DBMS > AlaSQL vs. GraphDB vs. InfinityDB vs. Lovefield

System Properties Comparison AlaSQL vs. GraphDB vs. InfinityDB vs. Lovefield

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NameAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonGraphDB infoformer name: OWLIM  Xexclude from comparisonInfinityDB  Xexclude from comparisonLovefield  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionJavaScript DBMS libraryEnterprise-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 Java embedded Key-Value Store which extends the Java Map interfaceEmbeddable relational database for web apps written in pure JavaScript
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Graph DBMS
RDF store
Key-value storeRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.55
Rank#235  Overall
#37  Document stores
#112  Relational DBMS
Score2.86
Rank#103  Overall
#6  Graph DBMS
#3  RDF stores
Score0.04
Rank#326  Overall
#51  Key-value stores
Score0.27
Rank#275  Overall
#127  Relational DBMS
Websitealasql.orgwww.ontotext.comboilerbay.comgoogle.github.io/­lovefield
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqlgraphdb.ontotext.com/­documentationboilerbay.com/­infinitydb/­manualgithub.com/­google/­lovefield/­blob/­master/­docs/­spec_index.md
DeveloperAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffOntotextBoiler Bay Inc.Google
Initial release2014200020022014
Current release9.8, June 20214.02.1.12, February 2017
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-Licensecommercial infoSome plugins of GraphDB Workbench are open sourcedcommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageJavaScriptJavaJavaJavaScript
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)All OS with a Java VM
Linux
OS X
Windows
All OS with a Java VMserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js) infotested with Chrome, Firefox, IE, Safari
Data schemeschema-freeschema-free and OWL/RDFS-schema support; RDF shapesyes infonested virtual Java Maps, multi-value, logical ‘tuple space’ runtime Schema upgradeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesyes infoall Java primitives, Date, CLOB, BLOB, huge sparse arraysyes
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 indexesnoyes, supports real-time synchronization and indexing in SOLR/Elastic search/Lucene and GeoSPARQL geometry data indexesno infomanual creation possible, using inversions based on multi-value capabilityyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLClose to SQL99, but no user access control, stored procedures and host language bindings.stored SPARQL accessed as SQL using Apache Calcite through JDBC/ODBCnoSQL-like query language infovia JavaScript builder pattern
APIs and other access methodsJavaScript APIGeoSPARQL
GraphQL
GraphQL Federation
Java API
JDBC
RDF4J API
RDFS
RIO
Sail API
Sesame REST HTTP Protocol
SPARQL 1.1
Access via java.util.concurrent.ConcurrentNavigableMap Interface
Proprietary API to InfinityDB ItemSpace (boilerbay.com/­docs/­ItemSpaceDataStructures.htm)
Supported programming languagesJavaScript.Net
C#
Clojure
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
JavaJavaScript
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnowell-defined plugin interfaces; JavaScript server-side extensibilitynono
TriggersyesnonoUsing read-only observers
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenonenonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneMulti-source replicationnonenone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneImmediate Consistency, Eventual consistency (configurable in cluster mode per master or individual client request)Immediate Consistency infoREAD-COMMITTED or SERIALIZED
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyes infoConstraint checkingno infomanual creation possible, using inversions based on multi-value capabilityyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayes infoonly for local storage and DOM-storageACIDACID infoOptimistic locking for transactions; no isolation for bulk loadsACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes infoby using IndexedDB, SQL.JS or proprietary FileStorageyesyesyes, by using IndexedDB or the cloud service Firebase Realtime Database
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesnoyes infousing MemoryDB
User concepts infoAccess controlnoDefault 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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AlaSQLGraphDB infoformer name: OWLIMInfinityDBLovefield
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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