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DBMS > AlaSQL vs. GraphDB vs. Infobright vs. Microsoft Azure SQL Database vs. Teradata Aster

System Properties Comparison AlaSQL vs. GraphDB vs. Infobright vs. Microsoft Azure SQL Database vs. Teradata Aster

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NameAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonGraphDB infoformer name: OWLIM  Xexclude from comparisonInfobright  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure SQL Database infoformerly SQL Azure  Xexclude from comparisonTeradata Aster  Xexclude from comparison
Teradata Aster has been integrated into other Teradata systems and therefore will be removed from the DB-Engines ranking.
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.High performant column-oriented DBMS for analytic workloads using MySQL or PostgreSQL as a frontendDatabase as a Service offering with high compatibility to Microsoft SQL ServerPlatform for big data analytics on multistructured data sources and types
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Graph DBMS
RDF store
Relational DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Graph DBMS
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.55
Rank#230  Overall
#35  Document stores
#111  Relational DBMS
Score2.70
Rank#111  Overall
#7  Graph DBMS
#5  RDF stores
Score1.02
Rank#173  Overall
#84  Relational DBMS
Score85.33
Rank#15  Overall
#10  Relational DBMS
Websitealasql.orgwww.ontotext.comignitetech.com/­softwarelibrary/­infobrightdbazure.microsoft.com/­en-us/­services/­sql-database
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqlgraphdb.ontotext.com/­documentationdocs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­azure-sql
Social network pagesLinkedInTwitterYouTubeGitHubMedium
DeveloperAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffOntotextIgnite Technologies Inc.; formerly InfoBright Inc.MicrosoftTeradata
Initial release20142000200520102005
Current release9.8, June 2021V12
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-Licensecommercial infoSome plugins of GraphDB Workbench are open sourcedcommercial infoThe open source (GPLv2) version did not support inserts/updates/deletes and was discontinued with July 2016commercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononoyesno
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJavaScriptJavaCC++
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)All OS with a Java VM
Linux
OS X
Windows
Linux
Windows
hostedLinux
Data schemeschema-freeschema-free and OWL/RDFS-schema support; RDF shapesyesyesFlexible Schema (defined schema, partial schema, schema free) infodefined schema within the relational store; partial schema or schema free in the Aster File Store
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesyesyesyes
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.nononoyesyes infoin Aster File Store
Secondary indexesnoyes, supports real-time synchronization and indexing in SOLR/Elastic search/Lucene and GeoSPARQL geometry data indexesno infoKnowledge Grid Technology used insteadyesyes
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/ODBCyesyesyes
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
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
Supported programming languagesJavaScript.Net
C#
Clojure
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
.Net
C
C#
C++
D
Eiffel
Erlang
Haskell
Java
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
.Net
C#
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
C
C#
C++
Java
Python
R
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnowell-defined plugin interfaces; JavaScript server-side extensibilitynoTransact SQLR packages
Triggersyesnonoyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenonenoneSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneMulti-source replicationSource-replica replicationyes, with always 3 replicas availableyes infoDimension tables are replicated across all nodes in the cluster. The number of replicas for the file store can be configured.
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonononoyes infoSQL Map-Reduce Framework
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneImmediate Consistency, Eventual consistency (configurable in cluster mode per master or individual client request)Immediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on configuration
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyes infoConstraint checkingnoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayes infoonly for local storage and DOM-storageACIDACIDACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes infoby using IndexedDB, SQL.JS or proprietary FileStorageyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyesno
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.fine grained access rights according to SQL-standard infoexploiting MySQL or PostgreSQL frontend capabilitiesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
More information provided by the system vendor
AlaSQLGraphDB infoformer name: OWLIMInfobrightMicrosoft Azure SQL Database infoformerly SQL AzureTeradata Aster
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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