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System Properties Comparison Alibaba Cloud Table Store vs. Blazegraph vs. Datomic vs. Firebase Realtime Database

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NameAlibaba Cloud Table Store  Xexclude from comparisonBlazegraph  Xexclude from comparisonDatomic  Xexclude from comparisonFirebase Realtime Database  Xexclude from comparison
Amazon has acquired Blazegraph's domain and (probably) product. It is said that Amazon Neptune is based on Blazegraph.
DescriptionA fully managed Wide Column Store for large quantities of semi-structured data with real-time accessHigh-performance graph database supporting Semantic Web (RDF/SPARQL) and Graph Database (tinkerpop3, blueprints, vertex-centric) APIs with scale-out and High Availability.Datomic builds on immutable values, supports point-in-time queries and uses 3rd party systems for durabilityCloud-hosted realtime document store. iOS, Android, and JavaScript clients share one Realtime Database instance and automatically receive updates with the newest data.
Primary database modelWide column storeGraph DBMS
RDF store
Relational DBMSDocument store
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Score0.39
Rank#258  Overall
#11  Wide column stores
Score0.91
Rank#185  Overall
#17  Graph DBMS
#8  RDF stores
Score1.70
Rank#138  Overall
#68  Relational DBMS
Score18.92
Rank#39  Overall
#6  Document stores
Websitewww.alibabacloud.com/­product/­table-storeblazegraph.comwww.datomic.comfirebase.google.com/­products/­realtime-database
Technical documentationwww.alibabacloud.com/­help/­product/­27278.htmwiki.blazegraph.comdocs.datomic.comfirebase.google.com/­docs/­database
DeveloperAlibabaBlazegraphCognitectGoogle infoacquired by Google 2014
Initial release2016200620122012
Current release2.1.5, March 20191.0.6362, January 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoextended commercial license availablecommercial infolimited edition freecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnonoyes
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Implementation languageJavaJava, Clojure
Server operating systemshostedLinux
OS X
Windows
All OS with a Java VMhosted
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes infoRDF literal typesyesyes
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 indexesnoyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSPARQL is used as query languagenono
APIs and other access methodsHTTP APIJava API
RESTful HTTP API
SPARQL QUERY
SPARQL UPDATE
TinkerPop 3
RESTful HTTP APIAndroid
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languagesJava
Python
.Net
C
C++
Java
JavaScript
PHP
Python
Ruby
Clojure
Java
Java
JavaScript
Objective-C
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyesyes infoTransaction Functionslimited functionality with using 'rules'
TriggersnonoBy using transaction functionsCallbacks are triggered when data changes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceShardingnone infoBut extensive use of caching in the application peers
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceyesnone infoBut extensive use of caching in the application peers
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on configurationImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency infoif the client is offline
Immediate Consistency infoif the client is online
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyes infoRelationships in Graphsnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataAtomic single-row operationsACIDACIDyes
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes infousing external storage systems (e.g. Cassandra, DynamoDB, PostgreSQL, Couchbase and others)yes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyes inforecommended only for testing and development
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights based on subaccounts and tokensSecurity and Authentication via Web Application Container (Tomcat, Jetty)noyes, based on authentication and database rules

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