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System Properties Comparison AllegroGraph vs. Altibase vs. Cassandra

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NameAllegroGraph  Xexclude from comparisonAltibase  Xexclude from comparisonCassandra  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionHigh performance, persistent RDF store with additional support for Graph DBMSAn enterprise grade, high-performance RDBMSWide-column store based on ideas of BigTable and DynamoDB infoOptimized for write access
Primary database modelDocument store infowith version 6.5
Graph DBMS
RDF store
Relational DBMSWide column store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score0.88
Rank#161  Overall
#22  Document stores
#12  Graph DBMS
#6  RDF stores
Score1.02
Rank#142  Overall
#69  Relational DBMS
Score123.22
Rank#10  Overall
#1  Wide column stores
Websitefranz.com/­agraph/­allegrographaltibase.comcassandra.apache.org
Technical documentationfranz.com/­agraph/­support/­documentation/­current/­agraph-introduction.htmlaltibase.com/­resources/­manualscassandra.apache.org/­doc/­latest
DeveloperFranz Inc.AltibaseApache Software Foundation infoApache top level project, originally developped by Facebook
Initial release200419992008
Current release6.6.0, August 20197.1, July 20173.11.4, February 2019
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infoLimited community edition freeOpen Source infosince February 2018Open Source infoApache version 2
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC++Java
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
BSD
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeyes infoRDF schemasyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes
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.no infobulk load of XML files possiblenono
Secondary indexesyesyesrestricted infoonly equality queries, not always the best performing solution
SQL infoSupport of SQLSPARQL is used as query languageANSI SQL-92SQL-like SELECT, DML and DDL statements (CQL)
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP API
SPARQL
Proprietary protocol
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol infoCQL (Cassandra Query Language, an SQL-like language)
Thrift
Supported programming languagesC#
Clojure
Java
Lisp
Perl
Python
Ruby
Scala
C
C++
Java
C#
C++
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infoJavaScript or Common Lispstored procedures and stored functionsno
Triggersyesyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeswith FederationShardingSharding infono "single point of failure"
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-slave replication
Multi-master replication
yesselectable replication factor infoRepresentation of geographical distribution of servers is possible
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on configurationImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be individually decided for each write operation
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDno infoAtomicity and isolation are supported for single operations
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authenticationfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardAccess rights for users can be defined per object
More information provided by the system vendor
AllegroGraphAltibaseCassandra
Specific characteristicsKnowledge Graph Platform Leader Document Store and Graph Database. Supporting JSON...
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Altibase is an enterprise grade open source DBMS . It allows for high performance...
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Apache Cassandra is the leading NoSQL, distributed database management system, well...
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Competitive advantagesAllegroGraph is uniquely suited to support adhoc queries through SPARQL, Prolog and...
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Since its inception, Altibase has been renowned for its in-memory capabilities. Altibase...
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No single point of failure ensures 100% availability . Operational simplicity for...
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Typical application scenariosAltibase has been deployed for over 6000 mission-critical use cases that demand hundreds...
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Internet of Things (IOT), fraud detection applications, recommendation engines, product...
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Key customersSince 1999, Altibase has served over 600 enterprise clients including 8 Fortune Global...
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Apple, Netflix, Uber, ING,, Intuit,Fidelity, NY Times, Outbrain, BazaarVoice, Best...
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Market metricsOver 600 global enterprise clients including 8 Fortune Global 500 companies Over...
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Cassandra is used by 40% of the Fortune 100.
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Licensing and pricing modelsNo License Cost Altibase is an open source DBMS which includes its sharding Subscription...
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Apache license  Pricing for commercial distributions provided by DataStax and available...
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