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System Properties Comparison AllegroGraph vs. Amazon SimpleDB vs. EXASOL vs. RDF4J

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NameAllegroGraph  Xexclude from comparisonAmazon SimpleDB  Xexclude from comparisonEXASOL  Xexclude from comparisonRDF4J infoformerly known as Sesame  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionHigh performance, persistent RDF store with additional support for Graph DBMSHosted simple database service by Amazon, with the data stored in the Amazon Cloud. infoThere is an unrelated product called SimpleDB developed by Edward ScioreHigh-performance, in-memory, MPP database specifically designed for in-memory analytics.RDF4J is a Java framework for processing RDF data, supporting both memory-based and a disk-based storage.
Primary database modelDocument store infowith version 6.5
Graph DBMS
RDF store
Key-value storeRelational DBMSRDF store
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score1.23
Rank#156  Overall
#27  Document stores
#14  Graph DBMS
#7  RDF stores
Score2.20
Rank#117  Overall
#22  Key-value stores
Score3.70
Rank#90  Overall
#47  Relational DBMS
Score0.67
Rank#209  Overall
#9  RDF stores
Websiteallegrograph.comaws.amazon.com/­simpledbwww.exasol.comrdf4j.org
Technical documentationfranz.com/­agraph/­support/­documentation/­current/­agraph-introduction.htmldocs.aws.amazon.com/­simpledbwww.exasol.com/­resourcesrdf4j.org/­documentation
DeveloperFranz Inc.AmazonExasolSince 2016 officially forked into an Eclipse project, former developer was Aduna Software.
Initial release2004200720002004
Current release7.2, October 2021
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infoLimited community edition freecommercialcommercialOpen Source infoEclipse Distribution License (EDL), v1.0.
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesnono
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Implementation languageJava
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
hostedLinux
OS X
Unix
Windows
Data schemeyes infoRDF schemasschema-freeyesyes infoRDF Schemas
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesnoyesyes
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 possibleno
Secondary indexesyesyes infoAll columns are indexed automaticallyyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSPARQL is used as query languagenoyesno
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP API
SPARQL
RESTful HTTP API.Net
JDBC
ODBC
WebSocket
Java API
RIO infoRDF Input/Output
Sail API
SeRQL infoSesame RDF Query Language
Sesame REST HTTP Protocol
SPARQL
Supported programming languagesC#
Clojure
Java
Lisp
Perl
Python
Ruby
Scala
.Net
C
C++
Erlang
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Java
Lua
Python
R
Java
PHP
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infoJavaScript or Common Lispnouser defined functionsyes
Triggersyesnoyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeswith Federationnone infoSharding must be implemented in the applicationShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
yesnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyes infoHadoop integrationno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on configurationEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be specified for read operations
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDno infoConcurrent data updates can be detected by the applicationACIDACID infoIsolation support depends on the API used
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes infoin-memory storage is supported as well
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyes
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authenticationAccess rights for users and roles can be defined via the AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)Access rights for users, groups and roles according to SQL-standardno
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AllegroGraphAmazon SimpleDBEXASOLRDF4J infoformerly known as Sesame
Specific characteristicsKnowledge Graph Platform Leader FedShard - Designed for Entity-Event Knowledge Graph...
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Competitive advantagesAllegroGraph is uniquely suited to support adhoc queries through SPARQL, Prolog and...
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