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DBMS > AllegroGraph vs. Apache Drill vs. Microsoft Azure Cosmos DB

System Properties Comparison AllegroGraph vs. Apache Drill vs. Microsoft Azure Cosmos DB

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NameAllegroGraph  Xexclude from comparisonApache Drill  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure Cosmos DB infoformer name was Azure DocumentDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionHigh performance, persistent RDF store with additional support for Graph DBMSSchema-free SQL Query Engine for Hadoop, NoSQL and Cloud StorageGlobally distributed, horizontally scalable, multi-model database service
Primary database modelDocument store infowith version 6.5
Graph DBMS
RDF store
Document store
Relational DBMS
Document store
Graph DBMS
Key-value store
Wide column store
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMSSpatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score1.35
Rank#144  Overall
#23  Document stores
#12  Graph DBMS
#7  RDF stores
Score2.55
Rank#104  Overall
#19  Document stores
#52  Relational DBMS
Score33.52
Rank#25  Overall
#3  Document stores
#2  Graph DBMS
#3  Key-value stores
#3  Wide column stores
Websiteallegrograph.comdrill.apache.orgazure.microsoft.com/­services/­cosmos-db
Technical documentationfranz.com/­agraph/­support/­documentation/­current/­agraph-introduction.htmldrill.apache.org/­docsdocs.microsoft.com/­azure/­cosmos-db
DeveloperFranz Inc.Apache Software FoundationMicrosoft
Initial release200420122014
Current release7.0.0, April 20201.18.0, September 2020
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infoLimited community edition freeOpen Source infoApache Version 2commercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyes
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Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows
hosted
Data schemeyes infoRDF schemasschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes infoJSON types
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 indexesyesnoyes infoAll properties auto-indexed by default
SQL infoSupport of SQLSPARQL is used as query languageSQL SELECT statement is SQL:2003 compliantSQL-like query language
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP API
SPARQL
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
DocumentDB API
Graph API (Gremlin)
MongoDB API
RESTful HTTP API
Table API
Supported programming languagesC#
Clojure
Java
Lisp
Perl
Python
Ruby
Scala
C++.Net
C#
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
MongoDB client drivers written for various programming languages
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infoJavaScript or Common Lispuser defined functionsJavaScript
TriggersyesnoJavaScript
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeswith FederationShardingSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud service
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
yes infoImplicit feature of the cloud service
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyeswith Hadoop integration infoIntegration with Hadoop/HDInsight on Azure*
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on configurationnoneBounded Staleness
Consistent Prefix
Eventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infoConsistency level configurable on request level
Session Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnoMulti-item ACID transactions with snapshot isolation within a partition
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesDepending on the underlying data sourceyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noDepending on the underlying data source
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authenticationDepending on the underlying data sourceAccess rights can be defined down to the item level
More information provided by the system vendor
AllegroGraphApache DrillMicrosoft Azure Cosmos DB infoformer name was Azure DocumentDB
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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News

Gartner Case Study: Entity-Event Knowledge Graph for Powering AI Solutions (Montefiore)
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Understanding What Matters With Text Analytics and NLP
9 March 2021

KMWorld 100 Companies that Matter Most – Franz Inc.
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24 February 2021

Data-Centric Architecture Forum – DCAF 2021
1 February 2021

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