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System Properties Comparison AllegroGraph vs. Apache Phoenix vs. Google Cloud Spanner

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NameAllegroGraph  Xexclude from comparisonApache Phoenix  Xexclude from comparisonGoogle Cloud Spanner  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionHigh performance, persistent RDF store with additional support for Graph DBMSA scale-out RDBMS with evolutionary schema built on Apache HBaseA horizontally scalable, globally consistent, relational database service. It is the externalization of the core Google database that runs the biggest aspects of Google, like Ads and Google Play.
Primary database modelDocument store infowith version 6.5
Graph DBMS
RDF store
Relational DBMSRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score1.01
Rank#167  Overall
#25  Document stores
#14  Graph DBMS
#7  RDF stores
Score3.31
Rank#92  Overall
#46  Relational DBMS
Score2.78
Rank#104  Overall
#50  Relational DBMS
Websiteallegrograph.comphoenix.apache.orgcloud.google.com/­spanner
Technical documentationfranz.com/­agraph/­support/­documentation/­current/­agraph-introduction.htmlphoenix.apache.orgcloud.google.com/­spanner/­docs
DeveloperFranz Inc.Apache Software FoundationGoogle
Initial release200420142017
Current release7.0.0, April 20205.0-HBase2, July 2018 and 4.15-HBase1, December 2019
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infoLimited community edition freeOpen Source infoApache Version 2.0commercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyes
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJava
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
Linux
Unix
Windows
hosted
Data schemeyes infoRDF schemasyes infolate-bound, schema-on-read capabilitiesyes
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 indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSPARQL is used as query languageyesyes infoQuery statements complying to ANSI 2011
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP API
SPARQL
JDBCgRPC (using protocol buffers) API
JDBC infoAt present, JDBC supports read-only queries. No support for DDL or DML statements.
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languagesC#
Clojure
Java
Lisp
Perl
Python
Ruby
Scala
C
C#
C++
Groovy
Java
PHP
Python
Scala
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infoJavaScript or Common Lispuser defined functionsno
Triggersyesnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeswith FederationShardingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
Multi-source replication
Source-replica replication
Multi-source replication with 3 replicas for regional instances.
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoHadoop integrationyes infousing Google Cloud Dataflow
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on configurationImmediate Consistency or Eventual ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyes infoby using interleaved tables, this features focuses more on performance improvements than on referential integrity
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDACID infoStrict serializable isolation
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 authenticationAccess Control Lists (using HBase ACL) for RBAC, integration with Apache Ranger for RBAC & ABAC, multi-tenancyAccess rights for users, groups and roles based on Google Cloud Identity and Access Management (IAM)
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AllegroGraphApache PhoenixGoogle Cloud Spanner
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

Connected Data London – The Future of AI in the Enterprise
3 September 2020

Using Microsoft Power BI with AllegroGraph
19 August 2020

Franz Inc. Named an AI 50 Company by KMWorld
18 August 2020

Knowledge graphs enhance customer experience through speed and accuracy
10 July 2020

AllegroGraph Named to 100 Companies That Matter Most in Data
22 June 2020

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Conferences and events

Enterprise Knowledge Graphs, Connected-Data.London
Webinar, 23 September 2020 (finished)

Recent citations in the news

Franz Inc. to Present at The Global Graph Summit and Data Day Texas 2020
10 January 2020, PR Web

AllegroGraph Named to 100 Companies That Matter Most in Data
23 June 2020, PR Web

AllegroGraph v7 Powers First Distributed Semantic Knowledge Graph Solution with Federated-Sharding
26 May 2020, Business Wire

Ubiquitous AI Demands A New Type Of Database Sharding
1 May 2020, Forbes

Little Known Artificial Intelligence Secrets: What Unsupervised Learning Really Means
22 August 2020, insideBIGDATA

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Cloudera adds operational database to cloud service
17 September 2020, ZDNet

The Apache Software Foundation Announces the 10th Anniversary of Apache® HBase™
13 May 2020, GlobeNewswire

Apache Phoenix Improves HBase Support
21 June 2018, iProgrammer

Apache Phoenix Now HBase 2.0 Compatible
20 July 2018, iProgrammer

Developing Python Applications Against Apache Phoenix (HBase)
30 September 2016, DZone News

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Using DAL For Migration From DynamoDB to Spanner and Bigtable
9 September 2020, hackernoon.com

Google Updates Cloud Spanner with New Features: Backup on Demand, Local Emulator, and More
1 May 2020, InfoQ.com

Google, Gmail & Servers Down: 502 Error & Other Issues Reported
25 September 2020, heavy.com

Google enhances Cloud Spanner and other databases
20 August 2020, TechTarget

Striim Offers New Data Migration Service for Google Cloud
17 September 2020, Database Trends and Applications

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