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System Properties Comparison AllegroGraph vs. ArangoDB vs. Couchbase vs. MySQL vs. Trafodion

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NameAllegroGraph  Xexclude from comparisonArangoDB  Xexclude from comparisonCouchbase infoOriginally called Membase  Xexclude from comparisonMySQL  Xexclude from comparisonTrafodion  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionHigh performance, persistent RDF store with additional support for Graph DBMSNative multi-model DBMS for graph, document, key/value and search. All in one engine and accessible with one query language.JSON-based document store derived from CouchDB with a Memcached-compatible interfaceWidely used open source RDBMSTransactional SQL-on-Hadoop DBMS
Primary database modelDocument store infowith version 6.5
Graph DBMS
RDF store
Document store
Graph DBMS
Key-value store
Search engine
Document storeRelational DBMS infoKey/Value like access via memcached APIRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMSKey-value store infooriginating from the former Membase product and supporting the Memcached protocol
Spatial DBMS infousing the Geocouch extension
Document store
Spatial 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
Score4.75
Rank#76  Overall
#11  Document stores
#4  Graph DBMS
#11  Key-value stores
#9  Search engines
Score28.45
Rank#28  Overall
#4  Document stores
Score1206.04
Rank#2  Overall
#2  Relational DBMS
Score0.45
Rank#243  Overall
#115  Relational DBMS
Websiteallegrograph.comwww.arangodb.comwww.couchbase.comwww.mysql.comtrafodion.apache.org
Technical documentationfranz.com/­agraph/­support/­documentation/­current/­agraph-introduction.htmlwww.arangodb.com/­docs/­stabledocs.couchbase.comdev.mysql.com/­doctrafodion.apache.org
Social network pagesFacebookLinkedInTwitterInstagramYouTube
DeveloperFranz Inc.ArangoDB Inc.Couchbase, Inc.Oracle infosince 2010, originally MySQL AB, then SunApache Software Foundation, originally developed by HP
Initial release20042012201119952014
Current release7.2, October 20213.7.9, March 2021Server: 6.5, January 2020; Mobile: 2.7, January 2020; Couchbase Autonomous Operator: 1.2, May 20198.0.27, October 20212.3.0, February 2019
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infoLimited community edition freeOpen Source infoApache Version 2; Commercial license (Enterprise) availableOpen Source infoApache version 2; Commercial licenses also availableOpen Source infoGPL version 2. Commercial licenses with extended functionallity are availableOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonononono
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Implementation languageC++C, C++, Go and ErlangC and C++C++, Java
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows
FreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
Data schemeyes infoRDF schemasschema-free infoautomatically recognizes schema within a collectionschema-freeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes infostring, double, boolean, list, hashyes infoString, Boolean, Numberyesyes
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 possibleyesno
Secondary indexesyesyesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSPARQL is used as query languagenoDeclarative query language (N1QL) that extends ANSI SQL to JSON. First commercial implementation of SQL++.yes infowith proprietary extensionsyes
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP API
SPARQL
AQL
Foxx Framework
Graph API (Gremlin)
GraphQL query language
HTTP API
Java & SpringData
JSON style queries
VelocyPack/VelocyStream
Native language bindings for CRUD, Query, Search and Analytics APIsADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary native API
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesC#
Clojure
Java
Lisp
Perl
Python
Ruby
Scala
C#
C++
Clojure
Elixir
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
R
Rust
.Net
C
Clojure
ColdFusion
Erlang
Go
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Tcl
Ada
C
C#
C++
D
Delphi
Eiffel
Erlang
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
All languages supporting JDBC/ODBC/ADO.Net
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infoJavaScript or Common LispJavaScriptFunctions and timers in JavaScriptyes infoproprietary syntaxJava Stored Procedures
Triggersyesnoyes infovia the TAP protocolyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeswith FederationSharding infosince version 2.0Shardinghorizontal partitioning, sharding with MySQL Cluster or MySQL FabricSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
Source-replica replication with configurable replication factorMulti-source replication infoincluding cross data center replication
Source-replica replication
Multi-source replication
Source-replica replication
yes, via HBase
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono infocan be done with stored procedures in JavaScriptyesnoyes infovia user defined functions and HBase
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on configurationEventual Consistency infoconfigurable per collection or per write
Immediate Consistency
OneShard (highly available, fault-tolerant deployment mode with ACID semantics)
Eventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infoselectable on a per-operation basis
Immediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyes inforelationships in graphsnoyes infonot for MyISAM storage engineyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDACIDACID infonot for MyISAM storage engineACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes infotable locks or row locks depending on storage engineyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyes infoEphemeral bucketsyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authenticationyesUser and Administrator separation with password-based and LDAP integrated AuthenticationUsers with fine-grained authorization concept infono user groups or rolesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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AllegroGraphArangoDBCouchbase infoOriginally called MembaseMySQLTrafodion
Specific characteristicsKnowledge Graph Platform Leader FedShard - Designed for Entity-Event Knowledge Graph...
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Graph and Beyond. With more than 11,000 stargazers on GitHub, ArangoDB is the leading...
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Developed as an alternative to traditionally inflexible relational databases, Couchbase...
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Competitive advantagesAllegroGraph is uniquely suited to support adhoc queries through SPARQL, Prolog and...
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Consolidation: As a native multi-model database, can be used as a full blown document...
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Couchbase was architected with several differentiated capabilities: Shared-nothing,...
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Typical application scenariosNative multi-model in ArangoDB is being used for a broad range of projects across...
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Customer 360 for user profile, session store and data aggregation (Comcast, Equifax,...
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Key customersCisco, Barclays, Refinitive, Siemens Mentor, Kabbage, Liaison, Douglas, MakeMyTrip,...
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Amadeus, AT&T, BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company), Carrefour, Cisco, Comcast, Disney,...
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Market metricsArangoDB is the leading native multi-model database with over 11,000 stargazers on...
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Named a leader in the Forrester Wave™: Big Data NoSQL, Q1 2019 Over 10M downloads...
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Licensing and pricing modelsVery permissive Apache 2 License for Community Edition & commercial licenses are...
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The Community Edition (CE) of Couchbase Server and Couchbase Mobile are available...
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