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System Properties Comparison AllegroGraph vs. BaseX vs. PostgreSQL vs. SpaceTime vs. TimesTen

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NameAllegroGraph  Xexclude from comparisonBaseX  Xexclude from comparisonPostgreSQL  Xexclude from comparisonSpaceTime  Xexclude from comparisonTimesTen  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionHigh performance, persistent RDF store with additional support for Graph DBMSLight-weight Native XML DBMS with support for XQuery 3.0 and interactive GUI.Widely used open source RDBMS infoDeveloped as objectoriented DBMS (Postgres), gradually enhanced with 'standards' like SQLSpaceTime is a spatio-temporal DBMS with a focus on performance.In-Memory RDBMS compatible to Oracle
Primary database modelDocument store infowith version 6.5
Graph DBMS
RDF store
Native XML DBMSRelational DBMS infowith object oriented extensions, e.g.: user defined types/functions and inheritance. Handling of key/value pairs with hstore module.Spatial DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMSDocument store
Spatial DBMS
Relational DBMS
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Score1.26
Rank#156  Overall
#27  Document stores
#14  Graph DBMS
#7  RDF stores
Score1.71
Rank#133  Overall
#4  Native XML DBMS
Score577.50
Rank#4  Overall
#4  Relational DBMS
Score0.00
Rank#354  Overall
#5  Spatial DBMS
Score2.01
Rank#119  Overall
#58  Relational DBMS
Websiteallegrograph.combasex.orgwww.postgresql.orgwww.mireo.hr/­spacetimewww.oracle.com/­database/­technologies/­related/­timesten.html
Technical documentationfranz.com/­agraph/­support/­documentation/­current/­agraph-introduction.htmldocs.basex.orgwww.postgresql.org/­docsdocs.oracle.com/­database/­timesten-18.1
DeveloperFranz Inc.BaseX GmbHPostgreSQL Global Development Group infowww.postgresql.org/­developerMireoOracle, TimesTen Performance Software, HP infooriginally founded in HP Labs it was acquired by Oracle in 2005
Initial release200420071989 info1989: Postgres, 1996: PostgreSQL20201998
Current release7.0.0, April 20209.6, August 202113.4, August 202111 Release 2 (11.2.2.8.0)
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infoLimited community edition freeOpen Source infoBSD licenseOpen Source infoBSDcommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonononono
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Implementation languageJavaCC++
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows
FreeBSD
HP-UX
Linux
NetBSD
OpenBSD
OS X
Solaris
Unix
Windows
LinuxAIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris SPARC/x86
Windows
Data schemeyes infoRDF schemasschema-freeyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesno infoXQuery supports typesyesyesyes
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 possibleyes infospecific XML-type available, but no XML query functionality.nono
Secondary indexesyesyesyesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSPARQL is used as query languagenoyes infostandard with numerous extensionsA subset of ANSI SQL is implementedyes
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP API
SPARQL
Java API
RESTful HTTP API
RESTXQ
WebDAV
XML:DB
XQJ
ADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
RESTful HTTP APIJDBC
ODBC
ODP.NET
Oracle Call Interface (OCI)
Supported programming languagesC#
Clojure
Java
Lisp
Perl
Python
Ruby
Scala
Actionscript
C
C#
Haskell
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Lisp
Perl
PHP
Python
Qt
Rebol
Ruby
Scala
Visual Basic
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java infoJDBC
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Tcl
C#
C++
Python
C
C++
Java
PL/SQL
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infoJavaScript or Common Lispyesuser defined functions inforealized in proprietary language PL/pgSQL or with common languages like Perl, Python, Tcl etc.noPL/SQL
Triggersyesyes infovia eventsyesnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeswith Federationnonepartitioning by range, list and (since PostgreSQL 11) by hashFixed-grid hypercubesnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
noneSource-replica replication infoother methods possible by using 3rd party extensionsReal-time block device replication (DRBD)Multi-source replication
Source-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on configurationImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on configuration
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyesnoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDmultiple readers, single writerACIDnoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyesyes infoby means of logfiles and checkpoints
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.nononoyes
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authenticationUsers with fine-grained authorization concept on 4 levelsfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardyesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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