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System Properties Comparison AllegroGraph vs. BigObject vs. Firebird vs. RDF4J

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NameAllegroGraph  Xexclude from comparisonBigObject  Xexclude from comparisonFirebird  Xexclude from comparisonRDF4J infoformerly known as Sesame  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionHigh performance, persistent RDF store with additional support for Graph DBMSAnalytic DBMS for real-time computations and queriesFirebird is an open source RDBMS forked from Borland's InterBaseRDF4J 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
Relational DBMS infoa hierachical model (tree) can be imposedRelational DBMSRDF store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score1.04
Rank#165  Overall
#26  Document stores
#14  Graph DBMS
#7  RDF stores
Score0.07
Rank#321  Overall
#135  Relational DBMS
Score22.27
Rank#31  Overall
#18  Relational DBMS
Score0.58
Rank#222  Overall
#9  RDF stores
Websiteallegrograph.combigobject.iowww.firebirdsql.orgrdf4j.org
Technical documentationfranz.com/­agraph/­support/­documentation/­current/­agraph-introduction.htmldocs.bigobject.iowww.firebirdsql.org/­en/­reference-manualsrdf4j.org/­documentation
DeveloperFranz Inc.BigObject, Inc.Firebird FoundationSince 2016 officially forked into an Eclipse project, former developer was Aduna Software.
Initial release200420152000 infoAs fork of Borland's InterBase2004
Current release7.0.0, April 20203.0.7, 2020
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infoLimited community edition freecommercial infofree community edition availableOpen Source infoInitial Developer's Public LicenseOpen Source infoEclipse Distribution License (EDL), v1.0.
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageC and C++Java
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
Linux infodistributed as a docker-image
OS X infodistributed as a docker-image (boot2docker)
Windows infodistributed as a docker-image (boot2docker)
AIX
FreeBSD
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
server-less infoFirebird Embedded Server
Solaris
Unix
Windows
Linux
OS X
Unix
Windows
Data schemeyes infoRDF schemasyesyesyes infoRDF Schemas
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesyes
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 indexesyesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSPARQL is used as query languageSQL-like DML and DDL statementsyesno
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP API
SPARQL
fluentd
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
ADO.NET
C/C++ API
JDBC infoJaybird
ODBC
OLE DB
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
C
C#
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Lua
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Java
PHP
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infoJavaScript or Common LispLuaPSQLyes
Triggersyesnoyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeswith Federationnonenonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
nonenone infoavailable via 3rd party productsnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on configurationnone
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyes infoautomatically between fact table and dimension tablesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnoACIDACID infoIsolation support depends on the API used
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes infoRead/write lock on objects (tables, trees)yes infoFeatures a multi-generational MVCC architecture, readers do not block writersyes
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 authenticationnoUsers with fine-grained authorization conceptno
More information provided by the system vendor
AllegroGraphBigObjectFirebirdRDF4J 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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