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System Properties Comparison AllegroGraph vs. Blazegraph vs. Geode vs. Microsoft Azure Cosmos DB

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NameAllegroGraph  Xexclude from comparisonBlazegraph  Xexclude from comparisonGeode  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure Cosmos DB infoformer name was Azure DocumentDB  Xexclude from comparison
Amazon has acquired Blazegraph's domain and (probably) product. It is said that Amazon Neptune is based on Blazegraph.
DescriptionHigh performance, persistent RDF store with additional support for Graph DBMSHigh-performance graph database supporting Semantic Web (RDF/SPARQL) and Graph Database (tinkerpop3, blueprints, vertex-centric) APIs with scale-out and High Availability.Geode is a distributed data container, pooling memory, CPU, network resources, and optionally local disk across multiple processesGlobally distributed, horizontally scalable, multi-model database service
Primary database modelDocument store infowith version 6.5
Graph DBMS
RDF store
Graph DBMS
RDF store
Key-value storeDocument 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
Score1.05
Rank#174  Overall
#30  Document stores
#15  Graph DBMS
#7  RDF stores
Score0.86
Rank#190  Overall
#17  Graph DBMS
#8  RDF stores
Score1.71
Rank#135  Overall
#26  Key-value stores
Score41.38
Rank#27  Overall
#4  Document stores
#2  Graph DBMS
#3  Key-value stores
#3  Wide column stores
Websiteallegrograph.comblazegraph.comgeode.apache.orgazure.microsoft.com/­services/­cosmos-db
Technical documentationfranz.com/­agraph/­support/­documentation/­current/­agraph-introduction.htmlwiki.blazegraph.comgeode.apache.org/­docsdocs.microsoft.com/­azure/­cosmos-db
DeveloperFranz Inc.BlazegraphOriginally developed by Gemstone. They outsourced the project to Apache in 2015 but still deliver a commercial version as Gemfire.Microsoft
Initial release2004200620022014
Current release7.2.0, October 20212.1.5, March 20191.1, February 2017
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infoLimited community edition freeOpen Source infoextended commercial license availableOpen Source infoApache Version 2; commercial licenses available as Gemfirecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononoyes
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Implementation languageJavaJava
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows
All OS with a Java VM infothe JDK (8 or later) is also requiredhosted
Data schemeyes infoRDF schemasschema-freeschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes infoRDF literal typesyesyes 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 indexesyesyesnoyes infoAll properties auto-indexed by default
SQL infoSupport of SQLSPARQL is used as query languageSPARQL is used as query languageSQL-like query language (OQL)SQL-like query language
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP API
SPARQL
Java API
RESTful HTTP API
SPARQL QUERY
SPARQL UPDATE
TinkerPop 3
Java Client API
Memcached protocol
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
.Net
C
C++
Java
JavaScript
PHP
Python
Ruby
.Net
All JVM based languages
C++
Groovy
Java
Scala
.Net
C#
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
MongoDB client drivers written for various programming languages
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infoJavaScript or Common Lispyesuser defined functionsJavaScript
Triggersyesnoyes infoCache Event ListenersJavaScript
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeswith FederationShardingShardingSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud service
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
yesMulti-source replicationyes infoImplicit feature of the cloud service
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononowith Hadoop integration infoIntegration with Hadoop/HDInsight on Azure*
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on configurationImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on configurationEventual ConsistencyBounded Staleness
Consistent Prefix
Eventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infoConsistency level configurable on request level
Session Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyes infoRelationships in Graphsnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDyes, on a single nodeMulti-item ACID transactions with snapshot isolation within a partition
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes
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 authenticationSecurity and Authentication via Web Application Container (Tomcat, Jetty)Access rights per client and object definableAccess rights can be defined down to the item level
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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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