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System Properties Comparison AllegroGraph vs. Cassandra vs. LeanXcale

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NameAllegroGraph  Xexclude from comparisonCassandra  Xexclude from comparisonLeanXcale  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionHigh performance, persistent RDF store with additional support for Graph DBMSWide-column store based on ideas of BigTable and DynamoDB infoOptimized for write accessA highly scalable full ACID SQL database with fast NoSQL data ingestion and GIS capabilities
Primary database modelDocument store infowith version 6.5
Graph DBMS
RDF store
Wide column storeKey-value store
Relational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score1.03
Rank#168  Overall
#25  Document stores
#14  Graph DBMS
#7  RDF stores
Score119.10
Rank#10  Overall
#1  Wide column stores
Score0.31
Rank#261  Overall
#45  Key-value stores
#119  Relational DBMS
Websiteallegrograph.comcassandra.apache.orgwww.leanxcale.com
Technical documentationfranz.com/­agraph/­support/­documentation/­current/­agraph-introduction.htmlcassandra.apache.org/­doc/­latest
DeveloperFranz Inc.Apache Software Foundation infoApache top level project, originally developped by FacebookLeanXcale
Initial release200420082015
Current release7.0.0, April 20203.11.8, August 2020
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infoLimited community edition freeOpen Source infoApache version 2commercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJava
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
BSD
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeyes infoRDF schemasschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes
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 indexesyesrestricted infoonly equality queries, not always the best performing solution
SQL infoSupport of SQLSPARQL is used as query languageSQL-like SELECT, DML and DDL statements (CQL)yes infothrough Apache Derby
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP API
SPARQL
Proprietary protocol infoCQL (Cassandra Query Language, an SQL-like language)
Thrift
JDBC
Kafka Connector
ODBC
proprietary key/value interface
Spark Connector
Supported programming languagesC#
Clojure
Java
Lisp
Perl
Python
Ruby
Scala
C#
C++
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
C
Java
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infoJavaScript or Common Lispno
Triggersyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeswith FederationSharding infono "single point of failure"
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
selectable replication factor infoRepresentation of geographical distribution of servers is possible
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on configurationEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be individually decided for each write operation
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDno infoAtomicity and isolation are supported for single operationsACID
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.nonoyes
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authenticationAccess rights for users can be defined per object
More information provided by the system vendor
AllegroGraphCassandraLeanXcale
Specific characteristicsKnowledge Graph Platform Leader FedShard - Designed for Entity-Event Knowledge Graph...
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Apache Cassandra is the leading NoSQL, distributed database management system, well...
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Full ACID and full SQL operational database with analytical queries over operational...
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Competitive advantagesAllegroGraph is uniquely suited to support adhoc queries through SPARQL, Prolog and...
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No single point of failure ensures 100% availability . Operational simplicity for...
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Linear scalability upto 100s of nodes (tested with 100 nodes and TPC-C).
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Typical application scenariosInternet of Things (IOT), fraud detection applications, recommendation engines, product...
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Hybrid Transactional-Analytical Processing (HTAP) requiring an operational database...
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Key customersApple, Netflix, Uber, ING,, Intuit,Fidelity, NY Times, Outbrain, BazaarVoice, Best...
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banking/finance/fintech, telco, insurance, traveltech, M2M/IoT, retail
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Market metricsCassandra is used by 40% of the Fortune 100.
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15 beta testers
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Licensing and pricing modelsApache license  Pricing for commercial distributions provided by DataStax and available...
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annual fee covering license and support based on number of physical cores
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News

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19 August 2020

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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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