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System Properties Comparison AllegroGraph vs. Cassandra vs. Oracle NoSQL

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NameAllegroGraph  Xexclude from comparisonCassandra  Xexclude from comparisonOracle NoSQL  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 accessKey-value store based on Berkeley DB Java Edition
Primary database modelDocument store infowith version 6.5
Graph DBMS
RDF store
Wide column storeKey-value store
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.87
Rank#162  Overall
#23  Document stores
#12  Graph DBMS
#6  RDF stores
Score120.71
Rank#10  Overall
#1  Wide column stores
Score3.39
Rank#80  Overall
#13  Key-value stores
Websitefranz.com/­agraph/­allegrographcassandra.apache.orgwww.oracle.com/­database/­nosql/­index.html
Technical documentationfranz.com/­agraph/­support/­documentation/­current/­agraph-introduction.htmlcassandra.apache.org/­doc/­latestdocs.oracle.com/­cd/­NOSQL/­index.html
DeveloperFranz Inc.Apache Software Foundation infoApache top level project, originally developped by FacebookOracle
Initial release200420082011
Current release6.6.0, August 20193.11.5, October 201918.3, November 2018
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infoLimited community edition freeOpen Source infoApache version 2Open Source infoApache V2 for Community Edition, proprietary license for Enterprise Edition
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJavaJava
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
BSD
Linux
OS X
Windows
Linux
Solaris SPARC/x86
Data schemeyes infoRDF schemasschema-freeoptional, scheme definition possible with AVRO or in 'table-style'
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesoptional
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 possiblenono
Secondary indexesyesrestricted infoonly equality queries, not always the best performing solutionyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSPARQL is used as query languageSQL-like SELECT, DML and DDL statements (CQL)SQL-like DML and DDL statements
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP API
SPARQL
Proprietary protocol infoCQL (Cassandra Query Language, an SQL-like language)
Thrift
RESTful HTTP API
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
C#
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infoJavaScript or Common Lispnono
Triggersyesyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeswith FederationSharding infono "single point of failure"Sharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-slave replication
Multi-master replication
selectable replication factor infoRepresentation of geographical distribution of servers is possibleElectable Master-Slave per shard
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyeswith Hadoop integration
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
Eventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infodepending on configuration
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDno infoAtomicity and isolation are supported for single operationsconfigurable infoACID within a storage node (=shard)
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 infooff heap cache
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authenticationAccess rights for users can be defined per objectAccess rights for users and roles
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AllegroGraphCassandraOracle NoSQL
Specific characteristicsKnowledge Graph Platform Leader Document Store and Graph Database. Supporting JSON...
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Apache Cassandra is the leading NoSQL, distributed database management system, well...
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Oracle NoSQL Database is a scalable , distributed NoSQL database, designed to provide...
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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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Data can be modeled as relational-database-style tables, JSON documents, RDF Triples...
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Typical application scenariosInternet of Things (IOT), fraud detection applications, recommendation engines, product...
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Internet of Things where large volume of data needs to be stored and processed very...
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Key customersApple, Netflix, Uber, ING,, Intuit,Fidelity, NY Times, Outbrain, BazaarVoice, Best...
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Large credit card company Airbus NTT Docomo Global rewards company
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Market metricsCassandra is used by 40% of the Fortune 100.
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Oracle NoSQL Database is used by hundreds of companies around the world. Oracle NoSQL...
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Licensing and pricing modelsApache license  Pricing for commercial distributions provided by DataStax and available...
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Oracle NoSQL Database Enterprise Edition can be purchased under the Oracle Commercial...
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2 May 2018

Allegro "Knowledge" Graph News - March 2018
7 March 2018

AllegroGraph v6.4 - Now Available
23 January 2018

AllegroGraph News - December 2017
20 December 2017

AllegroGraph News - November 2017
2 November 2017

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