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System Properties Comparison AllegroGraph vs. Couchbase vs. FileMaker

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NameAllegroGraph  Xexclude from comparisonCouchbase infoOriginally called Membase  Xexclude from comparisonFileMaker  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionHigh performance, persistent RDF store with additional support for Graph DBMSA distributed document store with integrated cache, a powerful search engine, in-built operational and analytical capabilities, and an embedded mobile databaseFileMaker is a cross-platform RDBMS that includes a GUI frontend.
Primary database modelDocument store infowith version 6.5
Graph DBMS
RDF store
Vector DBMS
Document storeRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMSKey-value store infooriginating from the former Membase product and supporting the Memcached protocol
Spatial DBMS infousing the Geocouch extension
Search engine
Time Series DBMS
Vector DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score1.16
Rank#179  Overall
#30  Document stores
#17  Graph DBMS
#7  RDF stores
#7  Vector DBMS
Score18.46
Rank#36  Overall
#5  Document stores
Score49.73
Rank#20  Overall
#14  Relational DBMS
Websiteallegrograph.comwww.couchbase.comwww.claris.com/­filemaker
Technical documentationfranz.com/­agraph/­support/­documentation/­current/­agraph-introduction.htmldocs.couchbase.comwww.claris.com/­resources/­documentation
DeveloperFranz Inc.Couchbase, Inc.Claris infoa subsidiary of Apple
Initial release200420111983
Current release8.0, December 2023Server: 7.2, June 2023; Mobile: 3.1, March 2022; Couchbase Capella (DBaaS), June 202319.4.1, November 2021
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infoLimited community edition freeOpen Source infoBusiness Source License (BSL 1.1); Commercial licenses also availablecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC, C++, Go and Erlang
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows
iOS infoclient part only
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeyes infoRDF schemasschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes
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 infoA http query request can return the data in XML format
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSPARQL is used as query languageSQL++, extends ANSI SQL to JSON for operational, transactional, and analytic use casesyes infovia plugins
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP API
SPARQL
CLI Client
HTTP REST
Kafka Connector
Native language bindings for CRUD, Query, Search and Analytics APIs
Spark Connector
Spring Data
Filemaker WebDirect
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesC#
Clojure
Java
Lisp
Perl
Python
Ruby
Scala
.Net
C
Go
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Kotlin
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
PHP
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infoJavaScript or Common LispFunctions and timers in JavaScript and UDFs in Java, Python, SQL++yes
Triggersyesyes infovia the TAP protocolyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeswith FederationAutomatic Shardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
Multi-source replication infoincluding cross data center replication
Source-replica replication
Source-replica replication, warm standby infosince Version 14
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 infoselectable on a per-operation basis
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDno
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.noyes infoEphemeral buckets
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authenticationUser and Administrator separation with password-based and LDAP integrated Authentication. Role-base access control.simple rights management via user accounts and connection to external directory services
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AllegroGraphCouchbase infoOriginally called MembaseFileMaker
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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8 January 2024

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2 January 2024

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