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System Properties Comparison AllegroGraph vs. Datomic vs. Fauna vs. OrientDB vs. RethinkDB

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NameAllegroGraph  Xexclude from comparisonDatomic  Xexclude from comparisonFauna infopreviously named FaunaDB  Xexclude from comparisonOrientDB  Xexclude from comparisonRethinkDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionHigh performance, persistent RDF store with additional support for Graph DBMSDatomic builds on immutable values, supports point-in-time queries and uses 3rd party systems for durabilityFauna provides a web-native interface, with support for GraphQL and custom business logic that integrates seamlessly with the rest of the serverless ecosystem. The underlying globally distributed storage and compute platform is fast, consistent, and reliable, with a modern security infrastructure.Multi-model DBMS (Document, Graph, Key/Value)DBMS for the Web with a mechanism to push updated query results to applications in realtime.
Primary database modelDocument store infowith version 6.5
Graph DBMS
RDF store
Relational DBMSDocument store
Graph DBMS
Relational DBMS
Time Series DBMS
Document store
Graph DBMS
Key-value store
Document store
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMSSpatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score1.24
Rank#156  Overall
#27  Document stores
#14  Graph DBMS
#7  RDF stores
Score1.74
Rank#130  Overall
#65  Relational DBMS
Score1.36
Rank#148  Overall
#25  Document stores
#12  Graph DBMS
#70  Relational DBMS
#10  Time Series DBMS
Score4.56
Rank#80  Overall
#13  Document stores
#5  Graph DBMS
#12  Key-value stores
Score3.14
Rank#97  Overall
#17  Document stores
Websiteallegrograph.comwww.datomic.comfauna.comorientdb.orgrethinkdb.com
Technical documentationfranz.com/­agraph/­support/­documentation/­current/­agraph-introduction.htmldocs.datomic.comdocs.fauna.comwww.orientdb.com/­docs/­last/­index.htmlrethinkdb.com/­docs
DeveloperFranz Inc.CognitectFauna, Inc.OrientDB LTD; CallidusCloud; SAPThe Linux Foundation infosince July 2017
Initial release20042012201420102009
Current release7.2, October 20210.9.5951, July 20193.1.9, February 20212.4.1, August 2020
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infoLimited community edition freecommercial infolimited edition freecommercialOpen Source infoApache version 2Open Source infoApache Version 2
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyesnono
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Implementation languageJava, ClojureScalaJavaC++
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
All OS with a Java VMhostedAll OS with a Java JDK (>= JDK 6)Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeyes infoRDF schemasyesschema-freeschema-free infoSchema can be enforced for whole record ("schema-full") or for some fields only ("schema-hybrid")schema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesnoyesyes infostring, binary, float, bool, date, geometry
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 possiblenononono
Secondary indexesyesyesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSPARQL is used as query languagenonoSQL-like query language, no joinsno
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP API
SPARQL
RESTful HTTP APIRESTful HTTP APITinkerpop technology stack with Blueprints, Gremlin, Pipes
Java API
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
Supported programming languagesC#
Clojure
Java
Lisp
Perl
Python
Ruby
Scala
Clojure
Java
C#
Go
Java
JavaScript
Python
Ruby
Scala
Swift
.Net
C
C#
C++
Clojure
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
C infocommunity-supported driver
C# infocommunity-supported driver
C++ infocommunity-supported driver
Clojure infocommunity-supported driver
Dart infocommunity-supported driver
Erlang infocommunity-supported driver
Go infocommunity-supported driver
Haskell infocommunity-supported driver
Java infoofficial driver
JavaScript (Node.js) infoofficial driver
Lisp infocommunity-supported driver
Lua infocommunity-supported driver
Objective-C infocommunity-supported driver
Perl infocommunity-supported driver
PHP infocommunity-supported driver
Python infoofficial driver
Ruby infoofficial driver
Scala infocommunity-supported driver
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infoJavaScript or Common Lispyes infoTransaction Functionsuser defined functionsJava, Javascript
TriggersyesBy using transaction functionsnoHooksClient-side triggers through changefeeds
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeswith Federationnone infoBut extensive use of caching in the application peershorizontal partitioning infoconsistent hashingShardingSharding inforange based
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
none infoBut extensive use of caching in the application peersMulti-source replicationMulti-source replicationSource-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono infocould be achieved with distributed queriesyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on configurationImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyesyes inforelationship in graphsno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDACIDACIDAtomic single-document operations
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyesyes infoMVCC based
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes infousing external storage systems (e.g. Cassandra, DynamoDB, PostgreSQL, Couchbase and others)yesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyes inforecommended only for testing and developmentnono
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authenticationnoIdentity management, authentication, and access controlAccess rights for users and roles; record level security configurableyes infousers and table-level permissions
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AllegroGraphDatomicFauna infopreviously named FaunaDBOrientDBRethinkDB
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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