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DBMS > AllegroGraph vs. Datomic vs. FoundationDB

System Properties Comparison AllegroGraph vs. Datomic vs. FoundationDB

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NameAllegroGraph  Xexclude from comparisonDatomic  Xexclude from comparisonFoundationDB  Xexclude from comparison
Created as commercial project in 2013, FoundationDB has been acquired by Apple in March 2015 and was withdrawn from the market. As a consequence, the product was removed from the DB-Engines ranking. In April 2018, Apple open-sourced FoundationDB and it therefore reappears in the ranking.
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 durabilityOrdered key-value store. Core features are complimented by layers.
Primary database modelDocument store infowith version 6.5
Graph DBMS
RDF store
Relational DBMSDocument store infosupported via specific layer
Key-value store
Relational DBMS infosupported via specific SQL-layer
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score1.01
Rank#167  Overall
#25  Document stores
#14  Graph DBMS
#7  RDF stores
Score2.83
Rank#101  Overall
#49  Relational DBMS
Score1.05
Rank#165  Overall
#24  Document stores
#30  Key-value stores
#81  Relational DBMS
Websiteallegrograph.comwww.datomic.comwww.foundationdb.org
Technical documentationfranz.com/­agraph/­support/­documentation/­current/­agraph-introduction.htmldocs.datomic.comapple.github.io/­foundationdb
DeveloperFranz Inc.CognitectFoundationDB
Initial release200420122013
Current release7.0.0, April 20200.9.5951, July 20196.2.11, November 2019
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infoLimited community edition freecommercial infolimited edition freeOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJava, ClojureC++
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
All OS with a Java VMLinux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeyes infoRDF schemasyesschema-free infosome layers support schemas
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesno infosome layers support typing
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 indexesyesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLSPARQL is used as query languagenosupported in specific SQL layer only
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP API
SPARQL
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languagesC#
Clojure
Java
Lisp
Perl
Python
Ruby
Scala
Clojure
Java
.Net
C
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
PHP
Python
Ruby
Swift
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infoJavaScript or Common Lispyes infoTransaction Functionsin SQL-layer only
TriggersyesBy using transaction functionsno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeswith Federationnone infoBut extensive use of caching in the application peersSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
none infoBut extensive use of caching in the application peersyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on configurationImmediate ConsistencyLinearizable consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoin SQL-layer only
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes infousing external storage systems (e.g. Cassandra, DynamoDB, PostgreSQL, Couchbase and others)yes
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 development
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authenticationnono
More information provided by the system vendor
AllegroGraphDatomicFoundationDB
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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News

Connected Data London – The Future of AI in the Enterprise
3 September 2020

Using Microsoft Power BI with AllegroGraph
19 August 2020

Franz Inc. Named an AI 50 Company by KMWorld
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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Conferences and events

Enterprise Knowledge Graphs, Connected-Data.London
Webinar, 23 September 2020 (finished)

Recent citations in the news

Franz Inc. to Present at The Global Graph Summit and Data Day Texas 2020
10 January 2020, PR Web

AllegroGraph Named to 100 Companies That Matter Most in Data
23 June 2020, PR Web

AllegroGraph v7 Powers First Distributed Semantic Knowledge Graph Solution with Federated-Sharding
26 May 2020, Business Wire

Ubiquitous AI Demands A New Type Of Database Sharding
1 May 2020, Forbes

Franz Expands with Introduction of Gruff 8
13 May 2020, Database Trends and Applications

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Nubank buys firm behind Clojure programming language
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24 July 2020, AltFi

Fintech Powerhouse Nubank Buys U.S. Software Firm Cognitect
23 July 2020, BloombergQuint

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16 May 2019, Digital Information World

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Senior Database Reliability Engineer - FoundationDB — Cognite
9 September 2020, builtinaustin.com

Why SaaS vendors like Snowflake love open source
25 September 2020, TechRepublic

FoundationDB, a very interesting NoSQL database owned by Apple, is now an open-source project
19 April 2018, GeekWire

Apple’s FoundationDB open sources the database layer behind CloudKit
14 January 2019, 9to5Mac

Apple Acquires Durable Database Company FoundationDB
24 March 2015, TechCrunch

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