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DBMS > AllegroGraph vs. Dgraph vs. Google Cloud Spanner

System Properties Comparison AllegroGraph vs. Dgraph vs. Google Cloud Spanner

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NameAllegroGraph  Xexclude from comparisonDgraph  Xexclude from comparisonGoogle Cloud Spanner  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionHigh performance, persistent RDF store with additional support for Graph DBMSDistributed and scalable native Graph DBMSA horizontally scalable, globally consistent, relational database service. It is the externalization of the core Google database that runs the biggest aspects of Google, like Ads and Google Play.
Primary database modelDocument store infowith version 6.5
Graph DBMS
RDF store
Graph DBMSRelational DBMS
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
Score1.61
Rank#134  Overall
#9  Graph DBMS
Score2.78
Rank#104  Overall
#50  Relational DBMS
Websiteallegrograph.comdgraph.iocloud.google.com/­spanner
Technical documentationfranz.com/­agraph/­support/­documentation/­current/­agraph-introduction.htmldocs.dgraph.iocloud.google.com/­spanner/­docs
DeveloperFranz Inc.Dgraph Labs, Inc.Google
Initial release200420162017
Current release7.0.0, April 2020
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infoLimited community edition freeOpen Source infoApache 2.0commercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyes
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageGo
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows
hosted
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 possiblenono
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSPARQL is used as query languagenoyes infoQuery statements complying to ANSI 2011
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP API
SPARQL
GraphQL query language
gRPC (using protocol buffers) API
HTTP API
gRPC (using protocol buffers) API
JDBC infoAt present, JDBC supports read-only queries. No support for DDL or DML statements.
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languagesC#
Clojure
Java
Lisp
Perl
Python
Ruby
Scala
C#
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infoJavaScript or Common Lispnono
Triggersyesnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeswith FederationyesSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
Synchronous replication via RaftMulti-source replication with 3 replicas for regional instances.
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyes infousing Google Cloud Dataflow
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on configurationImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyes infoby using interleaved tables, this features focuses more on performance improvements than on referential integrity
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDACID infoStrict serializable isolation
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.nono
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authenticationno infoPlanned for future releasesAccess rights for users, groups and roles based on Google Cloud Identity and Access Management (IAM)
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AllegroGraphDgraphGoogle Cloud Spanner
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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Horizontally scalable transactional graph database with fast arbitrary-depth joins...
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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

Little Known Artificial Intelligence Secrets: What Unsupervised Learning Really Means
22 August 2020, insideBIGDATA

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Dgraph Labs Launches Slash GraphQL, Industry's First GraphQL-Native Database Backend-As-A-Service
10 September 2020, GlobeNewswire

Dgraph on AWS: Setting up a horizontally scalable graph database
1 September 2020, idk.dev

Dgraph Labs Now Available on Auth0 Marketplace
22 September 2020, GlobeNewswire

Slash DGraph Brings Managed Backend and No Code Services to the GraphQL Ecosystem
15 September 2020, ProgrammableWeb

news digest: Slash GraphQL, Snyk closes $200 million round of funding, and DataStax introduces Indexing for Apache Cassandra - SD Times
10 September 2020, SDTimes.com

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Using DAL For Migration From DynamoDB to Spanner and Bigtable
9 September 2020, hackernoon.com

Google, Gmail & Servers Down: 502 Error & Other Issues Reported
25 September 2020, heavy.com

Google Updates Cloud Spanner with New Features: Backup on Demand, Local Emulator, and More
1 May 2020, InfoQ.com

Google enhances Cloud Spanner and other databases
20 August 2020, TechTarget

Striim Offers New Data Migration Service for Google Cloud
17 September 2020, Database Trends and Applications

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