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System Properties Comparison AllegroGraph vs. Elasticsearch vs. Faircom DB vs. GridDB

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NameAllegroGraph  Xexclude from comparisonElasticsearch  Xexclude from comparisonFaircom DB infoformerly c-treeACE  Xexclude from comparisonGridDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionHigh performance, persistent RDF store with additional support for Graph DBMSA distributed, RESTful modern search and analytics engine based on Apache Lucene infoElasticsearch lets you perform and combine many types of searches such as structured, unstructured, geo, and metricNative high-speed multi-model DBMS for relational and key-value store data simultaneously accessible through SQL and NoSQL APIs.Scalable in-memory time series database optimized for IoT and Big Data
Primary database modelDocument store infowith version 6.5
Graph DBMS
RDF store
Search engineKey-value store
Relational DBMS
Time Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMSDocument store
Spatial DBMS
Key-value store
Relational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score1.35
Rank#144  Overall
#23  Document stores
#12  Graph DBMS
#7  RDF stores
Score152.18
Rank#8  Overall
#1  Search engines
Score0.53
Rank#228  Overall
#34  Key-value stores
#111  Relational DBMS
Score0.98
Rank#173  Overall
#10  Time Series DBMS
Websiteallegrograph.comwww.elastic.co/­elasticsearchwww.faircom.com/­products/­faircom-dbgriddb.net
Technical documentationfranz.com/­agraph/­support/­documentation/­current/­agraph-introduction.htmlwww.elastic.co/­guide/­en/­elasticsearch/­reference/­current/­index.htmllearn.faircomcorp.com/­developers/­documentation_directorydocs.griddb.net
DeveloperFranz Inc.ElasticFairCom CorporationToshiba Corporation
Initial release2004201019792013
Current release7.0.0, April 20207.8.0, June 2020V12, November 20204.5, June 2020
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infoLimited community edition freeOpen Source infoApache Version 2; Elastic Licensecommercial infoRestricted, free version availableOpen Source infoAGPL version 3 and Apache License, version 2.0 , commercial license (standard and advanced editions) also available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJavaANSI C, C++C++
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
All OS with a Java VMAIX
FreeBSD
HP-UX
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
QNX
SCO
Solaris
VxWorks
Windows infoeasily portable to other OSs
Linux
Data schemeyes infoRDF schemasschema-free infoFlexible type definitions. Once a type is defined, it is persistentschema free, schema optional, schema required, partial schema,yes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes, ANSI SQL Types, JSON, typed binary structuresyes infonumerical, string, blob, geometry, boolean, timestamp
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 possiblenonono
Secondary indexesyesyes infoAll search fields are automatically indexedyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSPARQL is used as query languageSQL-like query languageyes, ANSI SQL with proprietary extensionsSQL92, SQL-like TQL (Toshiba Query Language)
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP API
SPARQL
Java API
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
ADO.NET
Direct SQL
JDBC
JPA
ODBC
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
RESTful MQTT/JSON API
RPC
Proprietary protocol
Supported programming languagesC#
Clojure
Java
Lisp
Perl
Python
Ruby
Scala
.Net
Groovy
Community Contributed Clients
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
.Net
C
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js and browser)
PHP
Python
Visual Basic
C
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infoJavaScript or Common Lispyesyes info.Net, JavaScript, C/C++no
Triggersyesyes infoby using the 'percolation' featureyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeswith FederationShardingFile partitioning, horizontal partitioning, sharding infoCustomizable business rules for table partitioningSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
yesyes, configurable to be parallel or serial, synchronous or asynchronous, uni-directional or bi-directional, ACID-consistent or eventually consistent (with custom conflict resolution).Source-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoES-Hadoop ConnectornoConnector for using GridDB as an input source and output destination for Hadoop MapReduce jobs
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on configurationEventual Consistency infoSynchronous doc based replication. Get by ID may show delays up to 1 sec. Configurable write consistency: one, quorum, allEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Tunable consistency per server, database, table, and transaction
Immediate consistency within container, eventual consistency across containers
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnotunable from ACID to Eventually ConsistentACID at container level
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesYes, tunable from durable to delayed durability to in-memoryyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noMemcached and Redis integrationyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authenticationFine grained access rights according to SQL-standard with additional protections for filesAccess rights for users can be defined per database
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AllegroGraphElasticsearchFaircom DB infoformerly c-treeACEGridDB
Specific characteristicsKnowledge Graph Platform Leader FedShard - Designed for Entity-Event Knowledge Graph...
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Elasticsearch is an open source search and analytics engine. As the heart of the...
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Achieve Hundreds of Thousands of Transactions Per Second on A Single Database Server...
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GridDB is a highly scalable, in-memory time series database optimized for IoT and...
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Competitive advantagesAllegroGraph is uniquely suited to support adhoc queries through SPARQL, Prolog and...
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Open source Real-time indexsearch, and analysis Horizontally scalable Distributed...
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Top Features SQL Key-value store and navigational NoSQL API Indexed binary objects...
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1. Optimized for IoT Equipped with Toshiba's proprietary key-container data model...
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Typical application scenariosEnterprise search (search experiences for your workplace, apps, and websites), observability...
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Real-time transaction processing solutions leverage FairCom DB because its NoSQL...
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Factory IoT, Automative Industry, Energy, BEMS, Smart Community, Monitoring system.
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Key customersThousands of organizations worldwide, including Cisco, eBay, Goldman Sachs, Microsoft,...
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Microsoft, UPS, Verizon, Motorola, Commvault, Thomson Reuters, ACI, BNY Mellon, Rockwell...
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Denso International [see use case ] An Electric Power company [see use case ] Ishinomaki...
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Market metricsPublic as of October 2018 Distributed workforce with 1900+ employees around the globe​...
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From banking and financial transactions, transportation, warehouse automation, package...
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GitHub trending repository
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Licensing and pricing modelsThe Elastic Stack (Elasticsearch, Kibana, Beats, and Logstash) is free and open source...
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Just as the technical aspects of FairCom DB are flexible to meet operation requirements,...
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Open Source license (AGPL v3 & Apache v2) Commercial license (subscription)
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