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System Properties Comparison AllegroGraph vs. Elasticsearch vs. GraphDB

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NameAllegroGraph  Xexclude from comparisonElasticsearch  Xexclude from comparisonGraphDB infoformer name: OWLIM  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 metricEnterprise RDF and graph database with efficient reasoning, cluster and external index synchronization support
Primary database modelDocument store infowith version 6.5
Graph DBMS
RDF store
Search engineGraph DBMS
RDF store
Secondary database modelsDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.95
Rank#170  Overall
#26  Document stores
#14  Graph DBMS
#7  RDF stores
Score152.32
Rank#8  Overall
#1  Search engines
Score1.39
Rank#142  Overall
#10  Graph DBMS
#5  RDF stores
Websiteallegrograph.comwww.elastic.co/­elasticsearchgraphdb.ontotext.com
Technical documentationfranz.com/­agraph/­support/­documentation/­current/­agraph-introduction.htmlwww.elastic.co/­guide/­en/­elasticsearch/­reference/­current/­index.htmlgraphdb.ontotext.com/­documentation
DeveloperFranz Inc.ElasticOntotext
Initial release200420102000
Current release7.0.0, April 20207.8.0, June 20208.8, January 2019
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infoLimited community edition freeOpen Source infoApache Version 2; Elastic Licensecommercial infolimited edition free
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono infoNamed S4, Ontotext provides a semantic graph database based on GraphDB in the cloud.
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Implementation languageJavaJava
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
All OS with a Java VMAll OS with a Java VM
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeyes infoRDF schemasschema-free infoFlexible type definitions. Once a type is defined, it is persistentschema-free and OWL/RDFS-schema support
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 indexesyesyes infoAll search fields are automatically indexedyes, supports real-time synchronization and indexing in SOLR/Elastic search/Lucene and GeoSPARQL geometry data indexes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSPARQL is used as query languageSQL-like query languageSPARQL is used as query language
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP API
SPARQL
Java API
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
GeoSPARQL
Java API
RDF4J API
RIO
Sail API
Sesame REST HTTP Protocol
SPARQL 1.1
Supported programming languagesC#
Clojure
Java
Lisp
Perl
Python
Ruby
Scala
.Net
Groovy
Community Contributed Clients
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
.Net
C#
Clojure
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infoJavaScript or Common LispyesJava Server Plugin
Triggersyesyes infoby using the 'percolation' featureno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeswith FederationShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
yesMulti-source replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoES-Hadoop Connectorno
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, allImmediate Consistency, Eventual consistency (configurable in cluster mode per master or individual client request)
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyes infoConstraint checking
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnoACID
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.noMemcached and Redis integration
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authenticationyes
More information provided by the system vendor
AllegroGraphElasticsearchGraphDB infoformer name: OWLIM
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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GraphDB Enterprise is a high-performance semantic repository created by Ontotext....
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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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GraphDB allows you to link text and data in big knowledge graphs. It’s easy to experiment...
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Typical application scenariosEnterprise search (search experiences for your workplace, apps, and websites), observability...
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Metadata enrichment and management, linked open data publishing, semantic inferencing...
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Key customersThousands of organizations worldwide, including Cisco, eBay, Goldman Sachs, Microsoft,...
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BBC, Press Association, Financial Times, DK, Euromoney, The British Museum, Getty...
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Market metricsPublic as of October 2018 Distributed workforce with 1900+ employees around the globe​...
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GraphDB is the most utilized semantic triplestore for mission-critical enterprise...
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Licensing and pricing modelsThe Elastic Stack (Elasticsearch, Kibana, Beats, and Logstash) is free and open source...
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GraphDB-Free is free to use. SE and Enterprise are licensed per CPU-Core used. Perpetual...
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News

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10 July 2020

AllegroGraph Named to 100 Companies That Matter Most in Data
22 June 2020

Bloor Research Covers AllegroGraph with FedShard
5 June 2020

AllegroGraph Tutorial – Distributed Repository Using Shards and Federation Setup
25 May 2020

Advanced Knowledge Graph Visualization with New Gruff v8
12 May 2020

Eating the Knowledge Soup, Literally
10 July 2020

Boosting Cybersecurity Efficiency with Knowledge Graphs
9 July 2020

Star Wars: Knowledge Graph Federation
24 June 2020

Computer Vision Technology for Boosting Retailers’ Marketing & Product Management  
18 June 2020

If Curiosity Cabinets Were Knowledge Graphs
4 June 2020

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Conferences and events

Reasoning with Big Knowledge Graphs: Choices, Pitfalls and Proven Recipes
Webinar, 8:00 AM PST / 11:00 AM EST / 5:00 PM CEST, 30 July 2020 (finished)

Recent citations in the news

KMWorld AI 50: The Companies Empowering Intelligent Knowledge Management
7 July 2020, KMWorld Magazine

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

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

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Franz AllegroGraph 7 Provides Distributed Semantic Knowledge Graph Solution with Federated-Sharding
29 April 2020, Database Trends and Applications

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Hacking Attacks on Elasticsearch and MongoDB
27 July 2020, Search Engine Journal

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28 July 2020, Built In Austin

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Ontotext GraphDB Named Champion in Bloor's Graph Database Market Update
27 July 2020, PRNewswire

Ontotext's GraphDB 9.2 Supports RDF* to Match the Expressivity of Property Graphs
30 April 2020, PRNewswire

Semantic Web Company and Ontotext Partner to Advance Enterprise Knowledge Graphs
17 June 2020, PR Newswire UK

Ontotext Platform 3.0 for Enterprise Knowledge Graphs Released
16 December 2019, PRNewswire

GraphDB 9.1 - the Database to Support High-quality Knowledge Graphs
13 January 2020, PRNewswire

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