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System Properties Comparison AllegroGraph vs. Elasticsearch vs. IBM Db2 Event Store

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NameAllegroGraph  Xexclude from comparisonElasticsearch  Xexclude from comparisonIBM Db2 Event Store  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 metricDistributed Event Store optimized for Internet of Things use cases
Primary database modelDocument store infowith version 6.5
Graph DBMS
RDF store
Search engineEvent Store
Time Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMSDocument store
Spatial 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
Score0.36
Rank#256  Overall
#2  Event Stores
#18  Time Series DBMS
Websiteallegrograph.comwww.elastic.co/­elasticsearchwww.ibm.com/­products/­db2-event-store
Technical documentationfranz.com/­agraph/­support/­documentation/­current/­agraph-introduction.htmlwww.elastic.co/­guide/­en/­elasticsearch/­reference/­current/­index.htmlwww.ibm.com/­support/­knowledgecenter/­en/­SSGNPV_2.0.0/­welcome.html
DeveloperFranz Inc.ElasticIBM
Initial release200420102017
Current release7.0.0, April 20207.8.0, June 20202.0
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infoLimited community edition freeOpen Source infoApache Version 2; Elastic Licensecommercial infofree developer edition available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJavaC and C++
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
All OS with a Java VMLinux infoLinux, macOS, Windows for the developer addition
Data schemeyes infoRDF schemasschema-free infoFlexible type definitions. Once a type is defined, it is persistentyes
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 indexedno
SQL infoSupport of SQLSPARQL is used as query languageSQL-like query languageyes infothrough the embedded Spark runtime
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP API
SPARQL
Java API
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
ADO.NET
DB2 Connect
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languagesC#
Clojure
Java
Lisp
Perl
Python
Ruby
Scala
.Net
Groovy
Community Contributed Clients
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
C
C#
C++
Cobol
Delphi
Fortran
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Scala
Visual Basic
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infoJavaScript or Common Lispyesyes
Triggersyesyes infoby using the 'percolation' featureno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeswith FederationShardingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
yesActive-active shard 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, allEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnono
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesNo - written data is immutable
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesYes - Synchronous writes to local disk combined with replication and asynchronous writes in parquet format to permanent shared storage
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noMemcached and Redis integrationyes
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authenticationfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
More information provided by the system vendor
AllegroGraphElasticsearchIBM Db2 Event Store
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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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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Typical application scenariosEnterprise search (search experiences for your workplace, apps, and websites), observability...
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Key customersThousands of organizations worldwide, including Cisco, eBay, Goldman Sachs, Microsoft,...
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Market metricsPublic as of October 2018 Distributed workforce with 1900+ employees around the globe​...
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Licensing and pricing modelsThe Elastic Stack (Elasticsearch, Kibana, Beats, and Logstash) is free and open source...
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Data-Centric Architecture Forum – DCAF 2021
1 February 2021

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