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System Properties Comparison AllegroGraph vs. Fauna vs. Microsoft Azure Cosmos DB

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NameAllegroGraph  Xexclude from comparisonFauna  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure Cosmos DB infoformer name was Azure DocumentDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionHigh performance, persistent RDF store with additional support for Graph DBMSFauna (previously named FaunaDB) provides a web-native interface, with support for GraphQL and custom business logic that integrates seamlessly with the rest of the serverless ecosystem. The underlying globally distributed storage and compute platform is fast, consistent, and reliable, with a modern security infrastructure.Globally distributed, horizontally scalable, multi-model database service
Primary database modelDocument store infowith version 6.5
Graph DBMS
RDF store
Document store
Graph DBMS
Relational DBMS
Time Series DBMS
Document store
Graph DBMS
Key-value store
Wide column store
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMSSpatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score1.34
Rank#150  Overall
#25  Document stores
#13  Graph DBMS
#7  RDF stores
Score1.67
Rank#135  Overall
#22  Document stores
#12  Graph DBMS
#66  Relational DBMS
#9  Time Series DBMS
Score36.47
Rank#25  Overall
#3  Document stores
#2  Graph DBMS
#3  Key-value stores
#3  Wide column stores
Websiteallegrograph.comfauna.comazure.microsoft.com/­services/­cosmos-db
Technical documentationfranz.com/­agraph/­support/­documentation/­current/­agraph-introduction.htmldocs.fauna.comdocs.microsoft.com/­azure/­cosmos-db
DeveloperFranz Inc.Fauna, Inc.Microsoft
Initial release200420142014
Current release7.0.0, April 2020
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infoLimited community edition freecommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesyes
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageScala
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
hostedhosted
Data schemeyes infoRDF schemasschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesnoyes infoJSON types
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 indexesyesyesyes infoAll properties auto-indexed by default
SQL infoSupport of SQLSPARQL is used as query languagenoSQL-like query language
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP API
SPARQL
RESTful HTTP APIDocumentDB API
Graph API (Gremlin)
MongoDB API
RESTful HTTP API
Table API
Supported programming languagesC#
Clojure
Java
Lisp
Perl
Python
Ruby
Scala
C#
Go
Java
JavaScript
Python
Ruby
Scala
Swift
.Net
C#
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
MongoDB client drivers written for various programming languages
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infoJavaScript or Common Lispuser defined functionsJavaScript
TriggersyesnoJavaScript
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeswith Federationhorizontal partitioning infoconsistent hashingSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud service
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
Multi-source replicationyes infoImplicit feature of the cloud service
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonowith Hadoop integration infoIntegration with Hadoop/HDInsight on Azure*
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on configurationImmediate ConsistencyBounded Staleness
Consistent Prefix
Eventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infoConsistency level configurable on request level
Session Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDMulti-item ACID transactions with snapshot isolation within a partition
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 authenticationIdentity management, authentication, and access controlAccess rights can be defined down to the item level
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AllegroGraphFaunaMicrosoft Azure Cosmos DB infoformer name was Azure DocumentDB
Specific characteristicsKnowledge Graph Platform Leader FedShard - Designed for Entity-Event Knowledge Graph...
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Serverless database delivered as an API Web-native security model with attribute...
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Competitive advantagesAllegroGraph is uniquely suited to support adhoc queries through SPARQL, Prolog and...
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100% serverless , no connection pooling bottlenecks, or cold starts unlike legacy...
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Typical application scenariosJavascript apps Serverless backends for microservices Cloud-native apps B2B and B2C...
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Key customersShiftX
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Licensing and pricing modelsUsage-based pricing including a free tier
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