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System Properties Comparison AllegroGraph vs. Firebird vs. Quasardb vs. RDF4J

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NameAllegroGraph  Xexclude from comparisonFirebird  Xexclude from comparisonQuasardb  Xexclude from comparisonRDF4J infoformerly known as Sesame  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionHigh performance, persistent RDF store with additional support for Graph DBMSFirebird is an open source RDBMS forked from Borland's InterBaseDistributed, high-performance timeseries databaseRDF4J is a Java framework for processing RDF data, supporting both memory-based and a disk-based storage.
Primary database modelDocument store infowith version 6.5
Graph DBMS
RDF store
Relational DBMSTime Series DBMSRDF store
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Score1.04
Rank#165  Overall
#26  Document stores
#14  Graph DBMS
#7  RDF stores
Score22.27
Rank#31  Overall
#18  Relational DBMS
Score0.25
Rank#272  Overall
#23  Time Series DBMS
Score0.58
Rank#222  Overall
#9  RDF stores
Websiteallegrograph.comwww.firebirdsql.orgwww.quasardb.netrdf4j.org
Technical documentationfranz.com/­agraph/­support/­documentation/­current/­agraph-introduction.htmlwww.firebirdsql.org/­en/­reference-manualsdoc.quasardb.netrdf4j.org/­documentation
DeveloperFranz Inc.Firebird FoundationquasardbSince 2016 officially forked into an Eclipse project, former developer was Aduna Software.
Initial release20042000 infoAs fork of Borland's InterBase20092004
Current release7.0.0, April 20203.0.7, 20203.1, January 2019
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infoLimited community edition freeOpen Source infoInitial Developer's Public Licensecommercial infoFree community edition, Non-profit organizations and non-commercial usage are eligible for free licensesOpen Source infoEclipse Distribution License (EDL), v1.0.
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageC and C++C++Java
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
AIX
FreeBSD
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
server-less infoFirebird Embedded Server
Solaris
Unix
Windows
BSD
Linux
OS X
Windows
Linux
OS X
Unix
Windows
Data schemeyes infoRDF schemasyesschema-freeyes infoRDF Schemas
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes infointeger and binaryyes
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 infowith tagsyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSPARQL is used as query languageyesSQL-like query languageno
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP API
SPARQL
ADO.NET
C/C++ API
JDBC infoJaybird
ODBC
OLE DB
HTTP APIJava API
RIO infoRDF Input/Output
Sail API
SeRQL infoSesame RDF Query Language
Sesame REST HTTP Protocol
SPARQL
Supported programming languagesC#
Clojure
Java
Lisp
Perl
Python
Ruby
Scala
C
C#
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Lua
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
.Net
C
C#
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
R
Java
PHP
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infoJavaScript or Common LispPSQLnoyes
Triggersyesyesnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeswith FederationnoneSharding infoconsistent hashingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
none infoavailable via 3rd party productsSource-replica replication with selectable replication factornone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonowith Hadoop integrationno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on configurationImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDACIDACID infoIsolation support depends on the API used
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes infoFeatures a multi-generational MVCC architecture, readers do not block writersyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes infoby using LevelDByes infoin-memory storage is supported as well
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyes infoTransient mode
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authenticationUsers with fine-grained authorization conceptCryptographically strong user authentication and audit trailno
More information provided by the system vendor
AllegroGraphFirebirdQuasardbRDF4J infoformerly known as Sesame
Specific characteristicsKnowledge Graph Platform Leader FedShard - Designed for Entity-Event Knowledge Graph...
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High-performance , high-speed, fully integrated timeseries database Seamlessly combines...
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Competitive advantagesAllegroGraph is uniquely suited to support adhoc queries through SPARQL, Prolog and...
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High performance in a cost-effective small package Real-time results for even large...
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Typical application scenariosTick database Predictive maintenance Pre-deal checks Large scale monitoring
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Key customersLarge EU investment banks US based hedge funds Orolia Tellmeplus
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Market metricsHas been running in very demanding production environments since 2013 Rapid adoption...
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Licensing and pricing modelsCommunity edition limited to 2 nodes and 16 GiB of storage per node available for...
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