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

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NameAllegroGraph  Xexclude from comparisonFirebird  Xexclude from comparisonjBASE  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 InterBaseA robust multi-value DBMS comprising development tools and middlewareRDF4J 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 DBMSMultivalue DBMSRDF store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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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
Score2.17
Rank#123  Overall
#3  Multivalue DBMS
Score0.58
Rank#222  Overall
#9  RDF stores
Websiteallegrograph.comwww.firebirdsql.orgwww.jbase.comrdf4j.org
Technical documentationfranz.com/­agraph/­support/­documentation/­current/­agraph-introduction.htmlwww.firebirdsql.org/­en/­reference-manualsdocs.zumasys.com/­jbaserdf4j.org/­documentation
DeveloperFranz Inc.Firebird FoundationZumasysSince 2016 officially forked into an Eclipse project, former developer was Aduna Software.
Initial release20042000 infoAs fork of Borland's InterBase19912004
Current release7.0.0, April 20203.0.7, 20205.7
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infoLimited community edition freeOpen Source infoInitial Developer's Public LicensecommercialOpen Source infoEclipse Distribution License (EDL), v1.0.
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageC and C++Java
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
AIX
FreeBSD
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
server-less infoFirebird Embedded Server
Solaris
Unix
Windows
AIX
Linux
Windows
Linux
OS X
Unix
Windows
Data schemeyes infoRDF schemasyesschema-freeyes infoRDF Schemas
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesoptionalyes
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 possibleyes
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSPARQL is used as query languageyesEmbedded SQL for jBASE in BASICno
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP API
SPARQL
ADO.NET
C/C++ API
JDBC infoJaybird
ODBC
OLE DB
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
RESTful HTTP API
SOAP-based API
Java 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
Basic
Jabbascript
Java
Java
PHP
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infoJavaScript or Common LispPSQLyesyes
Triggersyesyesyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeswith FederationnoneShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
none infoavailable via 3rd party productsyesnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on configuration
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 persistentyesyesyesyes 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
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authenticationUsers with fine-grained authorization conceptAccess rights can be defined down to the item levelno
More information provided by the system vendor
AllegroGraphFirebirdjBASERDF4J infoformerly known as Sesame
Specific characteristicsKnowledge Graph Platform Leader FedShard - Designed for Entity-Event Knowledge Graph...
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Competitive advantagesAllegroGraph is uniquely suited to support adhoc queries through SPARQL, Prolog and...
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