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System Properties Comparison AllegroGraph vs. FoundationDB

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NameAllegroGraph  Xexclude from comparisonFoundationDB  Xexclude from comparison
Created as commercial project in 2013, FoundationDB has been acquired by Apple in March 2015 and was withdrawn from the market. As a consequence, the product was removed from the DB-Engines ranking. In April 2018, Apple open-sourced FoundationDB and it therefore reappears in the ranking.
DescriptionHigh performance, persistent RDF store with additional support for Graph DBMSOrdered key-value store. Core features are complimented by layers.
Primary database modelDocument store infowith version 6.5
Graph DBMS
RDF store
Document store infosupported via specific layer
Key-value store
Relational DBMS infosupported via specific SQL-layer
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Score0.88
Rank#157  Overall
#21  Document stores
#11  Graph DBMS
#6  RDF stores
Score0.77
Rank#166  Overall
#23  Document stores
#28  Key-value stores
#83  Relational DBMS
Websitefranz.com/­agraph/­allegrographwww.foundationdb.org
Technical documentationfranz.com/­agraph/­support/­documentation/­current/­agraph-introduction.htmlapple.github.io/­foundationdb
DeveloperFranz Inc.FoundationDB
Initial release20042013
Current release6.6.0, August 20196.1.11, July 2019
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infoLimited community edition freeOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
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Implementation languageC++
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeyes infoRDF schemasschema-free infosome layers support schemas
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesno infosome layers support typing
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 possible
Secondary indexesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLSPARQL is used as query languagesupported in specific SQL layer only
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP API
SPARQL
Supported programming languagesC#
Clojure
Java
Lisp
Perl
Python
Ruby
Scala
.Net
C
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
PHP
Python
Ruby
Swift
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infoJavaScript or Common Lispin SQL-layer only
Triggersyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeswith FederationSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-slave replication
Multi-master replication
yes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on configurationLinearizable consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoin SQL-layer only
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.no
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authenticationno
More information provided by the system vendor
AllegroGraphFoundationDB
Specific characteristicsKnowledge Graph Platform Leader Document Store and Graph Database. Supporting JSON...
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Competitive advantagesAllegroGraph is uniquely suited to support adhoc queries through SPARQL, Prolog and...
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News

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2 May 2018

Allegro "Knowledge" Graph News - March 2018
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AllegroGraph v6.4 - Now Available
23 January 2018

AllegroGraph News - December 2017
20 December 2017

AllegroGraph News - November 2017
2 November 2017

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Conferences and events

Advanced Knowledge Graphs using SHACL and JSON-LD
Webinar, 10:00 AM - Pacific, 19 September 2019

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