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System Properties Comparison AllegroGraph vs. Google Cloud Spanner vs. Infobright

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NameAllegroGraph  Xexclude from comparisonGoogle Cloud Spanner  Xexclude from comparisonInfobright  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionHigh performance, persistent RDF store with additional support for Graph DBMSA horizontally scalable, globally consistent, relational database service. It is the externalization of the core Google database that runs the biggest aspects of Google, like Ads and Google Play.High performant column-oriented DBMS for analytic workloads using MySQL or PostgreSQL as a frontend
Primary database modelDocument store infowith version 6.5
Graph DBMS
RDF store
Relational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsSpatial 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
Score2.57
Rank#103  Overall
#51  Relational DBMS
Score1.22
Rank#154  Overall
#76  Relational DBMS
Websiteallegrograph.comcloud.google.com/­spannerwww.ignitetech.com/­infobright-db
Technical documentationfranz.com/­agraph/­support/­documentation/­current/­agraph-introduction.htmlcloud.google.com/­spanner/­docs
DeveloperFranz Inc.GoogleIgnite Technologies Inc.; formerly InfoBright Inc.
Initial release200420172005
Current release7.0.0, April 2020
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infoLimited community edition freecommercialcommercial infoThe open source (GPLv2) version did not support inserts/updates/deletes and was discontinued with July 2016
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesno
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Implementation languageC
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
hostedLinux
Windows
Data schemeyes infoRDF schemasyesyes
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 indexesyesyesno infoKnowledge Grid Technology used instead
SQL infoSupport of SQLSPARQL is used as query languageyes infoQuery statements complying to ANSI 2011yes
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP API
SPARQL
gRPC (using protocol buffers) API
JDBC infoAt present, JDBC supports read-only queries. No support for DDL or DML statements.
RESTful HTTP API
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesC#
Clojure
Java
Lisp
Perl
Python
Ruby
Scala
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
.Net
C
C#
C++
D
Eiffel
Erlang
Haskell
Java
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infoJavaScript or Common Lispnono
Triggersyesnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeswith FederationShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
Multi-source replication with 3 replicas for regional instances.Source-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyes infousing Google Cloud Dataflowno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on configurationImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyes infoby using interleaved tables, this features focuses more on performance improvements than on referential integrityno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACID infoStrict serializable isolationACID
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.nonoyes
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authenticationAccess rights for users, groups and roles based on Google Cloud Identity and Access Management (IAM)fine grained access rights according to SQL-standard infoexploiting MySQL or PostgreSQL frontend capabilities
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AllegroGraphGoogle Cloud SpannerInfobright
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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News

Gartner Case Study: Entity-Event Knowledge Graph for Powering AI Solutions (Montefiore)
15 March 2021

Understanding What Matters With Text Analytics and NLP
9 March 2021

KMWorld 100 Companies that Matter Most – Franz Inc.
9 March 2021

Maximizing Your Data Fabric’s ROI via Entity Data Modeling
24 February 2021

Data-Centric Architecture Forum – DCAF 2021
1 February 2021

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Franz Inc. Named a 2021 KMWorld 100 Company that Matters in Knowledge Management
22 March 2021, Business Wire

Franz's AllegroGraph 7 Gains Broad Recognition in 2020 as a Leading Knowledge Graph Solution
9 December 2020, Business Wire

Franz Expands with Introduction of Gruff 8
13 May 2020, Database Trends and Applications

AllegroGraph v7 Powers First Distributed Semantic Knowledge Graph Solution with Federated-Sharding
26 May 2020, Business Wire

Ubiquitous AI Demands A New Type Of Database Sharding
1 May 2020, Forbes

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Google Bolsters Cloud Spanner with Point-in-Time Recovery
6 April 2021, InfoQ.com

Google launches a new Cloud region in Warsaw
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Google launches new Cloud region in Warsaw
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Google could match Amazon and Microsoft with virtual desktop tool but keeps it for employees only
12 April 2021, CNBC

What’s up with… Virgin Media/O2 merger, Openreach & STL, Google Cloud
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Ignite Buys Database Vendor Infobright
2 May 2017, Datanami

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