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System Properties Comparison AllegroGraph vs. Impala vs. OrientDB vs. SAP SQL Anywhere

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NameAllegroGraph  Xexclude from comparisonImpala  Xexclude from comparisonOrientDB  Xexclude from comparisonSAP SQL Anywhere infoformerly called Adaptive Server Anywhere  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionHigh performance, persistent RDF store with additional support for Graph DBMSAnalytic DBMS for HadoopMulti-model DBMS (Document, Graph, Key/Value)RDBMS database and synchronization technologies for server, desktop, remote office, and mobile environments
Primary database modelDocument store infowith version 6.5
Graph DBMS
RDF store
Relational DBMSDocument store
Graph DBMS
Key-value store
Relational DBMS
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMSDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score1.25
Rank#154  Overall
#27  Document stores
#14  Graph DBMS
#7  RDF stores
Score18.68
Rank#38  Overall
#23  Relational DBMS
Score4.05
Rank#82  Overall
#13  Document stores
#5  Graph DBMS
#12  Key-value stores
Score5.68
Rank#65  Overall
#35  Relational DBMS
Websiteallegrograph.comwww.cloudera.com/­products/­open-source/­apache-hadoop/­impala.htmlorientdb.orgwww.sap.com/­products/­sql-anywhere.html
Technical documentationfranz.com/­agraph/­support/­documentation/­current/­agraph-introduction.htmldocs.cloudera.com/­documentation/­enterprise/­latest/­topics/­impala.htmlwww.orientdb.com/­docs/­last/­index.htmlhelp.sap.com/­sql-anywhere
DeveloperFranz Inc.ClouderaOrientDB LTD; CallidusCloud; SAPSAP infoformerly Sybase
Initial release2004201320101992
Current release7.2, October 20213.4.0, April 20203.1.9, February 202117, July 2015
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infoLimited community edition freeOpen Source infoApache Version 2Open Source infoApache version 2commercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageC++Java
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
LinuxAll OS with a Java JDK (>= JDK 6)AIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyes infoRDF schemasyesschema-free infoSchema can be enforced for whole record ("schema-full") or for some fields only ("schema-hybrid")yes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesyes
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 possiblenonoyes
Secondary indexesyesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSPARQL is used as query languageSQL-like DML and DDL statementsSQL-like query language, no joinsyes
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP API
SPARQL
JDBC
ODBC
Tinkerpop technology stack with Blueprints, Gremlin, Pipes
Java API
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
ADO.NET
HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesC#
Clojure
Java
Lisp
Perl
Python
Ruby
Scala
All languages supporting JDBC/ODBC.Net
C
C#
C++
Clojure
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
C
C#
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infoJavaScript or Common Lispyes infouser defined functions and integration of map-reduceJava, Javascriptyes, in C/C++, Java, .Net or Perl
TriggersyesnoHooksyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeswith FederationShardingShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
selectable replication factorMulti-source replicationSource-replica replication infoDatabase mirroring
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyes infoquery execution via MapReduceno infocould be achieved with distributed queriesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on configurationEventual ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyes inforelationship in graphsyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnoACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes
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 infobased on Apache Sentry and KerberosAccess rights for users and roles; record level security configurablefine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
More information provided by the system vendor
AllegroGraphImpalaOrientDBSAP SQL Anywhere infoformerly called Adaptive Server Anywhere
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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