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System Properties Comparison AllegroGraph vs. Interbase vs. Microsoft Azure Table Storage vs. Microsoft SQL Server

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NameAllegroGraph  Xexclude from comparisonInterbase  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure Table Storage  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft SQL Server  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionHigh performance, persistent RDF store with additional support for Graph DBMSLight-weight proven RDBMS infooriginally from BorlandA Wide Column Store for rapid development using massive semi-structured datasetsMicrosofts relational DBMS
Primary database modelDocument store infowith version 6.5
Graph DBMS
RDF store
Relational DBMSWide column storeRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Graph DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.87
Rank#162  Overall
#23  Document stores
#12  Graph DBMS
#6  RDF stores
Score6.53
Rank#52  Overall
#30  Relational DBMS
Score5.00
Rank#65  Overall
#5  Wide column stores
Score1081.91
Rank#3  Overall
#3  Relational DBMS
Websitefranz.com/­agraph/­allegrographwww.embarcadero.com/­products/­interbaseazure.microsoft.com/­en-us/­services/­storage/­tableswww.microsoft.com/­en-us/­sql-server
Technical documentationfranz.com/­agraph/­support/­documentation/­current/­agraph-introduction.htmldocs.embarcadero.com/­products/­interbasedocs.microsoft.com/­en-ie/­sql/­sql-server/­sql-server-technical-documentation
DeveloperFranz Inc.EmbarcaderoMicrosoftMicrosoft
Initial release2004198420121989
Current release6.6.0, August 2019InterBase 2017, March 2017SQL Server 2019, November 2019
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infoLimited community edition freecommercialcommercialcommercial inforestricted free version is available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyesno
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageCC++
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
Android
iOS
Linux
OS X
Windows
hostedLinux
Windows
Data schemeyes infoRDF schemasyesschema-freeyes
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 possibleno infoexport as XML data possiblenoyes
Secondary indexesyesyesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSPARQL is used as query languageyesnoyes
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP API
SPARQL
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP APIADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
Tabular Data Stream (TDS)
Supported programming languagesC#
Clojure
Java
Lisp
Perl
Python
Ruby
Scala
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java
Object Pascal
PHP
Ruby
.Net
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
C#
C++
Delphi
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Visual Basic
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infoJavaScript or Common Lispyes infoInterbase procedure and trigger languagenoTransact SQL, .NET languages, R, Python and (with SQL Server 2019) Java
Triggersyesyesnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeswith FederationnoneSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud servicetables can be distributed across several files (horizontal partitioning); sharding through federation
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-slave replication
Multi-master replication
Interbase Change Viewsyes infoimplicit feature of the cloud service. Replication either local, cross-facility or geo-redundant.yes, but depending on the SQL-Server Edition
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 configurationImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesnoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDoptimistic lockingACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes infoMultiversion concurreny controlyesyes
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.noyesnoyes
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authenticationfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardAccess rights based on private key authentication or shared access signaturesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
More information provided by the system vendor
AllegroGraphInterbaseMicrosoft Azure Table StorageMicrosoft SQL Server
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

Triple Attributes
2 May 2018

Allegro "Knowledge" Graph News - March 2018
7 March 2018

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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