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System Properties Comparison AllegroGraph vs. MariaDB vs. Sphinx

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NameAllegroGraph  Xexclude from comparisonMariaDB  Xexclude from comparisonSphinx  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionHigh performance, persistent RDF store with additional support for Graph DBMSMySQL application compatible open source RDBMS, enhanced with high availability, security, interoperability and performance capabilities. With MariaDB ColumnStore a column-oriented storage engine is available too.Open source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databases
Primary database modelDocument store infowith version 6.5
Graph DBMS
RDF store
Relational DBMSSearch engine
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Graph DBMS infowith OQGraph storage engine
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score1.01
Rank#167  Overall
#25  Document stores
#14  Graph DBMS
#7  RDF stores
Score91.61
Rank#12  Overall
#8  Relational DBMS
Score6.47
Rank#59  Overall
#7  Search engines
Websiteallegrograph.commariadb.com infoSite of MariaDB Corporation
mariadb.org infoSite of MariaDB Foundation
sphinxsearch.com
Technical documentationfranz.com/­agraph/­support/­documentation/­current/­agraph-introduction.htmlmariadb.com/­kb/­en/­librarysphinxsearch.com/­docs
DeveloperFranz Inc.MariaDB Corporation Ab (MariaDB Enterprise),
MariaDB Foundation (community MariaDB Server) infoThe lead developer Monty Widenius is the original author of MySQL
Sphinx Technologies Inc.
Initial release200420092001
Current release7.0.0, April 202010.4.12, January 20203.2.1, January 2020
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infoLimited community edition freeOpen Source infoGPL version 2, commercial enterprise subscription availableOpen Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC and C++C++
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
FreeBSD
Linux
Solaris
Windows infoColumnStore storage engine not available on Windows
FreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyes infoRDF schemasyes infoDynamic columns are supportedyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesno
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 infofull-text index on all search fields
SQL infoSupport of SQLSPARQL is used as query languageyes infowith proprietary extensionsSQL-like query language (SphinxQL)
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP API
SPARQL
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary native API
Proprietary protocol
Supported programming languagesC#
Clojure
Java
Lisp
Perl
Python
Ruby
Scala
Ada
C
C#
C++
D
Eiffel
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
C++ infounofficial client library
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infoJavaScript or Common Lispyes infoPL/SQL compatibility added with version 10.3no
Triggersyesyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeswith FederationHorizontal partitioning, sharding with Spider storage engine or Galera cluster infoPartitioning by range, list, hash, keySharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supported
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
Multi-source replication infousing MariaDB Galera Cluster
Source-replica replication
none
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on configurationImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyes infonot for MyISAM storage engineno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACID infonot for MyISAM storage engineno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes infonot for in-memory storage engineyes infoThe original contents of fields are not stored in the Sphinx index.
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyes infowith MEMORY storage engine
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authenticationfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardno
More information provided by the system vendor
AllegroGraphMariaDBSphinx
Specific characteristicsKnowledge Graph Platform Leader FedShard - Designed for Entity-Event Knowledge Graph...
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Open source database from the creators of MySQL, enhanced with enterprise tools and...
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Competitive advantagesAllegroGraph is uniquely suited to support adhoc queries through SPARQL, Prolog and...
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High availability, scalability, performance beyond MySQL and other databases.
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Typical application scenariosWeb, SaaS and Cloud operational/transactional applications that require high availability,...
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Key customersBooking.com, Wikipedia, Google, Canal+, ClubMed, Deutsche Telekom, La Poste, Virgin...
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Market metricsMariaDB is the default database in the LAMP stack supplied by Red Hat and SUSE Linux,...
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