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System Properties Comparison AllegroGraph vs. Microsoft Access vs. Oracle Rdb vs. Sphinx

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NameAllegroGraph  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Access  Xexclude from comparisonOracle Rdb  Xexclude from comparisonSphinx  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionHigh performance, persistent RDF store with additional support for Graph DBMSMicrosoft Access combines a backend RDBMS (JET / ACE Engine) with a GUI frontend for data manipulation and queries. infoThe Access frontend is often used for accessing other datasources (DBMS, Excel, etc.)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 DBMSRelational DBMSSearch engine
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score0.82
Rank#165  Overall
#26  Document stores
#13  Graph DBMS
#6  RDF stores
Score125.14
Rank#9  Overall
#6  Relational DBMS
Score1.01
Rank#149  Overall
#73  Relational DBMS
Score6.69
Rank#51  Overall
#5  Search engines
Websitefranz.com/­agraph/­allegrographproducts.office.com/­en-us/­accesswww.oracle.com/­technetwork/­database/­database-technologies/­rdb/­overview/­index.htmlsphinxsearch.com
Technical documentationfranz.com/­agraph/­support/­documentation/­current/­agraph-introduction.htmlmsdn.microsoft.com/­en-us/­library/­office/­ff604965.aspxsphinxsearch.com/­docs
DeveloperFranz Inc.MicrosoftOracle, originally developed by Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC)Sphinx Technologies Inc.
Initial release2004199219842001
Current release6.6.0, August 20191902 (16.0.11328.20222), March 20197.3.3.2.0, 20193.1.1, October 2018
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infoLimited community edition freecommercial infoBundled with Microsoft OfficecommercialOpen Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageC++C++
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
Windows infoNot a real database server, but making use of DLLsHP Open VMSFreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyes infoRDF schemasyesFlexible Schema (defined schema, partial schema, schema free)yes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesno
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
Secondary indexesyesyesyesyes infofull-text index on all search fields
SQL infoSupport of SQLSPARQL is used as query languageyes infobut not compliant to any SQL standardyesSQL-like query language (SphinxQL)
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP API
SPARQL
ADO.NET
DAO
ODBC
OLE DB
Proprietary protocol
Supported programming languagesC#
Clojure
Java
Lisp
Perl
Python
Ruby
Scala
C
C#
C++
Delphi
Java (JDBC-ODBC)
VBA
Visual Basic.NET
C++ infounofficial client library
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infoJavaScript or Common Lispyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineno
Triggersyesyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeswith FederationnoneSharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supported
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-slave replication
Multi-master replication
nonenone
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 Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACID infobut no files for transaction loggingyes, on a single nodeno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes infobut no files for transaction loggingyesyes 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.nono
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authenticationno infoa simple user-level security was built in till version Access 2003no
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AllegroGraphMicrosoft AccessOracle RdbSphinx
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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New Blog Posts at AllegroGraph.com/blog
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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

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