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DBMS > AllegroGraph vs. Microsoft Azure Cosmos DB vs. Stardog

System Properties Comparison AllegroGraph vs. Microsoft Azure Cosmos DB vs. Stardog

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NameAllegroGraph  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure Cosmos DB infoformer name was Azure DocumentDB  Xexclude from comparisonStardog  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionHigh performance, persistent RDF store with additional support for Graph DBMSGlobally distributed, horizontally scalable, multi-model database serviceEnterprise Knowledge Graph platform and graph DBMS with high availability, high performance reasoning, and virtualization
Primary database modelDocument store infowith version 6.5
Graph DBMS
RDF store
Vector DBMS
Document store
Graph DBMS
Key-value store
Wide column store
Graph DBMS
RDF store
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMSSpatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score1.09
Rank#202  Overall
#34  Document stores
#18  Graph DBMS
#7  RDF stores
#7  Vector DBMS
Score31.99
Rank#27  Overall
#4  Document stores
#2  Graph DBMS
#3  Key-value stores
#3  Wide column stores
Score2.13
Rank#140  Overall
#12  Graph DBMS
#6  RDF stores
Websiteallegrograph.comazure.microsoft.com/­services/­cosmos-dbwww.stardog.com
Technical documentationfranz.com/­agraph/­support/­documentation/­current/­agraph-introduction.htmllearn.microsoft.com/­azure/­cosmos-dbdocs.stardog.com
DeveloperFranz Inc.MicrosoftStardog-Union
Initial release200420142010
Current release8.0, December 20237.3.0, May 2020
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infoLimited community edition freecommercialcommercial info60-day fully-featured trial license; 1-year fully-featured non-commercial use license for academics/students
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesno
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Implementation languageJava
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
hostedLinux
macOS
Windows
Data schemeyes infoRDF schemasschema-freeschema-free and OWL/RDFS-schema support
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes infoJSON typesyes
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 infoImport/export of XML data possible
Secondary indexesyesyes infoAll properties auto-indexed by defaultyes infosupports real-time indexing in full-text and geospatial
SQL infoSupport of SQLSPARQL is used as query languageSQL-like query languageYes, compatible with all major SQL variants through dedicated BI/SQL Server
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP API
SPARQL
DocumentDB API
Graph API (Gremlin)
MongoDB API
RESTful HTTP API
Table API
GraphQL query language
HTTP API
Jena RDF API
OWL
RDF4J API
Sesame REST HTTP Protocol
SNARL
SPARQL
Spring Data
Stardog Studio
TinkerPop 3
Supported programming languagesC#
Clojure
Java
Lisp
Perl
Python
Ruby
Scala
.Net
C#
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
MongoDB client drivers written for various programming languages
Python
.Net
Clojure
Groovy
Java
JavaScript
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infoJavaScript or Common LispJavaScriptuser defined functions and aggregates, HTTP Server extensions in Java
TriggersyesJavaScriptyes infovia event handlers
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeswith FederationSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud servicenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
yes infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceMulti-source replication in HA-Cluster
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnowith Hadoop integration infoIntegration with Hadoop/HDInsight on Azure*no
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on configurationBounded Staleness
Consistent Prefix
Eventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infoConsistency level configurable on request level
Session Consistency
Immediate Consistency in HA-Cluster
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyes inforelationships in graphs
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDMulti-item ACID transactions with snapshot isolation within a partitionACID
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.noyes
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authenticationAccess rights can be defined down to the item levelAccess rights for users and roles
More information provided by the system vendor
AllegroGraphMicrosoft Azure Cosmos DB infoformer name was Azure DocumentDBStardog
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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