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System Properties Comparison AllegroGraph vs. PostgreSQL

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NameAllegroGraph  Xexclude from comparisonPostgreSQL  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionHigh performance, persistent RDF store with additional support for Graph DBMSWidely used open source RDBMS infoDeveloped as objectoriented DBMS (Postgres), gradually enhanced with 'standards' like SQL
Primary database modelDocument store infowith version 6.5
Graph DBMS
RDF store
Relational DBMS infowith object oriented extensions, e.g.: user defined types/functions and inheritance. Handling of key/value pairs with hstore module.
Secondary database modelsDocument store
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Score0.88
Rank#161  Overall
#22  Document stores
#12  Graph DBMS
#6  RDF stores
Score483.91
Rank#4  Overall
#4  Relational DBMS
Websitefranz.com/­agraph/­allegrographwww.postgresql.org
Technical documentationfranz.com/­agraph/­support/­documentation/­current/­agraph-introduction.htmlwww.postgresql.org/­docs/­manuals
DeveloperFranz Inc.PostgreSQL Global Development Group infowww.postgresql.org/­developer
Initial release20041989 info1989: Postgres, 1996: PostgreSQL
Current release6.6.0, August 201912.0, October 2019
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infoLimited community edition freeOpen Source infoBSD
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
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Implementation languageC
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
FreeBSD
HP-UX
Linux
NetBSD
OpenBSD
OS X
Solaris
Unix
Windows
Data schemeyes infoRDF schemasyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes
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 infospecific XML-type available, but no XML query functionality.
Secondary indexesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSPARQL is used as query languageyes infostandard with numerous extensions
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP API
SPARQL
native C library
streaming API for large objects
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesC#
Clojure
Java
Lisp
Perl
Python
Ruby
Scala
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java infoJDBC
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infoJavaScript or Common Lispuser defined functions inforealized in proprietary language PL/pgSQL or with common languages like Perl, Python, Tcl etc.
Triggersyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeswith Federationpartitioning by range, list and (since PostgreSQL 11) by hash
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-slave replication
Multi-master replication
Master-slave replication infoother methods possible by using 3rd party extensions
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on configurationImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes
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 authenticationfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
More information provided by the system vendor
AllegroGraphPostgreSQL
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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Conferences and events

The Knowledge Graph that Listens
Webinar, 10:00 AM - Pacific, 23 October 2019

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