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System Properties Comparison AllegroGraph vs. Realm vs. Sphinx

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NameAllegroGraph  Xexclude from comparisonRealm  Xexclude from comparisonSphinx  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionHigh performance, persistent RDF store with additional support for Graph DBMSA DBMS built for use on mobile devices that’s a fast, easy to use alternative to SQLite and Core DataOpen 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
Document storeSearch 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
Score8.75
Rank#47  Overall
#8  Document stores
Score6.47
Rank#59  Overall
#7  Search engines
Websiteallegrograph.comrealm.iosphinxsearch.com
Technical documentationfranz.com/­agraph/­support/­documentation/­current/­agraph-introduction.htmlrealm.io/­docssphinxsearch.com/­docs
DeveloperFranz Inc.Realm, acquired by MongoDB in May 2019Sphinx Technologies Inc.
Initial release200420142001
Current release7.0.0, April 20203.2.1, January 2020
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infoLimited community edition freeOpen SourceOpen Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC++
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
Android
Backend: server-less
iOS
Windows
FreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyes infoRDF schemasyesyes
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 possibleno
Secondary indexesyesyesyes infofull-text index on all search fields
SQL infoSupport of SQLSPARQL is used as query languagenoSQL-like query language (SphinxQL)
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP API
SPARQL
Proprietary protocol
Supported programming languagesC#
Clojure
Java
Lisp
Perl
Python
Ruby
Scala
.Net
Java infowith Android only
Objective-C
React Native
Swift
C++ infounofficial client library
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infoJavaScript or Common Lispno inforuns within the applications so server-side scripts are unnecessaryno
Triggersyesyes infoChange Listenersno
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 nodesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
nonenone
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 integritynonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes 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 infoIn-Memory realm
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authenticationyesno
More information provided by the system vendor
AllegroGraphRealmSphinx
Specific characteristicsKnowledge Graph Platform Leader FedShard - Designed for Entity-Event Knowledge Graph...
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Now a part of MongoDB Data Platform , Realm Database is the fast, easy to use, and...
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Competitive advantagesAllegroGraph is uniquely suited to support adhoc queries through SPARQL, Prolog and...
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Realm ensures offline-first functionality, meaning apps run smoothly and deliver...
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Typical application scenariosMobile Consumer Apps First-Line Worker Apps
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Key customersCathay Pacific Royal Carribbean Cruise Lines Open Source Database powers apps built...
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Market metricsUsed by 100,000+ developers 2 bn installs Currently used in 40k+ applications in...
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Licensing and pricing modelsRealm database is licensed under the Apache License v2.0.
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News

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3 September 2020

Using Microsoft Power BI with AllegroGraph
19 August 2020

Franz Inc. Named an AI 50 Company by KMWorld
18 August 2020

Knowledge graphs enhance customer experience through speed and accuracy
10 July 2020

AllegroGraph Named to 100 Companies That Matter Most in Data
22 June 2020

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Conferences and events

Enterprise Knowledge Graphs, Connected-Data.London
Webinar, 23 September 2020 (finished)

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