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System Properties Comparison AllegroGraph vs. Sphinx vs. Trafodion

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NameAllegroGraph  Xexclude from comparisonSphinx  Xexclude from comparisonTrafodion  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionHigh performance, persistent RDF store with additional support for Graph DBMSOpen source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databasesTransactional SQL-on-Hadoop DBMS
Primary database modelDocument store infowith version 6.5
Graph DBMS
RDF store
Search engineRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score1.23
Rank#159  Overall
#28  Document stores
#14  Graph DBMS
#7  RDF stores
Score7.91
Rank#56  Overall
#6  Search engines
Score0.46
Rank#243  Overall
#116  Relational DBMS
Websiteallegrograph.comsphinxsearch.comtrafodion.apache.org
Technical documentationfranz.com/­agraph/­support/­documentation/­current/­agraph-introduction.htmlsphinxsearch.com/­docstrafodion.apache.org
DeveloperFranz Inc.Sphinx Technologies Inc.Apache Software Foundation, originally developed by HP
Initial release200420012014
Current release7.2, October 20213.4.1, July 20212.3.0, February 2019
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infoLimited community edition freeOpen Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence availableOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC++C++, Java
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
FreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
Data schemeyes infoRDF schemasyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesnoyes
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 indexesyesyes infofull-text index on all search fieldsyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSPARQL is used as query languageSQL-like query language (SphinxQL)yes
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP API
SPARQL
Proprietary protocolADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesC#
Clojure
Java
Lisp
Perl
Python
Ruby
Scala
C++ infounofficial client library
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
All languages supporting JDBC/ODBC/ADO.Net
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infoJavaScript or Common LispnoJava Stored Procedures
Triggersyesnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeswith FederationSharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supportedSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
noneyes, via HBase
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyes infovia user defined functions and HBase
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on configurationImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes infoThe original contents of fields are not stored in the Sphinx index.yes
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 authenticationnofine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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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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