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System Properties Comparison Altibase vs. GraphDB vs. InterSystems IRIS

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NameAltibase  Xexclude from comparisonGraphDB infoformer name: OWLIM  Xexclude from comparisonInterSystems IRIS  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionAn enterprise grade, high-performance RDBMSEnterprise-ready RDF and graph database with efficient reasoning, cluster and external index synchronization support. It supports also SQL JDBC access to Knowledge Graph and GraphQL over SPARQL.A containerised multi-model DBMS, interoperability and analytics data platform with wide capabilities for vertical and horizontal scalability
Primary database modelRelational DBMSGraph DBMS
RDF store
Document store
Key-value store
Object oriented DBMS
Relational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score1.12
Rank#166  Overall
#83  Relational DBMS
Score2.44
Rank#109  Overall
#6  Graph DBMS
#4  RDF stores
Score1.70
Rank#134  Overall
#22  Document stores
#25  Key-value stores
#3  Object oriented DBMS
#65  Relational DBMS
Websitealtibase.comwww.ontotext.comwww.intersystems.com/­products/­intersystems-iris
Technical documentationgithub.com/­ALTIBASE/­Documents/­tree/­master/­Manualsgraphdb.ontotext.com/­documentationdocs.intersystems.com/­irislatest/­csp/­docbook/­DocBook.UI.Page.cls
DeveloperAltibaseOntotextInterSystems
Initial release199920002018
Current releasev7.1.0.5.3, March 20219.8, June 20212020.2, July 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infosince February 2018commercial infoSome plugins of GraphDB Workbench are open sourcedcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC++Java
Server operating systemsAIX
HP-UX
Linux
All OS with a Java VM
Linux
OS X
Windows
AIX
Linux
macOS
Windows
Data schemeyesschema-free and OWL/RDFS-schema support; RDF shapesdepending on used data model
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes
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.nonoyes
Secondary indexesyesyes, supports real-time synchronization and indexing in SOLR/Elastic search/Lucene and GeoSPARQL geometry data indexesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLANSI SQL-92stored SPARQL accessed as SQL using Apache Calcite through JDBC/ODBCyes
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
GeoSPARQL
GraphQL
GraphQL Federation
Java API
JDBC
RDF4J API
RDFS
RIO
Sail API
Sesame REST HTTP Protocol
SPARQL 1.1
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languagesC
C++
Java
.Net
C#
Clojure
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
.Net
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresstored procedures and stored functionswell-defined plugin interfaces; JavaScript server-side extensibilityyes
Triggersyesnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnoneSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesMulti-source replicationSource-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency, Eventual consistency (configurable in cluster mode per master or individual client request)Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyes infoConstraint checkingyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDACID
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.yesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardDefault Basic authentication through RDF4J client, or via Java when run with cURL, default token-based in the Workbench or via Rest API, optional access through OpenID or Kerberos single sign-on.yes
More information provided by the system vendor
AltibaseGraphDB infoformer name: OWLIMInterSystems IRIS
Specific characteristicsAltibase is an enterprise grade open source DBMS . It allows for high performance...
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GraphDB Enterprise is a high-performance semantic repository created by Ontotext....
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InterSystems IRIS is a complete cloud-first data platform which includes a multi-model...
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Competitive advantagesSince its inception, Altibase has been renowned for its in-memory capabilities. Altibase...
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GraphDB allows you to link text and data in big knowledge graphs. It’s easy to experiment...
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Typical application scenariosAltibase has been deployed for over 6000 mission-critical use cases that demand hundreds...
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Metadata enrichment and management, linked open data publishing, semantic inferencing...
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Key customersSince 1999, Altibase has served over 600 enterprise clients including 9 Fortune Global...
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BBC, Press Association, Financial Times, DK, Euromoney, The British Museum, Getty...
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Market metricsOver 600 global enterprise clients including 8 Fortune Global 500 companies Over...
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GraphDB is the most utilized semantic triplestore for mission-critical enterprise...
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Licensing and pricing modelsNo License Cost Altibase is an open source DBMS which includes its sharding Subscription...
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GraphDB-Free is free to use. SE and Enterprise are licensed per CPU-Core used. Perpetual...
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