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DBMS > Amazon DocumentDB vs. Amazon Neptune vs. Blazegraph

System Properties Comparison Amazon DocumentDB vs. Amazon Neptune vs. Blazegraph

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NameAmazon DocumentDB  Xexclude from comparisonAmazon Neptune  Xexclude from comparisonBlazegraph  Xexclude from comparison
Amazon has acquired Blazegraph's domain and (probably) product. It is said that Amazon Neptune is based on Blazegraph.
DescriptionFast, scalable, highly available, and fully managed MongoDB-compatible database serviceFast, reliable graph database built for the cloudHigh-performance graph database supporting Semantic Web (RDF/SPARQL) and Graph Database (tinkerpop3, blueprints, vertex-centric) APIs with scale-out and High Availability.
Primary database modelDocument storeGraph DBMS
RDF store
Graph DBMS
RDF store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score1.87
Rank#128  Overall
#23  Document stores
Score2.82
Rank#107  Overall
#6  Graph DBMS
#4  RDF stores
Score0.87
Rank#189  Overall
#17  Graph DBMS
#8  RDF stores
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­documentdbaws.amazon.com/­neptuneblazegraph.com
Technical documentationaws.amazon.com/­documentdb/­resourcesaws.amazon.com/­neptune/­developer-resourceswiki.blazegraph.com
DeveloperAmazonBlazegraph
Initial release201920172006
Current release2.1.5, March 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialOpen Source infoextended commercial license available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesyesno
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJava
Server operating systemshostedhostedLinux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes infoRDF literal types
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.nono
Secondary indexesyesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonoSPARQL is used as query language
APIs and other access methodsproprietary protocol using JSON (MongoDB compatible)RDF 1.1 / SPARQL 1.1
TinkerPop Gremlin 3.3
Java API
RESTful HTTP API
SPARQL QUERY
SPARQL UPDATE
TinkerPop 3
Supported programming languagesGo
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
C#
Go
Java
JavaScript
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
.Net
C
C++
Java
JavaScript
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonoyes
Triggersnonono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenoneSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-availability zones for high availability, asynchronous replication for up to 15 read replicasMulti-availability zones high availability, asynchronous replication for up to 15 read replicasyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsno infomay be implemented via Amazon Elastic MapReduce (Amazon EMR)nono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on configuration
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityno infotypically not used, however similar functionality with DBRef possibleyes infoRelationships in graphsyes infoRelationships in Graphs
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataAtomic single-document operationsACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes infowith encyption-at-restyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and rolesAccess rights for users and roles can be defined via the AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)Security and Authentication via Web Application Container (Tomcat, Jetty)

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