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System Properties Comparison Amazon DocumentDB vs. Blazegraph vs. Sphinx

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NameAmazon DocumentDB  Xexclude from comparisonBlazegraph  Xexclude from comparisonSphinx  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 serviceHigh-performance graph database supporting Semantic Web (RDF/SPARQL) and Graph Database (tinkerpop3, blueprints, vertex-centric) APIs with scale-out and High Availability.Open source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databases
Primary database modelDocument storeGraph DBMS
RDF store
Search engine
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score1.69
Rank#133  Overall
#22  Document stores
Score0.96
Rank#180  Overall
#16  Graph DBMS
#8  RDF stores
Score8.03
Rank#55  Overall
#6  Search engines
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­documentdbblazegraph.comsphinxsearch.com
Technical documentationaws.amazon.com/­documentdb/­resourceswiki.blazegraph.comsphinxsearch.com/­docs
DeveloperBlazegraphSphinx Technologies Inc.
Initial release201920062001
Current release2.1.5, March 20193.4.1, July 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoextended commercial license availableOpen Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
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Implementation languageJavaC++
Server operating systemshostedLinux
OS X
Windows
FreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes infoRDF literal typesno
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
Secondary indexesyesyesyes infofull-text index on all search fields
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSPARQL is used as query languageSQL-like query language (SphinxQL)
APIs and other access methodsproprietary protocol using JSON (MongoDB compatible)Java API
RESTful HTTP API
SPARQL QUERY
SPARQL UPDATE
TinkerPop 3
Proprietary protocol
Supported programming languagesGo
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
.Net
C
C++
Java
JavaScript
PHP
Python
Ruby
C++ infounofficial client library
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyesno
Triggersnonono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneShardingSharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supported
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-availability zones for high availability, asynchronous replication for up to 15 read replicasyesnone
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 Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on configuration
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityno infotypically not used, however similar functionality with DBRef possibleyes infoRelationships in Graphsno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataAtomic single-document operationsACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes infoThe original contents of fields are not stored in the Sphinx index.
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and rolesSecurity and Authentication via Web Application Container (Tomcat, Jetty)no

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