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System Properties Comparison Apache Jena - TDB vs. Cassandra vs. RDF4J

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NameApache Jena - TDB  Xexclude from comparisonCassandra  Xexclude from comparisonRDF4J infoformerly known as Sesame  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA RDF storage and query DBMS, shipped as an optional-use component of the Apache Jena frameworkWide-column store based on ideas of BigTable and DynamoDB infoOptimized for write accessRDF4J is a Java framework for processing RDF data, supporting both memory-based and a disk-based storage.
Primary database modelRDF storeWide column storeRDF store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score2.60
Rank#98  Overall
#3  RDF stores
Score120.66
Rank#11  Overall
#1  Wide column stores
Score0.39
Rank#220  Overall
#10  RDF stores
Websitejena.apache.org/­documentation/­tdb/­index.htmlcassandra.apache.orgrdf4j.org
Technical documentationjena.apache.org/­documentation/­tdb/­index.htmlcassandra.apache.org/­doc/­latestdocs.rdf4j.org
DeveloperApache Software Foundation infooriginally developed by HP LabsApache Software Foundation infoApache top level project, originally developped by FacebookSince 2016 officially forked into an Eclipse project, former developer was Aduna Software.
Initial release200020082004
Current release3.12.0, May 20193.11.5, October 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache License, Version 2.0Open Source infoApache version 2Open Source infoEclipse Distribution License (EDL), v1.0.
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJavaJavaJava
Server operating systemsAll OS with a Java VMBSD
Linux
OS X
Windows
Linux
OS X
Unix
Windows
Data schemeyes infoRDF Schemasschema-freeyes infoRDF Schemas
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.no
Secondary indexesyesrestricted infoonly equality queries, not always the best performing solutionyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like SELECT, DML and DDL statements (CQL)no
APIs and other access methodsFuseki infoREST-style SPARQL HTTP Interface
Jena RDF API
RIO infoRDF Input/Output
Proprietary protocol infoCQL (Cassandra Query Language, an SQL-like language)
Thrift
Java API
RIO infoRDF Input/Output
Sail API
SeRQL infoSesame RDF Query Language
Sesame REST HTTP Protocol
SPARQL
Supported programming languagesJavaC#
C++
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Java
PHP
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesnoyes
Triggersyes infovia event handleryesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneSharding infono "single point of failure"none
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneselectable replication factor infoRepresentation of geographical distribution of servers is possiblenone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be individually decided for each write operation
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACID infoTDB Transactionsno infoAtomicity and isolation are supported for single operationsACID infoIsolation support depends on the API used
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes infoin-memory storage is supported as well
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.no
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess control via Jena SecurityAccess rights for users can be defined per objectno
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