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

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NameApache Jena - TDB  Xexclude from comparisonRDF4J infoformerly known as Sesame  Xexclude from comparisonSwayDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA RDF storage and query DBMS, shipped as an optional-use component of the Apache Jena frameworkRDF4J is a Java framework for processing RDF data, supporting both memory-based and a disk-based storage.An embeddable, non-blocking, type-safe key-value store for single or multiple disks and in-memory storage
Primary database modelRDF storeRDF storeKey-value store
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Score3.97
Rank#88  Overall
#3  RDF stores
Score0.72
Rank#234  Overall
#9  RDF stores
Score0.03
Rank#385  Overall
#60  Key-value stores
Websitejena.apache.org/­documentation/­tdb/­index.htmlrdf4j.orgswaydb.simer.au
Technical documentationjena.apache.org/­documentation/­tdb/­index.htmlrdf4j.org/­documentation
DeveloperApache Software Foundation infooriginally developed by HP LabsSince 2016 officially forked into an Eclipse project, former developer was Aduna Software.Simer Plaha
Initial release200020042018
Current release4.9.0, July 2023
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache License, Version 2.0Open Source infoEclipse Distribution License (EDL), v1.0.Open Source infoGNU Affero GPL V3.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJavaJavaScala
Server operating systemsAll OS with a Java VMLinux
OS X
Unix
Windows
Data schemeyes infoRDF Schemasyes infoRDF Schemasschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesno
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 indexesyesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonono
APIs and other access methodsFuseki infoREST-style SPARQL HTTP Interface
Jena RDF API
RIO infoRDF Input/Output
Java API
RIO infoRDF Input/Output
Sail API
SeRQL infoSesame RDF Query Language
Sesame REST HTTP Protocol
SPARQL
Supported programming languagesJavaJava
PHP
Python
Java
Kotlin
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesyesno
Triggersyes infovia event handleryesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnonenonenone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACID infoTDB TransactionsACID infoIsolation support depends on the API usedAtomic execution of operations
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes infoin-memory storage is supported as wellyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess control via Jena Securitynono

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