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System Properties Comparison ArangoDB vs. EXASOL vs. IRONdb vs. RDF4J

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NameArangoDB  Xexclude from comparisonEXASOL  Xexclude from comparisonIRONdb  Xexclude from comparisonRDF4J infoformerly known as Sesame  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA multi-model DBMSHigh-performance, in-memory, MPP database specifically designed for in-memory analytics.A distributed Time Series DBMS with a focus on scalability, fault tolerance and operational simplicityRDF4J is a Java framework for processing RDF data, supporting both memory-based and a disk-based storage.
Primary database modelDocument store
Graph DBMS
Key-value store
Search engine
Relational DBMSTime Series DBMSRDF store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score4.87
Rank#64  Overall
#11  Document stores
#4  Graph DBMS
#12  Key-value stores
#7  Search engines
Score2.83
Rank#87  Overall
#44  Relational DBMS
Score0.05
Rank#315  Overall
#27  Time Series DBMS
Score0.40
Rank#219  Overall
#10  RDF stores
Websitewww.arangodb.comwww.exasol.com/­en/­productswww.irondb.iordf4j.org
Technical documentationwww.arangodb.com/­documentationwww.exasol.com/­en/­community/­resourceswww.irondb.io/­docsdocs.rdf4j.org
DeveloperArangoDB GmbH / triagens GmbHExasolCirconus LLC.Since 2016 officially forked into an Eclipse project, former developer was Aduna Software.
Initial release2012200020172004
Current release3.5.3, November 2019V0.10.20, January 2018
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache version 2commercialcommercialOpen Source infoEclipse Distribution License (EDL), v1.0.
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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ArangoDB Oasis: Built and supported by the creators of ArangoDB, Oasis provides fully hosted, managed, and monitored cluster deployments of any size, with enterprise-grade security.
Implementation languageC, C++, JavaScriptC and C++Java
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Raspbian
Solaris
Windows
LinuxLinux
OS X
Unix
Windows
Data schemeschema-free infoautomatically recognizes schema within a collectionyesschema-freeyes infoRDF Schemas
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes infostring, double, boolean, list, hashyesyes infotext, numeric, histogramsyes
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 indexesyesyesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyesSQL-like query language (Circonus Analytics Query Language: CAQL)no
APIs and other access methodsHTTP API
JSON style queries
.Net
JDBC
ODBC
WebSocket
HTTP APIJava API
RIO infoRDF Input/Output
Sail API
SeRQL infoSesame RDF Query Language
Sesame REST HTTP Protocol
SPARQL
Supported programming languagesC#
Clojure
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Java
Lua
Python
R
.Net
C
C++
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
Lua
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Rust
Scala
Java
PHP
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresJavaScriptuser defined functionsyes, in Luayes
Triggersnoyesnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infosince version 2.0ShardingAutomatic, metric affinity per nodenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-slave replicationconfigurable replication factor, datacenter awarenone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsno infocan be done with stored procedures in JavaScriptyes infoHadoop integrationnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency infoconfigurable per collection or per write
Immediate Consistency
Immediate ConsistencyImmediate consistency per node, eventual consistency across nodes
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDnoACID infoIsolation support depends on the API used
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes 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.yesno
User concepts infoAccess controlyesAccess rights for users, groups and roles according to SQL-standardnono
More information provided by the system vendor
ArangoDBEXASOLIRONdbRDF4J infoformerly known as Sesame
Specific characteristicsIRONdb is a highly available, distributed Time Series Database. It can support dozens...
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Competitive advantagesUnmatched Scalability IRONdb is unique among TSDBs in that it does not use a consensus...
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Typical application scenariosReal Systems Monitoring Monitor your systems infrastructure in real time across thousands...
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Key customersIRONdb serves the needs of the world's largest Time Series Database customers. One...
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Market metricsOnly TSDB capable of scaling to billions of metrics. Only TSDB to scale to dozens...
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Licensing and pricing modelsIRONdb is licensed under a subscription model based on the number of active metrics...
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