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NameArangoDB  Xexclude from comparisonGraphDB infoformer name: OWLIM  Xexclude from comparisonOrientDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionNative multi-model DBMS for graph, document, key/value and search. All in one engine and accessible with one query language.Enterprise RDF and graph database with efficient reasoning, cluster and external index synchronization supportMulti-model DBMS (Document, Graph, Key/Value)
Primary database modelDocument store
Graph DBMS
Key-value store
Search engine
Graph DBMS
RDF store
Document store
Graph DBMS
Key-value store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score5.29
Rank#69  Overall
#11  Document stores
#4  Graph DBMS
#11  Key-value stores
#8  Search engines
Score2.11
Rank#121  Overall
#8  Graph DBMS
#5  RDF stores
Score5.33
Rank#68  Overall
#10  Document stores
#3  Graph DBMS
#10  Key-value stores
Websitewww.arangodb.comgraphdb.ontotext.comorientdb.org
Technical documentationwww.arangodb.com/­docs/­stablegraphdb.ontotext.com/­documentationwww.orientdb.com/­docs/­last/­index.html
DeveloperArangoDB Inc.OntotextOrientDB LTD; CallidusCloud; SAP
Initial release201220002010
Current release3.7.2.1, September 20209.4, September 20203.1.0, June 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2; Commercial license (Enterprise) availablecommercial infolimited edition freeOpen Source infoApache version 2
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono infoNamed S4, Ontotext provides a semantic graph database based on GraphDB in the cloud.no
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Implementation languageC++JavaJava
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
All OS with a Java VM
Linux
OS X
Windows
All OS with a Java JDK (>= JDK 6)
Data schemeschema-free infoautomatically recognizes schema within a collectionschema-free and OWL/RDFS-schema supportschema-free infoSchema can be enforced for whole record ("schema-full") or for some fields only ("schema-hybrid")
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes infostring, double, boolean, list, hashyesyes
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 indexesyesyes, supports real-time synchronization and indexing in SOLR/Elastic search/Lucene and GeoSPARQL geometry data indexesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSPARQL is used as query languageSQL-like query language, no joins
APIs and other access methodsAQL
Foxx Framework
Graph API (Gremlin)
GraphQL query language
HTTP API
Java & SpringData
JSON style queries
VelocyPack/VelocyStream
GeoSPARQL
Java API
RDF4J API
RIO
Sail API
Sesame REST HTTP Protocol
SPARQL 1.1
Tinkerpop technology stack with Blueprints, Gremlin, Pipes
Java API
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
Supported programming languagesC#
C++
Clojure
Elixir
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
R
Rust
.Net
C#
Clojure
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
.Net
C
C#
C++
Clojure
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresJavaScriptJava Server PluginJava, Javascript
TriggersnonoHooks
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infosince version 2.0noneSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replication with configurable replication factorMulti-source replicationMulti-source replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsno infocan be done with stored procedures in JavaScriptnono infocould be achieved with distributed queries
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency infoconfigurable per collection or per write
Immediate Consistency
OneShard (highly available, fault-tolerant deployment mode with ACID semantics)
Immediate Consistency, Eventual consistency (configurable in cluster mode per master or individual client request)
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes inforelationships in graphsyes infoConstraint checkingyes inforelationship in graphs
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlyesyesAccess rights for users and roles; record level security configurable
More information provided by the system vendor
ArangoDBGraphDB infoformer name: OWLIMOrientDB
Specific characteristicsOne Engine. One Query Language. Multiple Data Models. ArangoDB is an open source...
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GraphDB Enterprise is a high-performance semantic repository created by Ontotext....
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Competitive advantagesConsolidation: As a native multi-model database, can be used as a full blown document...
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GraphDB allows you to link text and data in big knowledge graphs. It’s easy to experiment...
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Typical application scenariosNative multi-model in ArangoDB is being used for a broad range of projects across...
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Metadata enrichment and management, linked open data publishing, semantic inferencing...
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Key customersCisco, Barclays, Refinitive, Siemens Mentor, Kabbage, Liaison, Douglas, MakeMyTrip,...
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BBC, Press Association, Financial Times, DK, Euromoney, The British Museum, Getty...
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Market metricsArangoDB is the leading native multi-model database with over 9000 stargazers on...
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GraphDB is the most utilized semantic triplestore for mission-critical enterprise...
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Licensing and pricing modelsVery permissive Apache 2 License for Community Edition & commercial licenses are...
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GraphDB-Free is free to use. SE and Enterprise are licensed per CPU-Core used. Perpetual...
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