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System Properties Comparison ArangoDB vs. GridDB vs. RDF4J

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NameArangoDB  Xexclude from comparisonGridDB  Xexclude from comparisonRDF4J infoformerly known as Sesame  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionNative multi-model DBMS for graph, document, key/value and search. All in one engine and accessible with one query language.Scalable in-memory time series database optimized for IoT and Big DataRDF4J 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
Time Series DBMSRDF store
Secondary database modelsKey-value store
Relational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score5.92
Rank#73  Overall
#14  Document stores
#4  Graph DBMS
#11  Key-value stores
#10  Search engines
Score1.25
Rank#157  Overall
#12  Time Series DBMS
Score0.77
Rank#203  Overall
#9  RDF stores
Websitewww.arangodb.comgriddb.netrdf4j.org
Technical documentationwww.arangodb.com/­docs/­stabledocs.griddb.netrdf4j.org/­documentation
Social network pagesTwitterLinkedInFacebookYouTubeInstagram
DeveloperArangoDB Inc.Toshiba CorporationSince 2016 officially forked into an Eclipse project, former developer was Aduna Software.
Initial release201220132004
Current release3.9.2, June 20224.6, February 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2; Commercial license (Enterprise) availableOpen Source infoAGPL version 3 and Apache License, version 2.0 , commercial license (standard and advanced editions) also availableOpen Source infoEclipse Distribution License (EDL), v1.0.
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC++C++Java
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
LinuxLinux
OS X
Unix
Windows
Data schemeschema-free infoautomatically recognizes schema within a collectionyesyes infoRDF Schemas
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes infostring, double, boolean, list, hashyes infonumerical, string, blob, geometry, boolean, timestampyes
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
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL92, SQL-like TQL (Toshiba Query Language)no
APIs and other access methodsAQL
Foxx Framework
Graph API (Gremlin)
GraphQL query language
HTTP API
Java & SpringData
JSON style queries
VelocyPack/VelocyStream
Proprietary protocolJava API
RIO infoRDF Input/Output
Sail API
SeRQL infoSesame RDF Query Language
Sesame REST HTTP Protocol
SPARQL
Supported programming languagesC#
C++
Clojure
Elixir
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
R
Rust
C
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Java
PHP
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresJavaScriptnoyes
Triggersnoyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infosince version 2.0Shardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replication with configurable replication factorSource-replica replicationnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsno infocan be done with stored procedures in JavaScriptConnector for using GridDB as an input source and output destination for Hadoop MapReduce jobsno
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 within container, eventual consistency across containers
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes inforelationships in graphsno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACID at container levelACID 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.yes
User concepts infoAccess controlyesAccess rights for users can be defined per databaseno
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ArangoDBGridDBRDF4J infoformerly known as Sesame
Specific characteristicsGraph and Beyond. With more than 11,000 stargazers on GitHub, ArangoDB is the leading...
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GridDB is a highly scalable, in-memory time series database optimized for IoT and...
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Competitive advantagesConsolidation: As a native multi-model database, can be used as a full blown document...
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1. Optimized for IoT Equipped with Toshiba's proprietary key-container data model...
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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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Factory IoT, Automative Industry, Energy, BEMS, Smart Community, Monitoring system.
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Key customersCisco, Barclays, Refinitive, Siemens Mentor, Kabbage, Liaison, Douglas, MakeMyTrip,...
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Denso International [see use case ] An Electric Power company [see use case ] Ishinomaki...
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Market metricsArangoDB is the leading native multi-model database with over 11,000 stargazers on...
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GitHub trending repository
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Licensing and pricing modelsVery permissive Apache 2 License for Community Edition & commercial licenses are...
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Open Source license (AGPL v3 & Apache v2) Commercial license (subscription)
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