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DBMS > ArangoDB vs. MaxDB vs. PouchDB vs. RDF4J

System Properties Comparison ArangoDB vs. MaxDB vs. PouchDB vs. RDF4J

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NameArangoDB  Xexclude from comparisonMaxDB infoformerly named Adabas-D  Xexclude from comparisonPouchDB  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.A robust and reliable RDBMS optimized to run all major SAP solutionsJavaScript DBMS with an API inspired by CouchDBRDF4J 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 DBMSDocument storeRDF store
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Score4.73
Rank#78  Overall
#12  Document stores
#4  Graph DBMS
#11  Key-value stores
#9  Search engines
Score4.04
Rank#83  Overall
#45  Relational DBMS
Score2.98
Rank#99  Overall
#18  Document stores
Score0.68
Rank#211  Overall
#9  RDF stores
Websitewww.arangodb.commaxdb.sap.compouchdb.comrdf4j.org
Technical documentationwww.arangodb.com/­docs/­stablemaxdb.sap.com/­documentationpouchdb.com/­guidesrdf4j.org/­documentation
Social network pagesFacebookLinkedInTwitterYouTubeInstagram
DeveloperArangoDB Inc.SAP, acquired from Software AG (Adabas-D) in 1997Apache Software FoundationSince 2016 officially forked into an Eclipse project, former developer was Aduna Software.
Initial release2012198420122004
Current release3.7.9, March 20217.9.10 (January 2020), 20207.1.1, June 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2; Commercial license (Enterprise) availablecommercial infoLimited community edition freeOpen SourceOpen Source infoEclipse Distribution License (EDL), v1.0.
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageC++C++JavaScriptJava
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Windows
server-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)Linux
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, hashyesnoyes
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 indexesyesyesyes infovia viewsyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyesnono
APIs and other access methodsAQL
Foxx Framework
Graph API (Gremlin)
GraphQL query language
HTTP API
Java & SpringData
JSON style queries
VelocyPack/VelocyStream
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
WebDAV
HTTP REST infoonly for PouchDB Server
JavaScript API
Java 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
.Net
C#
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
JavaScriptJava
PHP
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresJavaScriptyesView functions in JavaScriptyes
Triggersnoyesyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infosince version 2.0noneSharding infowith a proxy-based framework, named couchdb-loungenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replication with configurable replication factorSource-replica replicationMulti-source replication infoalso with CouchDB databases
Source-replica replication infoalso with CouchDB databases
none
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsno infocan be done with stored procedures in JavaScriptnoyesno
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 ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes inforelationships in graphsyesno
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 datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes infoby using IndexedDB, WebSQL or LevelDB as backendyes 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.noyes
User concepts infoAccess controlyesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardnono
More information provided by the system vendor
ArangoDBMaxDB infoformerly named Adabas-DPouchDBRDF4J infoformerly known as Sesame
Specific characteristicsGraph and Beyond. With more than 11,000 stargazers on GitHub, ArangoDB is the leading...
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Competitive advantagesConsolidation: As a native multi-model database, can be used as a full blown document...
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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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Key customersCisco, Barclays, Refinitive, Siemens Mentor, Kabbage, Liaison, Douglas, MakeMyTrip,...
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Market metricsArangoDB is the leading native multi-model database with over 11,000 stargazers on...
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Licensing and pricing modelsVery permissive Apache 2 License for Community Edition & commercial licenses are...
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