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System Properties Comparison ArangoDB vs. OpenSearch vs. RDFox

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NameArangoDB  Xexclude from comparisonOpenSearch  Xexclude from comparisonRDFox  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 distributed, RESTful search and analytics engine forked from Elasticsearch and based on Apache LuceneHigh performance knowledge graph and semantic reasoning engine
Primary database modelDocument store
Graph DBMS
Key-value store
Search engine
Search engineGraph DBMS
RDF store
Secondary database modelsVector DBMSRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score3.42
Rank#85  Overall
#14  Document stores
#5  Graph DBMS
#10  Key-value stores
#10  Search engines
Score16.64
Rank#35  Overall
#4  Search engines
Score0.19
Rank#314  Overall
#26  Graph DBMS
#15  RDF stores
Websitearangodb.comgithub.com/­opensearch-project
opensearch.org
www.oxfordsemantic.tech
Technical documentationdocs.arangodb.comopensearch.org/­docs/­latestdocs.oxfordsemantic.tech
Social network pagesLinkedInTwitterYouTubeFacebookInstagram
DeveloperArangoDB Inc.Amazon Web ServicesOxford Semantic Technologies
Initial release201220212017
Current release3.11.5, November 20232.5.0, January 20236.0, Septermber 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2; Commercial license (Enterprise) availableOpen Source infoApache Version 2.0commercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC++JavaC++
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
All OS with a Java VMLinux
macOS
Windows
Data schemeschema-free infoautomatically recognizes schema within a collectionschema-free infoFlexible type definitions. Once a type is defined, it is persistentyes infoRDF schemas
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes infostring, double, boolean, list, hashyesyes
Secondary indexesyesyes infoAll search fields are automatically indexed
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like query languageno
APIs and other access methodsAQL
Foxx Framework
Graph API (Gremlin)
GraphQL query language
HTTP API
Java & SpringData
JSON style queries
VelocyPack/VelocyStream
Java API
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
RESTful HTTP API
SPARQL 1.1
Supported programming languagesC#
C++
Clojure
Elixir
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
R
Rust
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby infoElasticsearch client
C
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresJavaScriptyes
Triggersnoyes infoby using the 'percolation' feature
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infosince version 2.0Sharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replication with configurable replication factoryesreplication via a shared file system
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsno infocan be done with stored procedures in JavaScript
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)
Eventual Consistency infoSynchronous doc based replication. Get by ID may show delays up to 1 sec. Configurable write consistency: one, quorum, allImmediate Consistency in stand-alone mode, Eventual Consistency in replicated setups
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes inforelationships in graphsno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes
User concepts infoAccess controlyesRoles, resources, and access types
More information provided by the system vendor
ArangoDBOpenSearchRDFox
Specific characteristicsGraph and Beyond. With more than 11,000 stargazers on GitHub, ArangoDB is the leading...
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OpenSearch is a highly scalable and extensible open-source software suite for search,...
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Competitive advantagesConsolidation: As a native multi-model database, can be used as a full blown document...
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Distributed as fully open source under Apache License, Version 2.0 (ALv2), OpenSearch...
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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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The OpenSearch platform is used across a broad range of search , analytics, and observability...
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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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The OpenSearch Project offers open source software licensed under Apache License...
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