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System Properties Comparison ArangoDB vs. RavenDB vs. RDF4J

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NameArangoDB  Xexclude from comparisonRavenDB  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.Open Source Operational and Transactional Enterprise NoSQL Document DatabaseRDF4J 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
Document storeRDF store
Secondary database modelsGraph DBMS infoexperimental
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Score5.85
Rank#59  Overall
#10  Document stores
#3  Graph DBMS
#9  Key-value stores
#7  Search engines
Score4.14
Rank#78  Overall
#13  Document stores
Score0.48
Rank#220  Overall
#9  RDF stores
Websitewww.arangodb.comravendb.netrdf4j.org
Technical documentationwww.arangodb.com/­docs/­stableravendb.net/­docsrdf4j.org/­documentation
DeveloperArangoDB Inc.Hibernating RhinosSince 2016 officially forked into an Eclipse project, former developer was Aduna Software.
Initial release201220102004
Current release3.6.0, January 20204.2, May 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2; Commercial license (Enterprise) availableOpen Source infoAGPL version 3, commercial license availableOpen Source infoEclipse Distribution License (EDL), v1.0.
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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ArangoDB Oasis –The Managed Cloud Service of ArangoDB. Oasis provides fully managed, and monitored cluster deployments of any size, with enterprise-grade security. Get started for free and continue for as little as $0,21/hour.RavenDB Cloud: Deploy a fully managed RavenDB Cloud Database in minutes on AWS, Azure, and GCP. Enjoy a globally distributed cluster with enterprise-grade security and reduce cloud storage costs by 50% with Native data compression.
Implementation languageC++C#Java
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
Linux
macOS
Raspberry Pi
Windows
Linux
OS X
Unix
Windows
Data schemeschema-free infoautomatically recognizes schema within a collectionschema-freeyes infoRDF Schemas
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes infostring, double, boolean, list, hashnoyes
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like query language (RQL)no
APIs and other access methodsAQL
Foxx Framework
Graph API (Gremlin)
GraphQL query language
HTTP API
Java & SpringData
JSON style queries
VelocyPack/VelocyStream
.NET Client API
Java Client API
Python Client API
RESTful HTTP 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#
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Ruby
Java
PHP
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresJavaScriptyesyes
Triggersnoyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infosince version 2.0Shardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-slave replication with configurable replication factorMulti-master replicationnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsno infocan be done with stored procedures in JavaScriptyes infoMapReduce functions can be defined in Linqno
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
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes inforelationships in graphsno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACID, Cluster-wide transaction availableACID 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
User concepts infoAccess controlyesAccess control on document level using the Authorization Bundleno
More information provided by the system vendor
ArangoDBRavenDBRDF4J infoformerly known as Sesame
Specific characteristicsOne Engine. One Query Language. Multiple Data Models. ArangoDB is an open source...
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RavenDB is the pioneer NoSQL Document Database that is fully transactional (ACID)...
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Competitive advantagesConsolidation: As a native multi-model database, can be used as a full blown document...
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RavenDB is easy to setup and secure. You can do it in a matter of minutes . Easy...
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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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IoT for Edge Deployments Fraud Detection Recommendation Engines Product Catalogs...
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Key customersCisco, Barclays, Refinitive, Siemens Mentor, Kabbage, Liaison, Douglas, MakeMyTrip,...
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Toyota, Capgemini, Vodafone, Medicaid, Asos, Nomura, RMS Automotive, MSNBC, Pluralsight,...
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Market metricsArangoDB is the leading native multi-model database with over 9000 stargazers on...
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2 million+ downloads 1000+ customers including Fortune 500 large enterprises
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Licensing and pricing modelsVery permissive Apache 2 License for Community Edition & commercial licenses are...
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RavenDB is available on-premise and in the cloud. RavenDB Cloud is available on AWS...
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