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DBMS > BigchainDB vs. Blazegraph vs. GeoMesa vs. Microsoft SQL Server vs. SAP SQL Anywhere

System Properties Comparison BigchainDB vs. Blazegraph vs. GeoMesa vs. Microsoft SQL Server vs. SAP SQL Anywhere

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NameBigchainDB  Xexclude from comparisonBlazegraph  Xexclude from comparisonGeoMesa  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft SQL Server  Xexclude from comparisonSAP SQL Anywhere infoformerly called Adaptive Server Anywhere  Xexclude from comparison
Amazon has acquired Blazegraph's domain and (probably) product. It is said that Amazon Neptune is based on Blazegraph.
DescriptionBigchainDB is scalable blockchain database offering decentralization, immutability and native assetsHigh-performance graph database supporting Semantic Web (RDF/SPARQL) and Graph Database (tinkerpop3, blueprints, vertex-centric) APIs with scale-out and High Availability.GeoMesa is a distributed spatio-temporal DBMS based on various systems as storage layer.Microsofts flagship relational DBMSRDBMS database and synchronization technologies for server, desktop, remote office, and mobile environments
Primary database modelDocument storeGraph DBMS
RDF store
Spatial DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Graph DBMS
Spatial DBMS
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Score0.80
Rank#195  Overall
#30  Document stores
Score0.96
Rank#180  Overall
#16  Graph DBMS
#8  RDF stores
Score0.81
Rank#189  Overall
#3  Spatial DBMS
Score954.02
Rank#3  Overall
#3  Relational DBMS
Score5.53
Rank#70  Overall
#38  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.bigchaindb.comblazegraph.comwww.geomesa.orgwww.microsoft.com/­en-us/­sql-serverwww.sap.com/­products/­sql-anywhere.html
Technical documentationbigchaindb.readthedocs.io/­en/­latestwiki.blazegraph.comwww.geomesa.org/­documentation/­stable/­user/­index.htmldocs.microsoft.com/­en-US/­sql/­sql-serverhelp.sap.com/­sql-anywhere
DeveloperBlazegraphCCRi and othersMicrosoftSAP infoformerly Sybase
Initial release20162006201419891992
Current release2.1.5, March 20193.1.1, January 2021SQL Server 2019, November 201917, July 2015
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoAGPL v3Open Source infoextended commercial license availableOpen Source infoApache License 2.0commercial inforestricted free version is availablecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonononono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languagePythonJavaScalaC++
Server operating systemsLinuxLinux
OS X
Windows
Linux
Windows
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyes infoRDF literal typesyesyesyes
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.nonoyesyes
Secondary indexesyesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSPARQL is used as query languagenoyesyes
APIs and other access methodsCLI Client
RESTful HTTP API
Java API
RESTful HTTP API
SPARQL QUERY
SPARQL UPDATE
TinkerPop 3
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
Tabular Data Stream (TDS)
ADO.NET
HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesGo
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Python
Ruby
.Net
C
C++
Java
JavaScript
PHP
Python
Ruby
C#
C++
Delphi
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Visual Basic
C
C#
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesnoTransact SQL, .NET languages, R, Python and (with SQL Server 2019) Javayes, in C/C++, Java, .Net or Perl
Triggersnonoyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingdepending on storage layertables can be distributed across several files (horizontal partitioning); sharding through federationnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factoryesdepending on storage layeryes, but depending on the SQL-Server EditionSource-replica replication infoDatabase mirroring
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyesnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on configurationdepending on storage layerImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyes infoRelationships in Graphsnoyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnoACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes,with MongoDB ord RethinkDByesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.depending on storage layeryesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlyesSecurity and Authentication via Web Application Container (Tomcat, Jetty)yes infodepending on the DBMS used for storagefine grained access rights according to SQL-standardfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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