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DBMS > BigchainDB vs. Graph Engine vs. IBM Cloudant vs. TinkerGraph

System Properties Comparison BigchainDB vs. Graph Engine vs. IBM Cloudant vs. TinkerGraph

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NameBigchainDB  Xexclude from comparisonGraph Engine infoformer name: Trinity  Xexclude from comparisonIBM Cloudant  Xexclude from comparisonTinkerGraph  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionBigchainDB is scalable blockchain database offering decentralization, immutability and native assetsA distributed in-memory data processing engine, underpinned by a strongly-typed RAM store and a general distributed computation engineDatabase as a Service offering based on Apache CouchDBA lightweight, in-memory graph engine that serves as a reference implementation of the TinkerPop3 API
Primary database modelDocument storeGraph DBMS
Key-value store
Document storeGraph DBMS
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Score0.80
Rank#193  Overall
#30  Document stores
Score0.85
Rank#186  Overall
#17  Graph DBMS
#30  Key-value stores
Score3.76
Rank#87  Overall
#15  Document stores
Score0.12
Rank#306  Overall
#29  Graph DBMS
Websitewww.bigchaindb.comwww.graphengine.iowww.ibm.com/­cloud/­cloudanttinkerpop.apache.org/­docs/­current/­reference/­#tinkergraph-gremlin
Technical documentationbigchaindb.readthedocs.io/­en/­latestwww.graphengine.io/­docs/­manualcloud.ibm.com/­docs/­Cloudant
DeveloperMicrosoftIBM, Apache Software Foundation infoIBM acquired Cloudant in February 2014
Initial release2016201020102009
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoAGPL v3Open Source infoMIT LicensecommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyesno
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Implementation languagePython.NET and CErlangJava
Server operating systemsLinux.NEThosted
Data schemeschema-freeyesschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesnoyes
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.nononono
Secondary indexesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLnononono
APIs and other access methodsCLI Client
RESTful HTTP API
RESTful HTTP APIRESTful HTTP/JSON APITinkerPop 3
Supported programming languagesGo
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Python
Ruby
C#
C++
F#
Visual Basic
C#
Java
JavaScript
Objective-C
PHP
Ruby
Groovy
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesView functions (Map-Reduce) in JavaScriptno
Triggersnoyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardinghorizontal partitioningShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factorMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
none
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistencynone
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynononoyes infoRelationships in graphs
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanono infoatomic operations within a document possibleno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes infoOptimistic lockingno
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes,with MongoDB ord RethinkDBoptional: either by committing a write-ahead log (WAL) to the local persistent storage or by dumping the memory to a persistent storageyesoptional
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesnoyes
User concepts infoAccess controlyesAccess rights for users can be defined per databaseno

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