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NameBigchainDB  Xexclude from comparisonGraphDB infoformer name: OWLIM  Xexclude from comparisonImpala  Xexclude from comparisonTiDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionBigchainDB is scalable blockchain database offering decentralization, immutability and native assetsEnterprise RDF and graph database with efficient reasoning, cluster and external index synchronization supportAnalytic DBMS for HadoopTiDB is an open source distributed Hybrid Transactional/Analytical Processing (HTAP) database that supports MySQL and Spark SQL syntaxes.
Primary database modelDocument storeGraph DBMS
RDF store
Relational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument storeDocument store
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Score0.83
Rank#180  Overall
#27  Document stores
Score1.42
Rank#145  Overall
#11  Graph DBMS
#6  RDF stores
Score15.15
Rank#37  Overall
#22  Relational DBMS
Score2.14
Rank#123  Overall
#60  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.bigchaindb.comgraphdb.ontotext.comwww.cloudera.com/­products/­open-source/­apache-hadoop/­impala.htmlpingcap.com
Technical documentationbigchaindb.readthedocs.io/­en/­latestgraphdb.ontotext.com/­documentationdocs.cloudera.com/­documentation/­enterprise/­latest/­topics/­impala.htmldocs.pingcap.com/­tidb/­stable
DeveloperOntotextClouderaPingCAP, Inc.
Initial release2016200020132016
Current release8.8, January 20193.3.0, August 20194.0, July 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoAGPL v3commercial infolimited edition freeOpen Source infoApache Version 2Open Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono infoNamed S4, Ontotext provides a semantic graph database based on GraphDB in the cloud.nono
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Implementation languagePythonJavaC++Go, Rust
Server operating systemsLinuxAll OS with a Java VM
Linux
OS X
Windows
LinuxLinux
Data schemeschema-freeschema-free and OWL/RDFS-schema supportyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesyesyes
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 indexesyes, supports real-time synchronization and indexing in SOLR/Elastic search/Lucene and GeoSPARQL geometry data indexesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSPARQL is used as query languageSQL-like DML and DDL statementsyes
APIs and other access methodsCLI Client
RESTful HTTP API
GeoSPARQL
Java API
RDF4J API
RIO
Sail API
Sesame REST HTTP Protocol
SPARQL 1.1
JDBC
ODBC
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
Supported programming languagesGo
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Python
Ruby
.Net
C#
Clojure
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
All languages supporting JDBC/ODBCAda
C
C#
C++
D
Delphi
Eiffel
Erlang
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresJava Server Pluginyes infouser defined functions and integration of map-reduceno
Triggersnonono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnoneShardinghorizontal partitioning (by key range)
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factorMulti-source replicationselectable replication factorUsing Raft consensus algorithm to ensure data replication with strong consistency among multiple replicas.
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyes infoquery execution via MapReduceyes infowith TiSpark Connector
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency, Eventual consistency (configurable in cluster mode per master or individual client request)Eventual ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyes infoConstraint checkingnono infocurrently only supported in syntax
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes,with MongoDB ord RethinkDByesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.nono
User concepts infoAccess controlyesyesAccess rights for users, groups and roles infobased on Apache Sentry and KerberosUsers with fine-grained authorization concept. No user groups or roles.
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BigchainDBGraphDB infoformer name: OWLIMImpalaTiDB
Specific characteristicsGraphDB Enterprise is a high-performance semantic repository created by Ontotext....
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TiDB is an open-source NewSQL database built by PingCAP. TiDB supports Hybrid Transactional...
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Competitive advantagesGraphDB allows you to link text and data in big knowledge graphs. It’s easy to experiment...
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In the current database landscape, infrastructure engineers often have to use one...
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Typical application scenariosMetadata enrichment and management, linked open data publishing, semantic inferencing...
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TiDB is designed to support both OLTP and OLAP scenarios. You can use TiDB , the...
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Key customersBBC, Press Association, Financial Times, DK, Euromoney, The British Museum, Getty...
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Shopee (E-commerce) BookMyShow.com (E-commerce) Yiguo.com (E-commerce) JD Cloud &...
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Market metricsGraphDB is the most utilized semantic triplestore for mission-critical enterprise...
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25K+ GitHub Stars for TiDB, and 8K+ GitHub Stars for TiKV 1.6K+ members in TiDB Community...
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Licensing and pricing modelsGraphDB-Free is free to use. SE and Enterprise are licensed per CPU-Core used. Perpetual...
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Open Source Apache 2.0 with either commercial licensing or fully-hosted DB-as-a-service...
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