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System Properties Comparison BigchainDB vs. GraphDB vs. InfluxDB vs. RDF4J

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NameBigchainDB  Xexclude from comparisonGraphDB infoformer name: OWLIM  Xexclude from comparisonInfluxDB  Xexclude from comparisonRDF4J infoformerly known as Sesame  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 supportDBMS for storing time series, events and metricsRDF4J is a Java framework for processing RDF data, supporting both memory-based and a disk-based storage.
Primary database modelDocument storeGraph DBMS
RDF store
Time Series DBMSRDF store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score0.83
Rank#180  Overall
#27  Document stores
Score1.42
Rank#145  Overall
#11  Graph DBMS
#6  RDF stores
Score23.34
Rank#29  Overall
#1  Time Series DBMS
Score0.55
Rank#219  Overall
#9  RDF stores
Websitewww.bigchaindb.comgraphdb.ontotext.comwww.influxdata.com/­products/­influxdb-overviewrdf4j.org
Technical documentationbigchaindb.readthedocs.io/­en/­latestgraphdb.ontotext.com/­documentationdocs.influxdata.com/­influxdbrdf4j.org/­documentation
DeveloperOntotextSince 2016 officially forked into an Eclipse project, former developer was Aduna Software.
Initial release2016200020132004
Current release8.8, January 20191.8.0, April 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoAGPL v3commercial infolimited edition freeOpen Source infoMIT-License; commercial enterprise version availableOpen Source infoEclipse Distribution License (EDL), v1.0.
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono infoNamed S4, Ontotext provides a semantic graph database based on GraphDB in the cloud.nono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languagePythonJavaGoJava
Server operating systemsLinuxAll OS with a Java VM
Linux
OS X
Windows
Linux
OS X infothrough Homebrew
Linux
OS X
Unix
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-free and OWL/RDFS-schema supportschema-freeyes infoRDF Schemas
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesNumeric data and Stringsyes
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.nonono
Secondary indexesyes, supports real-time synchronization and indexing in SOLR/Elastic search/Lucene and GeoSPARQL geometry data indexesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSPARQL is used as query languageSQL-like query languageno
APIs and other access methodsCLI Client
RESTful HTTP API
GeoSPARQL
Java API
RDF4J API
RIO
Sail API
Sesame REST HTTP Protocol
SPARQL 1.1
HTTP API
JSON over UDP
Java API
RIO infoRDF Input/Output
Sail API
SeRQL infoSesame RDF Query Language
Sesame REST HTTP Protocol
SPARQL
Supported programming languagesGo
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Python
Ruby
.Net
C#
Clojure
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
.Net
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Rust
Scala
Java
PHP
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresJava Server Pluginnoyes
Triggersnonoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnoneSharding infoin enterprise version onlynone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factorMulti-source replicationselectable replication factor infoin enterprise version onlynone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency, Eventual consistency (configurable in cluster mode per master or individual client request)
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyes infoConstraint checkingno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnoACID infoIsolation support depends on the API used
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes,with MongoDB ord RethinkDByesyesyes infoin-memory storage is supported as well
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes infoDepending on used storage engine
User concepts infoAccess controlyesyessimple rights management via user accountsno
More information provided by the system vendor
BigchainDBGraphDB infoformer name: OWLIMInfluxDBRDF4J infoformerly known as Sesame
Specific characteristicsGraphDB Enterprise is a high-performance semantic repository created by Ontotext....
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InfluxData is the creator of InfluxDB , the open source time series database. It...
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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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Time to Value An end-to-end platform, InfluxData is ready to go on the cloud or via...
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Typical application scenariosMetadata enrichment and management, linked open data publishing, semantic inferencing...
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IoT & Sensor Monitoring Instrumentation of every available surface in the material...
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Key customersBBC, Press Association, Financial Times, DK, Euromoney, The British Museum, Getty...
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InfluxData has over 630 paying customers, including IBM, PayPal, Siemens Tesla and...
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Market metricsGraphDB is the most utilized semantic triplestore for mission-critical enterprise...
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Fastest growing database to garnish 17,000 github stars Over 260,000 daily active...
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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 core with closed source clustering available either on-premise or on...
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