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System Properties Comparison BigchainDB vs. HEAVY.AI vs. Microsoft Azure SQL Database vs. Stardog vs. YugabyteDB

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NameBigchainDB  Xexclude from comparisonHEAVY.AI infoFormerly named 'OmniSci', rebranded to 'HEAVY.AI' in March 2022  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure SQL Database infoformerly SQL Azure  Xexclude from comparisonStardog  Xexclude from comparisonYugabyteDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionBigchainDB is scalable blockchain database offering decentralization, immutability and native assetsA high performance, column-oriented RDBMS, specifically developed to harness the massive parallelism of modern CPU and GPU hardwareDatabase as a Service offering with high compatibility to Microsoft SQL ServerEnterprise Knowledge Graph platform and graph DBMS with high availability, high performance reasoning, and virtualizationHigh-performance distributed SQL database for global, internet-scale applications. Wire and feature compatible with PostgreSQL.
Primary database modelDocument storeRelational DBMSRelational DBMSGraph DBMS
RDF store
Relational DBMS
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMSDocument store
Graph DBMS
Spatial DBMS
Document store
Wide column store
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Score0.78
Rank#199  Overall
#33  Document stores
Score1.48
Rank#146  Overall
#70  Relational DBMS
Score86.18
Rank#16  Overall
#10  Relational DBMS
Score1.66
Rank#138  Overall
#10  Graph DBMS
#6  RDF stores
Score3.52
Rank#97  Overall
#51  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.bigchaindb.comgithub.com/­heavyai/­heavydb
www.heavy.ai
azure.microsoft.com/­en-us/­services/­sql-databasewww.stardog.comwww.yugabyte.com
Technical documentationbigchaindb.readthedocs.io/­en/­latestdocs.heavy.aidocs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­azure-sqldocs.stardog.comdocs.yugabyte.com
github.com/­yugabyte/­yugabyte-db
DeveloperHEAVY.AI, Inc.MicrosoftStardog-UnionYugabyte Inc.
Initial release20162016201020102017
Current release5.10, January 2022V127.3.0, May 20202.14, July 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoAGPL v3Open Source infoApache Version 2; enterprise edition availablecommercialcommercial info60-day fully-featured trial license; 1-year fully-featured non-commercial use license for academics/studentsOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyesnono
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Implementation languagePythonC++ and CUDAC++JavaC and C++
Server operating systemsLinuxLinuxhostedLinux
macOS
Windows
Linux
OS X
Data schemeschema-freeyesyesschema-free and OWL/RDFS-schema supportdepending on used data model
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesyesyesyes
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.nonoyesno infoImport/export of XML data possibleno
Secondary indexesnoyesyes infosupports real-time indexing in full-text and geospatialyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyesyesYes, compatible with all major SQL variants through dedicated BI/SQL Serveryes, PostgreSQL compatible
APIs and other access methodsCLI Client
RESTful HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
Thrift
Vega
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
GraphQL query language
HTTP API
Jena RDF API
OWL
RDF4J API
Sesame REST HTTP Protocol
SNARL
SPARQL
Spring Data
Stardog Studio
TinkerPop 3
JDBC
YCQL, an SQL-based flexible-schema API with its roots in Cassandra Query Language
YSQL - a fully relational SQL API that is wire compatible with the SQL language in PostgreSQL
Supported programming languagesGo
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Python
Ruby
All languages supporting JDBC/ODBC/Thrift
Python
.Net
C#
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
.Net
Clojure
Groovy
Java
JavaScript
Python
Ruby
C
C#
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoTransact SQLuser defined functions and aggregates, HTTP Server extensions in Javayes infosql, plpgsql, C
Triggersnoyesyes infovia event handlersyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding infoRound robinnoneHash and Range Sharding, row-level geo-partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factorMulti-source replicationyes, with always 3 replicas availableMulti-source replication in HA-ClusterBased on Raft distributed consensus protocol, minimum 3 replicas for continuous availability
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency in HA-ClusterStrong consistency on writes and tunable consistency on reads
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyesyes inforelationships in graphsyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACIDACIDDistributed ACID with Serializable & Snapshot Isolation. Inspired by Google Spanner architecture.
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes,with MongoDB ord RethinkDByesyesyesyes infobased on RocksDB
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlyesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardAccess rights for users and rolesyes
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BigchainDBHEAVY.AI infoFormerly named 'OmniSci', rebranded to 'HEAVY.AI' in March 2022Microsoft Azure SQL Database infoformerly SQL AzureStardogYugabyteDB
Specific characteristicsOptimizes memory and compute layers to deliver unprecedented performance. Natively...
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Stardog is an Enterprise Knowledge Graph platform, uniquely combining graph storage...
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YugabyteDB is an open source distributed SQL database for cloud native transactional...
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Competitive advantagesOnly HEAVY.AI allows users to visually and interactively discover high-value patterns,...
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Stardog provides a full featureset to aid in data integration for your complex data....
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PostgreSQL compatible: Get instantly productive with a PostgreSQL compatible RDBMS....
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Typical application scenariosAdvanced analytics, geospatial and time-series analytics, accelerated data science,...
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Stardog is frequently used for: Supply chain optimization Operational Risk Digital...
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Systems of record and engagement for cloud native applications that require resilience,...
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Key customersBosch, NASA, Boehringer Ingelheim, Morgan Stanley, Schneider Electric, FINRA and...
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Market metricsStardog's technology is based on ground-breaking research by our founders cited 10,000+...
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900,000+ lifetime clusters deployed 5.5K+ GitHub stars 4.3K+ YugabyteDB Community...
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Licensing and pricing modelsHEAVY.AI Free (Free Forever), Foundations ($2k/month), and Enterprise Licensure (Inquire...
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You can start for free! A fully-featured license is available for those testing Stardog:...
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Apache 2.0 license for the database
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