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Amazon has acquired Blazegraph's domain and (probably) product. It is said that Amazon Neptune is based on Blazegraph.
DescriptionHigh-performance graph database supporting Semantic Web (RDF/SPARQL) and Graph Database (tinkerpop3, blueprints, vertex-centric) APIs with scale-out and High Availability.Wide-column store based on ideas of BigTable and DynamoDB infoOptimized for write access
Primary database modelGraph DBMS
RDF store
Wide column store
Secondary database modelsVector DBMS infostarting with release V5
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Score0.77
Rank#222  Overall
#20  Graph DBMS
#8  RDF stores
Score103.86
Rank#12  Overall
#1  Wide column stores
Websiteblazegraph.comcassandra.apache.org
Technical documentationwiki.blazegraph.comcassandra.apache.org/­doc/­latest
DeveloperBlazegraphApache Software Foundation infoApache top level project, originally developped by Facebook
Initial release20062008
Current release2.1.5, March 20194.1.3, July 2023
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoextended commercial license availableOpen Source infoApache version 2
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
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Implementation languageJavaJava
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
BSD
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes infoRDF literal typesyes
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.no
Secondary indexesyesrestricted infoonly equality queries, not always the best performing solution
SQL infoSupport of SQLSPARQL is used as query languageSQL-like SELECT, DML and DDL statements (CQL)
APIs and other access methodsJava API
RESTful HTTP API
SPARQL QUERY
SPARQL UPDATE
TinkerPop 3
Proprietary protocol infoCQL (Cassandra Query Language, an SQL-like language)
Thrift
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Java
JavaScript
PHP
Python
Ruby
C#
C++
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesno
Triggersnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding infono "single point of failure"
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesselectable replication factor infoRepresentation of geographical distribution of servers is possible
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on configurationEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be individually decided for each write operation
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes infoRelationships in Graphsno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDno infoAtomicity and isolation are supported for single operations
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.no
User concepts infoAccess controlSecurity and Authentication via Web Application Container (Tomcat, Jetty)Access rights for users can be defined per object
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Specific characteristicsApache Cassandra is the leading NoSQL, distributed database management system, well...
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Competitive advantagesNo single point of failure ensures 100% availability . Operational simplicity for...
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Typical application scenariosInternet of Things (IOT), fraud detection applications, recommendation engines, product...
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Key customersApple, Netflix, Uber, ING,, Intuit,Fidelity, NY Times, Outbrain, BazaarVoice, Best...
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Market metricsCassandra is used by 40% of the Fortune 100.
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Licensing and pricing modelsApache license  Pricing for commercial distributions provided by DataStax and available...
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