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System Properties Comparison Blazegraph vs. Cloudant vs. FoundationDB vs. MonetDB

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NameBlazegraph  Xexclude from comparisonCloudant  Xexclude from comparisonFoundationDB  Xexclude from comparisonMonetDB  Xexclude from comparison
Amazon has acquired Blazegraph's domain and (probably) product. It is said that Amazon Neptune is based on Blazegraph.Created as commercial project in 2013, FoundationDB has been acquired by Apple in March 2015 and was withdrawn from the market. As a consequence, the product was removed from the DB-Engines ranking. In April 2018, Apple open-sourced FoundationDB and it therefore reappears in the ranking.
DescriptionHigh-performance graph database supporting Semantic Web (RDF/SPARQL) and Graph Database (tinkerpop3, blueprints, vertex-centric) APIs with scale-out and High Availability.Database as a Service offering based on Apache CouchDBOrdered key-value store. Core features are complimented by layers.A relational database management system that stores data in columns
Primary database modelGraph DBMS
RDF store
Document storeDocument store infosupported via specific layer
Key-value store
Relational DBMS infosupported via specific SQL-layer
Relational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.70
Rank#190  Overall
#15  Graph DBMS
#8  RDF stores
Score3.85
Rank#82  Overall
#15  Document stores
Score0.91
Rank#167  Overall
#26  Document stores
#31  Key-value stores
#80  Relational DBMS
Score1.89
Rank#124  Overall
#61  Relational DBMS
Websiteblazegraph.comcloudant.comwww.foundationdb.orgwww.monetdb.org
Technical documentationwiki.blazegraph.comdocs.cloudant.comapple.github.io/­foundationdbwww.monetdb.org/­Documentation
DeveloperBlazegraphIBM, Apache Software Foundation infoIBM acquired Cloudant in February 2014FoundationDBMonetDB BV
Initial release2006201020132004
Current release2.1.5, March 20196.2.11, November 2019Jun2020, June 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoextended commercial license availablecommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoMozilla Public License 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesnono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJavaErlangC++C
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
hostedLinux
OS X
Windows
FreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeschema-free infosome layers support schemasyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes infoRDF literal typesnono infosome layers support typingyes
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 indexesyesyesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSPARQL is used as query languagenosupported in specific SQL layer onlyyes infoSQL 2003 with some extensions
APIs and other access methodsJava API
RESTful HTTP API
SPARQL QUERY
SPARQL UPDATE
TinkerPop 3
RESTful HTTP/JSON APIJDBC
native C library infoMAPI library (MonetDB application programming interface)
ODBC
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Java
JavaScript
PHP
Python
Ruby
C#
Java
JavaScript
Objective-C
PHP
Ruby
.Net
C
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
PHP
Python
Ruby
Swift
C
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesView functions (Map-Reduce) in JavaScriptin SQL-layer onlyyes, in SQL, C, R
Triggersnoyesnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingShardingSharding via remote tables
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesMaster-master replication
Master-slave replication
yesnone infoMaster-slave replication available in experimental status
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on configurationEventual ConsistencyLinearizable consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes infoRelationships in Graphsnoin SQL-layer onlyyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDno infoatomic operations within a document possibleACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes infoOptimistic lockingyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes
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 databasenofine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
More information provided by the system vendor
BlazegraphCloudantFoundationDBMonetDB
Specific characteristicsColumn-store In-memory optimized GeoSpatial support JSON document support
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Competitive advantagesScalable architecture - vertical data organization and in-memory optimization guarantee...
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Typical application scenariosAnalytical database, Data warehouse, OLAP Data mining Scientific database
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Key customersNumascale , Spinque , SecurActive , CHS , NOZHUP
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Licensing and pricing modelsFree and open-source software, Mozilla Public License 2.0 Commercial support available
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