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System Properties Comparison Blazegraph vs. Dgraph vs. RDF4J

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NameBlazegraph  Xexclude from comparisonDgraph  Xexclude from comparisonRDF4J infoformerly known as Sesame  Xexclude from comparison
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.Distributed and scalable native Graph DBMSRDF4J is a Java framework for processing RDF data, supporting both memory-based and a disk-based storage.
Primary database modelGraph DBMS
RDF store
Graph DBMSRDF store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.87
Rank#182  Overall
#16  Graph DBMS
#8  RDF stores
Score1.56
Rank#139  Overall
#10  Graph DBMS
Score0.53
Rank#224  Overall
#9  RDF stores
Websiteblazegraph.comdgraph.iordf4j.org
Technical documentationwiki.blazegraph.comdgraph.io/­docsrdf4j.org/­documentation
DeveloperBlazegraphDgraph Labs, Inc.Since 2016 officially forked into an Eclipse project, former developer was Aduna Software.
Initial release200620162004
Current release2.1.5, March 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoextended commercial license availableOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoEclipse Distribution License (EDL), v1.0.
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJavaGoJava
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows
Linux
OS X
Unix
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyes infoRDF Schemas
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes infoRDF literal typesyesyes
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 indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSPARQL is used as query languagenono
APIs and other access methodsJava API
RESTful HTTP API
SPARQL QUERY
SPARQL UPDATE
TinkerPop 3
GraphQL query language
gRPC (using protocol buffers) API
HTTP API
Java API
RIO infoRDF Input/Output
Sail API
SeRQL infoSesame RDF Query Language
Sesame REST HTTP Protocol
SPARQL
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Java
JavaScript
PHP
Python
Ruby
C#
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Java
PHP
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesnoyes
Triggersnonoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingyesnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesSynchronous replication via Raftnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on configurationImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes infoRelationships in Graphsno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDACID infoIsolation support depends on the API used
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes infoin-memory storage is supported as well
User concepts infoAccess controlSecurity and Authentication via Web Application Container (Tomcat, Jetty)no infoPlanned for future releasesno
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BlazegraphDgraphRDF4J infoformerly known as Sesame
Competitive advantagesHorizontally scalable transactional graph database with fast arbitrary-depth joins...
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