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System Properties Comparison Blazegraph vs. FaunaDB

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NameBlazegraph  Xexclude from comparisonFaunaDB  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.Strongly consistent database capable of global horizontal scale with a focus on operational simplicity
Primary database modelGraph DBMS
RDF store
Document store
Graph DBMS
Relational DBMS
Time Series DBMS
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Trend Chart
Score0.58
Rank#187  Overall
#14  Graph DBMS
#8  RDF stores
Score0.42
Rank#212  Overall
#29  Document stores
#17  Graph DBMS
#102  Relational DBMS
#11  Time Series DBMS
Websitewww.blazegraph.comfauna.com
Technical documentationwiki.blazegraph.comfauna.com/­documentation
DeveloperBlazegraphFauna, Inc.
Initial release20062014
Current release2.1.4, August 2016
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoextended commercial license availablecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
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Implementation languageJavaScala
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
Linux
Data schemeschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes infoRDF literal typesno
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 indexesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSPARQL is used as query languageno
APIs and other access methodsJava API
RESTful HTTP API
SPARQL QUERY
SPARQL UPDATE
TinkerPop 3
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Java
JavaScript
PHP
Python
Ruby
C#
Go
Java
JavaScript
Python
Ruby
Scala
Swift
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesuser defined functions
Triggersnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardinghorizontal partitioning infoconsistent hashing
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesMasterless
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on configurationImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes infoRelationships in Graphsyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACID
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)Identity management, authentication, and access control
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BlazegraphFaunaDB
Specific characteristicsServerless cloud database for modern applications Native GraphQL API High performance...
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Competitive advantagesDocument-relational interface: combines flexibility in modeling with flexibility...
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Typical application scenariosModern Javascript Apps Identity management Multi-tenant SaaS backend Social content...
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Key customersNextdoor ShiftX
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News

Blazegraph 2.1.4 Release
29 August 2016

Blazegraph 2.1.2 Release
18 June 2016

Blazegraph 2.1.1 Release!
9 June 2016

Blazegraph 2.1.0 Release!
8 April 2016

Blazegraph 2.0.0 Release!
22 December 2015

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