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System Properties Comparison Blazegraph vs. FileMaker vs. Neo4j vs. SAP IQ

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NameBlazegraph  Xexclude from comparisonFileMaker  Xexclude from comparisonNeo4j  Xexclude from comparisonSAP IQ infoformer name: Sybase IQ  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.FileMaker is a cross-platform RDBMS that includes a GUI frontend.Open source graph databaseColumnar RDBMS optimized for Big Data analytics
Primary database modelGraph DBMS
RDF store
Relational DBMSGraph DBMSRelational DBMS infocolumn-oriented
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score0.64
Rank#189  Overall
#15  Graph DBMS
#8  RDF stores
Score55.11
Rank#18  Overall
#11  Relational DBMS
Score51.66
Rank#22  Overall
#1  Graph DBMS
Score5.16
Rank#62  Overall
#34  Relational DBMS
Websiteblazegraph.comwww.filemaker.comneo4j.comwww.sap.com/­products/­sybase-iq-big-data-management.html
Technical documentationwiki.blazegraph.comwww.filemaker.com/­support/­product/­documentation.htmlneo4j.com/­docshelp.sap.com/­iq
DeveloperBlazegraphFileMaker infoa subsidiary of AppleNeo4j, Inc.SAP, formerly Sybase
Initial release2006198320071994
Current release2.1.4, August 201618, May 20193.5.8, July 201916.1 SPS04, April 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoextended commercial license availablecommercialOpen Source infoGPL version3, commercial licenses availablecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageJavaJava, Scala
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
iOS
OS X
Windows
Linux infoCan also be used server-less as embedded Java database.
OS X
Solaris
Windows
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesschema-free and schema-optionalyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes infoRDF literal typesyesyesyes
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.yes infoA http query request can return the data in XML formatno
Secondary indexesyesyesyes infopluggable indexing subsystem, by default Apache Luceneyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSPARQL is used as query languageyes infovia pluginsnoyes
APIs and other access methodsJava API
RESTful HTTP API
SPARQL QUERY
SPARQL UPDATE
TinkerPop 3
Filemaker WebDirect
JDBC
ODBC
Bolt protocol
Cypher query language
Java API
Neo4j-OGM infoObject Graph Mapper
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data Neo4j
TinkerPop 3
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Java
JavaScript
PHP
Python
Ruby
PHP.Net
Clojure
Elixir
Go
Groovy
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
C
C#
C++
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesyesyes infoUser defined Procedures and Functionsyes
Triggersnoyesyes infovia event handleryes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnonenoneshared disk or shared nothing architectures with SAP IQ Multiplexer
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesMaster-slave replication, warm standby infosince Version 14Causal Clustering using Raft protocol infoavailable in in Enterprise Version onlySAP/Sybase Replication Server
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononoHadoop integration
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on configurationCausal and Eventual Consistency configurable in Causal Cluster setup
Immediate Consistency in stand-alone mode
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes infoRelationships in Graphsyesyes infoRelationships in graphsyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnoACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
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)simple rights management via user accounts and connection to external directory servicesUsers, roles and permissions. Pluggable authentication with supported standards (LDAP, Active Directory, Kerberos)fine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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BlazegraphFileMakerNeo4jSAP IQ infoformer name: Sybase IQ
Specific characteristicsNeo4j is a native graph database platform that is built to store, query, analyze...
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Competitive advantagesNeo4j database is the only transactional database that combines everything you need...
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Typical application scenariosReal-Time Recommendations Master Data Management Identity and Access Management Network...
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Key customersOver 300 commercial customers and over 750 startups use Neo4j. Flagship customers...
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Market metricsNeo4j boasts the world's largest graph database ecosystem with more than a 15 million...
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Licensing and pricing modelsGPL v3 license that can be used all the places where you might use MySQL. Neo4j Commercial...
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