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System Properties Comparison Blazegraph vs. FoundationDB vs. IBM Db2 vs. MonetDB

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NameBlazegraph  Xexclude from comparisonFoundationDB  Xexclude from comparisonIBM Db2 infoformerly named DB2 or IBM Database 2  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on Blazegraph.Created as commercial project in 2013, FoundationDB has been acquired by Apple in March 2015 and was withdrawn from the market.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.Ordered key-value store. Core features are complimented by layers.Common in IBM host environments, 2 different versions for host and Windows/LinuxA relational database management system that stores data in columns
Primary database modelGraph DBMS
RDF store
Document store infosupported via specific layer
Key-value store
Relational DBMS infosupported via specific SQL-layer
Relational DBMS infoSince Version 10.5 support for JSON/BSON documents compatible with MongoDBRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
RDF store infoin DB2 LUW (Linux, Unix, Windows)
Document 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
Score0.91
Rank#167  Overall
#26  Document stores
#31  Key-value stores
#80  Relational DBMS
Score163.17
Rank#6  Overall
#5  Relational DBMS
Score1.89
Rank#124  Overall
#61  Relational DBMS
Websiteblazegraph.comwww.foundationdb.orgwww.ibm.com/­analytics/­db2www.monetdb.org
Technical documentationwiki.blazegraph.comapple.github.io/­foundationdbwww.ibm.com/­support/­knowledgecenter/­SSEPGGwww.monetdb.org/­Documentation
DeveloperBlazegraphFoundationDBIBMMonetDB BV
Initial release200620131983 infohost version2004
Current release2.1.5, March 20196.2.11, November 201912.1, October 2016Jun2020, June 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoextended commercial license availableOpen Source infoApache 2.0commercial infofree version is availableOpen Source infoMozilla Public License 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageJavaC++C and C++C
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Windows
z/OS
FreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-free infosome layers support schemasyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes infoRDF literal typesno infosome layers support typingyesyes
Secondary indexesyesnoyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSPARQL is used as query languagesupported in specific SQL layer onlyyesyes infoSQL 2003 with some extensions
APIs and other access methodsJava API
RESTful HTTP API
SPARQL QUERY
SPARQL UPDATE
TinkerPop 3
ADO.NET
JDBC
JSON style queries infoMongoDB compatible
ODBC
XQuery
JDBC
native C library infoMAPI library (MonetDB application programming interface)
ODBC
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Java
JavaScript
PHP
Python
Ruby
.Net
C
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
PHP
Python
Ruby
Swift
C
C#
C++
Cobol
Delphi
Fortran
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Visual Basic
C
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesin SQL-layer onlyyesyes, in SQL, C, R
Triggersnonoyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingSharding infoonly with Windows/Unix/Linux VersionSharding via remote tables
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesyesyes infowith separate tools (MQ, InfoSphere)none infoMaster-slave replication available in experimental status
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on configurationLinearizable consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes infoRelationships in Graphsin SQL-layer onlyyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlSecurity and Authentication via Web Application Container (Tomcat, Jetty)nofine grained access rights according to SQL-standardfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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BlazegraphFoundationDBIBM Db2 infoformerly named DB2 or IBM Database 2MonetDB
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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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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3 January 2020

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9 May 2019

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8 March 2019

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