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DBMS > Blazegraph vs. FoundationDB vs. JanusGraph

System Properties Comparison Blazegraph vs. FoundationDB vs. JanusGraph

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NameBlazegraph  Xexclude from comparisonFoundationDB  Xexclude from comparisonJanusGraph infosuccessor of Titan  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on Blazegraph.Created as commercial project in 2013, FoundationDB has been acquired by Apple in March 2015 and was withdrawn from the market.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.A Graph DBMS optimized for distributed clusters infoIt was forked from the latest code base of Titan in January 2017
Primary database modelGraph DBMS
RDF store
Document store infosupported via specific layer
Key-value store
Relational DBMS infosupported via specific SQL-layer
Graph DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score0.89
Rank#192  Overall
#17  Graph DBMS
#8  RDF stores
Score1.50
Rank#149  Overall
#26  Document stores
#28  Key-value stores
#72  Relational DBMS
Score2.64
Rank#112  Overall
#7  Graph DBMS
Websiteblazegraph.comwww.foundationdb.orgjanusgraph.org
Technical documentationwiki.blazegraph.comapple.github.io/­foundationdbdocs.janusgraph.org
DeveloperBlazegraphFoundationDBLinux Foundation; originally developed as Titan by Aurelius
Initial release200620132017
Current release2.1.5, March 20196.2.28, November 20200.6.1, January 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoextended commercial license availableOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJavaC++Java
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows
Linux
OS X
Unix
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-free infosome layers support schemasyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes infoRDF literal typesno 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 indexesyesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSPARQL is used as query languagesupported in specific SQL layer onlyno
APIs and other access methodsJava API
RESTful HTTP API
SPARQL QUERY
SPARQL UPDATE
TinkerPop 3
Java API
TinkerPop Blueprints
TinkerPop Frames
TinkerPop Gremlin
TinkerPop Rexster
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Java
JavaScript
PHP
Python
Ruby
.Net
C
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
PHP
Python
Ruby
Swift
Clojure
Java
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesin SQL-layer onlyyes
Triggersnonoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingyes infodepending on the used storage backend (e.g. Cassandra, HBase, BerkeleyDB)
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesyesyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyes infovia Faunus, a graph analytics engine
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on configurationLinearizable consistencyEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes infoRelationships in Graphsin SQL-layer onlyyes infoRelationships in graphs
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes infoSupports various storage backends: Cassandra, HBase, Berkeley DB, Akiban, Hazelcast
User concepts infoAccess controlSecurity and Authentication via Web Application Container (Tomcat, Jetty)noUser authentification and security via Rexster Graph Server

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