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System Properties Comparison Blazegraph vs. Hive vs. IRONdb

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NameBlazegraph  Xexclude from comparisonHive  Xexclude from comparisonIRONdb  Xexclude from comparison
Amazon has acquired Blazegraph's domain and (probably) product. It is said that Amazon Neptune is based on Blazegraph.IRONdb seems to be discontinued. Therefore it is excluded from the DB-Engines Ranking.
DescriptionHigh-performance graph database supporting Semantic Web (RDF/SPARQL) and Graph Database (tinkerpop3, blueprints, vertex-centric) APIs with scale-out and High Availability.data warehouse software for querying and managing large distributed datasets, built on HadoopA distributed Time Series DBMS with a focus on scalability, fault tolerance and operational simplicity
Primary database modelGraph DBMS
RDF store
Relational DBMSTime Series DBMS
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Score0.75
Rank#235  Overall
#20  Graph DBMS
#8  RDF stores
Score65.81
Rank#18  Overall
#12  Relational DBMS
Websiteblazegraph.comhive.apache.orgwww.circonus.com/solutions/time-series-database/
Technical documentationwiki.blazegraph.comcwiki.apache.org/­confluence/­display/­Hive/­Homedocs.circonus.com/irondb/category/getting-started
DeveloperBlazegraphApache Software Foundation infoinitially developed by FacebookCirconus LLC.
Initial release200620122017
Current release2.1.5, March 20193.1.3, April 2022V0.10.20, January 2018
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoextended commercial license availableOpen Source infoApache Version 2commercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJavaJavaC and C++
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
All OS with a Java VMLinux
Data schemeschema-freeyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes infoRDF literal typesyesyes infotext, numeric, histograms
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 indexesyesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLSPARQL is used as query languageSQL-like DML and DDL statementsSQL-like query language (Circonus Analytics Query Language: CAQL)
APIs and other access methodsJava API
RESTful HTTP API
SPARQL QUERY
SPARQL UPDATE
TinkerPop 3
JDBC
ODBC
Thrift
HTTP API
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Java
JavaScript
PHP
Python
Ruby
C++
Java
PHP
Python
.Net
C
C++
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
Lua
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Rust
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesyes infouser defined functions and integration of map-reduceyes, in Lua
Triggersnonono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingAutomatic, metric affinity per node
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesselectable replication factorconfigurable replication factor, datacenter aware
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyes infoquery execution via MapReduceno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on configurationEventual ConsistencyImmediate consistency per node, eventual consistency across nodes
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes infoRelationships in Graphsnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnono
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes
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)Access rights for users, groups and rolesno

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