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DBMS > Blazegraph vs. Ignite vs. Microsoft Azure Synapse Analytics

System Properties Comparison Blazegraph vs. Ignite vs. Microsoft Azure Synapse Analytics

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NameBlazegraph  Xexclude from comparisonIgnite  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure Synapse Analytics infopreviously named Azure SQL Data Warehouse  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.Apache Ignite is a memory-centric distributed database, caching, and processing platform for transactional, analytical, and streaming workloads, delivering in-memory speeds at petabyte scale.Elastic, large scale data warehouse service leveraging the broad eco-system of SQL Server
Primary database modelGraph DBMS
RDF store
Key-value store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMS
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Score0.81
Rank#191  Overall
#17  Graph DBMS
#8  RDF stores
Score4.39
Rank#75  Overall
#10  Key-value stores
#42  Relational DBMS
Score13.29
Rank#41  Overall
#25  Relational DBMS
Websiteblazegraph.comignite.apache.orgazure.microsoft.com/­services/­synapse-analytics
Technical documentationwiki.blazegraph.comapacheignite.readme.io/­docsdocs.microsoft.com/­azure/­synapse-analytics
DeveloperBlazegraphApache Software FoundationMicrosoft
Initial release200620152016
Current release2.1.5, March 2019Apache Ignite 2.6
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoextended commercial license availableOpen Source infoApache 2.0commercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyes
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Implementation languageJavaC++, Java, .NetC++
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
hosted
Data schemeschema-freeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes infoRDF literal typesyesyes
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.yesno
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSPARQL is used as query languageANSI-99 for query and DML statements, subset of DDLyes
APIs and other access methodsJava API
RESTful HTTP API
SPARQL QUERY
SPARQL UPDATE
TinkerPop 3
HDFS API
Hibernate
JCache
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Java
JavaScript
PHP
Python
Ruby
C#
C++
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
C#
Java
PHP
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesyes (compute grid and cache interceptors can be used instead)Transact SQL
Triggersnoyes (cache interceptors and events)no
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingSharding, horizontal partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesyes (replicated cache)yes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyes (compute grid and hadoop accelerator)no
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on configurationImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes infoRelationships in Graphsnono infodocs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­synapse-analytics/­sql-data-warehouse/­sql-data-warehouse-table-constraints
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
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes
User concepts infoAccess controlSecurity and Authentication via Web Application Container (Tomcat, Jetty)Security Hooks for custom implementationsyes

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