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DBMS > Blazegraph vs. JanusGraph vs. Sphinx

System Properties Comparison Blazegraph vs. JanusGraph vs. Sphinx

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NameBlazegraph  Xexclude from comparisonJanusGraph infosuccessor of Titan  Xexclude from comparisonSphinx  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.A Graph DBMS optimized for distributed clusters infoIt was forked from the latest code base of Titan in January 2017Open source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databases
Primary database modelGraph DBMS
RDF store
Graph DBMSSearch engine
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Score0.96
Rank#180  Overall
#16  Graph DBMS
#8  RDF stores
Score2.39
Rank#112  Overall
#8  Graph DBMS
Score8.03
Rank#55  Overall
#6  Search engines
Websiteblazegraph.comjanusgraph.orgsphinxsearch.com
Technical documentationwiki.blazegraph.comdocs.janusgraph.orgsphinxsearch.com/­docs
DeveloperBlazegraphLinux Foundation; originally developed as Titan by AureliusSphinx Technologies Inc.
Initial release200620172001
Current release2.1.5, March 20190.6.0, September 20213.4.1, July 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoextended commercial license availableOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJavaJavaC++
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
Linux
OS X
Unix
Windows
FreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes infoRDF literal typesyesno
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 indexesyesyesyes infofull-text index on all search fields
SQL infoSupport of SQLSPARQL is used as query languagenoSQL-like query language (SphinxQL)
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
Proprietary protocol
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Java
JavaScript
PHP
Python
Ruby
Clojure
Java
Python
C++ infounofficial client library
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesyesno
Triggersnoyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingyes infodepending on the used storage backend (e.g. Cassandra, HBase, BerkeleyDB)Sharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supported
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesyesnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyes infovia Faunus, a graph analytics engineno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on configurationEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes infoRelationships in Graphsyes infoRelationships in graphsno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes infoSupports various storage backends: Cassandra, HBase, Berkeley DB, Akiban, Hazelcastyes infoThe original contents of fields are not stored in the Sphinx index.
User concepts infoAccess controlSecurity and Authentication via Web Application Container (Tomcat, Jetty)User authentification and security via Rexster Graph Serverno

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