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DBMS > Blazegraph vs. Microsoft Azure Cosmos DB vs. NCache

System Properties Comparison Blazegraph vs. Microsoft Azure Cosmos DB vs. NCache

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NameBlazegraph  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure Cosmos DB infoformer name was Azure DocumentDB  Xexclude from comparisonNCache  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.Globally distributed, horizontally scalable, multi-model database serviceOpen source in-memory key-value store
Primary database modelGraph DBMS
RDF store
Document store
Graph DBMS
Key-value store
Wide column store
Key-value store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score0.59
Rank#193  Overall
#15  Graph DBMS
#8  RDF stores
Score31.98
Rank#24  Overall
#4  Document stores
#2  Graph DBMS
#3  Key-value stores
#3  Wide column stores
Score1.05
Rank#145  Overall
#25  Key-value stores
Websitewww.blazegraph.comazure.microsoft.com/­services/­cosmos-dbwww.alachisoft.com/­ncache
Technical documentationwiki.blazegraph.comdocs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­cosmos-dbwww.alachisoft.com/­resources/­docs
DeveloperBlazegraphMicrosoftAlachisoft
Initial release200620142004
Current release2.1.4, August 20165.0, May 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoextended commercial license availablecommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesno
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Implementation languageJavaC#, C++, .NET
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
hostedWindows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes infoRDF literal typesyes infoJSON types
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 indexesyesyes infoAll properties auto-indexed by defaultyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSPARQL is used as query languageSQL-like query languageSQL-like query syntax (OQL) for searching the cache
APIs and other access methodsJava API
RESTful HTTP API
SPARQL QUERY
SPARQL UPDATE
TinkerPop 3
DocumentDB API
Graph API (Gremlin)
MongoDB API
RESTful HTTP API
Table API
LINQ
Proprietary protocol
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Java
JavaScript
PHP
Python
Ruby
.Net
C#
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
MongoDB client drivers written for various programming languages
Python
.Net
C#
Java
Visual Basic.NET
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesJavaScriptno infosupport for stored procedures with SQL-Server CLR
TriggersnoJavaScriptyes infoNotifications
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceyes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesyes infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceyes, with selectable consistency level
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnowith Hadoop integration infoIntegration with Hadoop/HDInsight on Azure*yes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on configurationBounded Staleness
Consistent Prefix
Eventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infoConsistency level configurable on request level
Session Consistency
Eventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes infoRelationships in Graphsnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDMulti-item ACID transactions with snapshot isolation within a partitionoptimistic locking
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)Access rights can be defined down to the item levelauthentification to access the cache via Active Directory/LDAP (possible roles: user, administrator)
More information provided by the system vendor
BlazegraphMicrosoft Azure Cosmos DB infoformer name was Azure DocumentDBNCache
Specific characteristicsNCache has been the market leader in .NET Distributed Caching for the last 13 years....
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Competitive advantagesNcache is 100% .NET with ASP.NET Session State storage, ASP.NET View State Caching,...
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Typical application scenariosNCache enables industries and users including users doing: Fraud Detection, Retail...
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Key customersBank of America, Citi, Natures Way, Charter Spectrum, Barclays, Henry Schein, GBM,...
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Market metricsMarket Leader in .NET Distributed Caching for the last 13 years.
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Licensing and pricing modelsThe NCache Enterprise licensing model is according to the number of nodes and shards...
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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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