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DBMS > Blazegraph vs. Microsoft Azure Synapse Analytics vs. Postgres-XL

System Properties Comparison Blazegraph vs. Microsoft Azure Synapse Analytics vs. Postgres-XL

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NameBlazegraph  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure Synapse Analytics infopreviously named Azure SQL Data Warehouse  Xexclude from comparisonPostgres-XL  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.Elastic, large scale data warehouse service leveraging the broad eco-system of SQL ServerBased on PostgreSQL enhanced with MPP and write-scale-out cluster features
Primary database modelGraph DBMS
RDF store
Relational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
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Score0.81
Rank#213  Overall
#19  Graph DBMS
#8  RDF stores
Score19.93
Rank#31  Overall
#19  Relational DBMS
Score0.53
Rank#254  Overall
#117  Relational DBMS
Websiteblazegraph.comazure.microsoft.com/­services/­synapse-analyticswww.postgres-xl.org
Technical documentationwiki.blazegraph.comdocs.microsoft.com/­azure/­synapse-analyticswww.postgres-xl.org/­documentation
DeveloperBlazegraphMicrosoft
Initial release200620162014 infosince 2012, originally named StormDB
Current release2.1.5, March 201910 R1, October 2018
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoextended commercial license availablecommercialOpen Source infoMozilla public license
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesno
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Implementation languageJavaC++C
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
hostedLinux
macOS
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.noyes infoXML type, but no XML query functionality
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSPARQL is used as query languageyesyes infodistributed, parallel query execution
APIs and other access methodsJava API
RESTful HTTP API
SPARQL QUERY
SPARQL UPDATE
TinkerPop 3
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Java
JavaScript
PHP
Python
Ruby
C#
Java
PHP
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Erlang
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesTransact SQLuser defined functions
Triggersnonoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding, horizontal partitioninghorizontal partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
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 Graphsno infodocs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­synapse-analytics/­sql-data-warehouse/­sql-data-warehouse-table-constraintsyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDACID infoMVCC
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)yesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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