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DBMS > Blazegraph vs. Microsoft Azure Synapse Analytics vs. RDF4J

System Properties Comparison Blazegraph vs. Microsoft Azure Synapse Analytics vs. RDF4J

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NameBlazegraph  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure Synapse Analytics infopreviously named Azure SQL Data Warehouse  Xexclude from comparisonRDF4J infoformerly known as Sesame  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 ServerRDF4J is a Java framework for processing RDF data, supporting both memory-based and a disk-based storage.
Primary database modelGraph DBMS
RDF store
Relational DBMSRDF store
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Score0.92
Rank#183  Overall
#16  Graph DBMS
#8  RDF stores
Score16.66
Rank#39  Overall
#24  Relational DBMS
Score0.66
Rank#217  Overall
#9  RDF stores
Websiteblazegraph.comazure.microsoft.com/­services/­synapse-analyticsrdf4j.org
Technical documentationwiki.blazegraph.comdocs.microsoft.com/­azure/­synapse-analyticsrdf4j.org/­documentation
DeveloperBlazegraphMicrosoftSince 2016 officially forked into an Eclipse project, former developer was Aduna Software.
Initial release200620162004
Current release2.1.5, March 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoextended commercial license availablecommercialOpen Source infoEclipse Distribution License (EDL), v1.0.
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesno
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Implementation languageJavaC++Java
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
hostedLinux
OS X
Unix
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesyes infoRDF Schemas
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.no
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSPARQL is used as query languageyesno
APIs and other access methodsJava API
RESTful HTTP API
SPARQL QUERY
SPARQL UPDATE
TinkerPop 3
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Java API
RIO infoRDF Input/Output
Sail API
SeRQL infoSesame RDF Query Language
Sesame REST HTTP Protocol
SPARQL
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Java
JavaScript
PHP
Python
Ruby
C#
Java
PHP
Java
PHP
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesTransact SQLyes
Triggersnonoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding, horizontal partitioningnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesyesnone
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 Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes infoRelationships in Graphsno 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 infoIsolation support depends on the API used
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes infoin-memory storage is supported as well
User concepts infoAccess controlSecurity and Authentication via Web Application Container (Tomcat, Jetty)yesno

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