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

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

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NameBlazegraph  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure Synapse Analytics infopreviously named Azure SQL Data Warehouse  Xexclude from comparisonVelocityDB  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 ServerA .NET Object Database that can be embedded/distributed and extended to a graph data model (VelocityGraph)
Primary database modelGraph DBMS
RDF store
Relational DBMSGraph DBMS
Object oriented DBMS
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Score0.92
Rank#183  Overall
#16  Graph DBMS
#8  RDF stores
Score16.66
Rank#39  Overall
#24  Relational DBMS
Score0.13
Rank#305  Overall
#28  Graph DBMS
#17  Object oriented DBMS
Websiteblazegraph.comazure.microsoft.com/­services/­synapse-analyticsvelocitydb.com
Technical documentationwiki.blazegraph.comdocs.microsoft.com/­azure/­synapse-analyticsvelocitydb.com/­UserGuide
DeveloperBlazegraphMicrosoftVelocityDB Inc
Initial release200620162011
Current release2.1.5, March 20197.x
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoextended commercial license availablecommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesno
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Implementation languageJavaC++C#
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
hostedAny that supports .NET
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.nono
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
.Net
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Java
JavaScript
PHP
Python
Ruby
C#
Java
PHP
.Net
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesTransact SQLno
TriggersnonoCallbacks are triggered when data changes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding, horizontal partitioningSharding
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-constraintsno
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)yesBased on Windows Authentication

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