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DBMS > Blazegraph vs. Postgres-XL vs. Riak TS

System Properties Comparison Blazegraph vs. Postgres-XL vs. Riak TS

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NameBlazegraph  Xexclude from comparisonPostgres-XL  Xexclude from comparisonRiak TS  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.Based on PostgreSQL enhanced with MPP and write-scale-out cluster featuresRiak TS is a distributed NoSQL database optimized for time series data and based on Riak KV
Primary database modelGraph DBMS
RDF store
Relational DBMSTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
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Score0.81
Rank#213  Overall
#19  Graph DBMS
#8  RDF stores
Score0.53
Rank#254  Overall
#117  Relational DBMS
Score0.28
Rank#307  Overall
#27  Time Series DBMS
Websiteblazegraph.comwww.postgres-xl.org
Technical documentationwiki.blazegraph.comwww.postgres-xl.org/­documentationwww.tiot.jp/­riak-docs/­riak/­ts/­latest
DeveloperBlazegraphOpen Source, formerly Basho Technologies
Initial release20062014 infosince 2012, originally named StormDB2015
Current release2.1.5, March 201910 R1, October 20183.0.0, September 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoextended commercial license availableOpen Source infoMozilla public licenseOpen Source
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJavaCErlang
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
Linux
macOS
Linux
OS X
Data schemeschema-freeyesschema-free
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.yes infoXML type, but no XML query functionalityno
Secondary indexesyesyesrestricted
SQL infoSupport of SQLSPARQL is used as query languageyes infodistributed, parallel query executionyes, limited
APIs and other access methodsJava API
RESTful HTTP API
SPARQL QUERY
SPARQL UPDATE
TinkerPop 3
ADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
HTTP API
Native Erlang Interface
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Java
JavaScript
PHP
Python
Ruby
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Erlang
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Tcl
C infounofficial client library
C#
C++ infounofficial client library
Clojure infounofficial client library
Dart infounofficial client library
Erlang
Go infounofficial client library
Groovy infounofficial client library
Haskell infounofficial client library
Java
JavaScript infounofficial client library
Lisp infounofficial client library
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala infounofficial client library
Smalltalk infounofficial client library
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesuser defined functionsErlang
Triggersnoyesyes infopre-commit hooks and post-commit hooks
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardinghorizontal partitioningSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesselectable replication factor
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on configurationImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes infoRelationships in Graphsyesno infolinks between datasets can be stored
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACID infoMVCCno
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)fine grained access rights according to SQL-standardno

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