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System Properties Comparison Blazegraph vs. QuestDB vs. Sphinx vs. SQL.JS

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NameBlazegraph  Xexclude from comparisonQuestDB  Xexclude from comparisonSphinx  Xexclude from comparisonSQL.JS  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.A high performance, low latency Time Series DBMSOpen source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databasesPort of SQLite to JavaScript
Primary database modelGraph DBMS
RDF store
Time Series DBMSSearch engineRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
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Score0.80
Rank#188  Overall
#15  Graph DBMS
#8  RDF stores
Score0.31
Rank#260  Overall
#20  Time Series DBMS
Score6.35
Rank#59  Overall
#7  Search engines
Score0.70
Rank#201  Overall
#98  Relational DBMS
Websiteblazegraph.comquestdb.iosphinxsearch.comsql.js.org
Technical documentationwiki.blazegraph.comquestdb.io/­docs/­introductionsphinxsearch.com/­docssql.js.org/­documentation/­index.html
DeveloperBlazegraphQuestDB LimitedSphinx Technologies Inc.Alon Zakai infoenhancements implemented by others
Initial release2006201420012012
Current release2.1.5, March 20193.2.1, January 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoextended commercial license availableOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence availableOpen Source
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageJavaJavaC++JavaScript
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
Linux
macOS
Windows
FreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
server-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)
Data schemeschema-freeyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes infoRDF literal typesyesnoyes
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 indexesyesnoyes infofull-text index on all search fields
SQL infoSupport of SQLSPARQL is used as query languageSQL-like query languageSQL-like query language (SphinxQL)yes infoSQL-92 is not fully supported
APIs and other access methodsJava API
RESTful HTTP API
SPARQL QUERY
SPARQL UPDATE
TinkerPop 3
HTTP RESTProprietary protocolJavaScript API
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Java
JavaScript
PHP
Python
Ruby
JavaC++ infounofficial client library
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
JavaScript
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesnonono
Triggersnononono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardinghorizontal partitioning (by timestamps)Sharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supportednone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesnonenonenone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on configurationImmediate Consistencynone
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes infoRelationships in Graphsnonoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACID for single-table writesnoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes infoThe original contents of fields are not stored in the Sphinx index.no infoexcept by serializing a db to a file
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyes
User concepts infoAccess controlSecurity and Authentication via Web Application Container (Tomcat, Jetty)nono
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Specific characteristicsRelational model with native time series support Column based storage and time partitioned...
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Competitive advantagesReal-time data ingestion and istant SQL queries for time series High performance...
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Typical application scenariosApplication metrics Financial market data and algo trading DevOps monitoring Real-time...
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Licensing and pricing modelsApache 2.0.
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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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