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System Properties Comparison Blazegraph vs. RDF4J

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NameBlazegraph  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.RDF4J is a Java framework for processing RDF data, supporting both memory-based and a disk-based storage.
Primary database modelGraph DBMS
RDF store
RDF store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.56
Rank#191  Overall
#15  Graph DBMS
#8  RDF stores
Score0.37
Rank#222  Overall
#11  RDF stores
Websitewww.blazegraph.comrdf4j.org
Technical documentationwiki.blazegraph.comdocs.rdf4j.org
DeveloperBlazegraphSince 2016 officially forked into an Eclipse project, former developer was Aduna Software.
Initial release20062004
Current release2.1.4, August 2016
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoextended commercial license availableOpen Source infoEclipse Distribution License (EDL), v1.0.
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
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Implementation languageJavaJava
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
Linux
OS X
Unix
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyes infoRDF Schemas
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes infoRDF literal typesyes
Secondary indexesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSPARQL is used as query languageno
APIs and other access methodsJava API
RESTful HTTP API
SPARQL QUERY
SPARQL UPDATE
TinkerPop 3
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
Java
PHP
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesyes
Triggersnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on configuration
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes infoRelationships in Graphs
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACID infoIsolation support depends on the API used
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes infoin-memory storage is supported as well
User concepts infoAccess controlSecurity and Authentication via Web Application Container (Tomcat, Jetty)no
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BlazegraphRDF4J infoformerly known as Sesame
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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