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

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NameBlazegraph  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.Open source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databasesPort of SQLite to JavaScript
Primary database modelGraph DBMS
RDF store
Search engineRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.87
Rank#182  Overall
#16  Graph DBMS
#8  RDF stores
Score6.43
Rank#60  Overall
#7  Search engines
Score0.81
Rank#185  Overall
#94  Relational DBMS
Websiteblazegraph.comsphinxsearch.comsql.js.org
Technical documentationwiki.blazegraph.comsphinxsearch.com/­docssql.js.org/­documentation/­index.html
DeveloperBlazegraphSphinx Technologies Inc.Alon Zakai infoenhancements implemented by others
Initial release200620012012
Current release2.1.5, March 20193.3.1, July 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoextended commercial license availableOpen Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence availableOpen Source
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJavaC++JavaScript
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
FreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
server-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)
Data schemeschema-freeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes infoRDF literal typesnoyes
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 indexesyesyes infofull-text index on all search fields
SQL infoSupport of SQLSPARQL is used as 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
Proprietary protocolJavaScript API
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Java
JavaScript
PHP
Python
Ruby
C++ infounofficial client library
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
JavaScript
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesnono
Triggersnonono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supportednone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesnonenone
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 configurationnone
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes infoRelationships in Graphsnoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes 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.yes
User concepts infoAccess controlSecurity and Authentication via Web Application Container (Tomcat, Jetty)nono

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