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NameBlazegraph  Xexclude from comparisonVertica infoVertica Analytics Platform  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.Columnar relational DBMS designed to handle modern analytic workloads, enabling fast query performance
Primary database modelGraph DBMS
RDF store
Relational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
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Score0.58
Rank#187  Overall
#14  Graph DBMS
#8  RDF stores
Score22.55
Rank#29  Overall
#17  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.blazegraph.comwww.vertica.com
Technical documentationwiki.blazegraph.comwww.vertica.com/­documentation/­vertica
DeveloperBlazegraphVertica / Micro Focus infoprior to that Hewlett Packard
Initial release20062005
Current release2.1.4, August 2016Vertica Analytics Platform 9.2.x, March 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoextended commercial license availablecommercial infoLimited community edition free
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono infoavailable on Amazon AWS and Microsoft Azure
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Implementation languageJava
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
Linux
Data schemeschema-freeyes infoUnstructured data can be stored in specific Flex-Tables
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes infoRDF literal typesyes
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
Secondary indexesyesno infoThe concept of 'projections' can be used instead of indexes.
SQL infoSupport of SQLSPARQL is used as query languageyes infonearly full SQL99 without support for indexes and triggers
APIs and other access methodsJava API
RESTful HTTP API
SPARQL QUERY
SPARQL UPDATE
TinkerPop 3
Kafka
Proprietary protocol
RESTful HTTP API
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Java
JavaScript
PHP
Python
Ruby
C++
Java
Perl
Python
R
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesyes
Triggersnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding infoSegmentation, Projection Segmentation, Hash Segmentation
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesMaster-master replication infoCluster level and Object level replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyes infowith Vertica Connector for Hadoop
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on configurationImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes infoRelationships in Graphsyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlSecurity and Authentication via Web Application Container (Tomcat, Jetty)fine grained access rights according to SQL-standard; supports Kerberos, LDAP, Ident and hash
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BlazegraphVertica infoVertica Analytics Platform
Specific characteristicsColumnar storage, MPP, Hybrid storage model, Aggressive data compression, High availability,...
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Competitive advantagesPerformance at exabyte scale, Deploy anywhere, Open source innovation, Analysis in...
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Typical application scenariosCommunication and network analytics, Embedded analytics, Fraud monitoring and Risk...
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Key customersAbiba Systems, Adform, adMarketplace, AmeriPride, Anritsu, AOL, Avito, Auckland Transport,...
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Licensing and pricing modelsCost-based models and subscription-based models are available
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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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