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System Properties Comparison Datastax Enterprise vs. FoundationDB vs. GraphDB vs. Ignite

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NameDatastax Enterprise  Xexclude from comparisonFoundationDB  Xexclude from comparisonGraphDB infoformer name: OWLIM  Xexclude from comparisonIgnite  Xexclude from comparison
Created as commercial project in 2013, FoundationDB has been acquired by Apple in March 2015 and was withdrawn from the market. As a consequence, the product was removed from the DB-Engines ranking. In April 2018, Apple open-sourced FoundationDB and it therefore reappears in the ranking.
DescriptionDataStax Enterprise (DSE) is the always-on, scalable data platform built on Apache Cassandra and designed for hybrid Cloud. DSE integrates graph, search, analytics, administration, developer tooling, and monitoring into a unified platform.Ordered key-value store. Core features are complimented by layers.Enterprise RDF and graph database with efficient reasoning, cluster and external index synchronization supportApache Ignite is a memory-centric distributed database, caching, and processing platform for transactional, analytical, and streaming workloads, delivering in-memory speeds at petabyte scale.
Primary database modelWide column storeDocument store infosupported via specific layer
Key-value store
Relational DBMS infosupported via specific SQL-layer
Graph DBMS
RDF store
Key-value store
Relational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Graph DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score8.82
Rank#43  Overall
#4  Wide column stores
Score0.79
Rank#166  Overall
#25  Document stores
#30  Key-value stores
#80  Relational DBMS
Score1.15
Rank#138  Overall
#8  Graph DBMS
#5  RDF stores
Score4.94
Rank#62  Overall
#10  Key-value stores
#35  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.datastax.com/­products/­datastax-enterprisewww.foundationdb.orggraphdb.ontotext.comignite.apache.org
Technical documentationdocs.datastax.comapple.github.io/­foundationdbgraphdb.ontotext.com/­documentationapacheignite.readme.io/­docs
DeveloperDataStaxFoundationDBOntotextApache Software Foundation
Initial release2011201320002015
Current release6.7, December 20186.1.11, July 20198.8, January 2019Apache Ignite 2.6
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0commercial infolimited edition freeOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono infoNamed S4, Ontotext provides a semantic graph database based on GraphDB in the cloud.no
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Implementation languageJavaC++JavaC++, Java, .Net
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Linux
OS X
Windows
All OS with a Java VM
Linux
OS X
Windows
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-free infosome layers support schemasschema-free and OWL/RDFS-schema supportyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesno infosome layers support typingyesyes
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.nonoyes
Secondary indexesyesnoyes, supports real-time synchronization and indexing in SOLR/Elastic search/Lucene and GeoSPARQL geometry data indexesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like DML and DDL statements (CQL); Spark SQLsupported in specific SQL layer onlySPARQL is used as query languageANSI-99 for query and DML statements, subset of DDL
APIs and other access methodsProprietary protocol infoCQL (Cassandra Query Language)
TinkerPop Gremlin infowith DSE Graph
GeoSPARQL
Java API
RDF4J API
RIO
Sail API
Sesame REST HTTP Protocol
SPARQL 1.1
HDFS API
Hibernate
JCache
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
.Net
C
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
PHP
Python
Ruby
Swift
.Net
C#
Clojure
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
C#
C++
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoin SQL-layer onlyJava Server Pluginyes (compute grid and cache interceptors can be used instead)
Triggersyesnonoyes (cache interceptors and events)
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infono "single point of failure"ShardingnoneSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesconfigurable replication factor, datacenter aware, advanced replication for edge computingyesMaster-master replicationyes (replicated cache)
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnonoyes (compute grid and hadoop accelerator)
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency
Tunable Consistency infoconsistency level can be individually decided with each write operation
Linearizable consistencyImmediate Consistency, Eventual consistency (configurable in cluster mode per master or individual client request)Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoin SQL-layer onlyyes infoConstraint checkingno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoAtomicity and isolation are supported for single operationsACIDACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users can be defined per objectnoyesSecurity Hooks for custom implementations
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Datastax EnterpriseFoundationDBGraphDB infoformer name: OWLIMIgnite
Specific characteristics100% continuous availability, real-time, distributed, massive scale data management...
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GraphDB Enterprise is a high-performance semantic repository created by Ontotext....
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Competitive advantagesSupporting the following application requirements: Contextual: complete data layer...
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GraphDB allows you to link text and data in big knowledge graphs. It’s easy to experiment...
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Typical application scenariosApplications that must serve contextual information and be always-on, distributed,...
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Metadata enrichment and management, linked open data publishing, semantic inferencing...
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Key customersCapital One, Cisco, Comcast, eBay, McDonald’s, Microsoft, Safeway, Sony, UBS, and...
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BBC, Press Association, Financial Times, DK, Euromoney, The British Museum, Getty...
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Market metricsAmong the Forbes 100 Most Innovative Companies, DataStax is trusted by 5 of the top...
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GraphDB is the most utilized semantic triplestore for mission-critical enterprise...
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Licensing and pricing modelsAnnual subscription
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GraphDB-Free is free to use. SE and Enterprise are licensed per CPU-Core used. Perpetual...
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