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System Properties Comparison Datomic vs. RDF4J vs. RocksDB vs. SAP SQL Anywhere

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NameDatomic  Xexclude from comparisonRDF4J infoformerly known as Sesame  Xexclude from comparisonRocksDB  Xexclude from comparisonSAP SQL Anywhere infoformerly called Adaptive Server Anywhere  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionDatomic builds on immutable values, supports point-in-time queries and uses 3rd party systems for durabilityRDF4J is a Java framework for processing RDF data, supporting both memory-based and a disk-based storage.Embeddable persistent key-value store optimized for fast storage (flash and RAM)RDBMS database and synchronization technologies for server, desktop, remote office, and mobile environments
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRDF storeKey-value storeRelational DBMS
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Score2.83
Rank#101  Overall
#49  Relational DBMS
Score0.55
Rank#219  Overall
#9  RDF stores
Score3.65
Rank#86  Overall
#14  Key-value stores
Score6.79
Rank#54  Overall
#31  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.datomic.comrdf4j.orgrocksdb.orgwww.sap.com/­products/­sql-anywhere.html
Technical documentationdocs.datomic.comrdf4j.org/­documentationgithub.com/­facebook/­rocksdb/­wikihelp.sap.com/­sql-anywhere
DeveloperCognitectSince 2016 officially forked into an Eclipse project, former developer was Aduna Software.Facebook, Inc.SAP infoformerly Sybase
Initial release2012200420131992
Current release0.9.5951, July 20196.11.4, July 202017, July 2015
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infolimited edition freeOpen Source infoEclipse Distribution License (EDL), v1.0.Open Source infoBSDcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageJava, ClojureJavaC++
Server operating systemsAll OS with a Java VMLinux
OS X
Unix
Windows
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesyes infoRDF Schemasschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesnoyes
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 indexesyesyesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnononoyes
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIJava API
RIO infoRDF Input/Output
Sail API
SeRQL infoSesame RDF Query Language
Sesame REST HTTP Protocol
SPARQL
C++ API
Java API
ADO.NET
HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesClojure
Java
Java
PHP
Python
C++
Java
C
C#
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infoTransaction Functionsyesnoyes, in C/C++, Java, .Net or Perl
TriggersBy using transaction functionsyesnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnone infoBut extensive use of caching in the application peersnonenonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnone infoBut extensive use of caching in the application peersnonenoneSource-replica replication infoDatabase mirroring
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACID infoIsolation support depends on the API usedyesACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes infousing external storage systems (e.g. Cassandra, DynamoDB, PostgreSQL, Couchbase and others)yes infoin-memory storage is supported as wellyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes inforecommended only for testing and developmentyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlnononofine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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