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NameDgraph  Xexclude from comparisonRocksDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionDistributed and scalable native Graph DBMSEmbeddable persistent key-value store optimized for fast storage (flash and RAM)
Primary database modelGraph DBMSKey-value store
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Score1.81
Rank#127  Overall
#10  Graph DBMS
Score3.73
Rank#88  Overall
#14  Key-value stores
Websitedgraph.iorocksdb.org
Technical documentationdgraph.io/­docsgithub.com/­facebook/­rocksdb/­wiki
DeveloperDgraph Labs, Inc.Facebook, Inc.
Initial release20162013
Current release6.22.1, July 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoBSD
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
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Implementation languageGoC++
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesno
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.nono
Secondary indexesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLnono
APIs and other access methodsGraphQL query language
gRPC (using protocol buffers) API
HTTP API
C++ API
Java API
Supported programming languagesC#
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
C++
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnono
Triggersnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyesnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSynchronous replication via Raftnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDyes
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes
User concepts infoAccess controlno infoPlanned for future releasesno
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DgraphRocksDB
Competitive advantagesHorizontally scalable transactional graph database with fast arbitrary-depth joins...
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