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System Properties Comparison Dgraph vs. Snowflake vs. TigerGraph

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NameDgraph  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  Xexclude from comparisonTigerGraph  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionDistributed and scalable native Graph DBMSCloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured dataA complete, distributed, parallel graph computing platform supporting web-scale data analytics in real-time
Primary database modelGraph DBMSRelational DBMSGraph DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score1.72
Rank#149  Overall
#11  Graph DBMS
Score114.77
Rank#11  Overall
#8  Relational DBMS
Score2.08
Rank#135  Overall
#9  Graph DBMS
Websitedgraph.iowww.snowflake.comwww.tigergraph.com
Technical documentationdgraph.io/­docsdocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.htmldocs.tigergraph.com
DeveloperDgraph Labs, Inc.Snowflake Computing Inc.
Initial release201620142017
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0commercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesno
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageGoC++
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
hostedLinux
Data schemeschema-freeyes infosupport of semi-structured data formats (JSON, XML, Avro)yes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes
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.noyesno
Secondary indexesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyesSQL-like query language (GSQL)
APIs and other access methodsGraphQL query language
gRPC (using protocol buffers) API
HTTP API
CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
GSQL (TigerGraph Query Language)
Kafka
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
Supported programming languagesC#
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
C++
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnouser defined functionsyes
Triggersnono infosimilar concept for controling cloud resourcesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyesyes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSynchronous replication via Raftyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesyes infoRelationships in graphs
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.nono
User concepts infoAccess controlno infoPlanned for future releasesUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authenticationRole-based access control
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DgraphSnowflakeTigerGraph
Specific characteristicsTigerGraph is a native graph database, with massively parallel processing and fully...
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Competitive advantagesTigerGraph is the fastest and most scalable graph platform, powered by a native parallel...
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Typical application scenariosAnti Money Laundering Real-Time Fraud Detection Customer 360 Real-Time Personalized...
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Key customersFour out of the top five global banks use TigerGraph for real-time fraud detection....
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Market metricsANALYST RESEARCH Nov 2020: TigerGraph Named A Leader For Graph Data Platforms - TigerGraph...
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Licensing and pricing modelsTry TigerGraph for Free in the Cloud or On Prem https://www.tigergraph.com/get-tigergraph/...
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