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DBMS > Drizzle vs. RDF4J vs. Snowflake vs. SwayDB

System Properties Comparison Drizzle vs. RDF4J vs. Snowflake vs. SwayDB

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NameDrizzle  Xexclude from comparisonRDF4J infoformerly known as Sesame  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  Xexclude from comparisonSwayDB  Xexclude from comparison
Drizzle has published its last release in September 2012. The open-source project is discontinued and Drizzle is excluded from the DB-Engines ranking.
DescriptionMySQL fork with a pluggable micro-kernel and with an emphasis of performance over compatibility.RDF4J is a Java framework for processing RDF data, supporting both memory-based and a disk-based storage.Cloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured dataAn embeddable, non-blocking, type-safe key-value store for single or multiple disks and in-memory storage
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRDF storeRelational DBMSKey-value store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score0.66
Rank#215  Overall
#9  RDF stores
Score64.19
Rank#18  Overall
#12  Relational DBMS
Score0.03
Rank#333  Overall
#51  Key-value stores
Websiterdf4j.orgwww.snowflake.comswaydb.io
Technical documentationrdf4j.org/­documentationdocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.html
DeveloperDrizzle project, originally started by Brian AkerSince 2016 officially forked into an Eclipse project, former developer was Aduna Software.Snowflake Computing Inc.Simer Plaha
Initial release2008200420142018
Current release7.2.4, September 2012
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoGNU GPLOpen Source infoEclipse Distribution License (EDL), v1.0.commercialOpen Source infoGNU Affero GPL V3.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyesno
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Implementation languageC++JavaScala
Server operating systemsFreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Linux
OS X
Unix
Windows
hosted
Data schemeyesyes infoRDF Schemasyes infosupport of semi-structured data formats (JSON, XML, Avro)schema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesno
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.yesno
Secondary indexesyesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infowith proprietary extensionsnoyesno
APIs and other access methodsJDBCJava API
RIO infoRDF Input/Output
Sail API
SeRQL infoSesame RDF Query Language
Sesame REST HTTP Protocol
SPARQL
CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesC
C++
Java
PHP
Java
PHP
Python
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Java
Kotlin
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyesuser defined functionsno
Triggersno infohooks for callbacks inside the server can be used.yesno infosimilar concept for controling cloud resourcesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnoneyesnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
noneyesnone
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 integrityyesyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACID infoIsolation support depends on the API usedACIDAtomic execution of operations
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes 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.noyes
User concepts infoAccess controlPluggable authentication mechanisms infoe.g. LDAP, HTTPnoUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authenticationno

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