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System Properties Comparison EXASOL vs. Faircom DB vs. Ignite vs. IRONdb vs. RDF4J

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NameEXASOL  Xexclude from comparisonFaircom DB infoformerly c-treeACE  Xexclude from comparisonIgnite  Xexclude from comparisonIRONdb  Xexclude from comparisonRDF4J infoformerly known as Sesame  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionHigh-performance, in-memory, MPP database specifically designed for in-memory analytics.Native high-speed multi-model DBMS for relational and key-value store data simultaneously accessible through SQL and NoSQL APIs.Apache Ignite is a memory-centric distributed database, caching, and processing platform for transactional, analytical, and streaming workloads, delivering in-memory speeds at petabyte scale.A distributed Time Series DBMS with a focus on scalability, fault tolerance and operational simplicityRDF4J is a Java framework for processing RDF data, supporting both memory-based and a disk-based storage.
Primary database modelRelational DBMSKey-value store
Relational DBMS
Key-value store
Relational DBMS
Time Series DBMSRDF store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score3.53
Rank#91  Overall
#47  Relational DBMS
Score0.44
Rank#247  Overall
#38  Key-value stores
#116  Relational DBMS
Score6.03
Rank#66  Overall
#9  Key-value stores
#36  Relational DBMS
Score0.03
Rank#334  Overall
#33  Time Series DBMS
Score0.68
Rank#211  Overall
#9  RDF stores
Websitewww.exasol.comwww.faircom.com/­products/­faircom-dbignite.apache.orgwww.circonus.com/­solutions/­time-series-databaserdf4j.org
Technical documentationwww.exasol.com/­resourceslearn.faircomcorp.com/­developers/­documentation_directoryapacheignite.readme.io/­docsdocs.circonus.com/­irondbrdf4j.org/­documentation
DeveloperExasolFairCom CorporationApache Software FoundationCirconus LLC.Since 2016 officially forked into an Eclipse project, former developer was Aduna Software.
Initial release20001979201520172004
Current releaseV12, November 2020Apache Ignite 2.6V0.10.20, January 2018
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial infoRestricted, free version availableOpen Source infoApache 2.0commercialOpen Source infoEclipse Distribution License (EDL), v1.0.
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonononono
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Implementation languageANSI C, C++C++, Java, .NetC and C++Java
Server operating systemsAIX
FreeBSD
HP-UX
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
QNX
SCO
Solaris
VxWorks
Windows infoeasily portable to other OSs
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
LinuxLinux
OS X
Unix
Windows
Data schemeyesschema free, schema optional, schema required, partial schema,yesschema-freeyes infoRDF Schemas
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes, ANSI SQL Types, JSON, typed binary structuresyesyes infotext, numeric, histogramsyes
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.nonoyesno
Secondary indexesyesyesyesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesyes, ANSI SQL with proprietary extensionsANSI-99 for query and DML statements, subset of DDLSQL-like query language (Circonus Analytics Query Language: CAQL)no
APIs and other access methods.Net
JDBC
ODBC
WebSocket
ADO.NET
Direct SQL
JDBC
JPA
ODBC
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
RESTful MQTT/JSON API
RPC
HDFS API
Hibernate
JCache
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data
HTTP APIJava API
RIO infoRDF Input/Output
Sail API
SeRQL infoSesame RDF Query Language
Sesame REST HTTP Protocol
SPARQL
Supported programming languagesJava
Lua
Python
R
.Net
C
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js and browser)
PHP
Python
Visual Basic
C#
C++
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
.Net
C
C++
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
Lua
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Rust
Scala
Java
PHP
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsyes info.Net, JavaScript, C/C++yes (compute grid and cache interceptors can be used instead)yes, in Luayes
Triggersyesyesyes (cache interceptors and events)noyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingFile partitioning, horizontal partitioning, sharding infoCustomizable business rules for table partitioningShardingAutomatic, metric affinity per nodenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes, configurable to be parallel or serial, synchronous or asynchronous, uni-directional or bi-directional, ACID-consistent or eventually consistent (with custom conflict resolution).yes (replicated cache)configurable replication factor, datacenter awarenone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes infoHadoop integrationnoyes (compute grid and hadoop accelerator)nono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Tunable consistency per server, database, table, and transaction
Immediate ConsistencyImmediate consistency per node, eventual consistency across nodes
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDtunable from ACID to Eventually ConsistentACIDnoACID infoIsolation support depends on the API used
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesYes, tunable from durable to delayed durability to in-memoryyesyesyes infoin-memory storage is supported as well
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyesyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users, groups and roles according to SQL-standardFine grained access rights according to SQL-standard with additional protections for filesSecurity Hooks for custom implementationsnono
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EXASOLFaircom DB infoformerly c-treeACEIgniteIRONdbRDF4J infoformerly known as Sesame
Specific characteristicsAchieve Hundreds of Thousands of Transactions Per Second on A Single Database Server...
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Competitive advantagesTop Features SQL Key-value store and navigational NoSQL API Indexed binary objects...
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Typical application scenariosReal-time transaction processing solutions leverage FairCom DB because its NoSQL...
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Key customersMicrosoft, UPS, Verizon, Motorola, Commvault, Thomson Reuters, ACI, BNY Mellon, Rockwell...
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Market metricsFrom banking and financial transactions, transportation, warehouse automation, package...
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Licensing and pricing modelsJust as the technical aspects of FairCom DB are flexible to meet operation requirements,...
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