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System Properties Comparison EXASOL vs. IRONdb vs. MonetDB vs. RDF4J

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NameEXASOL  Xexclude from comparisonIRONdb  Xexclude from comparisonMonetDB  Xexclude from comparisonRDF4J infoformerly known as Sesame  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionHigh-performance, in-memory, MPP database specifically designed for in-memory analytics.A distributed Time Series DBMS with a focus on scalability, fault tolerance and operational simplicityA relational database management system that stores data in columnsRDF4J is a Java framework for processing RDF data, supporting both memory-based and a disk-based storage.
Primary database modelRelational DBMSTime Series DBMSRelational DBMSRDF store
Secondary database modelsDocument store
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Score2.83
Rank#87  Overall
#44  Relational DBMS
Score0.05
Rank#315  Overall
#27  Time Series DBMS
Score1.74
Rank#119  Overall
#58  Relational DBMS
Score0.40
Rank#219  Overall
#10  RDF stores
Websitewww.exasol.com/­en/­productswww.irondb.iowww.monetdb.orgrdf4j.org
Technical documentationwww.exasol.com/­en/­community/­resourceswww.irondb.io/­docswww.monetdb.org/­Documentationdocs.rdf4j.org
DeveloperExasolCirconus LLC.MonetDB BVSince 2016 officially forked into an Eclipse project, former developer was Aduna Software.
Initial release2000201720042004
Current releaseV0.10.20, January 2018Apr2019, April 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialOpen Source infoMozilla Public License 2.0Open Source infoEclipse Distribution License (EDL), v1.0.
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageC and C++CJava
Server operating systemsLinuxFreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
OS X
Unix
Windows
Data schemeyesschema-freeyesyes infoRDF Schemas
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes infotext, numeric, histogramsyesyes
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 indexesyesnoyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesSQL-like query language (Circonus Analytics Query Language: CAQL)yes infoSQL 2003 with some extensionsno
APIs and other access methods.Net
JDBC
ODBC
WebSocket
HTTP APIJDBC
native C library infoMAPI library (MonetDB application programming interface)
ODBC
Java 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++
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
Lua
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Rust
Scala
C
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Java
PHP
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsyes, in Luayes, in SQL, C, Ryes
Triggersyesnoyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingAutomatic, metric affinity per nodeSharding via remote tablesnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesconfigurable replication factor, datacenter awarenone infoMaster-slave replication available in experimental statusnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes infoHadoop integrationnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate consistency per node, eventual consistency across nodes
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnoACIDACID infoIsolation support depends on the API used
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes 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.yesno
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users, groups and roles according to SQL-standardnofine grained access rights according to SQL-standardno
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EXASOLIRONdbMonetDBRDF4J infoformerly known as Sesame
Specific characteristicsIRONdb is a highly available, distributed Time Series Database. It can support dozens...
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Column-store In-memory optimized GeoSpatial support JSON document support
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Competitive advantagesUnmatched Scalability IRONdb is unique among TSDBs in that it does not use a consensus...
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Scalable architecture - vertical data organization and in-memory optimization guarantee...
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Typical application scenariosReal Systems Monitoring Monitor your systems infrastructure in real time across thousands...
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Analytical database, Data warehouse, OLAP Data mining Scientific database
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Key customersIRONdb serves the needs of the world's largest Time Series Database customers. One...
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Numascale , Spinque , SecurActive , CHS , NOZHUP
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Market metricsOnly TSDB capable of scaling to billions of metrics. Only TSDB to scale to dozens...
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Licensing and pricing modelsIRONdb is licensed under a subscription model based on the number of active metrics...
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Free and open-source software, Mozilla Public License 2.0 Commercial support available
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