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DBMS > EXASOL vs. RDF4J vs. Snowflake vs. SwayDB vs. TerminusDB

System Properties Comparison EXASOL vs. RDF4J vs. Snowflake vs. SwayDB vs. TerminusDB

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NameEXASOL  Xexclude from comparisonRDF4J infoformerly known as Sesame  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  Xexclude from comparisonSwayDB  Xexclude from comparisonTerminusDB infoformer name was DataChemist  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionHigh-performance, in-memory, MPP database specifically designed for in-memory analytics.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 storageScalable Graph Database platform making enterprise data available by exploiting inferred entities and relationships
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRDF storeRelational DBMSKey-value storeGraph DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
RDF store
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Score3.81
Rank#88  Overall
#47  Relational DBMS
Score0.66
Rank#214  Overall
#9  RDF stores
Score58.26
Rank#18  Overall
#12  Relational DBMS
Score0.04
Rank#327  Overall
#50  Key-value stores
Score0.24
Rank#276  Overall
#24  Graph DBMS
Websitewww.exasol.comrdf4j.orgwww.snowflake.comswaydb.ioterminusdb.com
Technical documentationwww.exasol.com/­resourcesrdf4j.org/­documentationdocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.htmlterminusdb.github.io/­terminusdb/­#
DeveloperExasolSince 2016 officially forked into an Eclipse project, former developer was Aduna Software.Snowflake Computing Inc.Simer PlahaDataChemist Ltd.
Initial release20002004201420182018
Current release10.0.3, September 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoEclipse Distribution License (EDL), v1.0.commercialOpen Source infoGNU Affero GPL V3.0Open Source infoGPL V3
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyesnono
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Implementation languageJavaScalaProlog, Rust
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Unix
Windows
hostedLinux
Data schemeyesyes infoRDF Schemasyes infosupport of semi-structured data formats (JSON, XML, Avro)schema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesnoyes
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.noyesnono
Secondary indexesyesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesnoyesnoSQL-like query language (WOQL)
APIs and other access methods.Net
JDBC
ODBC
WebSocket
Java API
RIO infoRDF Input/Output
Sail API
SeRQL infoSesame RDF Query Language
Sesame REST HTTP Protocol
SPARQL
CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
OWL
RESTful HTTP API
WOQL (Web Object Query Language)
Supported programming languagesJava
Lua
Python
R
Java
PHP
Python
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Java
Kotlin
Scala
JavaScript
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsyesuser defined functionsnoyes
Triggersyesyesno infosimilar concept for controling cloud resourcesnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnoneyesnoneGraph Partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneyesnoneJournaling Streams
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes infoHadoop integrationnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesnoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACID infoIsolation support depends on the API usedACIDAtomic execution of operationsACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes infoin-memory storage is supported as wellyesyesyes infoin-memory journaling
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesnoyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users, groups and roles according to SQL-standardnoUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authenticationnoRole-based access control

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