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System Properties Comparison Elasticsearch vs. GraphDB vs. Sqrrl

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NameElasticsearch  Xexclude from comparisonGraphDB infoformer name: OWLIM  Xexclude from comparisonSqrrl  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA distributed, RESTful modern search and analytics engine based on Apache Lucene infoElasticsearch lets you perform and combine many types of searches such as structured, unstructured, geo, and metricEnterprise RDF and graph database with efficient reasoning, cluster and external index synchronization supportAdaptable, secure NoSQL built on Apache Accumulo
Primary database modelSearch engineGraph DBMS
RDF store
Document store
Graph DBMS
Key-value store
Wide column store
Secondary database modelsDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score150.17
Rank#7  Overall
#1  Search engines
Score1.11
Rank#137  Overall
#8  Graph DBMS
#5  RDF stores
Score0.48
Rank#207  Overall
#29  Document stores
#16  Graph DBMS
#35  Key-value stores
#10  Wide column stores
Websitewww.elastic.co/­products/­elasticsearchgraphdb.ontotext.comsqrrl.com
Technical documentationwww.elastic.co/­guide/­en/­elasticsearch/­reference/­current/­index.htmlgraphdb.ontotext.com/­documentation
DeveloperElasticOntotextAmazon infooriginally Sqrrl Data, Inc.
Initial release201020002012
Current release7.3.0, August 20198.8, January 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2; Elastic Licensecommercial infolimited edition freecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono infoNamed S4, Ontotext provides a semantic graph database based on GraphDB in the cloud.no
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJavaJavaJava
Server operating systemsAll OS with a Java VMAll OS with a Java VM
Linux
OS X
Windows
Linux
Data schemeschema-free infoFlexible type definitions. Once a type is defined, it is persistentschema-free and OWL/RDFS-schema supportschema-free
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.nono
Secondary indexesyes infoAll search fields are automatically indexedyes, supports real-time synchronization and indexing in SOLR/Elastic search/Lucene and GeoSPARQL geometry data indexesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query languageSPARQL is used as query languageno
APIs and other access methodsJava API
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
GeoSPARQL
Java API
RDF4J API
RIO
Sail API
Sesame REST HTTP Protocol
SPARQL 1.1
Accumulo Shell
Java API
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Thrift
Supported programming languages.Net
Groovy
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Community Contributed Clients
.Net
C#
Clojure
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Actionscript
C infousing GLib
C#
C++
Cocoa
Delphi
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Smalltalk
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesJava Server Pluginno
Triggersyes infoby using the 'percolation' featurenono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnoneSharding infomaking use of Hadoop
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesMaster-master replicationselectable replication factor infomaking use of Hadoop
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsES-Hadoop Connectornoyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency infoSynchronous doc based replication. Get by ID may show delays up to 1 sec. Configurable write consistency: one, quorum, allImmediate Consistency, Eventual consistency (configurable in cluster mode per master or individual client request)Immediate Consistency infoDocument store kept consistent with combination of global timestamping, row-level transactions, and server-side consistency resolution.
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyes infoConstraint checkingno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACIDAtomic updates per row, document, or graph entity
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.Memcached and Redis integration
User concepts infoAccess controlyesCell-level Security, Data-Centric Security, Role-Based Access Control (RBAC), Attribute-Based Access Control (ABAC)
More information provided by the system vendor
ElasticsearchGraphDB infoformer name: OWLIMSqrrl
Specific characteristicsElasticsearch is a highly scalable open source full-text search and analytics engine....
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GraphDB Enterprise is a high-performance semantic repository created by Ontotext....
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Competitive advantagesOpen source, real-time index, search and analysis, horizontally scalable, distributed,...
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GraphDB allows you to link text and data in big knowledge graphs. It’s easy to experiment...
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Typical application scenarios
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Metadata enrichment and management, linked open data publishing, semantic inferencing...
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Key customers
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BBC, Press Association, Financial Times, DK, Euromoney, The British Museum, Getty...
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Market metricsMore than 250 million cumulative downloads More than 100,000 community members in...
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GraphDB is the most utilized semantic triplestore for mission-critical enterprise...
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Licensing and pricing modelsThe Elastic Stack (Elasticsearch, Kibana, Beats, and Logstash) is free and open source...
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GraphDB-Free is free to use. SE and Enterprise are licensed per CPU-Core used. Perpetual...
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