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System Properties Comparison Elasticsearch vs. Riak KV vs. Stardog

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NameElasticsearch  Xexclude from comparisonRiak KV  Xexclude from comparisonStardog  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 metricDistributed, fault tolerant key-value storeEnterprise Knowledge Graph and graph DBMS with high availability and high performance reasoning
Primary database modelSearch engineKey-value store infowith links between data sets and object tags for the creation of secondary indexesGraph DBMS
RDF 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
Score5.56
Rank#55  Overall
#8  Key-value stores
Score0.76
Rank#168  Overall
#13  Graph DBMS
#7  RDF stores
Websitewww.elastic.co/­products/­elasticsearchbasho.com/­products/­riak-kvwww.stardog.com
Technical documentationwww.elastic.co/­guide/­en/­elasticsearch/­reference/­current/­index.htmlwww.stardog.com/­docs
DeveloperElasticBasho TechnologiesStardog-Union
Initial release201020092010
Current release7.3.0, August 20192.1.0, April 20156.2.3, July 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2; Elastic LicenseOpen Source infoApache version 2, commercial enterprise editioncommercial info60-day fully-featured trial license; 1-year fully-featured non-commercial use license for academics/students
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJavaErlangJava
Server operating systemsAll OS with a Java VMLinux
OS X
Linux
macOS
Windows
Data schemeschema-free infoFlexible type definitions. Once a type is defined, it is persistentschema-freeschema-free and OWL/RDFS-schema support
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesnoyes
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.nonono infoImport/export of XML data possible
Secondary indexesyes infoAll search fields are automatically indexedrestrictedyes infosupports real-time indexing in full-text and geospatial
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query languagenoSPARQL is used as query language
APIs and other access methodsJava API
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
HTTP API
Native Erlang Interface
GraphQL query language
HTTP API
Jena RDF API
OWL
RDF4J API
Sesame REST HTTP Protocol
SNARL
SPARQL
Spring Data
Stardog Studio
TinkerPop 3
Supported programming languages.Net
Groovy
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Community Contributed Clients
C infounofficial client library
C#
C++ infounofficial client library
Clojure infounofficial client library
Dart infounofficial client library
Erlang
Go infounofficial client library
Groovy infounofficial client library
Haskell infounofficial client library
Java
JavaScript infounofficial client library
Lisp infounofficial client library
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala infounofficial client library
Smalltalk infounofficial client library
.Net
Clojure
Groovy
Java
JavaScript
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesJavaScript and Erlanguser defined functions and aggregates, HTTP Server extensions in Java
Triggersyes infoby using the 'percolation' featureyes infopre-commit hooks and post-commit hooksyes infovia event handlers
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding infono "single point of failure"none
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesselectable replication factorMaster-master replication in HA-Cluster
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsES-Hadoop Connectoryesno
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, allEventual ConsistencyImmediate Consistency in HA-Cluster
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynono infolinks between data sets can be storedyes inforelationships in graphs
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanonoACID
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 integrationyes
User concepts infoAccess controlnoAccess rights for users and roles
More information provided by the system vendor
ElasticsearchRiak KVStardog
Specific characteristicsElasticsearch is a highly scalable open source full-text search and analytics engine....
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Stardog is a knowledge graph platform backed by a performant, scalable graph database....
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Competitive advantagesOpen source, real-time index, search and analysis, horizontally scalable, distributed,...
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Stardog is uniquely designed to aid in data integration for your complex data. Benefits...
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Typical application scenarios
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Stardog is frequently used for: Anti-money laundering & fraud monitoring Customer...
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Key customers
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Bosch, Dow Jones, Elsevier, Ericsson, Morgan Stanley, NASA, NIH, Nokia, Salesforce,...
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Market metricsMore than 250 million cumulative downloads More than 100,000 community members in...
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Stardog's technology is based on ground-breaking research by our founders cited 10,000+...
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Licensing and pricing modelsThe Elastic Stack (Elasticsearch, Kibana, Beats, and Logstash) is free and open source...
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A fully-featured 60-day Trial license is available for those testing Stardog; contact...
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