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System Properties Comparison Firebase Realtime Database vs. GraphDB vs. SAP HANA vs. SiriDB vs. Stardog

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NameFirebase Realtime Database  Xexclude from comparisonGraphDB infoformer name: OWLIM  Xexclude from comparisonSAP HANA  Xexclude from comparisonSiriDB  Xexclude from comparisonStardog  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionCloud-hosted realtime document store. iOS, Android, and JavaScript clients share one Realtime Database instance and automatically receive updates with the newest data.Enterprise RDF and graph database with efficient reasoning, cluster and external index synchronization supportIn-memory, column based data store. Available as appliance or cloud serviceOpen Source Time Series DBMSEnterprise Knowledge Graph platform and graph DBMS with high availability, high performance reasoning, and virtualization
Primary database modelDocument storeGraph DBMS
RDF store
Relational DBMSTime Series DBMSGraph DBMS
RDF store
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Graph DBMS infowith SAP Hana, Enterprise Edition
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Score15.61
Rank#36  Overall
#6  Document stores
Score1.42
Rank#145  Overall
#11  Graph DBMS
#6  RDF stores
Score52.86
Rank#19  Overall
#13  Relational DBMS
Score0.08
Rank#318  Overall
#29  Time Series DBMS
Score1.45
Rank#144  Overall
#10  Graph DBMS
#5  RDF stores
Websitefirebase.google.com/­products/­realtime-databasegraphdb.ontotext.comwww.sap.com/­products/­hana.htmlsiridb.netwww.stardog.com
Technical documentationfirebase.google.com/­docs/­databasegraphdb.ontotext.com/­documentationhelp.sap.com/­hanadocs.siridb.netwww.stardog.com/­docs
DeveloperGoogle infoacquired by Google 2014OntotextSAPTransceptor TechnologyStardog-Union
Initial release20122000201020172010
Current release8.8, January 20192.0 SPS04 (April 5, 2019), April 20197.3.0, May 2020
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial infolimited edition freecommercialOpen Source infoMIT Licensecommercial 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 serviceyesno infoNamed S4, Ontotext provides a semantic graph database based on GraphDB in the cloud.no infoalso available as a cloud based servicenono
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Implementation languageJavaCJava
Server operating systemshostedAll OS with a Java VM
Linux
OS X
Windows
Appliance or cloud-serviceLinuxLinux
macOS
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-free and OWL/RDFS-schema supportyesyesschema-free and OWL/RDFS-schema support
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesyes infoNumeric datayes
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.nonononono infoImport/export of XML data possible
Secondary indexesyesyes, supports real-time synchronization and indexing in SOLR/Elastic search/Lucene and GeoSPARQL geometry data indexesyesyesyes infosupports real-time indexing in full-text and geospatial
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSPARQL is used as query languageyesnoYes, compatible with all major SQL variants through dedicated BI/SQL Server
APIs and other access methodsAndroid
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
GeoSPARQL
Java API
RDF4J API
RIO
Sail API
Sesame REST HTTP Protocol
SPARQL 1.1
JDBC
ODBC
HTTP APIGraphQL query language
HTTP API
Jena RDF API
OWL
RDF4J API
Sesame REST HTTP Protocol
SNARL
SPARQL
Spring Data
Stardog Studio
TinkerPop 3
Supported programming languagesJava
JavaScript
Objective-C
.Net
C#
Clojure
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
C
C++
Go
Python
.Net
Clojure
Groovy
Java
JavaScript
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored procedureslimited functionality with using 'rules'Java Server PluginSQLScript, Rnouser defined functions and aggregates, HTTP Server extensions in Java
TriggersCallbacks are triggered when data changesnoyesnoyes infovia event handlers
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneyesShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replicationyesyesMulti-source replication in HA-Cluster
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency infoif the client is offline
Immediate Consistency infoif the client is online
Immediate Consistency, Eventual consistency (configurable in cluster mode per master or individual client request)Immediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency in HA-Cluster
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyes infoConstraint checkingyesnoyes inforelationships in graphs
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayesACIDACIDnoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlyes, based on authentication and database rulesyesyessimple rights management via user accountsAccess rights for users and roles
More information provided by the system vendor
Firebase Realtime DatabaseGraphDB infoformer name: OWLIMSAP HANASiriDBStardog
Specific characteristicsGraphDB Enterprise is a high-performance semantic repository created by Ontotext....
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Stardog is an Enterprise Knowledge Graph platform, uniquely combining graph storage...
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Competitive advantagesGraphDB allows you to link text and data in big knowledge graphs. It’s easy to experiment...
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Stardog provides a full featureset to aid in data integration for your complex data....
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Typical application scenariosMetadata enrichment and management, linked open data publishing, semantic inferencing...
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Stardog is frequently used for: Anti-money laundering & fraud monitoring Customer...
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Key customersBBC, Press Association, Financial Times, DK, Euromoney, The British Museum, Getty...
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Bosch, Dow Jones, Elsevier, Ericsson, Morgan Stanley, NASA, NIH, Nokia, Salesforce,...
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Market metricsGraphDB is the most utilized semantic triplestore for mission-critical enterprise...
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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 modelsGraphDB-Free is free to use. SE and Enterprise are licensed per CPU-Core used. Perpetual...
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A fully-featured 60-day Trial license is available for those testing Stardog; contact...
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