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DBMS > GeoMesa vs. IRONdb vs. RDF4J vs. SwayDB

System Properties Comparison GeoMesa vs. IRONdb vs. RDF4J vs. SwayDB

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NameGeoMesa  Xexclude from comparisonIRONdb  Xexclude from comparisonRDF4J infoformerly known as Sesame  Xexclude from comparisonSwayDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionGeoMesa is a distributed spatio-temporal DBMS based on various systems as storage layer.A distributed Time Series DBMS with a focus on scalability, fault tolerance and operational simplicityRDF4J is a Java framework for processing RDF data, supporting both memory-based and a disk-based storage.An embeddable, non-blocking, type-safe key-value store for single or multiple disks and in-memory storage
Primary database modelSpatial DBMSTime Series DBMSRDF storeKey-value store
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Score0.70
Rank#212  Overall
#3  Spatial DBMS
Score0.00
Rank#353  Overall
#34  Time Series DBMS
Score0.64
Rank#218  Overall
#9  RDF stores
Score0.12
Rank#313  Overall
#46  Key-value stores
Websitewww.geomesa.orgwww.circonus.com/­solutions/­time-series-databaserdf4j.orgswaydb.io
Technical documentationwww.geomesa.org/­documentation/­stable/­user/­index.htmldocs.circonus.com/­irondbrdf4j.org/­documentation
DeveloperCCRi and othersCirconus LLC.Since 2016 officially forked into an Eclipse project, former developer was Aduna Software.Simer Plaha
Initial release2014201720042018
Current release3.1.1, January 2021V0.10.20, January 2018
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache License 2.0commercialOpen Source infoEclipse Distribution License (EDL), v1.0.Open Source infoGNU Affero GPL V3.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageScalaC and C++JavaScala
Server operating systemsLinuxLinux
OS X
Unix
Windows
Data schemeyesschema-freeyes infoRDF Schemasschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes infotext, numeric, histogramsyesno
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
Secondary indexesyesnoyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like query language (Circonus Analytics Query Language: CAQL)nono
APIs and other access methodsHTTP APIJava API
RIO infoRDF Input/Output
Sail API
SeRQL infoSesame RDF Query Language
Sesame REST HTTP Protocol
SPARQL
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
Lua
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Rust
Scala
Java
PHP
Python
Java
Kotlin
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyes, in Luayesno
Triggersnonoyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesdepending on storage layerAutomatic, metric affinity per nodenonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesdepending on storage layerconfigurable replication factor, datacenter awarenonenone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemdepending on storage layerImmediate consistency per node, eventual consistency across nodesImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanonoACID infoIsolation support depends on the API usedAtomic execution of operations
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes infoin-memory storage is supported as wellyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.depending on storage layernoyes
User concepts infoAccess controlyes infodepending on the DBMS used for storagenonono

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