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DBMS > GeoMesa vs. RDF4J vs. SwayDB

System Properties Comparison GeoMesa vs. RDF4J vs. SwayDB

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NameGeoMesa  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.RDF4J 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 DBMSRDF storeKey-value store
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Score0.71
Rank#207  Overall
#3  Spatial DBMS
Score0.66
Rank#217  Overall
#9  RDF stores
Score0.08
Rank#318  Overall
#48  Key-value stores
Websitewww.geomesa.orgrdf4j.orgswaydb.io
Technical documentationwww.geomesa.org/­documentation/­stable/­user/­index.htmlrdf4j.org/­documentation
DeveloperCCRi and othersSince 2016 officially forked into an Eclipse project, former developer was Aduna Software.Simer Plaha
Initial release201420042018
Current release3.1.1, January 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache License 2.0Open Source infoEclipse Distribution License (EDL), v1.0.Open Source infoGNU Affero GPL V3.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageScalaJavaScala
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Unix
Windows
Data schemeyesyes infoRDF Schemasschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesno
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 indexesyesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonono
APIs and other access methodsJava API
RIO infoRDF Input/Output
Sail API
SeRQL infoSesame RDF Query Language
Sesame REST HTTP Protocol
SPARQL
Supported programming languagesJava
PHP
Python
Java
Kotlin
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyesno
Triggersnoyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesdepending on storage layernonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesdepending on storage layernonenone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemdepending on storage layerImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACID infoIsolation support depends on the API usedAtomic execution of operations
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes 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 layeryes
User concepts infoAccess controlyes infodepending on the DBMS used for storagenono

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