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System Properties Comparison Graph Engine vs. HBase vs. RDF4J

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NameGraph Engine infoformer name: Trinity  Xexclude from comparisonHBase  Xexclude from comparisonRDF4J infoformerly known as Sesame  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA distributed in-memory data processing engine, underpinned by a strongly-typed RAM store and a general distributed computation engineWide-column store based on Apache Hadoop and on concepts of BigTableRDF4J is a Java framework for processing RDF data, supporting both memory-based and a disk-based storage.
Primary database modelGraph DBMS
Key-value store
Wide column storeRDF store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.70
Rank#207  Overall
#18  Graph DBMS
#32  Key-value stores
Score44.16
Rank#23  Overall
#2  Wide column stores
Score0.54
Rank#225  Overall
#9  RDF stores
Websitewww.graphengine.iohbase.apache.orgrdf4j.org
Technical documentationwww.graphengine.io/­docs/­manualhbase.apache.orgrdf4j.org/­documentation
DeveloperMicrosoftApache Software Foundation infoApache top-level project, originally developed by PowersetSince 2016 officially forked into an Eclipse project, former developer was Aduna Software.
Initial release201020082004
Current release2.3.4, January 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT LicenseOpen Source infoApache version 2Open Source infoEclipse Distribution License (EDL), v1.0.
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation language.NET and CJavaJava
Server operating systems.NETLinux
Unix
Windows infousing Cygwin
Linux
OS X
Unix
Windows
Data schemeyesschema-free, schema definition possibleyes infoRDF Schemas
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesoptions to bring your own types, AVROyes
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 indexesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonono
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIJava API
RESTful HTTP API
Thrift
Java API
RIO infoRDF Input/Output
Sail API
SeRQL infoSesame RDF Query Language
Sesame REST HTTP Protocol
SPARQL
Supported programming languagesC#
C++
F#
Visual Basic
C
C#
C++
Groovy
Java
PHP
Python
Scala
Java
PHP
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesyes infoCoprocessors in Javayes
Triggersnoyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeshorizontal partitioningShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
none
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoSingle row ACID (across millions of columns)ACID infoIsolation support depends on the API used
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentoptional: either by committing a write-ahead log (WAL) to the local persistent storage or by dumping the memory to a persistent storageyesyes infoin-memory storage is supported as well
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess Control Lists (ACL) for RBAC, integration with Apache Ranger for RBAC & ABACno
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Graph Engine infoformer name: TrinityHBaseRDF4J infoformerly known as Sesame
Specific characteristicsApache HBase is the leading NoSQL, distributed database management system, well suited...
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Competitive advantagesNo single point of failure ensures very high availability with multiple customers...
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Typical application scenariosInternet of Things (IOT), fraud detection applications, recommendation engines, product...
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Key customersApple, Salesforce, Cerner, Allegis Group, Bloomberg, Airtel, Thomson Reuters, Dish,...
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Market metrics#1 largest NoSQL database by revenue
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Licensing and pricing modelsApache license P ricing for commercial distribution provided by Cloudera and available...
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