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DBMS > Graph Engine vs. Informix vs. Riak KV vs. Titan

System Properties Comparison Graph Engine vs. Informix vs. Riak KV vs. Titan

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NameGraph Engine infoformer name: Trinity  Xexclude from comparisonInformix  Xexclude from comparisonRiak KV  Xexclude from comparisonTitan  Xexclude from comparison
Titan has been decommisioned after the takeover by Datastax. It will be removed from the DB-Engines ranking. A fork has been open-sourced as JanusGraph.
DescriptionA distributed in-memory data processing engine, underpinned by a strongly-typed RAM store and a general distributed computation engineA secure embeddable database from IBM, positioned besides IBM Db2 as a relatively low-cost product optimized for OLTP and Internet of Things dataDistributed, fault tolerant key-value storeTitan is a Graph DBMS optimized for distributed clusters.
Primary database modelGraph DBMS
Key-value store
Relational DBMS infoSince Version 12.10 support for JSON/BSON datatypes compatible with MongoDBKey-value store infowith links between data sets and object tags for the creation of secondary indexesGraph DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
Time Series DBMS infowith Informix TimeSeries Extension
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score1.21
Rank#180  Overall
#16  Graph DBMS
#31  Key-value stores
Score22.87
Rank#35  Overall
#21  Relational DBMS
Score6.27
Rank#69  Overall
#10  Key-value stores
Websitewww.graphengine.iowww.ibm.com/­products/­informixriak.com/­products/­riak-kvtitan.thinkaurelius.com
Technical documentationwww.graphengine.io/­docs/­manualinformix.hcldoc.com
www.ibm.com/­support/­knowledgecenter/­SSGU8G/­welcomeIfxServers.html
github.com/­thinkaurelius/­titan/­wiki
DeveloperMicrosoftIBM, HCL Technologies infoEffective May 1st, 2017, HCL took on development, technical support, and product management teams, and works jointly with IBM on product strategy, marketing, and sales.Basho TechnologiesAurelius, owned by DataStax
Initial release2010198420092012
Current release14.10.FC5, November 20202.1.0, April 2015
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT Licensecommercial infofree developer edition availableOpen Source infoApache version 2, commercial enterprise editionOpen Source infoApache license, version 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation language.NET and CC, C++ and JavaErlangJava
Server operating systems.NETAIX
HP-UX
Linux
macOS
Solaris
Windows
Linux
OS X
Linux
OS X
Unix
Windows
Data schemeyesyesschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes infoSince Version 12.10 support for JSON/BSON datatypesnoyes
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 indexesyesrestrictedyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyesnono
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIJDBC
JSON API infoMongoDB compatible
MQTT (Message Queue Telemetry Transport)
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
HTTP API
Native Erlang Interface
Java API
TinkerPop Blueprints
TinkerPop Frames
TinkerPop Gremlin
TinkerPop Rexster
Supported programming languagesC#
C++
F#
Visual Basic
.Net
C
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
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
Clojure
Java
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesyesJavaScript and Erlangyes
Triggersnoyesyes infopre-commit hooks and post-commit hooksyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeshorizontal partitioningShardingSharding infono "single point of failure"yes infovia pluggable storage backends
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
selectable replication factoryes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesyes infovia Faunus, a graph analytics engine
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesno infolinks between data sets can be storedyes infoRelationships in graph
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACIDnoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
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 storageyesyesyes infoSupports various storage backends: Cassandra, HBase, Berkeley DB, Akiban, Hazelcast
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers with fine-grained authentication, authorization, and auditing controlsnoUser authentification and security via Rexster Graph Server

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