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NameGraph Engine infoformer name: Trinity  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 engineRDF4J is a Java framework for processing RDF data, supporting both memory-based and a disk-based storage.
Primary database modelGraph DBMS
Key-value store
RDF store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score0.56
Rank#198  Overall
#15  Graph DBMS
#35  Key-value stores
Score0.39
Rank#217  Overall
#11  RDF stores
Websitewww.graphengine.iordf4j.org
Technical documentationwww.graphengine.io/­docs/­manualdocs.rdf4j.org
DeveloperMicrosoftSince 2016 officially forked into an Eclipse project, former developer was Aduna Software.
Initial release20102004
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT LicenseOpen Source infoEclipse Distribution License (EDL), v1.0.
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
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Implementation language.NET and CJava
Server operating systems.NETLinux
OS X
Unix
Windows
Data schemeyesyes infoRDF Schemas
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes
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.no
Secondary indexesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnono
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIJava API
RIO infoRDF Input/Output
Sail API
SeRQL infoSesame RDF Query Language
Sesame REST HTTP Protocol
SPARQL
Supported programming languagesC#
C++
F#
Visual Basic
Java
PHP
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesyes
Triggersnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeshorizontal partitioningnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsno
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACID infoIsolation support depends on the API used
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
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 storageyes 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.yes
User concepts infoAccess controlno

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Graph Engine infoformer name: TrinityRDF4J infoformerly known as Sesame
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