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DBMS > GraphDB vs. GridDB vs. IBM Cloudant

System Properties Comparison GraphDB vs. GridDB vs. IBM Cloudant

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NameGraphDB infoformer name: OWLIM  Xexclude from comparisonGridDB  Xexclude from comparisonIBM Cloudant  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionEnterprise-ready RDF and graph database with efficient reasoning, cluster and external index synchronization support. It supports also SQL JDBC access to Knowledge Graph and GraphQL over SPARQL.Scalable in-memory time series database optimized for IoT and Big DataDatabase as a Service offering based on Apache CouchDB
Primary database modelGraph DBMS
RDF store
Time Series DBMSDocument store
Secondary database modelsKey-value store
Relational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score2.65
Rank#105  Overall
#6  Graph DBMS
#4  RDF stores
Score1.30
Rank#151  Overall
#10  Time Series DBMS
Score3.71
Rank#89  Overall
#15  Document stores
Websitewww.ontotext.comgriddb.netwww.ibm.com/­cloud/­cloudant
Technical documentationgraphdb.ontotext.com/­documentationdocs.griddb.netcloud.ibm.com/­docs/­Cloudant
DeveloperOntotextToshiba CorporationIBM, Apache Software Foundation infoIBM acquired Cloudant in February 2014
Initial release200020132010
Current release9.8, June 20214.6, February 2021
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infoSome plugins of GraphDB Workbench are open sourcedOpen Source infoAGPL version 3 and Apache License, version 2.0 , commercial license (standard and advanced editions) also availablecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyes
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJavaC++Erlang
Server operating systemsAll OS with a Java VM
Linux
OS X
Windows
Linuxhosted
Data schemeschema-free and OWL/RDFS-schema support; RDF shapesyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes infonumerical, string, blob, geometry, boolean, timestampno
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 indexesyes, supports real-time synchronization and indexing in SOLR/Elastic search/Lucene and GeoSPARQL geometry data indexesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLstored SPARQL accessed as SQL using Apache Calcite through JDBC/ODBCSQL92, SQL-like TQL (Toshiba Query Language)no
APIs and other access methodsGeoSPARQL
GraphQL
GraphQL Federation
Java API
JDBC
RDF4J API
RDFS
RIO
Sail API
Sesame REST HTTP Protocol
SPARQL 1.1
Proprietary protocolRESTful HTTP/JSON API
Supported programming languages.Net
C#
Clojure
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
C
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
C#
Java
JavaScript
Objective-C
PHP
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored procedureswell-defined plugin interfaces; JavaScript server-side extensibilitynoView functions (Map-Reduce) in JavaScript
Triggersnoyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneShardingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replicationSource-replica replicationMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoConnector for using GridDB as an input source and output destination for Hadoop MapReduce jobsyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency, Eventual consistency (configurable in cluster mode per master or individual client request)Immediate consistency within container, eventual consistency across containersEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes infoConstraint checkingnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACID at container levelno infoatomic operations within a document possible
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes infoOptimistic locking
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesno
User concepts infoAccess controlDefault Basic authentication through RDF4J client, or via Java when run with cURL, default token-based in the Workbench or via Rest API, optional access through OpenID or Kerberos single sign-on.Access rights for users can be defined per databaseAccess rights for users can be defined per database
More information provided by the system vendor
GraphDB infoformer name: OWLIMGridDBIBM Cloudant
Specific characteristicsGraphDB Enterprise is a high-performance semantic repository created by Ontotext....
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GridDB is a highly scalable, in-memory time series database optimized for IoT and...
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Competitive advantagesGraphDB allows you to link text and data in big knowledge graphs. It’s easy to experiment...
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1. Optimized for IoT Equipped with Toshiba's proprietary key-container data model...
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Typical application scenariosMetadata enrichment and management, linked open data publishing, semantic inferencing...
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Factory IoT, Automative Industry, Energy, BEMS, Smart Community, Monitoring system.
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Key customersBBC, Press Association, Financial Times, DK, Euromoney, The British Museum, Getty...
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Denso International [see use case ] An Electric Power company [see use case ] Ishinomaki...
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Market metricsGraphDB is the most utilized semantic triplestore for mission-critical enterprise...
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GitHub trending repository
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Licensing and pricing modelsGraphDB-Free is free to use. SE and Enterprise are licensed per CPU-Core used. Perpetual...
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Open Source license (AGPL v3 & Apache v2) Commercial license (subscription)
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Conferences and events

Knowledge Graph Forum
Virtual Event, 10/26:3pm CEST, 10/27:7:30pm CEST, 26-27 October 2021

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