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System Properties Comparison GraphDB vs. HBase vs. RDF4J

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NameGraphDB infoformer name: OWLIM  Xexclude from comparisonHBase  Xexclude from comparisonRDF4J infoformerly known as Sesame  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.Wide-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
RDF store
Wide column storeRDF store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score2.27
Rank#110  Overall
#7  Graph DBMS
#4  RDF stores
Score44.69
Rank#23  Overall
#2  Wide column stores
Score0.50
Rank#232  Overall
#9  RDF stores
Websitewww.ontotext.comhbase.apache.orgrdf4j.org
Technical documentationgraphdb.ontotext.com/­documentationhbase.apache.orgrdf4j.org/­documentation
DeveloperOntotextApache Software Foundation infoApache top-level project, originally developed by PowersetSince 2016 officially forked into an Eclipse project, former developer was Aduna Software.
Initial release200020082004
Current release9.6, February 20212.3.4, January 2021
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infoSome plugins of GraphDB Workbench are open sourcedOpen Source infoApache version 2Open Source infoEclipse Distribution License (EDL), v1.0.
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceno infoNamed S4, Ontotext provides a semantic graph database based on GraphDB in the cloud.nono
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Implementation languageJavaJavaJava
Server operating systemsAll OS with a Java VM
Linux
OS X
Windows
Linux
Unix
Windows infousing Cygwin
Linux
OS X
Unix
Windows
Data schemeschema-free and OWL/RDFS-schema support; RDF shapesschema-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 indexesyes, supports real-time synchronization and indexing in SOLR/Elastic search/Lucene and GeoSPARQL geometry data indexesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLstored SPARQL accessed as SQL using Apache Calcite through JDBC/ODBCnono
APIs and other access methodsGeoSPARQL
GraphQL
GraphQL Federation
Java API
JDBC
RDF4J API
RDFS
RIO
Sail API
Sesame REST HTTP Protocol
SPARQL 1.1
Java 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 languages.Net
C#
Clojure
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
C
C#
C++
Groovy
Java
PHP
Python
Scala
Java
PHP
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored procedureswell-defined plugin interfaces; JavaScript server-side extensibilityyes infoCoprocessors in Javayes
Triggersnoyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replicationMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
none
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesno
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 or Eventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes infoConstraint checkingno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDSingle 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 persistentyesyesyes 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 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 Control Lists (ACL) for RBAC, integration with Apache Ranger for RBAC & ABACno
More information provided by the system vendor
GraphDB infoformer name: OWLIMHBaseRDF4J infoformerly known as Sesame
Specific characteristicsGraphDB Enterprise is a high-performance semantic repository created by Ontotext....
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Apache HBase is the leading NoSQL, distributed database management system, well suited...
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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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No single point of failure ensures very high availability with multiple customers...
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Typical application scenariosMetadata enrichment and management, linked open data publishing, semantic inferencing...
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Internet of Things (IOT), fraud detection applications, recommendation engines, product...
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Key customersBBC, Press Association, Financial Times, DK, Euromoney, The British Museum, Getty...
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Apple, Salesforce, Cerner, Allegis Group, Bloomberg, Airtel, Thomson Reuters, Dish,...
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Market metricsGraphDB is the most utilized semantic triplestore for mission-critical enterprise...
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#1 largest NoSQL database by revenue
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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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Apache license P ricing for commercial distribution provided by Cloudera and available...
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