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System Properties Comparison GraphDB vs. Hawkular Metrics vs. PostGIS vs. TimescaleDB

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NameGraphDB infoformer name: OWLIM  Xexclude from comparisonHawkular Metrics  Xexclude from comparisonPostGIS  Xexclude from comparisonTimescaleDB  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.Hawkular metrics is the metric storage of the Red Hat sponsored Hawkular monitoring system. It is based on Cassandra.Spatial extension of PostgreSQLA time series DBMS optimized for fast ingest and complex queries, based on PostgreSQL
Primary database modelGraph DBMS
RDF store
Time Series DBMSSpatial DBMSTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
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Score2.61
Rank#109  Overall
#6  Graph DBMS
#4  RDF stores
Score0.06
Rank#324  Overall
#29  Time Series DBMS
Score30.71
Rank#27  Overall
#1  Spatial DBMS
Score3.72
Rank#89  Overall
#5  Time Series DBMS
Websitewww.ontotext.comwww.hawkular.orgpostgis.netwww.timescale.com
Technical documentationgraphdb.ontotext.com/­documentationwww.hawkular.org/­hawkular-metrics/­docs/­user-guidepostgis.net/­documentationdocs.timescale.com
DeveloperOntotextCommunity supported by Red HatTimescale
Initial release2000201420052017
Current release9.8, June 20213.1.4, September 2021
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infoSome plugins of GraphDB Workbench are open sourcedOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoGPL v2.0Open Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJavaJavaCC
Server operating systemsAll OS with a Java VM
Linux
OS X
Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeschema-free and OWL/RDFS-schema support; RDF shapesschema-freeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesnumerics, strings, booleans, arrays, JSON blobs, geospatial dimensions, currencies, binary data, other complex data types
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.nonoyesyes
Secondary indexesyes, supports real-time synchronization and indexing in SOLR/Elastic search/Lucene and GeoSPARQL geometry data indexesnoyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLstored SPARQL accessed as SQL using Apache Calcite through JDBC/ODBCnoyesyes infofull PostgreSQL SQL syntax
APIs and other access methodsGeoSPARQL
GraphQL
GraphQL Federation
Java API
JDBC
RDF4J API
RDFS
RIO
Sail API
Sesame REST HTTP Protocol
SPARQL 1.1
HTTP RESTADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
Supported programming languages.Net
C#
Clojure
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Go
Java
Python
Ruby
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java infoJDBC
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored procedureswell-defined plugin interfaces; JavaScript server-side extensibilitynouser defined functionsuser defined functions, PL/pgSQL, PL/Tcl, PL/Perl, PL/Python, PL/Java, PL/PHP, PL/R, PL/Ruby, PL/Scheme, PL/Unix shell
Triggersnoyes infovia Hawkular Alertingyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneSharding infobased on Cassandrayes infobased on PostgreSQLyes, across time and space (hash partitioning) attributes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replicationselectable replication factor infobased on Cassandrayes infobased on PostgreSQLSource-replica replication with hot standby and reads on replicas info
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency, Eventual consistency (configurable in cluster mode per master or individual client request)Eventual Consistency infobased on Cassandra
Immediate Consistency infobased on Cassandra
Immediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes infoConstraint checkingnoyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnoACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.nonono
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.noyes infobased on PostgreSQLfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
More information provided by the system vendor
GraphDB infoformer name: OWLIMHawkular MetricsPostGISTimescaleDB
Specific characteristicsGraphDB Enterprise is a high-performance semantic repository created by Ontotext....
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Timescale is the creator of TimescaleDB , the first open-source relational database...
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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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TimescaleDB is purpose-built to scale and handle time-series data workloads and is...
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Typical application scenariosMetadata enrichment and management, linked open data publishing, semantic inferencing...
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DevOps and Infrastructure Monitoring All monitoring data is time-series data. Efficiently...
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Key customersBBC, Press Association, Financial Times, DK, Euromoney, The British Museum, Getty...
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TransferWise, Maersk, AppDynamics, Walmart, Comcast, LaunchDarkly, IBM, NOV, Cisco,...
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Market metricsGraphDB is the most utilized semantic triplestore for mission-critical enterprise...
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With over 9,000 GitHub stars and growing, 600,000 active databases, and an active...
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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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TimescaleDB comes in 3 versions, including fully managed Cloud-hosted solutions*,...
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