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System Properties Comparison GraphDB vs. Heroic vs. IBM Db2 vs. jBASE vs. PouchDB

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NameGraphDB infoformer name: OWLIM  Xexclude from comparisonHeroic  Xexclude from comparisonIBM Db2 infoformerly named DB2 or IBM Database 2  Xexclude from comparisonjBASE  Xexclude from comparisonPouchDB  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.Time Series DBMS built at Spotify based on Cassandra or Google Cloud Bigtable, and ElasticSearchCommon in IBM host environments, 2 different versions for host and Windows/LinuxA robust multi-value DBMS comprising development tools and middlewareJavaScript DBMS with an API inspired by CouchDB
Primary database modelGraph DBMS
RDF store
Time Series DBMSRelational DBMS infoSince Version 10.5 support for JSON/BSON documents compatible with MongoDBMultivalue DBMSDocument store
Secondary database modelsDocument store
RDF store infoin Db2 LUW (Linux, Unix, Windows)
Spatial DBMS infowith Db2 Spatial Extender
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Score2.86
Rank#103  Overall
#6  Graph DBMS
#3  RDF stores
Score0.21
Rank#290  Overall
#26  Time Series DBMS
Score164.20
Rank#7  Overall
#5  Relational DBMS
Score1.62
Rank#136  Overall
#3  Multivalue DBMS
Score2.98
Rank#99  Overall
#18  Document stores
Websitewww.ontotext.comspotify.github.io/­heroic/­#!/­indexwww.ibm.com/­analytics/­db2www.jbase.compouchdb.com
Technical documentationgraphdb.ontotext.com/­documentationspotify.github.io/­heroic/­#!/­docs/­overviewwww.ibm.com/­support/­knowledgecenter/­SSEPGGdocs.zumasys.com/­jbasepouchdb.com/­guides
DeveloperOntotextSpotifyIBMZumasysApache Software Foundation
Initial release200020141983 infohost version19912012
Current release9.8, June 202112.1, October 20165.77.1.1, June 2019
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infoSome plugins of GraphDB Workbench are open sourcedOpen Source infoApache 2.0commercial infofree version is availablecommercialOpen Source
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonononono
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Implementation languageJavaJavaC and C++JavaScript
Server operating systemsAll OS with a Java VM
Linux
OS X
Windows
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Windows
z/OS
AIX
Linux
Windows
server-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)
Data schemeschema-free and OWL/RDFS-schema support; RDF shapesschema-freeyesschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesoptionalno
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.nonoyesno
Secondary indexesyes, supports real-time synchronization and indexing in SOLR/Elastic search/Lucene and GeoSPARQL geometry data indexesyes infovia Elasticsearchyesyes infovia views
SQL infoSupport of SQLstored SPARQL accessed as SQL using Apache Calcite through JDBC/ODBCnoyesEmbedded SQL for jBASE in BASICno
APIs and other access methodsGeoSPARQL
GraphQL
GraphQL Federation
Java API
JDBC
RDF4J API
RDFS
RIO
Sail API
Sesame REST HTTP Protocol
SPARQL 1.1
HQL (Heroic Query Language, a JSON-based language)
HTTP API
ADO.NET
JDBC
JSON style queries infoMongoDB compatible
ODBC
XQuery
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
RESTful HTTP API
SOAP-based API
HTTP REST infoonly for PouchDB Server
JavaScript API
Supported programming languages.Net
C#
Clojure
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
C
C#
C++
Cobol
Delphi
Fortran
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Visual Basic
.Net
Basic
Jabbascript
Java
JavaScript
Server-side scripts infoStored procedureswell-defined plugin interfaces; JavaScript server-side extensibilitynoyesyesView functions in JavaScript
Triggersnonoyesyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneShardingSharding infoonly with Windows/Unix/Linux VersionShardingSharding infowith a proxy-based framework, named couchdb-lounge
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replicationyesyes infowith separate tools (MQ, InfoSphere)yesMulti-source replication infoalso with CouchDB databases
Source-replica replication infoalso with CouchDB databases
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonononoyes
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
Immediate Consistency
Eventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes infoConstraint checkingnoyesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnoACIDACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyesyes infoby using IndexedDB, WebSQL or LevelDB as backend
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyesyes
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.fine grained access rights according to SQL-standardAccess rights can be defined down to the item levelno
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GraphDB infoformer name: OWLIMHeroicIBM Db2 infoformerly named DB2 or IBM Database 2jBASEPouchDB
Specific characteristicsGraphDB Enterprise is a high-performance semantic repository created by Ontotext....
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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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Typical application scenariosMetadata enrichment and management, linked open data publishing, semantic inferencing...
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Key customersBBC, Press Association, Financial Times, DK, Euromoney, The British Museum, Getty...
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Market metricsGraphDB is the most utilized semantic triplestore for mission-critical enterprise...
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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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