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System Properties Comparison GraphDB vs. InfluxDB vs. RDF4J vs. Spark SQL vs. Vertica

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NameGraphDB infoformer name: OWLIM  Xexclude from comparisonInfluxDB  Xexclude from comparisonRDF4J infoformerly known as Sesame  Xexclude from comparisonSpark SQL  Xexclude from comparisonVertica infoVertica Analytics Platform  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionEnterprise RDF and graph database with efficient reasoning, cluster and external index synchronization supportDBMS for storing time series, events and metricsRDF4J is a Java framework for processing RDF data, supporting both memory-based and a disk-based storage.Spark SQL is a component on top of 'Spark Core' for structured data processingColumnar relational DBMS designed to handle modern analytic workloads, enabling fast query performance
Primary database modelGraph DBMS
RDF store
Time Series DBMSRDF storeRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
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Score1.14
Rank#143  Overall
#9  Graph DBMS
#5  RDF stores
Score21.57
Rank#31  Overall
#1  Time Series DBMS
Score0.39
Rank#223  Overall
#11  RDF stores
Score16.95
Rank#35  Overall
#21  Relational DBMS
Score22.63
Rank#29  Overall
#17  Relational DBMS
Websitegraphdb.ontotext.comwww.influxdata.com/­products/­influxdb-overviewrdf4j.orgspark.apache.org/­sqlwww.vertica.com
Technical documentationgraphdb.ontotext.com/­documentationdocs.influxdata.com/­influxdbdocs.rdf4j.orgspark.apache.org/­docs/­latest/­sql-programming-guide.htmlwww.vertica.com/­documentation/­vertica/­9-3-x-documentation
DeveloperOntotextSince 2016 officially forked into an Eclipse project, former developer was Aduna Software.Apache Software FoundationVertica / Micro Focus infoprior to that Hewlett Packard
Initial release20002013200420142005
Current release8.8, January 20191.7.9, October 20192.4.5, February 2020Vertica Analytics Platform 9.3.x, January 2020
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infolimited edition freeOpen Source infoMIT-License; commercial enterprise version availableOpen Source infoEclipse Distribution License (EDL), v1.0.Open Source infoApache 2.0commercial infoLimited community edition free
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceno infoNamed S4, Ontotext provides a semantic graph database based on GraphDB in the cloud.nononono infoAvailable on all major clouds - Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform
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Implementation languageJavaGoJavaScala
Server operating systemsAll OS with a Java VM
Linux
OS X
Windows
Linux
OS X infothrough Homebrew
Linux
OS X
Unix
Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows
Linux
Data schemeschema-free and OWL/RDFS-schema supportschema-freeyes infoRDF Schemasyesyes infoUnstructured data can be stored in specific Flex-Tables
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesNumeric data and Stringsyesyesyes
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.nononoyes
Secondary indexesyes, supports real-time synchronization and indexing in SOLR/Elastic search/Lucene and GeoSPARQL geometry data indexesnoyesnono infoThe concept of 'projections' can be used instead of indexes.
SQL infoSupport of SQLSPARQL is used as query languageSQL-like query languagenoSQL-like DML and DDL statementsyes infonearly full SQL99 without support for indexes and triggers
APIs and other access methodsGeoSPARQL
Java API
RDF4J API
RIO
Sail API
Sesame REST HTTP Protocol
SPARQL 1.1
HTTP API
JSON over UDP
Java API
RIO infoRDF Input/Output
Sail API
SeRQL infoSesame RDF Query Language
Sesame REST HTTP Protocol
SPARQL
JDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET
JDBC
Kafka
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languages.Net
C#
Clojure
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
.Net
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Rust
Scala
Java
PHP
Python
Java
Python
R
Scala
C++
Java
Perl
Python
R
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresJava Server Pluginnoyesnoyes
Triggersnonoyesnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneSharding infoin enterprise version onlynoneyes, utilizing Spark CoreSharding infoSegmentation, Projection Segmentation, Hash Segmentation
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-master replicationselectable replication factor infoin enterprise version onlynonenoneMaster-master replication infoCluster level and Object level replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononoyes infowith Vertica Connector for Hadoop
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
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes infoConstraint checkingnonoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnoACID infoIsolation support depends on the API usednoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes infoin-memory storage is supported as wellyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes infoDepending on used storage engineno
User concepts infoAccess controlyessimple rights management via user accountsnonofine grained access rights according to SQL-standard; supports Kerberos, LDAP, Ident and hash
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GraphDB infoformer name: OWLIMInfluxDBRDF4J infoformerly known as SesameSpark SQLVertica infoVertica Analytics Platform
Specific characteristicsGraphDB Enterprise is a high-performance semantic repository created by Ontotext....
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InfluxData is the creator of InfluxDB , the open source time series database. It...
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Columnar storage, MPP, Hybrid storage model, Aggressive data compression, High availability,...
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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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Time to Value An end-to-end platform, InfluxData is ready to go on the cloud or via...
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Performance at exabyte scale, Deploy anywhere, Open source innovation, Analysis in...
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Typical application scenariosMetadata enrichment and management, linked open data publishing, semantic inferencing...
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IoT & Sensor Monitoring Instrumentation of every available surface in the material...
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Communication and network analytics, Embedded analytics, Fraud monitoring and Risk...
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Key customersBBC, Press Association, Financial Times, DK, Euromoney, The British Museum, Getty...
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InfluxData has over 630 paying customers, including IBM, PayPal, Siemens Tesla and...
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Abiba Systems, Adform, adMarketplace, AmeriPride, Anritsu, AOL, Avito, Auckland Transport,...
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Market metricsGraphDB is the most utilized semantic triplestore for mission-critical enterprise...
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Fastest growing database to garnish 17,000 github stars Over 260,000 daily 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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Open source core with closed source clustering available either on-premise or on...
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Cost-based models and subscription-based models are available
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