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System Properties Comparison GraphDB vs. MemSQL vs. RDF4J vs. Stardog

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NameGraphDB infoformer name: OWLIM  Xexclude from comparisonMemSQL  Xexclude from comparisonRDF4J infoformerly known as Sesame  Xexclude from comparisonStardog  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionEnterprise RDF and graph database with efficient reasoning, cluster and external index synchronization supportMySQL wire-compliant distributed RDBMS that combines an in-memory row-oriented and a disc-based column-oriented storageRDF4J is a Java framework for processing RDF data, supporting both memory-based and a disk-based storage.Enterprise Knowledge Graph and graph DBMS with high availability and high performance reasoning
Primary database modelGraph DBMS
RDF store
Relational DBMSRDF storeGraph DBMS
RDF store
Secondary database modelsDocument store
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Score1.14
Rank#143  Overall
#9  Graph DBMS
#5  RDF stores
Score4.49
Rank#70  Overall
#37  Relational DBMS
Score0.39
Rank#223  Overall
#11  RDF stores
Score0.91
Rank#162  Overall
#12  Graph DBMS
#6  RDF stores
Websitegraphdb.ontotext.comwww.memsql.comrdf4j.orgwww.stardog.com
Technical documentationgraphdb.ontotext.com/­documentationdocs.memsql.comdocs.rdf4j.orgwww.stardog.com/­docs
DeveloperOntotextMemSQL Inc.Since 2016 officially forked into an Eclipse project, former developer was Aduna Software.Stardog-Union
Initial release2000201320042010
Current release8.8, January 20197.0.12, February 20206.2.3, July 2019
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infolimited edition freecommercial infofree developer edition availableOpen Source infoEclipse Distribution License (EDL), v1.0.commercial info60-day fully-featured trial license; 1-year fully-featured non-commercial use license for academics/students
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceno infoNamed S4, Ontotext provides a semantic graph database based on GraphDB in the cloud.nonono
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Implementation languageJavaC++JavaJava
Server operating systemsAll OS with a Java VM
Linux
OS X
Windows
Linux info64 bit version requiredLinux
OS X
Unix
Windows
Linux
macOS
Windows
Data schemeschema-free and OWL/RDFS-schema supportyesyes infoRDF Schemasschema-free and OWL/RDFS-schema support
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesyes
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 infoImport/export of XML data possible
Secondary indexesyes, supports real-time synchronization and indexing in SOLR/Elastic search/Lucene and GeoSPARQL geometry data indexesyesyesyes infosupports real-time indexing in full-text and geospatial
SQL infoSupport of SQLSPARQL is used as query languageyes, but no triggers and foreign keysnoSPARQL is used as query language
APIs and other access methodsGeoSPARQL
Java API
RDF4J API
RIO
Sail API
Sesame REST HTTP Protocol
SPARQL 1.1
JDBC
ODBC
Java API
RIO infoRDF Input/Output
Sail API
SeRQL infoSesame RDF Query Language
Sesame REST HTTP Protocol
SPARQL
GraphQL query language
HTTP API
Jena RDF API
OWL
RDF4J API
Sesame REST HTTP Protocol
SNARL
SPARQL
Spring Data
Stardog Studio
TinkerPop 3
Supported programming languages.Net
C#
Clojure
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Bash
C
C#
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Java
PHP
Python
.Net
Clojure
Groovy
Java
JavaScript
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresJava Server Pluginyesyesuser defined functions and aggregates, HTTP Server extensions in Java
Triggersnonoyesyes infovia event handlers
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneShardingnonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-master replicationMaster-slave replicationnoneMaster-master replication in HA-Cluster
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)Immediate Consistency only within each nodeImmediate Consistency in HA-Cluster
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes infoConstraint checkingnoyes inforelationships in graphs
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACID infoOnly isolation level: READ COMMITEDACID infoIsolation support depends on the API usedACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes, multi-version concurrency control (MVCC)yesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes infoin-memory storage is supported as wellyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlyesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardnoAccess rights for users and roles
More information provided by the system vendor
GraphDB infoformer name: OWLIMMemSQLRDF4J infoformerly known as SesameStardog
Specific characteristicsGraphDB Enterprise is a high-performance semantic repository created by Ontotext....
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Stardog is a knowledge graph platform backed by a performant, scalable graph 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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Stardog is uniquely designed to aid in data integration for your complex data. Benefits...
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Typical application scenariosMetadata enrichment and management, linked open data publishing, semantic inferencing...
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Stardog is frequently used for: Anti-money laundering & fraud monitoring Customer...
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Key customersBBC, Press Association, Financial Times, DK, Euromoney, The British Museum, Getty...
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Bosch, Dow Jones, Elsevier, Ericsson, Morgan Stanley, NASA, NIH, Nokia, Salesforce,...
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Market metricsGraphDB is the most utilized semantic triplestore for mission-critical enterprise...
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Stardog's technology is based on ground-breaking research by our founders cited 10,000+...
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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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A fully-featured 60-day Trial license is available for those testing Stardog; contact...
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