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System Properties Comparison GraphDB vs. Memgraph vs. MongoDB

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NameGraphDB infoformer name: OWLIM  Xexclude from comparisonMemgraph  Xexclude from comparisonMongoDB  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.A hybrid, in-memory first, distributed graph DBMS delivering high-performance on analytical and transactional workloads at enterprise scaleOne of the most popular document stores available both as a fully managed cloud service and for deployment on self-managed infrastructure
Primary database modelGraph DBMS
RDF store
Graph DBMSDocument store
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMS
Search engine infointegrated Lucene index, currently in MongoDB Atlas only.
Time Series DBMS infoTime Series Collections introduced in Release 5.0
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score2.55
Rank#113  Overall
#7  Graph DBMS
#5  RDF stores
Score0.36
Rank#267  Overall
#20  Graph DBMS
Score477.66
Rank#5  Overall
#1  Document stores
Websitewww.ontotext.commemgraph.comwww.mongodb.com
Technical documentationgraphdb.ontotext.com/­documentationdocs.memgraph.comdocs.mongodb.com/­manual
Social network pagesTwitterLinkedInYouTubeGitHubMediumTwitterLinkedInFacebookGitHubDiscord
DeveloperOntotextMemgraph LtdMongoDB, Inc
Initial release200020172009
Current release9.8, June 20216.0.0, July 2022
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infoSome plugins of GraphDB Workbench are open sourcedcommercial infoFree license availableOpen Source infoMongoDB Inc.'s Server Side Public License v1. Prior versions were published under GNU AGPL v3.0. Commercial licenses are also available.
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono infoMongoDB available as DBaaS (MongoDB Atlas)
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Implementation languageJavaC and C++C++
Server operating systemsAll OS with a Java VM
Linux
OS X
Windows
LinuxLinux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-free and OWL/RDFS-schema support; RDF shapesschema-free and schema-optionalschema-free infoAlthough schema-free, documents of the same collection often follow the same structure. Optionally impose all or part of a schema by defining a JSON schema.
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes infostring, integer, double, decimal, boolean, date, object_id, geospatial
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 indexesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLstored SPARQL accessed as SQL using Apache Calcite through JDBC/ODBCnoRead-only SQL queries via the MongoDB Connector for BI
APIs and other access methodsGeoSPARQL
GraphQL
GraphQL Federation
Java API
JDBC
RDF4J API
RDFS
RIO
Sail API
Sesame REST HTTP Protocol
SPARQL 1.1
Bolt protocol
Cypher query language
proprietary protocol using JSON
Supported programming languages.Net
C#
Clojure
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
.Net
C
C++
Elixir
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Actionscript infounofficial driver
C
C#
C++
Clojure infounofficial driver
ColdFusion infounofficial driver
D infounofficial driver
Dart infounofficial driver
Delphi infounofficial driver
Erlang
Go
Groovy infounofficial driver
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Lisp infounofficial driver
Lua infounofficial driver
MatLab infounofficial driver
Perl
PHP
PowerShell infounofficial driver
Prolog infounofficial driver
Python
R infounofficial driver
Ruby
Rust
Scala
Smalltalk infounofficial driver
Swift
Server-side scripts infoStored procedureswell-defined plugin interfaces; JavaScript server-side extensibilityJavaScript
Triggersnoyes infoin MongoDB Atlas only
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneSharding infodynamic graph partitioningSharding infoPartitioned by hashed, ranged, or zoned sharding keys. Live resharding allows users to change their shard keys as an online operation with zero downtime.
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replicationMulti-source replication using RAFTMulti-Source deployments with MongoDB Atlas Global Clusters
Source-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency, Eventual consistency (configurable in cluster mode per master or individual client request)Immediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be individually decided for each write operation
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes infoConstraint checkingyes inforelationships in graphsno infotypically not used, however similar functionality with DBRef possible
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACID infowith snapshot isolationMulti-document ACID Transactions with snapshot isolation
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes, multi-version concurrency control (MVCC)yes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes infowith periodic snapshot and write-ahead logging (WAL) of changesyes infooptional, enabled by default
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyes infoIn-memory storage engine introduced with MongoDB version 3.2
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.Users, roles and permissionsAccess rights for users and roles
More information provided by the system vendor
GraphDB infoformer name: OWLIMMemgraphMongoDB
Specific characteristicsGraphDB Enterprise is a high-performance semantic repository created by Ontotext....
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Memgraph directly connects to your streaming infrastructure so you and your team...
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MongoDB’s application data platform provides developers a unified interface to power...
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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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Business Source License ensures a future for the Memgraph community MAGE algorithm...
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The MongoDB platform can be used by developers building transactional, operational,...
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Typical application scenariosMetadata enrichment and management, linked open data publishing, semantic inferencing...
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Graph algorithms in bioinformatics Social network analysis Cryptocurrency network...
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Internet of Things and Time Series (Bosch, Jaguar Land Rover) Mobile (The Weather...
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Key customersBBC, Press Association, Financial Times, DK, Euromoney, The British Museum, Getty...
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ADP, Adobe, Amadeus, AstraZeneca, Auto Trader, Barclays, BBVA, Bosch, Cisco, CERN,...
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Market metricsGraphDB is the most utilized semantic triplestore for mission-critical enterprise...
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200+ million downloads, over 1.5M Atlas database clusters under management handling...
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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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MongoDB database server: Server-Side Public License (SSPL) . Commercial licenses...
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