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System Properties Comparison GraphDB vs. MonetDB vs. Riak KV vs. ScyllaDB

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NameGraphDB infoformer name: OWLIM  Xexclude from comparisonMonetDB  Xexclude from comparisonRiak KV  Xexclude from comparisonScyllaDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionEnterprise RDF and graph database with efficient reasoning, cluster and external index synchronization supportA relational database management system that stores data in columnsDistributed, fault tolerant key-value storeCassandra-compatible wide column store
Primary database modelGraph DBMS
RDF store
Relational DBMSKey-value store infowith links between data sets and object tags for the creation of secondary indexesWide column store
Secondary database modelsDocument store
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Score1.14
Rank#137  Overall
#8  Graph DBMS
#5  RDF stores
Score1.81
Rank#117  Overall
#57  Relational DBMS
Score5.39
Rank#59  Overall
#9  Key-value stores
Score2.06
Rank#110  Overall
#8  Wide column stores
Websitegraphdb.ontotext.comwww.monetdb.orgbasho.com/­products/­riak-kvwww.scylladb.com
Technical documentationgraphdb.ontotext.com/­documentationwww.monetdb.org/­Documentationdocs.scylladb.com
DeveloperOntotextMonetDB BVBasho TechnologiesScyllaDB
Initial release2000200420092015
Current release8.8, January 2019Nov2019-SP1, December 20192.1.0, April 2015Scylla Open Source 3.2.0, January 2020
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infolimited edition freeOpen Source infoMozilla Public License 2.0Open Source infoApache version 2, commercial enterprise editionOpen Source infoOpen Source (AGPL), commercial license available
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 languageJavaCErlangC++
Server operating systemsAll OS with a Java VM
Linux
OS X
Windows
FreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
OS X
Linux
Data schemeschema-free and OWL/RDFS-schema supportyesschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesnoyes
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
Secondary indexesyes, supports real-time synchronization and indexing in SOLR/Elastic search/Lucene and GeoSPARQL geometry data indexesyesrestrictedyes infocluster global secondary indices
SQL infoSupport of SQLSPARQL is used as query languageyes infoSQL 2003 with some extensionsnoSQL-like DML and DDL statements (CQL)
APIs and other access methodsGeoSPARQL
Java API
RDF4J API
RIO
Sail API
Sesame REST HTTP Protocol
SPARQL 1.1
JDBC
native C library infoMAPI library (MonetDB application programming interface)
ODBC
HTTP API
Native Erlang Interface
Proprietary protocol infoCQL (Cassandra Query Language, an SQL-like language)
Thrift
Supported programming languages.Net
C#
Clojure
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
C
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
C infounofficial client library
C#
C++ infounofficial client library
Clojure infounofficial client library
Dart infounofficial client library
Erlang
Go infounofficial client library
Groovy infounofficial client library
Haskell infounofficial client library
Java
JavaScript infounofficial client library
Lisp infounofficial client library
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala infounofficial client library
Smalltalk infounofficial client library
C#
C++
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresJava Server Pluginyes, in SQL, C, RJavaScript and Erlangno
Triggersnoyesyes infopre-commit hooks and post-commit hooksno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneSharding via remote tablesSharding infono "single point of failure"Sharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-master replicationnone infoMaster-slave replication available in experimental statusselectable replication factorselectable replication factor infoRepresentation of geographical distribution of servers is possible
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency, Eventual consistency (configurable in cluster mode per master or individual client request)Eventual ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be individually decided for each write operation
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes infoConstraint checkingyesno infolinks between data sets can be storedno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDnono infoAtomicity and isolation are supported for single operations
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.yes infoin-memory tables
User concepts infoAccess controlyesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardnoAccess rights for users can be defined per object
More information provided by the system vendor
GraphDB infoformer name: OWLIMMonetDBRiak KVScyllaDB
Specific characteristicsGraphDB Enterprise is a high-performance semantic repository created by Ontotext....
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Column-store In-memory optimized GeoSpatial support JSON document support
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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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Scalable architecture - vertical data organization and in-memory optimization guarantee...
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Typical application scenariosMetadata enrichment and management, linked open data publishing, semantic inferencing...
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Analytical database, Data warehouse, OLAP Data mining Scientific database
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Key customersBBC, Press Association, Financial Times, DK, Euromoney, The British Museum, Getty...
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Numascale , Spinque , SecurActive , CHS , NOZHUP
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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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Free and open-source software, Mozilla Public License 2.0 Commercial support available
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News

Ontotext’s Graph Database Helps Create EU-Wide Company Business Graph
23 January 2020

A Graphful of Investment Opportunities
10 January 2020

Ontotext’s Most Popular Blog Posts for 2019
30 December 2019

A New Hope: The Rise of the Knowledge Graph
6 December 2019

The New Improved and Open GraphDB
7 November 2019

Optimistic Concurrency Control in MonetDB
3 January 2020

Limit memory usage of MonetDB on Linux with CGROUPS
9 May 2019

SQL:2003 merge statements now supported in MonetDB
8 March 2019

Extended SQL:2011 Window Functions in MonetDB
26 February 2019

Updatable MERGE TABLEs with partition predicates
26 February 2019

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GraphDB infoformer name: OWLIMMonetDBRiak KVScyllaDB
Conferences and events

Designing Semantic Technology Proof-of-Concept
Online Training, 13:00 – 18:00 UTC, 12 December 2019 (finished)

Ontotext Platform – the Fast Track from an RDF Model to a Knowledge Graph
Online Training, 4pm GMT, 17 December 2019 (finished)

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It's just semantics: Bulgarian software dev Ontotext squeezes out GraphDB 9.1
15 January 2020, The Register

GraphDB Goes Open Source
27 January 2020, iProgrammer

GraphDB 9.1 - the Database to Support High-quality Knowledge Graphs
13 January 2020, PRNewswire

Ontotext GraphDB Named Innovator in Bloor's Graph Database Market Research
11 February 2019, PRNewswire

Ontotext's GraphDB 8.10 Makes Knowledge Graph Experience Faster and Richer
13 June 2019, Yahoo Finance

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MonetDB Solutions secures investment from ServiceNow — CWI Amsterdam
1 October 2019, Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI)

Big Data Career Notes: November 2019 Edition
15 November 2019, Datanami

CWI research collaboration leads to 100 million euro investment in Amsterdam
6 November 2019, Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI)

Huge Radio Telescope Gets New Database
10 August 2015, Datanami

ExaNeSt Project Successfully Builds Prototype for Exascale
16 September 2019, insideHPC

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Is Riak A Good NoSQL Database Option For Enterprises?
1 July 2019, Analytics India Magazine

Basho open-sources its Riak TS database for the Internet Of Things
5 May 2016, TechCrunch

Basho's database downfall highlights danger of bringing too-niche tech to market
10 July 2018, TechRepublic

NoSQL database Riak acquired following Basho’s fall from grace
13 September 2017, Computer Business Review

Basho, Maker of Riak NoSQL Database, Raises $25M
13 January 2015, Data Center Knowledge

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SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Scylla Open Source Database
24 January 2020, SDTimes.com

ScyllaDB Unveils Highly Anticipated Features for High-Performance NoSQL Database
5 November 2019, GlobeNewswire

FSF calls on Microsoft to open source Windows 7
28 January 2020, SDTimes.com

ScyllaDB Launches Scylla Cloud Database as a Service
9 April 2019, AiThority

Scylla review: Apache Cassandra supercharged
18 December 2019, InfoWorld

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