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

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NameGraphDB infoformer name: OWLIM  Xexclude from comparisonMonetDB  Xexclude from comparisonRiak KV  Xexclude from comparisonXAP  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 storeHigh performant in-memory data grid for mission critical applications. Insight Edge from the same company extends XAP for AI/ML support, BI and other interfaces
Primary database modelGraph DBMS
RDF store
Relational DBMSKey-value store infowith links between data sets and object tags for the creation of secondary indexesDocument store
Key-value store infoValues are user defined objects
Secondary database modelsDocument storeObject oriented DBMS
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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
Score0.80
Rank#167  Overall
#26  Document stores
#30  Key-value stores
Websitegraphdb.ontotext.comwww.monetdb.orgbasho.com/­products/­riak-kvwww.gigaspaces.com/­products/­xap
Technical documentationgraphdb.ontotext.com/­documentationwww.monetdb.org/­Documentationdocs.gigaspaces.com/­latest/­landing.html
DeveloperOntotextMonetDB BVBasho TechnologiesGigaspaces Technologies
Initial release2000200420092000
Current release8.8, January 2019Nov2019-SP1, December 20192.1.0, April 201514.5.0, June 2019
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infolimited edition freeOpen Source infoMozilla Public License 2.0Open Source infoApache version 2, commercial enterprise editionOpen Source infoApache Version 2; Commercial licenses 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 languageJavaCErlangJava, C++, .Net
Server operating systemsAll OS with a Java VM
Linux
OS X
Windows
FreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
OS X
Linux
macOS
Solaris
Windows
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 infoXML can be used for describing objects metadata
Secondary indexesyes, supports real-time synchronization and indexing in SOLR/Elastic search/Lucene and GeoSPARQL geometry data indexesyesrestrictedyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSPARQL is used as query languageyes infoSQL 2003 with some extensionsnoSQL-like query language and DML statements
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
GigaSpaces LRMI
Hibernate
JCache
JDBC
JPA
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data
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
.Net
C++
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresJava Server Pluginyes, in SQL, C, RJavaScript and Erlangyes
Triggersnoyesyes infopre-commit hooks and post-commit hooksyes infoEvent Listeners
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneSharding via remote tablesSharding infono "single point of failure"Sharding infoHash based
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-master replicationnone infoMaster-slave replication available in experimental statusselectable replication factorMaster-master replication infosynchronous or asynchronous
Master-slave replication infosynchronous or asynchronous
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyesyes infoMap-Reduce pattern can be built with XAP task executors
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency, Eventual consistency (configurable in cluster mode per master or individual client request)Eventual ConsistencyImmediate Consistency infoConsistency level configurable: ALL, QUORUM, ANY
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 dataACIDACIDnoACID
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
User concepts infoAccess controlyesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardnoRole-based access control
More information provided by the system vendor
GraphDB infoformer name: OWLIMMonetDBRiak KVXAP
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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6 December 2019

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7 November 2019

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5 November 2019

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3 January 2020

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9 May 2019

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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 KVXAP
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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