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DBMS > GraphDB vs. NuoDB vs. Weaviate

System Properties Comparison GraphDB vs. NuoDB vs. Weaviate

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NameGraphDB infoformer name: OWLIM  Xexclude from comparisonNuoDB  Xexclude from comparisonWeaviate  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.NuoDB is a webscale distributed database that supports SQL and ACID transactionsAn AI-native realtime vector database engine that integrates scalable machine learning models.
Primary database modelGraph DBMS
RDF store
Relational DBMSVector DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score2.75
Rank#118  Overall
#9  Graph DBMS
#5  RDF stores
Score0.95
Rank#211  Overall
#97  Relational DBMS
Score2.08
Rank#143  Overall
#4  Vector DBMS
Websitewww.ontotext.comwww.3ds.com/­nuodb-distributed-sql-databasegithub.com/­weaviate/­weaviate
weaviate.io
Technical documentationgraphdb.ontotext.com/­documentationdoc.nuodb.comweaviate.io/­developers/­weaviate
Social network pagesLinkedInTwitterYouTubeGitHubMedium
DeveloperOntotextDassault Systèmes infooriginally NuoDB, Inc.Weaviate B.V.
Initial release200020132019
Current release10.4, October 20231.19, May 2023
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infoSome plugins of GraphDB Workbench are open sourcedcommercial infolimited edition freeOpen Source infocommercial license available with Weaviate Enterprise
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJavaC++Go
Server operating systemsAll OS with a Java VM
Linux
OS X
Windows
hosted infoAmazon EC2, Windows Azure, SoftLayer
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeschema-free and OWL/RDFS-schema support; RDF shapesyesyes, maps to GraphQL interface
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes infostring, int, float, geo point, date, cross reference, fuzzy references
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 indexesyesyes infoall data objects are indexed in a semantic vector space (the Contextionary), all primitive fields are indexed
SQL infoSupport of SQLstored SPARQL accessed as SQL using Apache Calcite through JDBC/ODBCyesGraphQL is used as query language
APIs and other access methodsGeoSPARQL
GraphQL
GraphQL Federation
Java API
JDBC
RDF4J API
RDFS
RIO
Sail API
Sesame REST HTTP Protocol
SPARQL 1.1
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
GraphQL query language
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
Supported programming languages.Net
C#
Clojure
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
.Net
C
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
JavaScript / TypeScript
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored procedureswell-defined plugin interfaces; JavaScript server-side extensibilityJava, SQLno
Triggersnoyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonedata is dynamically stored/cached on the nodes where it is read/writtenSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replicationyes infoManaged transparently by NuoDByes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
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
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes infoConstraint checkingyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACID infotunable commit protocolno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes infoMVCCyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes infoTemporary tableyes
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.Standard SQL roles/ privileges, Administrative UsersAPI Keys
OpenID Connect Discovery
More information provided by the system vendor
GraphDB infoformer name: OWLIMNuoDBWeaviate
Specific characteristicsOntotext GraphDB is a semantic database engine that allows organizations to build...
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Weaviate is an open source vector database that is robust, scalable, cloud-native,...
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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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Flexible deployment - Free, open source or fully-managed cloud vector database service...
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Typical application scenariosMetadata enrichment and management, linked data publishing, semantic inferencing...
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As a database supporting the development of generative AI and semantic search applications...
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Key customers​ GraphDB provides a platform for building next-generation AI and Knowledge Graph...
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All companies that have data. ​
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Market metricsGraphDB is the most utilized semantic triplestore for mission-critical enterprise...
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As of mid 2023: Over 2 million open source downloads 3500+ Weaviate Slack community...
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Licensing and pricing modelsGraphDB Free is a non-commercial version and is free to use. GraphDB Enterprise edition...
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Weaviate is open-source, and free to use. Weaviate is also available as a fully managed...
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