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DBMS > GraphDB vs. OpenSearch vs. RDFox

System Properties Comparison GraphDB vs. OpenSearch vs. RDFox

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NameGraphDB infoformer name: OWLIM  Xexclude from comparisonOpenSearch  Xexclude from comparisonRDFox  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 distributed, RESTful search and analytics engine forked from Elasticsearch and based on Apache LuceneHigh performance knowledge graph and semantic reasoning engine
Primary database modelGraph DBMS
RDF store
Search engineGraph DBMS
RDF store
Secondary database modelsVector DBMSRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score3.25
Rank#91  Overall
#7  Graph DBMS
#4  RDF stores
Score16.03
Rank#37  Overall
#4  Search engines
Score0.29
Rank#300  Overall
#24  Graph DBMS
#13  RDF stores
Websitewww.ontotext.comgithub.com/­opensearch-project
opensearch.org
www.oxfordsemantic.tech
Technical documentationgraphdb.ontotext.com/­documentationopensearch.org/­docs/­latestdocs.oxfordsemantic.tech
Social network pagesLinkedInTwitterYouTubeGitHubMedium
DeveloperOntotextAmazon Web ServicesOxford Semantic Technologies
Initial release200020212017
Current release10.4, October 20232.5.0, January 20236.0, Septermber 2022
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infoSome plugins of GraphDB Workbench are open sourcedOpen Source infoApache Version 2.0commercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJavaJavaC++
Server operating systemsAll OS with a Java VM
Linux
OS X
Windows
All OS with a Java VMLinux
macOS
Windows
Data schemeschema-free and OWL/RDFS-schema support; RDF shapesschema-free infoFlexible type definitions. Once a type is defined, it is persistentyes infoRDF schemas
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes
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.no
Secondary indexesyes, supports real-time synchronization and indexing in SOLR/Elastic search/Lucene and GeoSPARQL geometry data indexesyes infoAll search fields are automatically indexed
SQL infoSupport of SQLstored SPARQL accessed as SQL using Apache Calcite through JDBC/ODBCSQL-like query languageno
APIs and other access methodsGeoSPARQL
GraphQL
GraphQL Federation
Java API
JDBC
RDF4J API
RDFS
RIO
Sail API
Sesame REST HTTP Protocol
SPARQL 1.1
Java API
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
RESTful HTTP API
SPARQL 1.1
Supported programming languages.Net
C#
Clojure
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby infoElasticsearch client
C
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored procedureswell-defined plugin interfaces; JavaScript server-side extensibilityyes
Triggersnoyes infoby using the 'percolation' feature
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replicationyesreplication via a shared file system
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency, Eventual consistency (configurable in cluster mode per master or individual client request)Eventual Consistency infoSynchronous doc based replication. Get by ID may show delays up to 1 sec. Configurable write consistency: one, quorum, allImmediate Consistency in stand-alone mode, Eventual Consistency in replicated setups
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes infoConstraint checkingno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
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
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.Roles, resources, and access types
More information provided by the system vendor
GraphDB infoformer name: OWLIMOpenSearchRDFox
Specific characteristicsOntotext GraphDB is a semantic database engine that allows organizations to build...
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OpenSearch is a highly scalable and extensible open-source software suite for search,...
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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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Distributed as fully open source under Apache License, Version 2.0 (ALv2), OpenSearch...
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Typical application scenariosMetadata enrichment and management, linked data publishing, semantic inferencing...
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The OpenSearch platform is used across a broad range of search , analytics, and observability...
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Key customers​ GraphDB provides a platform for building next-generation AI and Knowledge Graph...
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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 a non-commercial version and is free to use. GraphDB Enterprise edition...
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The OpenSearch Project offers open source software licensed under Apache License...
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