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System Properties Comparison GraphDB vs. PostgreSQL vs. STSdb
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|Name||GraphDB former name: OWLIM Xexclude from comparison||PostgreSQL Xexclude from comparison||STSdb Xexclude from comparison|
|Description||Enterprise RDF and graph database with efficient reasoning, cluster and external index synchronization support||Widely used open source RDBMS Developed as objectoriented DBMS (Postgres), gradually enhanced with 'standards' like SQL||Key-Value Store with special method for indexing optimized for high performance using a special indexing method|
|Primary database model||Graph DBMS|
|Relational DBMS with object oriented extensions, e.g.: user defined types/functions and inheritance. Handling of key/value pairs with hstore module.||Key-value store|
|Secondary database models||Document store|
|Developer||Ontotext||PostgreSQL Global Development Group www.postgresql.org/developer||STS Soft SC|
|Initial release||2000||1989 1989: Postgres, 1996: PostgreSQL||2011|
|Current release||8.8, January 2019||12.2, February 2020|
|License Commercial or Open Source||commercial limited edition free||Open Source BSD||Open Source GPLv2, commercial license available|
|Cloud-based only Only available as a cloud service||no Named S4, Ontotext provides a semantic graph database based on GraphDB in the cloud.||no||no|
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|Server operating systems||All OS with a Java VM|
|Data scheme||schema-free and OWL/RDFS-schema support||yes||yes|
|Typing predefined data types such as float or date||yes||yes||yes primitive types and user defined types (classes)|
|XML support Some form of processing data in XML format, e.g. support for XML data structures, and/or support for XPath, XQuery or XSLT.||no||yes specific XML-type available, but no XML query functionality.|
|Secondary indexes||yes, supports real-time synchronization and indexing in SOLR/Elastic search/Lucene and GeoSPARQL geometry data indexes||yes||no|
|SQL Support of SQL||SPARQL is used as query language||yes standard with numerous extensions||no|
|APIs and other access methods||GeoSPARQL|
Sesame REST HTTP Protocol
native C library
streaming API for large objects
|.NET Client API|
|Supported programming languages||.Net|
|Server-side scripts Stored procedures||Java Server Plugin||user defined functions realized in proprietary language PL/pgSQL or with common languages like Perl, Python, Tcl etc.||no|
|Partitioning methods Methods for storing different data on different nodes||none||partitioning by range, list and (since PostgreSQL 11) by hash||none|
|Replication methods Methods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodes||Master-master replication||Master-slave replication other methods possible by using 3rd party extensions||none|
|MapReduce Offers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methods||no||no||no|
|Consistency concepts Methods to ensure consistency in a distributed system||Immediate Consistency, Eventual consistency (configurable in cluster mode per master or individual client request)||Immediate Consistency|
|Foreign keys Referential integrity||yes Constraint checking||yes||no|
|Transaction concepts Support to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of data||ACID||ACID||no|
|Concurrency Support for concurrent manipulation of data||yes||yes||yes|
|Durability Support for making data persistent||yes||yes||yes|
|In-memory capabilities Is there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.||no|
|User concepts Access control||yes||fine grained access rights according to SQL-standard||no|
|More information provided by the system vendor|
|GraphDB former name: OWLIM||PostgreSQL||STSdb|
|Specific characteristics||GraphDB Enterprise is a high-performance semantic repository created by Ontotext....|
|Competitive advantages||GraphDB allows you to link text and data in big knowledge graphs. It’s easy to experiment...|
|Typical application scenarios||Metadata enrichment and management, linked open data publishing, semantic inferencing...|
|Key customers||BBC, Press Association, Financial Times, DK, Euromoney, The British Museum, Getty...|
|Market metrics||GraphDB is the most utilized semantic triplestore for mission-critical enterprise...|
|Licensing and pricing models||GraphDB-Free is free to use. SE and Enterprise are licensed per CPU-Core used. Perpetual...|
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