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System Properties Comparison GraphDB vs. RDF4J vs. TiDB

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NameGraphDB infoformer name: OWLIM  Xexclude from comparisonRDF4J infoformerly known as Sesame  Xexclude from comparisonTiDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionEnterprise RDF and graph database with efficient reasoning, cluster and external index synchronization supportRDF4J is a Java framework for processing RDF data, supporting both memory-based and a disk-based storage.TiDB is an open source distributed Hybrid Transactional/Analytical Processing (HTAP) database that supports MySQL and Spark SQL syntaxes.
Primary database modelGraph DBMS
RDF store
RDF storeRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
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Score2.11
Rank#121  Overall
#8  Graph DBMS
#5  RDF stores
Score0.53
Rank#224  Overall
#9  RDF stores
Score2.27
Rank#116  Overall
#56  Relational DBMS
Websitegraphdb.ontotext.comrdf4j.orgpingcap.com
Technical documentationgraphdb.ontotext.com/­documentationrdf4j.org/­documentationdocs.pingcap.com/­tidb/­stable
DeveloperOntotextSince 2016 officially forked into an Eclipse project, former developer was Aduna Software.PingCAP, Inc.
Initial release200020042016
Current release9.4, September 20204.0.8 , October 2020
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infolimited edition freeOpen Source infoEclipse Distribution License (EDL), v1.0.Open Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceno infoNamed S4, Ontotext provides a semantic graph database based on GraphDB in the cloud.nono
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Implementation languageJavaJavaGo, Rust
Server operating systemsAll OS with a Java VM
Linux
OS X
Windows
Linux
OS X
Unix
Windows
Linux
Data schemeschema-free and OWL/RDFS-schema supportyes infoRDF Schemasyes
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.nono
Secondary indexesyes, supports real-time synchronization and indexing in SOLR/Elastic search/Lucene and GeoSPARQL geometry data indexesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSPARQL is used as query languagenoyes
APIs and other access methodsGeoSPARQL
Java API
RDF4J API
RIO
Sail API
Sesame REST HTTP Protocol
SPARQL 1.1
Java API
RIO infoRDF Input/Output
Sail API
SeRQL infoSesame RDF Query Language
Sesame REST HTTP Protocol
SPARQL
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
Supported programming languages.Net
C#
Clojure
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Java
PHP
Python
Ada
C
C#
C++
D
Delphi
Eiffel
Erlang
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresJava Server Pluginyesno
Triggersnoyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenonehorizontal partitioning (by key range)
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replicationnoneUsing Raft consensus algorithm to ensure data replication with strong consistency among multiple replicas.
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyes infowith TiSpark Connector
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency, Eventual consistency (configurable in cluster mode per master or individual client request)Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes infoConstraint checkingno infocurrently only supported in syntax
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACID infoIsolation support depends on the API usedACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes infoin-memory storage is supported as wellyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.no
User concepts infoAccess controlyesnoUsers with fine-grained authorization concept. No user groups or roles.
More information provided by the system vendor
GraphDB infoformer name: OWLIMRDF4J infoformerly known as SesameTiDB
Specific characteristicsGraphDB Enterprise is a high-performance semantic repository created by Ontotext....
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TiDB is an open-source NewSQL database built by PingCAP. TiDB supports Hybrid Transactional...
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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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In the current database landscape, infrastructure engineers often have to use one...
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Typical application scenariosMetadata enrichment and management, linked open data publishing, semantic inferencing...
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TiDB is designed to support both OLTP and OLAP scenarios. You can use TiDB , the...
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Key customersBBC, Press Association, Financial Times, DK, Euromoney, The British Museum, Getty...
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Shopee (E-commerce) BookMyShow.com (E-commerce) Yiguo.com (E-commerce) JD Cloud &...
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Market metricsGraphDB is the most utilized semantic triplestore for mission-critical enterprise...
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25K+ GitHub Stars for TiDB, and 8K+ GitHub Stars for TiKV 1.6K+ members in TiDB Community...
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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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Open Source Apache 2.0 with either commercial licensing or fully-hosted DB-as-a-service...
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Conferences and events

Knowledge Graphs for Enterprise Data Management
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