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NameGraphDB infoformer name: OWLIM  Xexclude from comparisonRavenDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionEnterprise RDF and graph database with efficient reasoning, cluster and external index synchronization supportOpen Source Operational and Transactional Enterprise NoSQL Document Database
Primary database modelGraph DBMS
RDF store
Document store
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Score1.11
Rank#137  Overall
#8  Graph DBMS
#5  RDF stores
Score3.86
Rank#71  Overall
#12  Document stores
Websitegraphdb.ontotext.comravendb.net
Technical documentationgraphdb.ontotext.com/­documentationravendb.net/­docs
DeveloperOntotextHibernating Rhinos
Initial release20002010
Current release8.8, January 20194.2, May 2019
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infolimited edition freeOpen Source infoAGPL version 3, commercial license available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceno infoNamed S4, Ontotext provides a semantic graph database based on GraphDB in the cloud.no
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Implementation languageJavaC#
Server operating systemsAll OS with a Java VM
Linux
OS X
Windows
Linux
macOS
Raspberry Pi
Windows
Data schemeschema-free and OWL/RDFS-schema supportschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesno
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
SQL infoSupport of SQLSPARQL is used as query languageSQL-like query language (RQL)
APIs and other access methodsGeoSPARQL
Java API
RDF4J API
RIO
Sail API
Sesame REST HTTP Protocol
SPARQL 1.1
.NET Client API
Java Client API
Python Client API
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languages.Net
C#
Clojure
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
.Net
C#
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresJava Server Pluginyes
Triggersnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-master replicationMulti-master replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyes infoMapReduce functions can be defined in Linq
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
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes infoConstraint checkingno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACID, Cluster-wide transaction available
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlyesAccess control on document level using the Authorization Bundle
More information provided by the system vendor
GraphDB infoformer name: OWLIMRavenDB
Specific characteristicsGraphDB Enterprise is a high-performance semantic repository created by Ontotext....
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RavenDB is the pioneer NoSQL Document Database that is fully transactional (ACID)...
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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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RavenDB is easy to setup and secure. You can do it in a matter of minutes . Easy...
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Typical application scenariosMetadata enrichment and management, linked open data publishing, semantic inferencing...
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IoT for Edge Deployments Fraud Detection Recommendation Engines Product Catalogs...
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Key customersBBC, Press Association, Financial Times, DK, Euromoney, The British Museum, Getty...
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Toyota, Capgemini, Vodafone, Medicaid, Asos, Nomura, RMS Automotive, MSNBC, Pluralsight,...
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Market metricsGraphDB is the most utilized semantic triplestore for mission-critical enterprise...
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2 million+ downloads 1000+ customers including Fortune 500 large enterprises
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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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RavenDB is available on-premise and in the cloud. RavenDB Cloud is available on AWS...
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