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DBMS > Heroic vs. RDF4J vs. RethinkDB vs. Weaviate

System Properties Comparison Heroic vs. RDF4J vs. RethinkDB vs. Weaviate

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NameHeroic  Xexclude from comparisonRDF4J infoformerly known as Sesame  Xexclude from comparisonRethinkDB  Xexclude from comparisonWeaviate  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionTime Series DBMS built at Spotify based on Cassandra or Google Cloud Bigtable, and ElasticSearchRDF4J is a Java framework for processing RDF data, supporting both memory-based and a disk-based storage.DBMS for the Web with a mechanism to push updated query results to applications in realtime.A cloud-native, realtime vector search engine integrating scalable machine learning models
Primary database modelTime Series DBMSRDF storeDocument storeSearch engine
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMS
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Score0.21
Rank#290  Overall
#26  Time Series DBMS
Score0.68
Rank#211  Overall
#9  RDF stores
Score3.14
Rank#97  Overall
#17  Document stores
Score0.16
Rank#296  Overall
#16  Search engines
Websitespotify.github.io/­heroic/­#!/­indexrdf4j.orgrethinkdb.comgithub.com/­semi-technologies/­weaviate
www.semi.technology/­solutions/­weaviate
Technical documentationspotify.github.io/­heroic/­#!/­docs/­overviewrdf4j.org/­documentationrethinkdb.com/­docswww.semi.technology/­developers/­weaviate/­current
DeveloperSpotifySince 2016 officially forked into an Eclipse project, former developer was Aduna Software.The Linux Foundation infosince July 2017SeMI Technologies B.V.
Initial release2014200420092017
Current release2.4.1, August 20201.0.3, January 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoEclipse Distribution License (EDL), v1.0.Open Source infoApache Version 2Open Source infocommercial license available with Weaviate Enterprise
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageJavaJavaC++Go
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Unix
Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyes infoRDF Schemasschema-freeyes, maps to GraphQL interface
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes infostring, binary, float, bool, date, geometryyes 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 infovia Elasticsearchyesyesyes infoall data objects are indexed in a semantic vector space (the Contextionary), all primitive fields are indexed
SQL infoSupport of SQLnononoGraphQL is used as query language
APIs and other access methodsHQL (Heroic Query Language, a JSON-based language)
HTTP API
Java API
RIO infoRDF Input/Output
Sail API
SeRQL infoSesame RDF Query Language
Sesame REST HTTP Protocol
SPARQL
GraphQL query language
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
Supported programming languagesJava
PHP
Python
C infocommunity-supported driver
C# infocommunity-supported driver
C++ infocommunity-supported driver
Clojure infocommunity-supported driver
Dart infocommunity-supported driver
Erlang infocommunity-supported driver
Go infocommunity-supported driver
Haskell infocommunity-supported driver
Java infoofficial driver
JavaScript (Node.js) infoofficial driver
Lisp infocommunity-supported driver
Lua infocommunity-supported driver
Objective-C infocommunity-supported driver
Perl infocommunity-supported driver
PHP infocommunity-supported driver
Python infoofficial driver
Ruby infoofficial driver
Scala infocommunity-supported driver
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyesno
TriggersnoyesClient-side triggers through changefeedsno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnoneSharding inforange basedSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesnoneSource-replica replicationyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Immediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACID infoIsolation support depends on the API usedAtomic single-document operationsno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes infoMVCC basedyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes infoin-memory storage is supported as wellyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.nonono
User concepts infoAccess controlnoyes infousers and table-level permissionsOpenID Connect Discovery
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