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System Properties Comparison Hive vs. Kinetica vs. RDF4J vs. VelocityDB

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NameHive  Xexclude from comparisonKinetica  Xexclude from comparisonRDF4J infoformerly known as Sesame  Xexclude from comparisonVelocityDB  Xexclude from comparison
Descriptiondata warehouse software for querying and managing large distributed datasets, built on HadoopGPU-accelerated database for real-time analysis of large and streaming datasetsRDF4J is a Java framework for processing RDF data, supporting both memory-based and a disk-based storage.A .NET Object Database that can be embedded/distributed and extended to a graph data model (VelocityGraph)
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSRDF storeGraph DBMS
Object oriented DBMS
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Score72.32
Rank#14  Overall
#9  Relational DBMS
Score0.75
Rank#194  Overall
#98  Relational DBMS
Score0.51
Rank#230  Overall
#9  RDF stores
Score0.08
Rank#305  Overall
#29  Graph DBMS
#17  Object oriented DBMS
Websitehive.apache.orgwww.kinetica.comrdf4j.orgvelocitydb.com
Technical documentationcwiki.apache.org/­confluence/­display/­Hive/­Homewww.kinetica.com/­docsrdf4j.org/­documentationvelocitydb.com/­UserGuide
DeveloperApache Software Foundation infoinitially developed by FacebookKineticaSince 2016 officially forked into an Eclipse project, former developer was Aduna Software.VelocityDB Inc
Initial release2012201220042011
Current release3.1.2, August 20196.07.x
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2commercialOpen Source infoEclipse Distribution License (EDL), v1.0.commercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageJavaC, C++JavaC#
Server operating systemsAll OS with a Java VMLinuxLinux
OS X
Unix
Windows
Any that supports .NET
Data schemeyesyesyes infoRDF Schemasyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesyes
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 indexesyesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like DML and DDL statementsSQL-like DML and DDL statementsnono
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
Thrift
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Java API
RIO infoRDF Input/Output
Sail API
SeRQL infoSesame RDF Query Language
Sesame REST HTTP Protocol
SPARQL
.Net
Supported programming languagesC++
Java
PHP
Python
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Java
PHP
Python
.Net
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infouser defined functions and integration of map-reduceuser defined functionsyesno
Triggersnoyes infotriggers when inserted values for one or more columns fall within a specified rangeyesCallbacks are triggered when data changes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingnoneSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factorSource-replica replicationnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes infoquery execution via MapReducenonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual ConsistencyImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on configurationImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanonoACID infoIsolation support depends on the API usedACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes 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.yes infoGPU vRAM or System RAMyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users, groups and rolesAccess rights for users and roles on table levelnoBased on Windows Authentication

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