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System Properties Comparison JanusGraph vs. RDF4J

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NameJanusGraph infosuccessor of Titan  Xexclude from comparisonRDF4J infoformerly known as Sesame  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA Graph DBMS optimized for distributed clusters infoIt was forked from the latest code base of Titan in January 2017RDF4J is a Java framework for processing RDF data, supporting both memory-based and a disk-based storage.
Primary database modelGraph DBMSRDF store
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Score1.67
Rank#121  Overall
#6  Graph DBMS
Score0.37
Rank#223  Overall
#10  RDF stores
Websitejanusgraph.orgrdf4j.org
Technical documentationdocs.janusgraph.org/­latestdocs.rdf4j.org
DeveloperLinux Foundation; originally developed as Titan by AureliusSince 2016 officially forked into an Eclipse project, former developer was Aduna Software.
Initial release20172004
Current release0.4.0, July 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoEclipse Distribution License (EDL), v1.0.
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
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Implementation languageJavaJava
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Unix
Windows
Linux
OS X
Unix
Windows
Data schemeyesyes infoRDF Schemas
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes
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 indexesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnono
APIs and other access methodsJava API
TinkerPop Blueprints
TinkerPop Frames
TinkerPop Gremlin
TinkerPop Rexster
Java API
RIO infoRDF Input/Output
Sail API
SeRQL infoSesame RDF Query Language
Sesame REST HTTP Protocol
SPARQL
Supported programming languagesClojure
Java
Python
Java
PHP
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesyes
Triggersyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyes infodepending on the used storage backend (e.g. Cassandra, HBase, BerkeleyDB)none
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes infovia Faunus, a graph analytics engineno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes infoRelationships in graphs
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACID infoIsolation support depends on the API used
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes infoSupports various storage backends: Cassandra, HBase, Berkeley DB, Akiban, Hazelcastyes infoin-memory storage is supported as well
User concepts infoAccess controlUser authentification and security via Rexster Graph Serverno

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