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System Properties Comparison OrientDB vs. RDF4J

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NameOrientDB  Xexclude from comparisonRDF4J infoformerly known as Sesame  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionMulti-model DBMS (Document, Graph, Key/Value)RDF4J is a Java framework for processing RDF data, supporting both memory-based and a disk-based storage.
Primary database modelDocument store
Graph DBMS
Key-value store
RDF store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score6.19
Rank#51  Overall
#8  Document stores
#3  Graph DBMS
#8  Key-value stores
Score0.39
Rank#217  Overall
#11  RDF stores
Websiteorientdb.comrdf4j.org
Technical documentationorientdb.org/­docs/­3.0.xdocs.rdf4j.org
DeveloperOrientDB LTD; CallidusCloudSince 2016 officially forked into an Eclipse project, former developer was Aduna Software.
Initial release20102004
Current release3.0.18, March 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache version 2Open Source infoEclipse Distribution License (EDL), v1.0.
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
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Implementation languageJavaJava
Server operating systemsAll OS with a Java JDK (>= JDK 6)Linux
OS X
Unix
Windows
Data schemeschema-free infoSchema can be enforced for whole record ("schema-full") or for some fields only ("schema-hybrid")yes 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 SQLSQL-like query language, no joinsno
APIs and other access methodsJava API
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
Tinkerpop technology stack with Blueprints, Gremlin, Pipes
Java API
RIO infoRDF Input/Output
Sail API
SeRQL infoSesame RDF Query Language
Sesame REST HTTP Protocol
SPARQL
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C#
C++
Clojure
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Java
PHP
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresJava, Javascriptyes
TriggersHooksyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-master replicationnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsno infocould be achieved with distributed queriesno
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes inforelationship 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 persistentyesyes infoin-memory storage is supported as well
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and roles; record level security configurableno

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