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DBMS > RDF4J vs. Sequoiadb vs. Titan

System Properties Comparison RDF4J vs. Sequoiadb vs. Titan

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NameRDF4J infoformerly known as Sesame  Xexclude from comparisonSequoiadb  Xexclude from comparisonTitan  Xexclude from comparison
Titan has been decommisioned after the takeover by Datastax. It will be removed from the DB-Engines ranking. A fork has been open-sourced as JanusGraph.
DescriptionRDF4J is a Java framework for processing RDF data, supporting both memory-based and a disk-based storage.NewSQL database with distributed OLTP and SQLTitan is a Graph DBMS optimized for distributed clusters.
Primary database modelRDF storeDocument store
Relational DBMS
Graph DBMS
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Score0.48
Rank#220  Overall
#9  RDF stores
Score0.31
Rank#249  Overall
#34  Document stores
#116  Relational DBMS
Websiterdf4j.orgwww.sequoiadb.comtitan.thinkaurelius.com
Technical documentationrdf4j.org/­documentationwww.sequoiadb.com/­en/­index.php?m=Files&a=indexgithub.com/­thinkaurelius/­titan/­wiki
DeveloperSince 2016 officially forked into an Eclipse project, former developer was Aduna Software.Sequoiadb Ltd.Aurelius, owned by DataStax
Initial release200420132012
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoEclipse Distribution License (EDL), v1.0.Open Source infoServer: AGPL; Client: Apache V2Open Source infoApache license, version 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJavaC++Java
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Unix
Windows
LinuxLinux
OS X
Unix
Windows
Data schemeyes infoRDF Schemasschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes infooid, date, timestamp, binary, regexyes
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 indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like query languageno
APIs and other access methodsJava API
RIO infoRDF Input/Output
Sail API
SeRQL infoSesame RDF Query Language
Sesame REST HTTP Protocol
SPARQL
proprietary protocol using JSONJava API
TinkerPop Blueprints
TinkerPop Frames
TinkerPop Gremlin
TinkerPop Rexster
Supported programming languagesJava
PHP
Python
.Net
C++
Java
PHP
Python
Clojure
Java
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesJavaScriptyes
Triggersyesnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneShardingyes infovia pluggable storage backends
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneMaster-slave replicationyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyes infovia Faunus, a graph analytics engine
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyes infoRelationships in graph
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACID infoIsolation support depends on the API usedDocument is locked during a transactionACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes infoin-memory storage is supported as wellyesyes infoSupports various storage backends: Cassandra, HBase, Berkeley DB, Akiban, Hazelcast
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.no
User concepts infoAccess controlnosimple password-based access controlUser authentification and security via Rexster Graph Server

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