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System Properties Comparison RavenDB vs. Stardog vs. SWC-DB vs. Transbase vs. Weaviate

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NameRavenDB  Xexclude from comparisonStardog  Xexclude from comparisonSWC-DB infoSuper Wide Column Database  Xexclude from comparisonTransbase  Xexclude from comparisonWeaviate  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionOpen Source Operational and Transactional Enterprise NoSQL Document DatabaseEnterprise Knowledge Graph platform and graph DBMS with high availability, high performance reasoning, and virtualizationA high performance, scalable Wide Column DBMSA resource-optimized, high-performance, universally applicable RDBMSA cloud-native, realtime vector search engine integrating scalable machine learning models
Primary database modelDocument storeGraph DBMS
RDF store
Wide column storeRelational DBMSSearch engine
Secondary database modelsGraph DBMS
Spatial DBMS
Time Series DBMS
Time Series DBMS
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Score3.46
Rank#92  Overall
#16  Document stores
Score1.70
Rank#135  Overall
#12  Graph DBMS
#6  RDF stores
Score0.00
Rank#354  Overall
#13  Wide column stores
Score0.25
Rank#278  Overall
#129  Relational DBMS
Score0.17
Rank#294  Overall
#15  Search engines
Websiteravendb.netwww.stardog.comgithub.com/­kashirin-alex/­swc-db
www.swcdb.org
www.transaction.de/­en/­solutions/­transbase-resource-optimized-high-performance-databasegithub.com/­semi-technologies/­weaviate
www.semi.technology/­solutions/­weaviate
Technical documentationravendb.net/­docsdocs.stardog.comwww.transaction.de/­en/­transbase-insidewww.semi.technology/­developers/­weaviate/­current
DeveloperHibernating RhinosStardog-UnionAlex KashirinTransaction Software GmbHSeMI Technologies B.V.
Initial release20102010202019872017
Current release5.2, June 20217.3.0, May 20200.5, April 2021Transbase 8.4, September 20201.0.3, January 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoAGPL version 3, commercial license availablecommercial info60-day fully-featured trial license; 1-year fully-featured non-commercial use license for academics/studentsOpen Source infoGPL V3commercial infofree development licenseOpen Source infocommercial license available with Weaviate Enterprise
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonononono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC#JavaC++C and C++Go
Server operating systemsLinux
macOS
Raspberry Pi
Windows
Linux
macOS
Windows
LinuxFreeBSD
Linux
macOS
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-free and OWL/RDFS-schema supportschema-freeyesyes, maps to GraphQL interface
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesyesyes 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.no infoImport/export of XML data possiblenonono
Secondary indexesyesyes infosupports real-time indexing in full-text and geospatialyesyes infoall data objects are indexed in a semantic vector space (the Contextionary), all primitive fields are indexed
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query language (RQL)Yes, compatible with all major SQL variants through dedicated BI/SQL ServerSQL-like query languageyesGraphQL is used as query language
APIs and other access methods.NET Client API
Java Client API
Python Client API
RESTful HTTP API
GraphQL query language
HTTP API
Jena RDF API
OWL
RDF4J API
Sesame REST HTTP Protocol
SNARL
SPARQL
Spring Data
Stardog Studio
TinkerPop 3
Proprietary protocol
Thrift
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary native API
GraphQL query language
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
Supported programming languages.Net
C#
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Ruby
.Net
Clojure
Groovy
Java
JavaScript
Python
Ruby
C++C
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript
Kotlin
Objective-C
PHP
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesuser defined functions and aggregates, HTTP Server extensions in Javanoyesno
Triggersyesyes infovia event handlersnoyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnoneShardingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replicationMulti-source replication in HA-ClusterSource-replica replicationyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes infoMapReduce functions can be defined in Linqnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual ConsistencyImmediate Consistency in HA-ClusterImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyes inforelationships in graphsyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACID, Cluster-wide transaction availableACIDyesno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesnonono
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess control on document level using the Authorization BundleAccess rights for users and rolesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardOpenID Connect Discovery
More information provided by the system vendor
RavenDBStardogSWC-DB infoSuper Wide Column DatabaseTransbaseWeaviate
Specific characteristicsRavenDB is the pioneer NoSQL Document Database that is fully transactional (ACID)...
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Stardog is an Enterprise Knowledge Graph platform, uniquely combining graph storage...
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Competitive advantagesRavenDB is easy to setup and secure. You can do it in a matter of minutes . Easy...
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Stardog provides a full featureset to aid in data integration for your complex data....
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Typical application scenariosIoT for Edge Deployments Fraud Detection Recommendation Engines Product Catalogs...
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Stardog is frequently used for: Anti-money laundering & fraud monitoring Customer...
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Key customersToyota, Capgemini, Vodafone, Medicaid, Asos, Nomura, RMS Automotive, MSNBC, Pluralsight,...
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Bosch, Dow Jones, Elsevier, Ericsson, Morgan Stanley, NASA, NIH, Nokia, Salesforce,...
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Market metrics2 million+ downloads 1000+ customers including Fortune 500 large enterprises
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Stardog's technology is based on ground-breaking research by our founders cited 10,000+...
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Licensing and pricing modelsRavenDB is available on-premise and in the cloud. RavenDB Cloud is available on AWS...
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A fully-featured 60-day Trial license is available for those testing Stardog; contact...
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