Which Graph Database to Use – GraphDB Editions™

Fully Featured Semantic Graph Database for Massive Data and Moderate Query Loads

GraphDB Free edition is a fully functional member of the GraphDB family. Its only limitation is that it can handle no more than two queries in parallel.

GraphDB Free is appropriate for systems that require massive volumes of data, as it applies no constraints on the volumes of loaded data. It includes all the advanced features of GraphDB that make it more than a plain RDF triplestore and put it ahead of the competition: patent-pending inference implementation, geo-spatial indices, owl:sameAs optimization for more efficient integration of linked data, comprehensive full-text-search integration, and many others.

GraphDB Free is a perfect starting point for smart data proof-of-concepts and for projects that require an on-premise or embedded semantic graph database (cloud options are also available).

Although GraphDB Free meets production deployment requirements primarily for systems with moderate load and availability requirements, if needed, it can be easily upgraded at deployment time to its unconstrained alternative GraphDB StandardFor heavy load business critical cluster deployments, we recommend upgrading to GraphDB Enterprise.

GraphDB Free is an ideal choice for non-critical deployments, but also for laying the developmental foundations of smart data systems at all levels of ambition.

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10s of Billions of Statements on a Single Server

GraphDB™ Standard allows organizations to manage tens of billions of semantic facts (data triples) on one commodity server. Fact statements can be loaded and queried at scale simultaneously.

Upgrade to GraphDB Standard Edition to boost your system performance!

With GraphDB SE you will be able to:

  • Serve your users faster
  • Fully utilize the available computational power
  • Get access to premium support
  • Subscribe to product updates

From a technical standpoint, GraphDB™ Standard performs querying and reasoning operations using file-based indices. The inferencing engine features support for “Same As” functionality allowing for the identification of two or more URIs that represent the same entity even when they reside in different documents.

For the full comparison of the features supported in GraphDB Standard Edition compared to the other GraphDB editions, check the comparison table below.

Upgrading to GraphDB Standard, you get access to premium support and maintenance services.

Special pricing is available for research & development, education, staging* and non-production* environments.
*applicable only for clients with production licenses

Ontotext offers reduced prices for GraphDB licenses and other products for research & development, and education  purposes.

Enterprise Level Resiliency

GraphDB™ Enterprise is an enterprise level triplestore proven to scale in production environments where simultaneous loading, querying, and inferencing of graph data statements occur in real time.

“Enterprise” has been architected to run on an enterprise replication cluster scaling to any number of master and worker nodes. Replete with failover, backup and recovery, GraphDB™ Enterprise has reliable data preservation, consistency and integrity.

This enterprise level semantic graph database manages extremely high volumes of semantic data with efficient support for inferencing and retraction of statements that are no longer valid. Please refer to the chart below which summarizes some of the most important details about Enterprise.

You can receive a free evaluation of GraphDB™ Enterprise by submitting the evaluation request form.

Special pricing is available for research & development, education, staging* and non-production* environments.
*applicable only for clients with production licenses

Ontotext offers reduced prices for GraphDB licenses and other products for research & development, and education  purposes.

GraphDB Database-as-a-Service (in the Cloud)

GraphDB DBaaS is the perfect solution for scenarios with small or medium database size and query load, where investing in software licenses and provisioning and maintaining an on-premise 24/7 server does not cost optimal.

This fully managed version of GraphDB is available as part of Ontotext Cognitive Platform along with a set of services for low-cost, on-demand text analytics and metadata management on the cloud.

It provides an enterprise-grade RDF Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS), where the user does not need to deal with data base administration tasks such as installation and upgrades, provisioning and deployment, backups and restores, as well as ensuring database availability.

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GraphDB™ Feature Comparison

GraphDB Enterprise GraphDB Standard GraphDB Cloud GraphDB Free
Free semantic repository 1 1
Full SPARQL 1.1 support 1 1 1 1
Deploy anywhere using JAVA 1 1 1
Instantly deploy on the AWS cloud 1
Instantly available as a fully managed service 1
Full standard-compliant reasoning for RDFS, OWL 2 RL and QL 1 1 1 1
Support for custom reasoning rule-sets; performance optimized rule-sets 1 1 1
Optimized support for data integration through owl:sameAs 1 1 1 1
High performance load, query and inference simultaneously 1 1 1 1
Support for Geo-spatial indexing & querying, plus GeoSPARQL 1 1 1
RDF Rank for network analysis of the graph 1 1 1
Notification on the update stream 1 1 1
Query optimizer allowing effective query execution 1 1 1 1
Workbench interface to manage repositories, data, user accounts and access roles 1 1 1 1
Connectors Lucene 1 1 1 1
Connectors for Elasticsearch and SOLR 1
Automatic failover, synchronization and load balancing to maximize cluster utilization 1
Scale out concurrent query processing in cluster 1
Cluster remaining fully functional in the event of any node failing  1
Add or remove nodes at any time automatically 1

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