Do We Need Specialized Graph Databases?

Anil Pacaci, Alice Zhou, Jimmy Lin, M. Tamer Özsu
2017 Proceedings of the Fifth International Workshop on Graph Data-management Experiences & Systems - GRADES'17  
With the advent of online social networks, there is an increasing demand for storage and processing of graph-structured data. Social networking applications pose new challenges to data management systems due to demand for real-time querying and manipulation of the graph structure. Recently, several systems specialized systems for graph-structured data have been introduced. However, whether we should abandon mature RDBMS technology for graph databases remains an ongoing discussion. In this paper
more » ... we present an graph database benchmarking architecture built on the existing LDBC Social Network Benchmark. Our proposed architecture stresses the systems with an interactive transactional workload to better simulate the real-time nature of social networking applications. Using this improved architecture, we evaluated a selection of specialized graph databases, RDF stores, and RDBMSes adapted for graphs. We do not nd that specialized graph databases provide de nitively better performance.
doi:10.1145/3078447.3078459 dblp:conf/grades/PacaciZLO17 fatcat:d3v735oe5rfwhlcg6jei4rq3ti