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System Properties Comparison AlaSQL vs. GRAKN.AI
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|Name||AlaSQL Xexclude from comparison||GRAKN.AI Xexclude from comparison|
|Primary database model||Document store|
Relational DBMS Often described as a 'hyper-relational' database, since it implements the 'Entity-Relationship Paradigm' to manage complex data structures and ontologies.
|Developer||Andrey Gershun & Mathias R. Wulff||Grakn Labs Ltd|
|Current release||1.4.3, December 2018|
|License Commercial or Open Source||Open Source MIT-License||Open Source GPL Version 3, commercial licenses available|
|Cloud-based only Only available as a cloud service||no||no|
|DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) Database as a Service|
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|Typing predefined data types such as float or date||no||yes|
|XML support Some form of processing data in XML format, e.g. support for XML data structures, and/or support for XPath, XQuery or XSLT.||no||no|
|SQL Support of SQL||Close to SQL99, but no user access control, stored procedures and host language bindings.||no|
Workbase (visualisation software)
|Server-side scripts Stored procedures||no||no|
|Partitioning methods Methods for storing different data on different nodes||none||Sharding by using Cassandra|
|Replication methods Methods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodes||none||Master-master replication by using Cassandra|
|MapReduce Offers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methods||no||yes by using Apache Kafka and Apache Zookeeper|
|Consistency concepts Methods to ensure consistency in a distributed system||none||Immediate Consistency|
|Foreign keys Referential integrity||yes||no substituted by the relationship feature|
|Transaction concepts Support to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of data||yes only for local storage and DOM-storage||ACID|
|Concurrency Support for concurrent manipulation of data||yes|
|Durability Support for making data persistent||yes by using IndexedDB, SQL.JS or proprietary FileStorage||yes|
|In-memory capabilities Is there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.||yes||no|
|User concepts Access control||no||yes at REST API level; other APIs in progress|
|More information provided by the system vendor|
|Specific characteristics||Grakn makes working with complex data easy by providing: A flexible schema that allows...|
|Competitive advantages||Expressive data model: Grakn allows you to model the real world. Logical integrity...|
|Typical application scenarios||Semantic Search: Grakn allows you to accurately understand a query's intent and the...|
|Licensing and pricing models||AGPL and Commercial. The commercial license will be priced based on cluster resources...|
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