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NameAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonGRAKN.AI  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionJavaScript DBMS libraryGrakn is a distributed, hyper-relational database for managing complex data that serves as a knowledge base for cognitive/AI systems.
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Graph DBMS
Relational DBMS infoOften described as a 'hyper-relational' database, since it implements the 'Entity-Relationship Paradigm' to manage complex data structures and ontologies.
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Score0.54
Rank#201  Overall
#27  Document stores
#97  Relational DBMS
Score0.11
Rank#269  Overall
#25  Graph DBMS
#124  Relational DBMS
Websitealasql.orggrakn.ai
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqldev.grakn.ai/­docs
DeveloperAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffGrakn Labs Ltd
Initial release20142016
Current release1.4.3, December 2018
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-LicenseOpen Source infoGPL Version 3, commercial licenses available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
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Implementation languageJavaScriptJava
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)Linux
OS X
Unix
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyes
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.nono
Secondary indexesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLClose to SQL99, but no user access control, stored procedures and host language bindings.no
APIs and other access methodsJavaScript APIJava API
Proprietary protocol infoGraql
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languagesJavaScriptAll JVM based languages
Groovy
Java
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnono
Triggersyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneSharding infoby using Cassandra
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneMaster-master replication infoby using Cassandra
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyes infoby using Apache Kafka and Apache Zookeeper
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infoon in-memory graph
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayes infoonly for local storage and DOM-storageACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes infoby using IndexedDB, SQL.JS or proprietary FileStorageyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlnoyes infoat REST API level; other APIs in progress
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Specific characteristicsGRAKN.AI makes working with complex data easy by providing: An ontology as a flexible...
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Competitive advantagesExpressive data model: Grakn allows you to model the real world. Logical integrity...
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Typical application scenariosSemantic Search: GRAKN.AI allows you to accurately understanding of a query's intent...
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Licensing and pricing modelsOpen Source (GPLv3) and Commercial. The commercial license will be priced based cluster...
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