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System Properties Comparison AlaSQL vs. GRAKN.AI vs. RocksDB

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NameAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonGRAKN.AI  Xexclude from comparisonRocksDB  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.Embeddable persistent key-value store optimized for fast storage (flash and RAM)
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.
Key-value store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.39
Rank#222  Overall
#32  Document stores
#105  Relational DBMS
Score0.28
Rank#243  Overall
#18  Graph DBMS
#115  Relational DBMS
Score2.61
Rank#97  Overall
#18  Key-value stores
Websitealasql.orggrakn.airocksdb.org
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqldev.grakn.ai/­docsgithub.com/­facebook/­rocksdb/­wiki
DeveloperAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffGrakn Labs LtdFacebook, Inc.
Initial release201420162013
Current release1.6.2, January 20206.5.3, January 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-LicenseOpen Source infoGPL Version 3, commercial licenses availableOpen Source infoBSD
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJavaScriptJavaC++
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesno
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.nonono
Secondary indexesnoyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLClose to SQL99, but no user access control, stored procedures and host language bindings.nono
APIs and other access methodsJavaScript APIconsole (shell)
gRPC protocol
Workbase (visualisation software)
C++ API
Java API
Supported programming languagesJavaScriptAll JVM based languages
Groovy
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Scala
C++
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonono
Triggersyesnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneSharding infoby using Cassandranone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneMaster-master replication infoby using Cassandranone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyes infoby using Apache Kafka and Apache Zookeeperno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesno infosubstituted by the relationship featureno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayes infoonly for local storage and DOM-storageACIDyes
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes infoby using IndexedDB, SQL.JS or proprietary FileStorageyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesnoyes
User concepts infoAccess controlnoyes infoat REST API level; other APIs in progressno
More information provided by the system vendor
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Specific characteristicsGrakn is the knowledge graph to organise complex networks of data and making it queryable,...
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Competitive advantagesExpressive and flexible data model: The meta-schema of Grakn allows for modelling...
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Typical application scenariosLife sciences : Grakn makes working with biological data much easier and accelerates...
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Licensing and pricing modelsAGPL and Commercial . The commercial license is priced based on cluster resources...
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Conferences and events

Grakn Cosmos, the universal conference of technologies built using Grakn
London, UK, 6-7 February 2020

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