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System Properties Comparison AlaSQL vs. GRAKN.AI vs. Stardog vs. Trafodion

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NameAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonGRAKN.AI  Xexclude from comparisonStardog  Xexclude from comparisonTrafodion  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.Enterprise Knowledge Graph and graph DBMS with high availability and high performance reasoningTransactional SQL-on-Hadoop DBMS
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.
Graph DBMS
RDF store
Relational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score0.39
Rank#221  Overall
#32  Document stores
#105  Relational DBMS
Score0.20
Rank#256  Overall
#21  Graph DBMS
#120  Relational DBMS
Score0.76
Rank#170  Overall
#13  Graph DBMS
#7  RDF stores
Score0.42
Rank#216  Overall
#102  Relational DBMS
Websitealasql.orggrakn.aiwww.stardog.comtrafodion.apache.org
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqldev.grakn.ai/­docswww.stardog.com/­docstrafodion.apache.org
DeveloperAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffGrakn Labs LtdStardog-UnionApache Software Foundation, originally developed by HP
Initial release2014201620102014
Current release1.5.8, August 20196.2.3, July 20192.3.0, February 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-LicenseOpen Source infoGPL Version 3, commercial licenses availablecommercial info60-day fully-featured trial license; 1-year fully-featured non-commercial use license for academics/studentsOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageJavaScriptJavaJavaC++, Java
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)Linux
OS X
Windows
Linux
macOS
Windows
Linux
Data schemeschema-freeyesschema-free and OWL/RDFS-schema supportyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesyesyes
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 infoImport/export of XML data possibleno
Secondary indexesnoyesyes infosupports real-time indexing in full-text and geospatialyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLClose to SQL99, but no user access control, stored procedures and host language bindings.noSPARQL is used as query languageyes
APIs and other access methodsJavaScript APIconsole (shell)
gRPC protocol
Workbase (visualisation software)
GraphQL query language
HTTP API
Jena RDF API
OWL
RDF4J API
Sesame REST HTTP Protocol
SNARL
SPARQL
Spring Data
Stardog Studio
TinkerPop 3
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesJavaScriptAll JVM based languages
Groovy
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Scala
.Net
Clojure
Groovy
Java
JavaScript
Python
Ruby
All languages supporting JDBC/ODBC/ADO.Net
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonouser defined functions and aggregates, HTTP Server extensions in JavaJava Stored Procedures
Triggersyesnoyes infovia event handlersno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneSharding infoby using CassandranoneSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneMaster-master replication infoby using CassandraMaster-master replication in HA-Clusteryes, via HBase
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyes infoby using Apache Kafka and Apache Zookeepernoyes infovia user defined functions and HBase
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency in HA-ClusterImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesno infosubstituted by the relationship featureyes inforelationships in graphsyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayes infoonly for local storage and DOM-storageACIDACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes infoby using IndexedDB, SQL.JS or proprietary FileStorageyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesnoyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlnoyes infoat REST API level; other APIs in progressAccess rights for users and rolesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
More information provided by the system vendor
AlaSQLGRAKN.AIStardogTrafodion
Specific characteristicsGrakn is the knowledge graph to organise complex networks of data and making it queryable,...
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Stardog is a knowledge graph platform backed by a performant, scalable graph database....
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Competitive advantagesExpressive and flexible data model: The meta-schema of Grakn allows for modelling...
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Stardog is uniquely designed to aid in data integration for your complex data. Benefits...
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Typical application scenariosLife sciences : Grakn makes working with biological data much easier and accelerates...
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Stardog is frequently used for: Anti-money laundering & fraud monitoring Customer...
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Key customersBosch, Dow Jones, Elsevier, Ericsson, Morgan Stanley, NASA, NIH, Nokia, Salesforce,...
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Market metricsStardog's technology is based on ground-breaking research by our founders cited 10,000+...
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Licensing and pricing modelsAGPL and Commercial . The commercial license is priced based on cluster resources...
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A fully-featured 60-day Trial license is available for those testing Stardog; contact...
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Grakn Cosmos, the universal conference of technologies built using Grakn
London, UK, 6-7 February 2020

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