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System Properties Comparison AllegroGraph vs. Grakn

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NameAllegroGraph  Xexclude from comparisonGrakn  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionHigh performance, persistent RDF store with additional support for Graph DBMSGrakn is a distributed, hyper-relational database for managing complex data that serves as a knowledge base for cognitive/AI systems.
Primary database modelDocument store infowith version 6.5
Graph DBMS
RDF store
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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Score1.27
Rank#150  Overall
#26  Document stores
#13  Graph DBMS
#7  RDF stores
Score0.67
Rank#206  Overall
#18  Graph DBMS
#103  Relational DBMS
Websiteallegrograph.comgrakn.ai
Technical documentationfranz.com/­agraph/­support/­documentation/­current/­agraph-introduction.htmldev.grakn.ai/­docs
DeveloperFranz Inc.Grakn Labs
Initial release20042016
Current release7.0.0, April 20201.8.4, November 2020
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infoLimited community edition freeOpen Source infoGPL Version 3, commercial licenses available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
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Implementation languageJava
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeyes infoRDF schemasyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes
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.no infobulk load of XML files possibleno
Secondary indexesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSPARQL is used as query languageno
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP API
SPARQL
console (shell)
gRPC protocol
Workbase (visualisation software)
Supported programming languagesC#
Clojure
Java
Lisp
Perl
Python
Ruby
Scala
All JVM based languages
Groovy
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infoJavaScript or Common Lispno
Triggersyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeswith FederationSharding infoby using Cassandra
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
Multi-source 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 systemImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on configurationImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynono infosubstituted by the relationship feature
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.nono
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authenticationyes infoat REST API level; other APIs in progress
More information provided by the system vendor
AllegroGraphGrakn
Specific characteristicsKnowledge Graph Platform Leader FedShard - Designed for Entity-Event Knowledge Graph...
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Grakn is the knowledge graph to organise complex networks of data and making it queryable,...
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Competitive advantagesAllegroGraph is uniquely suited to support adhoc queries through SPARQL, Prolog and...
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Expressive 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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