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System Properties Comparison AllegroGraph vs. Grakn vs. GraphDB

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NameAllegroGraph  Xexclude from comparisonGrakn  Xexclude from comparisonGraphDB infoformer name: OWLIM  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.Enterprise RDF and graph database with efficient reasoning, cluster and external index synchronization support
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.
Graph DBMS
RDF store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.95
Rank#170  Overall
#26  Document stores
#14  Graph DBMS
#7  RDF stores
Score0.76
Rank#187  Overall
#15  Graph DBMS
#94  Relational DBMS
Score1.39
Rank#142  Overall
#10  Graph DBMS
#5  RDF stores
Websiteallegrograph.comgrakn.aigraphdb.ontotext.com
Technical documentationfranz.com/­agraph/­support/­documentation/­current/­agraph-introduction.htmldev.grakn.ai/­docsgraphdb.ontotext.com/­documentation
DeveloperFranz Inc.Grakn LabsOntotext
Initial release200420162000
Current release7.0.0, April 20201.8.0, June 20208.8, January 2019
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infoLimited community edition freeOpen Source infoGPL Version 3, commercial licenses availablecommercial infolimited edition free
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono infoNamed S4, Ontotext provides a semantic graph database based on GraphDB in the cloud.
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Implementation languageJavaJava
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows
All OS with a Java VM
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeyes infoRDF schemasyesschema-free and OWL/RDFS-schema support
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes
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 possiblenono
Secondary indexesyesyesyes, supports real-time synchronization and indexing in SOLR/Elastic search/Lucene and GeoSPARQL geometry data indexes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSPARQL is used as query languagenoSPARQL is used as query language
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP API
SPARQL
console (shell)
gRPC protocol
Workbase (visualisation software)
GeoSPARQL
Java API
RDF4J API
RIO
Sail API
Sesame REST HTTP Protocol
SPARQL 1.1
Supported programming languagesC#
Clojure
Java
Lisp
Perl
Python
Ruby
Scala
All JVM based languages
Groovy
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Scala
.Net
C#
Clojure
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infoJavaScript or Common LispnoJava Server Plugin
Triggersyesnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeswith FederationSharding infoby using Cassandranone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
Multi-source replication infoby using CassandraMulti-source replication
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 systemImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on configurationImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency, Eventual consistency (configurable in cluster mode per master or individual client request)
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynono infosubstituted by the relationship featureyes infoConstraint checking
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes
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 progressyes
More information provided by the system vendor
AllegroGraphGraknGraphDB infoformer name: OWLIM
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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GraphDB Enterprise is a high-performance semantic repository created by Ontotext....
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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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GraphDB allows you to link text and data in big knowledge graphs. It’s easy to experiment...
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Typical application scenariosLife sciences : Grakn makes working with biological data much easier and accelerates...
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Metadata enrichment and management, linked open data publishing, semantic inferencing...
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Key customersBBC, Press Association, Financial Times, DK, Euromoney, The British Museum, Getty...
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Market metricsGraphDB is the most utilized semantic triplestore for mission-critical enterprise...
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Licensing and pricing modelsAGPL and Commercial . The commercial license is priced based on cluster resources...
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GraphDB-Free is free to use. SE and Enterprise are licensed per CPU-Core used. Perpetual...
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News

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10 July 2020

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22 June 2020

Bloor Research Covers AllegroGraph with FedShard
5 June 2020

AllegroGraph Tutorial – Distributed Repository Using Shards and Federation Setup
25 May 2020

Advanced Knowledge Graph Visualization with New Gruff v8
12 May 2020

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15 June 2020

Grakn Cosmos 2020: A Recap
25 February 2020

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14 February 2020

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14 August 2019

Unsolved Machine Learning Problems That You Can Solve
9 July 2019

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Conferences and events

Reasoning with Big Knowledge Graphs: Choices, Pitfalls and Proven Recipes
Webinar, 8:00 AM PST / 11:00 AM EST / 5:00 PM CEST, 30 July 2020 (finished)

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Ubiquitous AI Demands A New Type Of Database Sharding
1 May 2020, Forbes

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26 May 2020, Business Wire

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4 November 2019, Forbes

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18 March 2020, AiThority

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29 April 2020, Database Trends and Applications

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27 July 2020, PRNewswire

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30 April 2020, PRNewswire

Ontotext Platform 3.0 for Enterprise Knowledge Graphs Released
16 December 2019, PRNewswire

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