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NameAmazon Aurora  Xexclude from comparisonGrakn  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft SQL Server  Xexclude from comparisonsearchxml  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionMySQL and PostgreSQL compatible cloud service by AmazonGrakn is a distributed, hyper-relational database for managing complex data that serves as a knowledge base for cognitive/AI systems.Microsofts relational DBMSDBMS for structured and unstructured content wrapped with an application server
Primary database modelRelational DBMSGraph DBMS
Relational DBMS infoOften described as a 'hyper-relational' database, since it implements the 'Entity-Relationship Paradigm' to manage complex data structures and ontologies.
Relational DBMSNative XML DBMS
Search engine
Secondary database modelsDocument storeDocument store
Graph DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score9.19
Rank#44  Overall
#27  Relational DBMS
Score0.75
Rank#191  Overall
#16  Graph DBMS
#94  Relational DBMS
Score1062.76
Rank#3  Overall
#3  Relational DBMS
Score0.07
Rank#319  Overall
#7  Native XML DBMS
#17  Search engines
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­rds/­auroragrakn.aiwww.microsoft.com/­en-us/­sql-serverwww.searchxml.net/­category/­products
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­AmazonRDS/­latest/­AuroraUserGuide/­CHAP_Aurora.htmldev.grakn.ai/­docsdocs.microsoft.com/­en-ie/­sql/­sql-server/­sql-server-technical-documentationwww.searchxml.net/­support/­handouts
DeveloperAmazonGrakn LabsMicrosoftinformationpartners gmbh
Initial release2015201619892015
Current release1.8.3, September 2020SQL Server 2019, November 20191.0
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoGPL Version 3, commercial licenses availablecommercial inforestricted free version is availablecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnonono
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Implementation languageJavaC++C++
Server operating systemshostedLinux
OS X
Windows
Linux
Windows
Windows
Data schemeyesyesyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesyes
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.yesnoyesyes
Secondary indexesyesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesnoyesno
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
console (shell)
gRPC protocol
Workbase (visualisation software)
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
Tabular Data Stream (TDS)
RESTful HTTP API
WebDAV
XQuery
XSLT
Supported programming languagesAda
C
C#
C++
D
Delphi
Eiffel
Erlang
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
All JVM based languages
Groovy
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Scala
C#
C++
Delphi
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Visual Basic
C++ infomost other programming languages supported via APIs
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesnoTransact SQL, .NET languages, R, Python and (with SQL Server 2019) Javayes infoon the application server
Triggersyesnoyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeshorizontal partitioningSharding infoby using Cassandratables can be distributed across several files (horizontal partitioning); sharding through federationnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replicationMulti-source replication infoby using Cassandrayes, but depending on the SQL-Server Editionyes infosychronisation to multiple collections
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyes infoby using Apache Kafka and Apache Zookeepernono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesno infosubstituted by the relationship featureyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDACIDmultiple readers, single writer
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesnoyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardyes infoat REST API level; other APIs in progressfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardDomain, group and role-based access control at the document level and for application services
More information provided by the system vendor
Amazon AuroraGraknMicrosoft SQL Serversearchxml
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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