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System Properties Comparison Amazon DynamoDB vs. FaunaDB vs. GRAKN.AI vs. STSdb

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NameAmazon DynamoDB  Xexclude from comparisonFaunaDB  Xexclude from comparisonGRAKN.AI  Xexclude from comparisonSTSdb  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionHosted, scalable database service by Amazon with the data stored in Amazons cloudStrongly consistent database capable of global horizontal scale with a focus on operational simplicityGrakn is a distributed, hyper-relational database for managing complex data that serves as a knowledge base for cognitive/AI systems.Key-Value Store with special method for indexing infooptimized for high performance using a special indexing method
Primary database modelDocument store
Key-value store
Document store
Graph DBMS
Relational DBMS
Time Series 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
Score61.63
Rank#16  Overall
#2  Document stores
#2  Key-value stores
Score0.69
Rank#180  Overall
#26  Document stores
#14  Graph DBMS
#89  Relational DBMS
#9  Time Series DBMS
Score0.23
Rank#248  Overall
#19  Graph DBMS
#116  Relational DBMS
Score0.05
Rank#309  Overall
#51  Key-value stores
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­dynamodbfauna.comgrakn.aistssoft.com/­products/­stsdb-4-0
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­dynamodbfauna.com/­documentationdev.grakn.ai/­docs
DeveloperAmazonFauna, Inc.Grakn Labs LtdSTS Soft SC
Initial release2012201420162011
Current release1.6.1, December 2019
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infofree tier for a limited amount of database operationscommercialOpen Source infoGPL Version 3, commercial licenses availableOpen Source infoGPLv2, commercial license available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnonono
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Implementation languageScalaJavaC#
Server operating systemshostedLinuxLinux
OS X
Windows
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesnoyesyes infoprimitive types and user defined types (classes)
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.nono
Secondary indexesyesyesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLnononono
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIRESTful HTTP APIconsole (shell)
gRPC protocol
Workbase (visualisation software)
.NET Client API
Supported programming languages.Net
ColdFusion
Erlang
Groovy
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
C#
Go
Java
JavaScript
Python
Ruby
Scala
Swift
All JVM based languages
Groovy
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Scala
C#
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnouser defined functionsnono
Triggersyes infoby integration with AWS Lambdanonono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardinghorizontal partitioning infoconsistent hashingSharding infoby using Cassandranone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesMasterlessMaster-master replication infoby using Cassandranone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsno infomay be implemented via Amazon Elastic MapReduce (Amazon EMR)noyes infoby using Apache Kafka and Apache Zookeeperno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be specified for read operations
Immediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesno infosubstituted by the relationship featureno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACID infoACID across one or more tables within a single AWS account and regionACIDACIDno
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.nono
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and roles can be defined via the AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)Identity management, authentication, and access controlyes infoat REST API level; other APIs in progressno
More information provided by the system vendor
Amazon DynamoDBFaunaDBGRAKN.AISTSdb
Specific characteristicsServerless cloud database for modern applications Native GraphQL API High performance...
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Grakn is the knowledge graph to organise complex networks of data and making it queryable,...
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Competitive advantagesDocument-relational interface: combines flexibility in modeling with flexibility...
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Expressive and flexible data model: The meta-schema of Grakn allows for modelling...
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Typical application scenariosModern Javascript Apps Identity management Multi-tenant SaaS backend Social content...
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Life sciences : Grakn makes working with biological data much easier and accelerates...
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Key customersNextdoor ShiftX
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Licensing and pricing modelsAGPL and Commercial . The commercial license is priced based on cluster resources...
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