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System Properties Comparison Amazon DynamoDB vs. GRAKN.AI vs. IRONdb vs. RDF4J

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NameAmazon DynamoDB  Xexclude from comparisonGRAKN.AI  Xexclude from comparisonIRONdb  Xexclude from comparisonRDF4J infoformerly known as Sesame  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionHosted, scalable database service by Amazon with the data stored in Amazons cloudGrakn is a distributed, hyper-relational database for managing complex data that serves as a knowledge base for cognitive/AI systems.A distributed Time Series DBMS with a focus on scalability, fault tolerance and operational simplicityRDF4J is a Java framework for processing RDF data, supporting both memory-based and a disk-based storage.
Primary database modelDocument store
Key-value 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.
Time Series DBMSRDF store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score61.37
Rank#16  Overall
#2  Document stores
#2  Key-value stores
Score0.20
Rank#256  Overall
#21  Graph DBMS
#120  Relational DBMS
Score0.05
Rank#328  Overall
#27  Time Series DBMS
Score0.38
Rank#223  Overall
#10  RDF stores
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­dynamodbgrakn.aiwww.irondb.iordf4j.org
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­dynamodbdev.grakn.ai/­docswww.irondb.io/­docsdocs.rdf4j.org
DeveloperAmazonGrakn Labs LtdCirconus LLC.Since 2016 officially forked into an Eclipse project, former developer was Aduna Software.
Initial release2012201620172004
Current release1.5.8, August 2019V0.10.20, January 2018
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infofree tier for a limited amount of database operationsOpen Source infoGPL Version 3, commercial licenses availablecommercialOpen Source infoEclipse Distribution License (EDL), v1.0.
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnonono
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Implementation languageJavaC and C++Java
Server operating systemshostedLinux
OS X
Windows
LinuxLinux
OS X
Unix
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesschema-freeyes infoRDF Schemas
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes infotext, numeric, histogramsyes
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 indexesyesyesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonoSQL-like query language (Circonus Analytics Query Language: CAQL)no
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIconsole (shell)
gRPC protocol
Workbase (visualisation software)
HTTP APIJava API
RIO infoRDF Input/Output
Sail API
SeRQL infoSesame RDF Query Language
Sesame REST HTTP Protocol
SPARQL
Supported programming languages.Net
ColdFusion
Erlang
Groovy
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
All JVM based languages
Groovy
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Scala
.Net
C
C++
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
Lua
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Rust
Scala
Java
PHP
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonoyes, in Luayes
Triggersyes infoby integration with AWS Lambdanonoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding infoby using CassandraAutomatic, metric affinity per nodenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesMaster-master replication infoby using Cassandraconfigurable replication factor, datacenter awarenone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsno infomay be implemented via Amazon Elastic MapReduce (Amazon EMR)yes infoby using Apache Kafka and Apache Zookeepernono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be specified for read operations
Immediate ConsistencyImmediate consistency per node, eventual consistency across nodes
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynono 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 regionACIDnoACID infoIsolation support depends on the API used
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes infoin-memory storage is supported as well
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)yes infoat REST API level; other APIs in progressnono
More information provided by the system vendor
Amazon DynamoDBGRAKN.AIIRONdbRDF4J infoformerly known as Sesame
Specific characteristicsGrakn is the knowledge graph to organise complex networks of data and making it queryable,...
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IRONdb is a highly available, distributed Time Series Database. It can support dozens...
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Competitive advantagesExpressive and flexible data model: The meta-schema of Grakn allows for modelling...
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Unmatched Scalability IRONdb is unique among TSDBs in that it does not use a consensus...
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Typical application scenariosLife sciences : Grakn makes working with biological data much easier and accelerates...
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Real Systems Monitoring Monitor your systems infrastructure in real time across thousands...
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Key customersIRONdb serves the needs of the world's largest Time Series Database customers. One...
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Market metricsOnly TSDB capable of scaling to billions of metrics. Only TSDB to scale to dozens...
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Licensing and pricing modelsAGPL and Commercial . The commercial license is priced based on cluster resources...
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IRONdb is licensed under a subscription model based on the number of active metrics...
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