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System Properties Comparison Amazon SimpleDB vs. EnterpriseDB vs. GRAKN.AI

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NameAmazon SimpleDB  Xexclude from comparisonEnterpriseDB  Xexclude from comparisonGRAKN.AI  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionHosted simple database service by Amazon, with the data stored in the Amazon Cloud. infoThere is an unrelated product called SimpleDB developed by Edward ScioreThe EDB Postgres Platform is an enterprise-class data management platform based on the open source database PostgreSQL with flexible deployment options, complemented by tool kits for management, integration, and migration.Grakn is a distributed, hyper-relational database for managing complex data that serves as a knowledge base for cognitive/AI systems.
Primary database modelKey-value storeRelational 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.
Secondary database modelsDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score2.33
Rank#103  Overall
#19  Key-value stores
Score2.36
Rank#102  Overall
#49  Relational DBMS
Score0.28
Rank#243  Overall
#18  Graph DBMS
#115  Relational DBMS
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­simpledbwww.enterprisedb.comgrakn.ai
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­simpledbwww.enterprisedb.com/­resources/­product-documentationdev.grakn.ai/­docs
DeveloperAmazonEnterpriseDBGrakn Labs Ltd
Initial release200720052016
Current releaseV10, November 20171.6.1, December 2019
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial infoBSD for PostgreSQL-componentsOpen Source infoGPL Version 3, commercial licenses available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
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Implementation languageCJava
Server operating systemshostedLinux
Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesyes
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.yes infospecific XML-type available, but no XML query functionality.no
Secondary indexesyes infoAll columns are indexed automaticallyyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyes infostandard with numerous extensionsno
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
console (shell)
gRPC protocol
Workbase (visualisation software)
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Erlang
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Tcl
All JVM based languages
Groovy
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnouser defined functions inforealized in proprietary language PL/pgSQL or with common languages like Perl, Python, Tcl etc.no
Triggersnoyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnone infoSharding must be implemented in the applicationhorizontal partitioning infoby hash, list or rangeSharding infoby using Cassandra
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesMaster-master replicationMaster-master replication infoby using Cassandra
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyes infoby using Apache Kafka and Apache Zookeeper
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 feature
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoConcurrent data updates can be detected by the applicationACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes, multi-version concurrency control (MVCC)yes
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 controlAccess rights for users and roles can be defined via the AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)fine grained access rights according to SQL-standardyes infoat REST API level; other APIs in progress
More information provided by the system vendor
Amazon SimpleDBEnterpriseDBGRAKN.AI
Specific characteristicsPostgreSQL with added Security, Performance, DBA, Developer, and Oracle compatibile...
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Grakn is the knowledge graph to organise complex networks of data and making it queryable,...
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Competitive advantagesComplete Postgres platform with enterprise-class Postgres, Management, Integration,...
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Expressive and flexible data model: The meta-schema of Grakn allows for modelling...
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Typical application scenariosNew applications for transactional, reporting and mixed workloads that need to integrate...
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Life sciences : Grakn makes working with biological data much easier and accelerates...
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Key customersMasterCard, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Ericsson, AT&T, Alibaba, Korea Telecom and...
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Market metricsListed in Gartner Magic Quadrant 2013-2018 with over 4,000 customers.
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Licensing and pricing modelsOpen Source and Commercial core based licensing.
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AGPL and Commercial . The commercial license is priced based on cluster resources...
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