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System Properties Comparison Amazon SimpleDB vs. GRAKN.AI vs. InfluxDB vs. TerarkDB

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NameAmazon SimpleDB  Xexclude from comparisonGRAKN.AI  Xexclude from comparisonInfluxDB  Xexclude from comparisonTerarkDB  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 ScioreGrakn is a distributed, hyper-relational database for managing complex data that serves as a knowledge base for cognitive/AI systems.DBMS for storing time series, events and metricsA key-value store forked from RocksDB with advanced compression algorithms. It can be used standalone or as a storage engine for MySQL and MongoDB
Primary database modelKey-value storeGraph 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 DBMSKey-value store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score2.64
Rank#96  Overall
#18  Key-value stores
Score0.20
Rank#256  Overall
#21  Graph DBMS
#120  Relational DBMS
Score19.93
Rank#33  Overall
#1  Time Series DBMS
Score0.06
Rank#315  Overall
#54  Key-value stores
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­simpledbgrakn.aiwww.influxdata.com/­products/­influxdb-overviewgithub.com/­Terark/­terarkdb
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­simpledbdev.grakn.ai/­docsdocs.influxdata.com/­influxdbgithub.com/­Terark/­terarkdb/­wiki
DeveloperAmazonGrakn Labs LtdTerark
Initial release2007201620132016
Current release1.5.8, August 20191.7.8, August 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoGPL Version 3, commercial licenses availableOpen Source infoMIT-License; commercial enterprise version availablecommercial inforestricted open source version available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnonono
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Implementation languageJavaGoC++
Server operating systemshostedLinux
OS X
Windows
Linux
OS X infothrough Homebrew
Data schemeschema-freeyesschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesNumeric data and Stringsno
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.nonono
Secondary indexesyes infoAll columns are indexed automaticallyyesnono
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonoSQL-like query languageno
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIconsole (shell)
gRPC protocol
Workbase (visualisation software)
HTTP API
JSON over UDP
C++ API
Java API
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Erlang
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
All JVM based languages
Groovy
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Scala
.Net
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Rust
Scala
C++
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnononono
Triggersnononono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnone infoSharding must be implemented in the applicationSharding infoby using CassandraSharding infoin enterprise version onlynone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesMaster-master replication infoby using Cassandraselectable replication factor infoin enterprise version onlynone
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 systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be specified for read operations
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynono infosubstituted by the relationship featurenono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoConcurrent data updates can be detected by the applicationACIDnono
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.noyes infoDepending on used storage engineyes
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 progresssimple rights management via user accountsno
More information provided by the system vendor
Amazon SimpleDBGRAKN.AIInfluxDBTerarkDB
Specific characteristicsGrakn is the knowledge graph to organise complex networks of data and making it queryable,...
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InfluxData is the creator of InfluxDB , the open source time series database. It...
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Competitive advantagesExpressive and flexible data model: The meta-schema of Grakn allows for modelling...
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Time to Value An end-to-end platform, InfluxData is ready to go on the cloud or via...
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Typical application scenariosLife sciences : Grakn makes working with biological data much easier and accelerates...
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IoT & Sensor Monitoring Instrumentation of every available surface in the material...
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Key customersInfluxData has over 630 paying customers, including IBM, PayPal, Siemens Tesla and...
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Market metricsFastest growing database to garnish 17,000 github stars Over 260,000 daily active...
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Licensing and pricing modelsAGPL and Commercial . The commercial license is priced based on cluster resources...
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Open source core with closed source clustering available either on-premise or on...
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