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System Properties Comparison ArangoDB vs. Grakn vs. GraphDB vs. Graphite

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NameArangoDB  Xexclude from comparisonGrakn  Xexclude from comparisonGraphDB infoformer name: OWLIM  Xexclude from comparisonGraphite  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionNative multi-model DBMS for graph, document, key/value and search. All in one engine and accessible with one query language.Grakn is a distributed, hyper-relational database for managing complex data that serves as a knowledge base for cognitive/AI systems.Enterprise RDF and graph database with efficient reasoning, cluster and external index synchronization supportData logging and graphing tool for time series data infoThe storage layer (fixed size database) is called Whisper
Primary database modelDocument store
Graph DBMS
Key-value store
Search engine
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.
Graph DBMS
RDF store
Time Series DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score4.68
Rank#61  Overall
#10  Document stores
#3  Graph DBMS
#10  Key-value stores
#7  Search engines
Score0.47
Rank#213  Overall
#17  Graph DBMS
#102  Relational DBMS
Score1.19
Rank#136  Overall
#8  Graph DBMS
#5  RDF stores
Score3.46
Rank#79  Overall
#4  Time Series DBMS
Websitewww.arangodb.comgrakn.aigraphdb.ontotext.comgithub.com/­graphite-project/­graphite-web
Technical documentationwww.arangodb.com/­docs/­stabledev.grakn.ai/­docsgraphdb.ontotext.com/­documentationgraphite.readthedocs.io
DeveloperArangoDB Inc.Grakn LabsOntotextChris Davis
Initial release2012201620002006
Current release3.6.0, January 20201.7.1, April 20208.8, January 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2; Commercial license (Enterprise) availableOpen Source infoGPL Version 3, commercial licenses availablecommercial infolimited edition freeOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono infoNamed S4, Ontotext provides a semantic graph database based on GraphDB in the cloud.no
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC++JavaJavaPython
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows
All OS with a Java VM
Linux
OS X
Windows
Linux
Unix
Data schemeschema-free infoautomatically recognizes schema within a collectionyesschema-free and OWL/RDFS-schema supportyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes infostring, double, boolean, list, hashyesyesNumeric data only
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 indexesyesyesyes, supports real-time synchronization and indexing in SOLR/Elastic search/Lucene and GeoSPARQL geometry data indexesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonoSPARQL is used as query languageno
APIs and other access methodsAQL
Foxx Framework
Graph API (Gremlin)
GraphQL query language
HTTP API
Java & SpringData
JSON style queries
VelocyPack/VelocyStream
console (shell)
gRPC protocol
Workbase (visualisation software)
GeoSPARQL
Java API
RDF4J API
RIO
Sail API
Sesame REST HTTP Protocol
SPARQL 1.1
HTTP API
Sockets
Supported programming languagesC#
C++
Clojure
Elixir
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
R
Rust
All JVM based languages
Groovy
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Scala
.Net
C#
Clojure
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresJavaScriptnoJava Server Pluginno
Triggersnononono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infosince version 2.0Sharding infoby using Cassandranonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-slave replication with configurable replication factorMaster-master replication infoby using CassandraMaster-master replicationnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsno infocan be done with stored procedures in JavaScriptyes infoby using Apache Kafka and Apache Zookeepernono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency infoconfigurable per collection or per write
Immediate Consistency
OneShard (highly available, fault-tolerant deployment mode with ACID semantics)
Immediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency, Eventual consistency (configurable in cluster mode per master or individual client request)none
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes inforelationships in graphsno infosubstituted by the relationship featureyes infoConstraint checkingno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes infolocking
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.no
User concepts infoAccess controlyesyes infoat REST API level; other APIs in progressyesno
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ArangoDBGraknGraphDB infoformer name: OWLIMGraphite
Specific characteristicsOne Engine. One Query Language. Multiple Data Models. ArangoDB is an open source...
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Grakn is the knowledge graph to organise complex networks of data and making it queryable,...
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GraphDB Enterprise is a high-performance semantic repository created by Ontotext....
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Competitive advantagesConsolidation: As a native multi-model database, can be used as a full blown document...
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Expressive and flexible data model: The meta-schema of Grakn allows for modelling...
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GraphDB allows you to link text and data in big knowledge graphs. It’s easy to experiment...
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Typical application scenariosNative multi-model in ArangoDB is being used for a broad range of projects across...
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Life sciences : Grakn makes working with biological data much easier and accelerates...
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Metadata enrichment and management, linked open data publishing, semantic inferencing...
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Key customersCisco, Barclays, Refinitive, Siemens Mentor, Kabbage, Liaison, Douglas, MakeMyTrip,...
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BBC, Press Association, Financial Times, DK, Euromoney, The British Museum, Getty...
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Market metricsArangoDB is the leading native multi-model database with over 9000 stargazers on...
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GraphDB is the most utilized semantic triplestore for mission-critical enterprise...
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Licensing and pricing modelsVery permissive Apache 2 License for Community Edition & commercial licenses are...
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AGPL and Commercial . The commercial license is priced based on cluster resources...
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GraphDB-Free is free to use. SE and Enterprise are licensed per CPU-Core used. Perpetual...
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