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System Properties Comparison ArangoDB vs. Grakn vs. SAP SQL Anywhere vs. VelocityDB vs. XAP

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NameArangoDB  Xexclude from comparisonGrakn  Xexclude from comparisonSAP SQL Anywhere infoformerly called Adaptive Server Anywhere  Xexclude from comparisonVelocityDB  Xexclude from comparisonXAP  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.RDBMS database and synchronization technologies for server, desktop, remote office, and mobile environmentsA .NET Object Database that can be embedded/distributed and extended to a graph data model (VelocityGraph)High performant in-memory data grid for mission critical applications. Insight Edge from the same company extends XAP for AI/ML support, BI and other interfaces
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.
Relational DBMSGraph DBMS
Object oriented DBMS
Document store
Key-value store infoValues are user defined objects
Secondary database modelsObject oriented DBMS
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Score4.94
Rank#65  Overall
#11  Document stores
#3  Graph DBMS
#11  Key-value stores
#7  Search engines
Score0.49
Rank#207  Overall
#17  Graph DBMS
#100  Relational DBMS
Score5.50
Rank#58  Overall
#32  Relational DBMS
Score0.07
Rank#295  Overall
#27  Graph DBMS
#16  Object oriented DBMS
Score0.82
Rank#164  Overall
#25  Document stores
#30  Key-value stores
Websitewww.arangodb.comgrakn.aiwww.sap.com/­products/­sql-anywhere.htmlvelocitydb.comwww.gigaspaces.com/­products/­xap
Technical documentationwww.arangodb.com/­docs/­stabledev.grakn.ai/­docshelp.sap.com/­sql-anywherevelocitydb.com/­UserGuidedocs.gigaspaces.com/­latest/­landing.html
DeveloperArangoDB Inc.Grakn LabsSAP infoformerly SybaseVelocityDB IncGigaspaces Technologies
Initial release20122016199220112000
Current release3.6, January 20201.6.2, January 202017, July 20157.x14.5.0, June 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2; Commercial license (Enterprise) availableOpen Source infoGPL Version 3, commercial licenses availablecommercialcommercialOpen Source infoApache Version 2; Commercial licenses available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonononono
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Implementation languageC++JavaC#Java, C++, .Net
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Any that supports .NETLinux
macOS
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-free infoautomatically recognizes schema within a collectionyesyesyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes infostring, double, boolean, list, hashyesyesyesyes
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.noyesnono infoXML can be used for describing objects metadata
Secondary indexesyesyesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonoyesnoSQL-like query language and DML statements
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)
ADO.NET
HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
.NetGigaSpaces LRMI
Hibernate
JCache
JDBC
JPA
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data
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
C
C#
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
.Net.Net
C++
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresJavaScriptnoyes, in C/C++, Java, .Net or Perlnoyes
TriggersnonoyesCallbacks are triggered when data changesyes infoEvent Listeners
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infosince version 2.0Sharding infoby using CassandranoneShardingSharding infoHash based
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-slave replication with configurable replication factorMaster-master replication infoby using CassandraMaster-slave replication infoDatabase mirroringMaster-master replication infosynchronous or asynchronous
Master-slave replication infosynchronous or asynchronous
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsno infocan be done with stored procedures in JavaScriptyes infoby using Apache Kafka and Apache Zookeepernonoyes infoMap-Reduce pattern can be built with XAP task executors
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 ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency infoConsistency level configurable: ALL, QUORUM, ANY
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes inforelationships in graphsno infosubstituted by the relationship featureyesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDACIDACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyesyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlyesyes infoat REST API level; other APIs in progressfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardBased on Windows AuthenticationRole-based access control
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ArangoDBGraknSAP SQL Anywhere infoformerly called Adaptive Server AnywhereVelocityDBXAP
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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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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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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Key customersCisco, Barclays, Refinitive, Siemens Mentor, Kabbage, Liaison, Douglas, MakeMyTrip,...
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Market metricsArangoDB is the leading native multi-model database with over 9000 stargazers on...
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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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