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System Properties Comparison BigchainDB vs. GRAKN.AI vs. Heroic

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NameBigchainDB  Xexclude from comparisonGRAKN.AI  Xexclude from comparisonHeroic  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionBigchainDB is scalable blockchain database offering decentralization, immutability and native assetsGrakn is a distributed, hyper-relational database for managing complex data that serves as a knowledge base for cognitive/AI systems.Time Series DBMS built at Spotify based on Cassandra or Google Cloud Bigtable, and ElasticSearch
Primary database modelDocument 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 DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score0.68
Rank#184  Overall
#27  Document stores
Score0.20
Rank#256  Overall
#21  Graph DBMS
#120  Relational DBMS
Score0.19
Rank#258  Overall
#17  Time Series DBMS
Websitewww.bigchaindb.comgrakn.aispotify.github.io/­heroic/­#!/­index
Technical documentationbigchaindb.readthedocs.io/­en/­latestdev.grakn.ai/­docsspotify.github.io/­heroic/­#!/­docs/­overview
DeveloperGrakn Labs LtdSpotify
Initial release201620162014
Current release1.5.8, August 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoAGPL v3Open Source infoGPL Version 3, commercial licenses availableOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languagePythonJavaJava
Server operating systemsLinuxLinux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesschema-free
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.nonono
Secondary indexesyesyes infovia Elasticsearch
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonono
APIs and other access methodsCLI Client
RESTful HTTP API
console (shell)
gRPC protocol
Workbase (visualisation software)
HQL (Heroic Query Language, a JSON-based language)
HTTP API
Supported programming languagesGo
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Python
Ruby
All JVM based languages
Groovy
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnono
Triggersnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding infoby using CassandraSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factorMaster-master replication infoby using Cassandrayes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyes infoby using Apache Kafka and Apache Zookeeperno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynono infosubstituted by the relationship featureno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes,with MongoDB ord RethinkDByesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.nono
User concepts infoAccess controlyesyes infoat REST API level; other APIs in progress
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BigchainDBGRAKN.AIHeroic
Specific characteristicsGrakn is the knowledge graph to organise complex networks of data and making it queryable,...
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Competitive advantagesExpressive and flexible data model: The meta-schema of Grakn allows for modelling...
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Typical application scenariosLife sciences : Grakn makes working with biological data much easier and accelerates...
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Licensing and pricing modelsAGPL and Commercial . The commercial license is priced based on cluster resources...
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Conferences and events

Grakn Cosmos, the universal conference of technologies built using Grakn
London, UK, 6-7 February 2020

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