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System Properties Comparison BigchainDB vs. GRAKN.AI vs. IRONdb vs. Microsoft Azure Table Storage vs. RDF4J

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NameBigchainDB  Xexclude from comparisonGRAKN.AI  Xexclude from comparisonIRONdb  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure Table Storage  Xexclude from comparisonRDF4J infoformerly known as Sesame  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.A distributed Time Series DBMS with a focus on scalability, fault tolerance and operational simplicityA Wide Column Store for rapid development using massive semi-structured datasetsRDF4J is a Java framework for processing RDF data, supporting both memory-based and a disk-based storage.
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 DBMSWide column storeRDF store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.67
Rank#187  Overall
#29  Document stores
Score0.28
Rank#243  Overall
#18  Graph DBMS
#115  Relational DBMS
Score0.06
Rank#305  Overall
#26  Time Series DBMS
Score5.01
Rank#65  Overall
#5  Wide column stores
Score0.39
Rank#220  Overall
#10  RDF stores
Websitewww.bigchaindb.comgrakn.aiwww.irondb.ioazure.microsoft.com/­en-us/­services/­storage/­tablesrdf4j.org
Technical documentationbigchaindb.readthedocs.io/­en/­latestdev.grakn.ai/­docswww.irondb.io/­docsdocs.rdf4j.org
DeveloperGrakn Labs LtdCirconus LLC.MicrosoftSince 2016 officially forked into an Eclipse project, former developer was Aduna Software.
Initial release20162016201720122004
Current release1.6.1, December 2019V0.10.20, January 2018
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoAGPL v3Open Source infoGPL Version 3, commercial licenses availablecommercialcommercialOpen Source infoEclipse Distribution License (EDL), v1.0.
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononoyesno
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Implementation languagePythonJavaC and C++Java
Server operating systemsLinuxLinux
OS X
Windows
LinuxhostedLinux
OS X
Unix
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesschema-freeschema-freeyes infoRDF Schemas
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesyes infotext, numeric, histogramsyesyes
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.nononono
Secondary indexesyesnonoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonoSQL-like query language (Circonus Analytics Query Language: CAQL)nono
APIs and other access methodsCLI Client
RESTful HTTP API
console (shell)
gRPC protocol
Workbase (visualisation software)
HTTP APIRESTful HTTP APIJava API
RIO infoRDF Input/Output
Sail API
SeRQL infoSesame RDF Query Language
Sesame REST HTTP Protocol
SPARQL
Supported programming languagesGo
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Python
Ruby
All JVM based languages
Groovy
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Scala
.Net
C
C++
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
Lua
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Rust
Scala
.Net
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Java
PHP
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyes, in Luanoyes
Triggersnononoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding infoby using CassandraAutomatic, metric affinity per nodeSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud servicenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factorMaster-master replication infoby using Cassandraconfigurable replication factor, datacenter awareyes infoimplicit feature of the cloud service. Replication either local, cross-facility or geo-redundant.none
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyes infoby using Apache Kafka and Apache Zookeepernonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate consistency per node, eventual consistency across nodesImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynono infosubstituted by the relationship featurenono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnooptimistic lockingACID infoIsolation support depends on the API used
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes,with MongoDB ord RethinkDByesyesyesyes infoin-memory storage is supported as well
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.nonono
User concepts infoAccess controlyesyes infoat REST API level; other APIs in progressnoAccess rights based on private key authentication or shared access signaturesno
More information provided by the system vendor
BigchainDBGRAKN.AIIRONdbMicrosoft Azure Table StorageRDF4J infoformerly known as Sesame
Specific characteristicsGrakn is the knowledge graph to organise complex networks of data and making it queryable,...
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IRONdb is a highly available, distributed Time Series Database. It can support dozens...
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Competitive advantagesExpressive and flexible data model: The meta-schema of Grakn allows for modelling...
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Unmatched Scalability IRONdb is unique among TSDBs in that it does not use a consensus...
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Typical application scenariosLife sciences : Grakn makes working with biological data much easier and accelerates...
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Real Systems Monitoring Monitor your systems infrastructure in real time across thousands...
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Key customersIRONdb serves the needs of the world's largest Time Series Database customers. One...
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Market metricsOnly TSDB capable of scaling to billions of metrics. Only TSDB to scale to dozens...
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Licensing and pricing modelsAGPL and Commercial . The commercial license is priced based on cluster resources...
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IRONdb is licensed under a subscription model based on the number of active metrics...
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