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System Properties Comparison BoltDB vs. Drizzle vs. GRAKN.AI vs. Kinetica vs. OmniSci

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NameBoltDB  Xexclude from comparisonDrizzle  Xexclude from comparisonGRAKN.AI  Xexclude from comparisonKinetica  Xexclude from comparisonOmniSci infoFormerly named 'MapD', rebranded to 'OmniSci' in September 2018  Xexclude from comparison
Drizzle has published its last release in September 2012. The open-source project is discontinued and Drizzle is excluded from the DB-Engines ranking.
DescriptionAn embedded key-value store for Go.MySQL fork with a pluggable micro-kernel and with an emphasis of performance over compatibility.Grakn is a distributed, hyper-relational database for managing complex data that serves as a knowledge base for cognitive/AI systems.GPU-accelerated database for real-time analysis of large and streaming datasetsA high performance, in-memory, column-oriented RDBMS, designed to run on GPUs
Primary database modelKey-value storeRelational DBMSGraph 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 DBMSRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score0.56
Rank#193  Overall
#32  Key-value stores
Score0.19
Rank#257  Overall
#23  Graph DBMS
#120  Relational DBMS
Score0.53
Rank#199  Overall
#97  Relational DBMS
Score2.08
Rank#105  Overall
#52  Relational DBMS
Websitegithub.com/­boltdb/­boltgrakn.aiwww.kinetica.comwww.omnisci.com
Technical documentationdev.grakn.ai/­docswww.kinetica.com/­docswww.omnisci.com/­docs/­latest
DeveloperDrizzle project, originally started by Brian AkerGrakn Labs LtdKineticaMapD Technologies, Inc.
Initial release20132008201620122016
Current release7.2.4, September 20121.5.8, August 20196.0V4
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT LicenseOpen Source infoGNU GPLOpen Source infoGPL Version 3, commercial licenses availablecommercialOpen Source infoApache Version 2; enterprise edition available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonononono
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Implementation languageGoC++JavaC, C++C++ and CUDA
Server operating systemsBSD
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
FreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Linux
OS X
Windows
LinuxLinux
Data schemeschema-freeyesyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesyesyesyes
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 indexesnoyesyesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyes infowith proprietary extensionsnoSQL-like DML and DDL statementsyes
APIs and other access methodsJDBCconsole (shell)
gRPC protocol
Workbase (visualisation software)
RESTful HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
Thrift
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesGoC
C++
Java
PHP
All JVM based languages
Groovy
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Scala
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
All languages supporting JDBC/ODBC/Thrift
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnononouser defined functionsno
Triggersnono infohooks for callbacks inside the server can be used.noyes infotriggers when inserted values for one or more columns fall within a specified rangeno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneShardingSharding infoby using CassandraShardingSharding infoRound robin
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneMaster-master replication
Master-slave replication
Master-master replication infoby using CassandraMaster-slave replicationMaster-master replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyes infoby using Apache Kafka and Apache Zookeepernono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on configurationImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesno infosubstituted by the relationship featureyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayesACIDACIDnono
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.nonoyes infoGPU vRAM or System RAMyes
User concepts infoAccess controlnoPluggable authentication mechanisms infoe.g. LDAP, HTTPyes infoat REST API level; other APIs in progressAccess rights for users and roles on table levelfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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BoltDBDrizzleGRAKN.AIKineticaOmniSci infoFormerly named 'MapD', rebranded to 'OmniSci' in September 2018
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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