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System Properties Comparison Datastax Enterprise vs. GRAKN.AI vs. Microsoft Azure Cosmos DB vs. Microsoft Azure Table Storage

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NameDatastax Enterprise  Xexclude from comparisonGRAKN.AI  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure Cosmos DB infoformer name was Azure DocumentDB  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure Table Storage  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionDataStax Enterprise (DSE) is the always-on, scalable data platform built on Apache Cassandra and designed for hybrid Cloud. DSE integrates graph, search, analytics, administration, developer tooling, and monitoring into a unified platform.Grakn is a distributed, hyper-relational database for managing complex data that serves as a knowledge base for cognitive/AI systems.Globally distributed, horizontally scalable, multi-model database serviceA Wide Column Store for rapid development using massive semi-structured datasets
Primary database modelWide column 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.
Document store
Graph DBMS
Key-value store
Wide column store
Wide column store
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Graph DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score9.35
Rank#43  Overall
#4  Wide column stores
Score0.20
Rank#256  Overall
#21  Graph DBMS
#120  Relational DBMS
Score31.98
Rank#24  Overall
#4  Document stores
#2  Graph DBMS
#3  Key-value stores
#3  Wide column stores
Score5.00
Rank#65  Overall
#5  Wide column stores
Websitewww.datastax.com/­products/­datastax-enterprisegrakn.aiazure.microsoft.com/­services/­cosmos-dbazure.microsoft.com/­en-us/­services/­storage/­tables
Technical documentationdocs.datastax.comdev.grakn.ai/­docsdocs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­cosmos-db
DeveloperDataStaxGrakn Labs LtdMicrosoftMicrosoft
Initial release2011201620142012
Current release6.7, December 20181.5.8, August 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoGPL Version 3, commercial licenses availablecommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyesyes
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Implementation languageJavaJava
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Linux
OS X
Windows
hostedhosted
Data schemeschema-freeyesschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes infoJSON typesyes
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 infoAll properties auto-indexed by defaultno
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like DML and DDL statements (CQL); Spark SQLnoSQL-like query languageno
APIs and other access methodsProprietary protocol infoCQL (Cassandra Query Language)
TinkerPop Gremlin infowith DSE Graph
console (shell)
gRPC protocol
Workbase (visualisation software)
DocumentDB API
Graph API (Gremlin)
MongoDB API
RESTful HTTP API
Table API
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
All JVM based languages
Groovy
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Scala
.Net
C#
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
MongoDB client drivers written for various programming languages
Python
.Net
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonoJavaScriptno
TriggersyesnoJavaScriptno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infono "single point of failure"Sharding infoby using CassandraSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud service
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesconfigurable replication factor, datacenter aware, advanced replication for edge computingMaster-master replication infoby using Cassandrayes infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceyes infoimplicit feature of the cloud service. Replication either local, cross-facility or geo-redundant.
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesyes infoby using Apache Kafka and Apache Zookeeperwith Hadoop integration infoIntegration with Hadoop/HDInsight on Azure*no
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency
Tunable Consistency infoconsistency level can be individually decided with each write operation
Immediate ConsistencyBounded Staleness
Consistent Prefix
Eventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infoConsistency level configurable on request level
Session Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynono infosubstituted by the relationship featurenono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoAtomicity and isolation are supported for single operationsACIDMulti-item ACID transactions with snapshot isolation within a partitionoptimistic locking
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
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.yesnono
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users can be defined per objectyes infoat REST API level; other APIs in progressAccess rights can be defined down to the item levelAccess rights based on private key authentication or shared access signatures
More information provided by the system vendor
Datastax EnterpriseGRAKN.AIMicrosoft Azure Cosmos DB infoformer name was Azure DocumentDBMicrosoft Azure Table Storage
Specific characteristics100% continuous availability, real-time, distributed, massive scale data management...
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Grakn is the knowledge graph to organise complex networks of data and making it queryable,...
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Competitive advantagesSupporting the following application requirements: Contextual: complete data layer...
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Expressive and flexible data model: The meta-schema of Grakn allows for modelling...
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Typical application scenariosApplications that must serve contextual information and be always-on, distributed,...
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Life sciences : Grakn makes working with biological data much easier and accelerates...
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Key customersCapital One, Cisco, Comcast, eBay, McDonald’s, Microsoft, Safeway, Sony, UBS, and...
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Market metricsAmong the Forbes 100 Most Innovative Companies, DataStax is trusted by 5 of the top...
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Licensing and pricing modelsAnnual subscription
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AGPL and Commercial . The commercial license is priced based on cluster resources...
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Grakn Cosmos, the universal conference of technologies built using Grakn
London, UK, 6-7 February 2020

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