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System Properties Comparison Drizzle vs. Grakn vs. SAP Adaptive Server vs. TerminusDB

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NameDrizzle  Xexclude from comparisonGrakn  Xexclude from comparisonSAP Adaptive Server infoformer name: Sybase ASE  Xexclude from comparisonTerminusDB infoformer name was DataChemist  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.
DescriptionMySQL 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.The SAP (Sybase) Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE) is an enterprise-class RDBMSScalable Graph Database platform making enterprise data available by exploiting inferred entities and relationships
Primary database modelRelational 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 DBMSGraph DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
RDF store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.47
Rank#213  Overall
#17  Graph DBMS
#102  Relational DBMS
Score53.99
Rank#17  Overall
#11  Relational DBMS
Score0.06
Rank#314  Overall
#29  Graph DBMS
Websitegrakn.aiwww.sap.com/­products/­sybase-ase.htmlterminusdb.com
Technical documentationdev.grakn.ai/­docshelp.sap.com/­adaptive-server-enterpriseterminusdb.com/­docs
DeveloperDrizzle project, originally started by Brian AkerGrakn LabsSAP, SybaseDataChemist Ltd.
Initial release2008201619872018
Current release7.2.4, September 20121.7.1, April 202016.01.1.1, January 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoGNU GPLOpen Source infoGPL Version 3, commercial licenses availablecommercialOpen Source infoGPL V3
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageC++JavaC and C++Prolog, Rust
Server operating systemsFreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Linux
OS X
Windows
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Unix
Windows
Linux
Data schemeyesyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesyes
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
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infowith proprietary extensionsnoyesSQL-like query language (WOQL)
APIs and other access methodsJDBCconsole (shell)
gRPC protocol
Workbase (visualisation software)
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
Tabular Data Stream (TDS)
OWL
RESTful HTTP API
WOQL (Web Object Query Language)
Supported programming languagesC
C++
Java
PHP
All JVM based languages
Groovy
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Scala
C
C++
Cobol
Java
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
JavaScript
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonoJava and Transact-SQLyes
Triggersno infohooks for callbacks inside the server can be used.noyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding infoby using Cassandrahorizontal partitioningGraph Partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-master replication
Master-slave replication
Master-master replication infoby using CassandraMaster-master replication
Master-slave replication
Journaling Streams
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyes infoby using Apache Kafka and Apache Zookeepernono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesno infosubstituted by the relationship featureyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes infoin-memory journaling
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.no
User concepts infoAccess controlPluggable authentication mechanisms infoe.g. LDAP, HTTPyes infoat REST API level; other APIs in progressfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardRole-based access control
More information provided by the system vendor
DrizzleGraknSAP Adaptive Server infoformer name: Sybase ASETerminusDB infoformer name was DataChemist
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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