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System Properties Comparison EXASOL vs. FaunaDB vs. Grakn

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NameEXASOL  Xexclude from comparisonFaunaDB  Xexclude from comparisonGrakn  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionHigh-performance, in-memory, MPP database specifically designed for in-memory analytics.Strongly consistent database capable of global horizontal scale with a focus on operational simplicityGrakn is a distributed, hyper-relational database for managing complex data that serves as a knowledge base for cognitive/AI systems.
Primary database modelRelational DBMSDocument store
Graph DBMS
Relational DBMS
Time Series DBMS
Graph DBMS
Relational DBMS infoOften described as a 'hyper-relational' database, since it implements the 'Entity-Relationship Paradigm' to manage complex data structures and ontologies.
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Score3.00
Rank#90  Overall
#45  Relational DBMS
Score1.19
Rank#143  Overall
#23  Document stores
#10  Graph DBMS
#70  Relational DBMS
#9  Time Series DBMS
Score0.59
Rank#199  Overall
#16  Graph DBMS
#97  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.exasol.com/­en/­productsfauna.comgrakn.ai
Technical documentationwww.exasol.com/­en/­community/­resourcesdocs.fauna.comdev.grakn.ai/­docs
DeveloperExasolFauna, Inc.Grakn Labs
Initial release200020142016
Current release1.7.1, April 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialOpen Source infoGPL Version 3, commercial licenses available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageScalaJava
Server operating systemsLinuxLinux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeyesschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesnoyes
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 SQLyesnono
APIs and other access methods.Net
JDBC
ODBC
WebSocket
RESTful HTTP APIconsole (shell)
gRPC protocol
Workbase (visualisation software)
Supported programming languagesJava
Lua
Python
R
C#
Go
Java
JavaScript
Python
Ruby
Scala
Swift
All JVM based languages
Groovy
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsuser defined functionsno
Triggersyesnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardinghorizontal partitioning infoconsistent hashingSharding infoby using Cassandra
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMasterlessMaster-master replication infoby using Cassandra
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes infoHadoop integrationnoyes infoby using Apache Kafka and Apache Zookeeper
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesno infosubstituted by the relationship feature
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes
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, groups and roles according to SQL-standardIdentity management, authentication, and access controlyes infoat REST API level; other APIs in progress
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EXASOLFaunaDBGrakn
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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