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NameEXASOL  Xexclude from comparisonGrakn  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionHigh-performance, in-memory, MPP database specifically designed for in-memory analytics.Grakn is a distributed, hyper-relational database for managing complex data that serves as a knowledge base for cognitive/AI systems.
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.
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score3.09
Rank#92  Overall
#45  Relational DBMS
Score0.60
Rank#206  Overall
#17  Graph DBMS
#99  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.exasol.com/­en/­productsgrakn.ai
Technical documentationwww.exasol.com/­en/­community/­resourcesdev.grakn.ai/­docs
DeveloperExasolGrakn Labs
Initial release20002016
Current release1.8.0, June 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoGPL Version 3, commercial licenses available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
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Implementation languageJava
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes
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.nono
Secondary indexesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesno
APIs and other access methods.Net
JDBC
ODBC
WebSocket
console (shell)
gRPC protocol
Workbase (visualisation software)
Supported programming languagesJava
Lua
Python
R
All JVM based languages
Groovy
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsno
Triggersyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding infoby using Cassandra
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-master replication infoby using Cassandra
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes infoHadoop integrationyes infoby using Apache Kafka and Apache Zookeeper
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesno infosubstituted by the relationship feature
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesno
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users, groups and roles according to SQL-standardyes infoat REST API level; other APIs in progress
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EXASOLGrakn
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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