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System Properties Comparison EXASOL vs. Grakn vs. JaguarDB vs. Snowflake

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NameEXASOL  Xexclude from comparisonGrakn  Xexclude from comparisonJaguarDB  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  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.Performant, highly scalable DBMS for AI and IoT applicationsCloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured data
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.
Key-value storeRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score3.00
Rank#90  Overall
#45  Relational DBMS
Score0.59
Rank#199  Overall
#16  Graph DBMS
#97  Relational DBMS
Score0.00
Rank#336  Overall
#59  Key-value stores
Score2.53
Rank#101  Overall
#48  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.exasol.com/­en/­productsgrakn.aiwww.datajaguar.comwww.snowflake.com
Technical documentationwww.exasol.com/­en/­community/­resourcesdev.grakn.ai/­docswww.datajaguar.com/­support.phpdocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.html
DeveloperExasolGrakn LabsDataJaguar, Inc.Snowflake Computing Inc.
Initial release2000201620152014
Current release1.7.1, April 20202.9.4 September 2018
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoGPL Version 3, commercial licenses availableOpen Source infoGPL V3.0commercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononoyes
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Implementation languageJavaC++ infothe server part. Clients available in other languages
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
Linuxhosted
Data schemeyesyesyesyes infosupport of semi-structured data formats (JSON, XML, Avro)
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.nononoyes
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesnoA subset of ANSI SQL is implemented infobut no views, foreign keys, triggersyes
APIs and other access methods.Net
JDBC
ODBC
WebSocket
console (shell)
gRPC protocol
Workbase (visualisation software)
JDBC
ODBC
CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesJava
Lua
Python
R
All JVM based languages
Groovy
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Scala
C
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsnonouser defined functions
Triggersyesnonono infosimilar concept for controling cloud resources
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding infoby using CassandraShardingyes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-master replication infoby using CassandraMaster-master replicationyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes infoHadoop integrationyes infoby using Apache Kafka and Apache Zookeepernono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyEventual ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesno infosubstituted by the relationship featurenoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDnoACID
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.yesnonono
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users, groups and roles according to SQL-standardyes infoat REST API level; other APIs in progressrights management via user accountsUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authentication
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EXASOLGraknJaguarDBSnowflake
Specific characteristicsGrakn is the knowledge graph to organise complex networks of data and making it queryable,...
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SQL support, group by, order by, join
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Competitive advantagesExpressive and flexible data model: The meta-schema of Grakn allows for modelling...
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Extremely easy to scale-out (in seconds) 100,000 times faster
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Typical application scenariosLife sciences : Grakn makes working with biological data much easier and accelerates...
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IoT data, time series data, AI data. Any type of numerical data.
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Key customersQuantea, 2PiDay, Synqy, SinoLogistics, IIVI
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Market metricsAdvertising awareness, installed base, brand image, market share
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Licensing and pricing modelsAGPL and Commercial . The commercial license is priced based on cluster resources...
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Free-trial license, per-node license, and subscription license.
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