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System Properties Comparison Elasticsearch vs. EnterpriseDB vs. GRAKN.AI

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NameElasticsearch  Xexclude from comparisonEnterpriseDB  Xexclude from comparisonGRAKN.AI  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA distributed, RESTful modern search and analytics engine based on Apache Lucene infoElasticsearch lets you perform and combine many types of searches such as structured, unstructured, geo, and metricThe EDB Postgres Platform is an enterprise-class data management platform based on the open source database PostgreSQL with flexible deployment options, complemented by tool kits for management, integration, and migration.Grakn is a distributed, hyper-relational database for managing complex data that serves as a knowledge base for cognitive/AI systems.
Primary database modelSearch engineRelational 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.
Secondary database modelsDocument storeDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score151.44
Rank#7  Overall
#1  Search engines
Score2.36
Rank#102  Overall
#49  Relational DBMS
Score0.28
Rank#243  Overall
#18  Graph DBMS
#115  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.elastic.co/­products/­elasticsearchwww.enterprisedb.comgrakn.ai
Technical documentationwww.elastic.co/­guide/­en/­elasticsearch/­reference/­current/­index.htmlwww.enterprisedb.com/­resources/­product-documentationdev.grakn.ai/­docs
DeveloperElasticEnterpriseDBGrakn Labs Ltd
Initial release201020052016
Current release7.3.0, August 2019V10, November 20171.6.1, December 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2; Elastic Licensecommercial infoBSD for PostgreSQL-componentsOpen Source infoGPL Version 3, commercial licenses available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJavaCJava
Server operating systemsAll OS with a Java VMLinux
Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeschema-free infoFlexible type definitions. Once a type is defined, it is persistentyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes
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.noyes infospecific XML-type available, but no XML query functionality.no
Secondary indexesyes infoAll search fields are automatically indexedyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query languageyes infostandard with numerous extensionsno
APIs and other access methodsJava API
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
ADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
console (shell)
gRPC protocol
Workbase (visualisation software)
Supported programming languages.Net
Groovy
Community Contributed Clients
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Tcl
All JVM based languages
Groovy
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesuser defined functions inforealized in proprietary language PL/pgSQL or with common languages like Perl, Python, Tcl etc.no
Triggersyes infoby using the 'percolation' featureyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardinghorizontal partitioning infoby hash, list or rangeSharding infoby using Cassandra
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesMaster-master replicationMaster-master replication infoby using Cassandra
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsES-Hadoop Connectornoyes infoby using Apache Kafka and Apache Zookeeper
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency infoSynchronous doc based replication. Get by ID may show delays up to 1 sec. Configurable write consistency: one, quorum, allImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesno infosubstituted by the relationship feature
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes, multi-version concurrency control (MVCC)yes
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.Memcached and Redis integrationnono
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardyes infoat REST API level; other APIs in progress
More information provided by the system vendor
ElasticsearchEnterpriseDBGRAKN.AI
Specific characteristicsElasticsearch is a highly scalable open source full-text search and analytics engine....
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PostgreSQL with added Security, Performance, DBA, Developer, and Oracle compatibile...
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Grakn is the knowledge graph to organise complex networks of data and making it queryable,...
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Competitive advantagesOpen source, real-time index, search and analysis, horizontally scalable, distributed,...
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Complete Postgres platform with enterprise-class Postgres, Management, Integration,...
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Expressive and flexible data model: The meta-schema of Grakn allows for modelling...
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Typical application scenarios
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New applications for transactional, reporting and mixed workloads that need to integrate...
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Life sciences : Grakn makes working with biological data much easier and accelerates...
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Key customers
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MasterCard, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Ericsson, AT&T, Alibaba, Korea Telecom and...
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Market metricsMore than 250 million cumulative downloads More than 100,000 community members in...
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Listed in Gartner Magic Quadrant 2013-2018 with over 4,000 customers.
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Licensing and pricing modelsThe Elastic Stack (Elasticsearch, Kibana, Beats, and Logstash) is free and open source...
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Open Source and Commercial core based licensing.
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AGPL and Commercial . The commercial license is priced based on cluster resources...
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Related products and services
3rd partiesElastic Cloud: Try the official hosted Elasticsearch.
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Dremio: Analyze your data with standard SQL and any BI tool. Accelerate your queries up to 1,000x.
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