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DBMS > EsgynDB vs. Grakn vs. KairosDB vs. RDF4J

System Properties Comparison EsgynDB vs. Grakn vs. KairosDB vs. RDF4J

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NameEsgynDB  Xexclude from comparisonGrakn  Xexclude from comparisonKairosDB  Xexclude from comparisonRDF4J infoformerly known as Sesame  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionEnterprise-class SQL-on-Hadoop solution, powered by Apache TrafodionGrakn is a distributed, hyper-relational database for managing complex data that serves as a knowledge base for cognitive/AI systems.Distributed Time Series DBMS based on Cassandra or H2RDF4J is a Java framework for processing RDF data, supporting both memory-based and a disk-based storage.
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.
Time Series DBMSRDF store
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Score0.28
Rank#264  Overall
#122  Relational DBMS
Score0.78
Rank#192  Overall
#16  Graph DBMS
#95  Relational DBMS
Score0.77
Rank#194  Overall
#11  Time Series DBMS
Score0.57
Rank#220  Overall
#9  RDF stores
Websiteesgyn.comgrakn.aigithub.com/­kairosdb/­kairosdbrdf4j.org
Technical documentationesgyn.com/­developersdev.grakn.ai/­docskairosdb.github.iordf4j.org/­documentation
DeveloperEsgynGrakn LabsSince 2016 officially forked into an Eclipse project, former developer was Aduna Software.
Initial release2015201620132004
Current release1.8.3, September 20201.2.2, November 2018
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoGPL Version 3, commercial licenses availableOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoEclipse Distribution License (EDL), v1.0.
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageC++, JavaJavaJavaJava
Server operating systemsLinuxLinux
OS X
Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows
Linux
OS X
Unix
Windows
Data schemeyesyesschema-freeyes infoRDF Schemas
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 indexesyesyesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesnonono
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
console (shell)
gRPC protocol
Workbase (visualisation software)
Graphite protocol
HTTP REST
Telnet API
Java API
RIO infoRDF Input/Output
Sail API
SeRQL infoSesame RDF Query Language
Sesame REST HTTP Protocol
SPARQL
Supported programming languagesAll languages supporting JDBC/ODBC/ADO.NetAll JVM based languages
Groovy
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Scala
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
PHP
Python
Java
PHP
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresJava Stored Proceduresnonoyes
Triggersnononoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding infoby using CassandraSharding infobased on Cassandranone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication between multi datacentersMulti-source replication infoby using Cassandraselectable replication factor infobased on Cassandranone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesyes infoby using Apache Kafka and Apache Zookeepernono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency infobased on Cassandra
Immediate Consistency infobased on Cassandra
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesno infosubstituted by the relationship featureno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDnoACID infoIsolation support depends on the API used
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes infoin-memory storage is supported as well
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.nonono
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardyes infoat REST API level; other APIs in progresssimple password-based access controlno
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EsgynDBGraknKairosDBRDF4J infoformerly known as Sesame
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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