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System Properties Comparison FaunaDB vs. Grakn vs. JaguarDB

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NameFaunaDB  Xexclude from comparisonGrakn  Xexclude from comparisonJaguarDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionStrongly 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.Performant, highly scalable DBMS for AI and IoT applications
Primary database modelDocument 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.
Key-value store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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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
Score0.00
Rank#336  Overall
#59  Key-value stores
Websitefauna.comgrakn.aiwww.datajaguar.com
Technical documentationdocs.fauna.comdev.grakn.ai/­docswww.datajaguar.com/­support.php
DeveloperFauna, Inc.Grakn LabsDataJaguar, Inc.
Initial release201420162015
Current release1.7.1, April 20202.9.4 September 2018
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoGPL Version 3, commercial licenses availableOpen Source infoGPL V3.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageScalaJavaC++ infothe server part. Clients available in other languages
Server operating systemsLinuxLinux
OS X
Windows
Linux
Data schemeschema-freeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesyes
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 SQLnonoA subset of ANSI SQL is implemented infobut no views, foreign keys, triggers
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIconsole (shell)
gRPC protocol
Workbase (visualisation software)
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesC#
Go
Java
JavaScript
Python
Ruby
Scala
Swift
All JVM based languages
Groovy
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Scala
C
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsnono
Triggersnonono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeshorizontal partitioning infoconsistent hashingSharding infoby using CassandraSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMasterlessMaster-master replication infoby using CassandraMaster-master replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyes infoby using Apache Kafka and Apache Zookeeperno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesno infosubstituted by the relationship featureno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDno
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.nonono
User concepts infoAccess controlIdentity management, authentication, and access controlyes infoat REST API level; other APIs in progressrights management via user accounts
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FaunaDBGraknJaguarDB
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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