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System Properties Comparison Firebird vs. Grakn vs. JanusGraph

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NameFirebird  Xexclude from comparisonGrakn  Xexclude from comparisonJanusGraph infosuccessor of Titan  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionFirebird is an open source RDBMS forked from Borland's InterBaseGrakn is a distributed, hyper-relational database for managing complex data that serves as a knowledge base for cognitive/AI systems.A Graph DBMS optimized for distributed clusters infoIt was forked from the latest code base of Titan in January 2017
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.
Graph DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score21.82
Rank#30  Overall
#18  Relational DBMS
Score0.27
Rank#249  Overall
#19  Graph DBMS
#116  Relational DBMS
Score1.88
Rank#120  Overall
#7  Graph DBMS
Websitewww.firebirdsql.orggrakn.aijanusgraph.org
Technical documentationwww.firebirdsql.org/­en/­reference-manualsdev.grakn.ai/­docsdocs.janusgraph.org
DeveloperFirebird FoundationGrakn LabsLinux Foundation; originally developed as Titan by Aurelius
Initial release2000 infoAs fork of Borland's InterBase20162017
Current release3.0.5, 20201.6.2, January 20200.4.0, July 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoInitial Developer's Public LicenseOpen Source infoGPL Version 3, commercial licenses availableOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC and C++JavaJava
Server operating systemsAIX
FreeBSD
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
server-less infoFirebird Embedded Server
Solaris
Unix
Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows
Linux
OS X
Unix
Windows
Data schemeyesyesyes
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.nono
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesnono
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
C/C++ API
JDBC infoJaybird
ODBC
OLE DB
console (shell)
gRPC protocol
Workbase (visualisation software)
Java API
TinkerPop Blueprints
TinkerPop Frames
TinkerPop Gremlin
TinkerPop Rexster
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Lua
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
All JVM based languages
Groovy
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Scala
Clojure
Java
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresPSQLnoyes
Triggersyesnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneSharding infoby using Cassandrayes infodepending on the used storage backend (e.g. Cassandra, HBase, BerkeleyDB)
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnone infoavailable via 3rd party productsMaster-master replication infoby using Cassandrayes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyes infoby using Apache Kafka and Apache Zookeeperyes infovia Faunus, a graph analytics engine
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesno infosubstituted by the relationship featureyes infoRelationships in graphs
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infoFeatures a multi-generational MVCC architecture, readers do not block writersyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes infoSupports various storage backends: Cassandra, HBase, Berkeley DB, Akiban, Hazelcast
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.no
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers with fine-grained authorization conceptyes infoat REST API level; other APIs in progressUser authentification and security via Rexster Graph Server
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FirebirdGraknJanusGraph infosuccessor of Titan
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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