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System Properties Comparison Google BigQuery vs. GRAKN.AI

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NameGoogle BigQuery  Xexclude from comparisonGRAKN.AI  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionLarge scale data warehouse service with append-only tablesGrakn is a distributed, hyper-relational database for managing complex data that serves as a knowledge base for cognitive/AI systems.
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.
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score25.44
Rank#27  Overall
#16  Relational DBMS
Score0.20
Rank#256  Overall
#21  Graph DBMS
#120  Relational DBMS
Websitecloud.google.com/­bigquerygrakn.ai
Technical documentationcloud.google.com/­bigquery/­docsdev.grakn.ai/­docs
DeveloperGoogleGrakn Labs Ltd
Initial release20102016
Current release1.5.8, August 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoGPL Version 3, commercial licenses available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesno
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Implementation languageJava
Server operating systemshostedLinux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes
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 indexesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesno
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP/JSON APIconsole (shell)
gRPC protocol
Workbase (visualisation software)
Supported programming languages.Net
Java
JavaScript
Objective-C
PHP
Python
Ruby
All JVM based languages
Groovy
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functions infoin JavaScriptno
Triggersnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneSharding infoby using Cassandra
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-master replication infoby using Cassandra
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyes infoby using Apache Kafka and Apache Zookeeper
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynono infosubstituted by the relationship feature
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoSince BigQuery is designed for querying dataACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.nono
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess privileges (owner, writer, reader) for whole datasets, not for individual tables infoGoogle Cloud Identity & Access Management (IAM)yes infoat REST API level; other APIs in progress
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Google BigQueryGRAKN.AI
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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