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NameGRAKN.AI  Xexclude from comparisonGraphDB infoformer name: OWLIM  Xexclude from comparisonIgnite  Xexclude from comparisonJanusGraph infosuccessor of Titan  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionGrakn is a distributed, hyper-relational database for managing complex data that serves as a knowledge base for cognitive/AI systems.Enterprise RDF and graph database with efficient reasoning, cluster and external index synchronization supportApache Ignite is a memory-centric distributed database, caching, and processing platform for transactional, analytical, and streaming workloads, delivering in-memory speeds at petabyte scale.A Graph DBMS optimized for distributed clusters infoIt was forked from the latest code base of Titan in January 2017
Primary database modelGraph 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
RDF store
Key-value store
Relational DBMS
Graph DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.28
Rank#243  Overall
#18  Graph DBMS
#115  Relational DBMS
Score1.14
Rank#137  Overall
#8  Graph DBMS
#5  RDF stores
Score5.01
Rank#64  Overall
#12  Key-value stores
#35  Relational DBMS
Score1.77
Rank#119  Overall
#6  Graph DBMS
Websitegrakn.aigraphdb.ontotext.comignite.apache.orgjanusgraph.org
Technical documentationdev.grakn.ai/­docsgraphdb.ontotext.com/­documentationapacheignite.readme.io/­docsdocs.janusgraph.org
DeveloperGrakn Labs LtdOntotextApache Software FoundationLinux Foundation; originally developed as Titan by Aurelius
Initial release2016200020152017
Current release1.6.2, January 20208.8, January 2019Apache Ignite 2.60.4.0, July 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoGPL Version 3, commercial licenses availablecommercial infolimited edition freeOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono infoNamed S4, Ontotext provides a semantic graph database based on GraphDB in the cloud.nono
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Implementation languageJavaJavaC++, Java, .NetJava
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
All OS with a Java VM
Linux
OS X
Windows
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
OS X
Unix
Windows
Data schemeyesschema-free and OWL/RDFS-schema supportyesyes
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.nonoyesno
Secondary indexesyesyes, supports real-time synchronization and indexing in SOLR/Elastic search/Lucene and GeoSPARQL geometry data indexesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSPARQL is used as query languageANSI-99 for query and DML statements, subset of DDLno
APIs and other access methodsconsole (shell)
gRPC protocol
Workbase (visualisation software)
GeoSPARQL
Java API
RDF4J API
RIO
Sail API
Sesame REST HTTP Protocol
SPARQL 1.1
HDFS API
Hibernate
JCache
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data
Java API
TinkerPop Blueprints
TinkerPop Frames
TinkerPop Gremlin
TinkerPop Rexster
Supported programming languagesAll JVM based languages
Groovy
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Scala
.Net
C#
Clojure
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
C#
C++
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Clojure
Java
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoJava Server Pluginyes (compute grid and cache interceptors can be used instead)yes
Triggersnonoyes (cache interceptors and events)yes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoby using CassandranoneShardingyes infodepending on the used storage backend (e.g. Cassandra, HBase, BerkeleyDB)
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-master replication infoby using CassandraMaster-master replicationyes (replicated cache)yes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes infoby using Apache Kafka and Apache Zookeepernoyes (compute grid and hadoop accelerator)yes infovia Faunus, a graph analytics engine
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency, Eventual consistency (configurable in cluster mode per master or individual client request)Immediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityno infosubstituted by the relationship featureyes infoConstraint checkingnoyes infoRelationships in graphs
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes 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.noyes
User concepts infoAccess controlyes infoat REST API level; other APIs in progressyesSecurity Hooks for custom implementationsUser authentification and security via Rexster Graph Server
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GRAKN.AIGraphDB infoformer name: OWLIMIgniteJanusGraph infosuccessor of Titan
Specific characteristicsGrakn is the knowledge graph to organise complex networks of data and making it queryable,...
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GraphDB Enterprise is a high-performance semantic repository created by Ontotext....
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Competitive advantagesExpressive and flexible data model: The meta-schema of Grakn allows for modelling...
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GraphDB allows you to link text and data in big knowledge graphs. It’s easy to experiment...
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Typical application scenariosLife sciences : Grakn makes working with biological data much easier and accelerates...
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Metadata enrichment and management, linked open data publishing, semantic inferencing...
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Key customersBBC, Press Association, Financial Times, DK, Euromoney, The British Museum, Getty...
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Market metricsGraphDB is the most utilized semantic triplestore for mission-critical enterprise...
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Licensing and pricing modelsAGPL and Commercial . The commercial license is priced based on cluster resources...
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GraphDB-Free is free to use. SE and Enterprise are licensed per CPU-Core used. Perpetual...
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Conferences and events

Grakn Cosmos, the universal conference of technologies built using Grakn
London, UK, 6-7 February 2020

Designing Semantic Technology Proof-of-Concept
Online Training, 13:00 – 18:00 UTC, 12 December 2019 (finished)

Ontotext Platform – the Fast Track from an RDF Model to a Knowledge Graph
Online Training, 4pm GMT, 17 December 2019 (finished)

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