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System Properties Comparison GRAKN.AI vs. Graphite vs. RocksDB

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NameGRAKN.AI  Xexclude from comparisonGraphite  Xexclude from comparisonRocksDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionGrakn is a distributed, hyper-relational database for managing complex data that serves as a knowledge base for cognitive/AI systems.Data logging and graphing tool for time series data infoThe storage layer (fixed size database) is called WhisperEmbeddable persistent key-value store optimized for fast storage (flash and RAM)
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.
Time Series DBMSKey-value store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.28
Rank#243  Overall
#18  Graph DBMS
#115  Relational DBMS
Score3.35
Rank#83  Overall
#4  Time Series DBMS
Score2.61
Rank#97  Overall
#18  Key-value stores
Websitegrakn.aigithub.com/­graphite-project/­graphite-webrocksdb.org
Technical documentationdev.grakn.ai/­docsgraphite.readthedocs.iogithub.com/­facebook/­rocksdb/­wiki
DeveloperGrakn Labs LtdChris DavisFacebook, Inc.
Initial release201620062013
Current release1.6.2, January 20206.5.3, January 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoGPL Version 3, commercial licenses availableOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoBSD
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJavaPythonC++
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
Linux
Unix
Data schemeyesyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesNumeric data onlyno
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 indexesyesnono
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonono
APIs and other access methodsconsole (shell)
gRPC protocol
Workbase (visualisation software)
HTTP API
Sockets
C++ API
Java API
Supported programming languagesAll JVM based languages
Groovy
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Scala
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
C++
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonono
Triggersnonono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoby using Cassandranonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-master replication infoby using Cassandranonenone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes infoby using Apache Kafka and Apache Zookeepernono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistencynone
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityno infosubstituted by the relationship featurenono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnoyes
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes infolockingyes
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.noyes
User concepts infoAccess controlyes infoat REST API level; other APIs in progressnono
More information provided by the system vendor
GRAKN.AIGraphiteRocksDB
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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