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System Properties Comparison GRAKN.AI vs. IRONdb vs. Microsoft Access vs. RDF4J

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NameGRAKN.AI  Xexclude from comparisonIRONdb  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Access  Xexclude from comparisonRDF4J infoformerly known as Sesame  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionGrakn is a distributed, hyper-relational database for managing complex data that serves as a knowledge base for cognitive/AI systems.A distributed Time Series DBMS with a focus on scalability, fault tolerance and operational simplicityMicrosoft Access combines a backend RDBMS (JET / ACE Engine) with a GUI frontend for data manipulation and queries. infoThe Access frontend is often used for accessing other datasources (DBMS, Excel, etc.)RDF4J is a Java framework for processing RDF data, supporting both memory-based and a disk-based storage.
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 DBMSRelational DBMSRDF store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score0.20
Rank#256  Overall
#21  Graph DBMS
#120  Relational DBMS
Score0.05
Rank#328  Overall
#27  Time Series DBMS
Score130.07
Rank#9  Overall
#6  Relational DBMS
Score0.38
Rank#223  Overall
#10  RDF stores
Websitegrakn.aiwww.irondb.ioproducts.office.com/­en-us/­accessrdf4j.org
Technical documentationdev.grakn.ai/­docswww.irondb.io/­docsmsdn.microsoft.com/­en-us/­library/­office/­ff604965.aspxdocs.rdf4j.org
DeveloperGrakn Labs LtdCirconus LLC.MicrosoftSince 2016 officially forked into an Eclipse project, former developer was Aduna Software.
Initial release2016201719922004
Current release1.5.8, August 2019V0.10.20, January 20181902 (16.0.11328.20222), March 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoGPL Version 3, commercial licenses availablecommercialcommercial infoBundled with Microsoft OfficeOpen Source infoEclipse Distribution License (EDL), v1.0.
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageJavaC and C++C++Java
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
LinuxWindows infoNot a real database server, but making use of DLLsLinux
OS X
Unix
Windows
Data schemeyesschema-freeyesyes infoRDF Schemas
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes infotext, numeric, histogramsyesyes
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 indexesyesnoyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like query language (Circonus Analytics Query Language: CAQL)yes infobut not compliant to any SQL standardno
APIs and other access methodsconsole (shell)
gRPC protocol
Workbase (visualisation software)
HTTP APIADO.NET
DAO
ODBC
OLE DB
Java API
RIO infoRDF Input/Output
Sail API
SeRQL infoSesame RDF Query Language
Sesame REST HTTP Protocol
SPARQL
Supported programming languagesAll JVM based languages
Groovy
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Scala
.Net
C
C++
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
Lua
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Rust
Scala
C
C#
C++
Delphi
Java (JDBC-ODBC)
VBA
Visual Basic.NET
Java
PHP
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyes, in Luayes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineyes
Triggersnonoyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoby using CassandraAutomatic, metric affinity per nodenonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-master replication infoby using Cassandraconfigurable replication factor, datacenter awarenonenone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes infoby using Apache Kafka and Apache Zookeepernonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate consistency per node, eventual consistency across nodes
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityno infosubstituted by the relationship featurenoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnoACID infobut no files for transaction loggingACID infoIsolation support depends on the API used
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes infobut no files for transaction loggingyes infoin-memory storage is supported as well
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.nono
User concepts infoAccess controlyes infoat REST API level; other APIs in progressnono infoa simple user-level security was built in till version Access 2003no
More information provided by the system vendor
GRAKN.AIIRONdbMicrosoft AccessRDF4J infoformerly known as Sesame
Specific characteristicsGrakn is the knowledge graph to organise complex networks of data and making it queryable,...
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IRONdb is a highly available, distributed Time Series Database. It can support dozens...
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Competitive advantagesExpressive and flexible data model: The meta-schema of Grakn allows for modelling...
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Unmatched Scalability IRONdb is unique among TSDBs in that it does not use a consensus...
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Typical application scenariosLife sciences : Grakn makes working with biological data much easier and accelerates...
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Real Systems Monitoring Monitor your systems infrastructure in real time across thousands...
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Key customersIRONdb serves the needs of the world's largest Time Series Database customers. One...
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Market metricsOnly TSDB capable of scaling to billions of metrics. Only TSDB to scale to dozens...
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Licensing and pricing modelsAGPL and Commercial . The commercial license is priced based on cluster resources...
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IRONdb is licensed under a subscription model based on the number of active metrics...
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