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System Properties Comparison GRAKN.AI vs. IRONdb vs. Microsoft Azure Table Storage vs. Quasardb

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NameGRAKN.AI  Xexclude from comparisonIRONdb  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure Table Storage  Xexclude from comparisonQuasardb  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 simplicityA Wide Column Store for rapid development using massive semi-structured datasetsDistributed, high-performance timeseries database
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 DBMSWide column storeTime Series DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.27
Rank#249  Overall
#19  Graph DBMS
#116  Relational DBMS
Score0.06
Rank#305  Overall
#26  Time Series DBMS
Score4.86
Rank#65  Overall
#5  Wide column stores
Score0.10
Rank#279  Overall
#21  Time Series DBMS
Websitegrakn.aiwww.irondb.ioazure.microsoft.com/­en-us/­services/­storage/­tableswww.quasardb.net
Technical documentationdev.grakn.ai/­docswww.irondb.io/­docsdoc.quasardb.net
DeveloperGrakn Labs LtdCirconus LLC.Microsoftquasardb
Initial release2016201720122009
Current release1.6.2, January 2020V0.10.20, January 20183.1, January 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoGPL Version 3, commercial licenses availablecommercialcommercialcommercial infoFree community edition, Non-profit organizations and non-commercial usage are eligible for free licenses
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyesno
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Implementation languageJavaC and C++C++
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
LinuxhostedBSD
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeyesschema-freeschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes infotext, numeric, histogramsyesyes infointeger and binary
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.nononono
Secondary indexesyesnonoyes infowith tags
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like query language (Circonus Analytics Query Language: CAQL)noSQL-like query language
APIs and other access methodsconsole (shell)
gRPC protocol
Workbase (visualisation software)
HTTP APIRESTful HTTP APIHTTP API
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
.Net
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
.Net
C
C#
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
R
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyes, in Luanono
Triggersnononono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoby using CassandraAutomatic, metric affinity per nodeSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceSharding infoconsistent hashing
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-master replication infoby using Cassandraconfigurable replication factor, datacenter awareyes infoimplicit feature of the cloud service. Replication either local, cross-facility or geo-redundant.Master-slave replication with selectable replication factor
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes infoby using Apache Kafka and Apache Zookeepernonowith Hadoop integration
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate consistency per node, eventual consistency across nodesImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityno infosubstituted by the relationship featurenonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnooptimistic lockingACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes infoby using LevelDB
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.nononoyes infoTransient mode
User concepts infoAccess controlyes infoat REST API level; other APIs in progressnoAccess rights based on private key authentication or shared access signaturesCryptographically strong user authentication and audit trail
More information provided by the system vendor
GRAKN.AIIRONdbMicrosoft Azure Table StorageQuasardb
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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High-performance , high-speed, fully integrated timeseries database Seamlessly combines...
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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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High performance in a cost-effective small package Real-time results for even large...
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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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Tick database Predictive maintenance Pre-deal checks Large scale monitoring
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Key customersIRONdb serves the needs of the world's largest Time Series Database customers. One...
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Large EU investment banks US based hedge funds Orolia Tellmeplus
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Market metricsOnly TSDB capable of scaling to billions of metrics. Only TSDB to scale to dozens...
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Has been running in very demanding production environments since 2013 Rapid adoption...
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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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Community edition limited to 2 nodes and 16 GiB of storage per node available for...
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