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System Properties Comparison GRAKN.AI vs. IRONdb vs. RDF4J vs. Transbase

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NameGRAKN.AI  Xexclude from comparisonIRONdb  Xexclude from comparisonRDF4J infoformerly known as Sesame  Xexclude from comparisonTransbase  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 simplicityRDF4J is a Java framework for processing RDF data, supporting both memory-based and a disk-based storage.A resource-optimized, high-performance, universally applicable RDBMS
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 DBMSRDF storeRelational DBMS
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Score0.20
Rank#256  Overall
#21  Graph DBMS
#120  Relational DBMS
Score0.05
Rank#328  Overall
#27  Time Series DBMS
Score0.38
Rank#223  Overall
#10  RDF stores
Score0.10
Rank#288  Overall
#130  Relational DBMS
Websitegrakn.aiwww.irondb.iordf4j.orgwww.transaction.de/­en/­home.html
Technical documentationdev.grakn.ai/­docswww.irondb.io/­docsdocs.rdf4j.orgwww.transaction.de/­en/­info-center/­product-documentation.html
DeveloperGrakn Labs LtdCirconus LLC.Since 2016 officially forked into an Eclipse project, former developer was Aduna Software.Transaction Software GmbH
Initial release2016201720041987
Current release1.5.8, August 2019V0.10.20, January 2018Transbase 8.2, May 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoGPL Version 3, commercial licenses availablecommercialOpen Source infoEclipse Distribution License (EDL), v1.0.commercial infofree development license
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageJavaC and C++JavaC and C++
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
LinuxLinux
OS X
Unix
Windows
FreeBSD
Linux
macOS
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesschema-freeyes infoRDF Schemasyes
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.nonono
Secondary indexesyesnoyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like query language (Circonus Analytics Query Language: CAQL)noyes
APIs and other access methodsconsole (shell)
gRPC protocol
Workbase (visualisation software)
HTTP APIJava API
RIO infoRDF Input/Output
Sail API
SeRQL infoSesame RDF Query Language
Sesame REST HTTP Protocol
SPARQL
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary native 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
Java
PHP
Python
C
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript
Kotlin
Objective-C
PHP
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyes, in Luayesyes
Triggersnonoyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoby using CassandraAutomatic, metric affinity per nodenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-master replication infoby using Cassandraconfigurable replication factor, datacenter awarenoneMaster-slave replication
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 nodesImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityno infosubstituted by the relationship featurenoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnoACID infoIsolation support depends on the API usedyes
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes infoin-memory storage is supported as wellyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.nonono
User concepts infoAccess controlyes infoat REST API level; other APIs in progressnonofine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
More information provided by the system vendor
GRAKN.AIIRONdbRDF4J infoformerly known as SesameTransbase
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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The resource-optimized high-performance database system Transbase® impresses with...
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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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Big Data and the Internet of Things (IoT) are placing new demands on database management...
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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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In following areas we created solutions based on Transbase®, C-chain and SecureBase:...
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Key customersIRONdb serves the needs of the world's largest Time Series Database customers. One...
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Together successful through Co-Operation: The successful business principles of the...
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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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You will receive the Transbase® full version as a Subscription with a term of one...
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Conferences and events

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

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