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DBMS > GRAKN.AI vs. InterSystems Caché vs. Microsoft Azure Cosmos DB vs. Microsoft Azure Table Storage

System Properties Comparison GRAKN.AI vs. InterSystems Caché vs. Microsoft Azure Cosmos DB vs. Microsoft Azure Table Storage

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NameGRAKN.AI  Xexclude from comparisonInterSystems Caché  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure Cosmos DB infoformer name was Azure DocumentDB  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure Table Storage  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 multi-model DBMS and application serverGlobally distributed, horizontally scalable, multi-model database serviceA Wide Column Store for rapid development using massive semi-structured datasets
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.
Key-value store
Object oriented DBMS
Relational DBMS
Document store
Graph DBMS
Key-value store
Wide column store
Wide column store
Secondary database modelsDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.20
Rank#256  Overall
#21  Graph DBMS
#120  Relational DBMS
Score3.41
Rank#81  Overall
#14  Key-value stores
#1  Object oriented DBMS
#40  Relational DBMS
Score31.98
Rank#24  Overall
#4  Document stores
#2  Graph DBMS
#3  Key-value stores
#3  Wide column stores
Score5.00
Rank#65  Overall
#5  Wide column stores
Websitegrakn.aiwww.intersystems.com/­products/­cacheazure.microsoft.com/­services/­cosmos-dbazure.microsoft.com/­en-us/­services/­storage/­tables
Technical documentationdev.grakn.ai/­docsdocs.intersystems.comdocs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­cosmos-db
DeveloperGrakn Labs LtdInterSystemsMicrosoftMicrosoft
Initial release2016199720142012
Current release1.5.8, August 20192017.2, October 2017
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoGPL Version 3, commercial licenses availablecommercialcommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyesyes
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Implementation languageJava
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
AIX
HP Open VMS
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
hostedhosted
Data schemeyesdepending on used data modelschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes infoJSON typesyes
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.noyesno
Secondary indexesyesyesyes infoAll properties auto-indexed by defaultno
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyesSQL-like query languageno
APIs and other access methodsconsole (shell)
gRPC protocol
Workbase (visualisation software)
.NET Client API
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
DocumentDB API
Graph API (Gremlin)
MongoDB API
RESTful HTTP API
Table API
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languagesAll JVM based languages
Groovy
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Scala
C#
C++
Java
.Net
C#
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
MongoDB client drivers written for various programming languages
Python
.Net
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyesJavaScriptno
TriggersnoyesJavaScriptno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoby using CassandranoneSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud service
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-master replication infoby using CassandraMaster-slave replicationyes infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceyes infoimplicit feature of the cloud service. Replication either local, cross-facility or geo-redundant.
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes infoby using Apache Kafka and Apache Zookeepernowith Hadoop integration infoIntegration with Hadoop/HDInsight on Azure*no
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyBounded Staleness
Consistent Prefix
Eventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infoConsistency level configurable on request level
Session Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityno infosubstituted by the relationship featureyesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDMulti-item ACID transactions with snapshot isolation within a partitionoptimistic locking
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlyes infoat REST API level; other APIs in progressAccess rights for users, groups and rolesAccess rights can be defined down to the item levelAccess rights based on private key authentication or shared access signatures
More information provided by the system vendor
GRAKN.AIInterSystems CachéMicrosoft Azure Cosmos DB infoformer name was Azure DocumentDBMicrosoft Azure Table Storage
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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Conferences and events

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

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