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System Properties Comparison GRAKN.AI vs. InterSystems Caché vs. MongoDB

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NameGRAKN.AI  Xexclude from comparisonInterSystems Caché  Xexclude from comparisonMongoDB  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 serverOne of the most popular document stores available both as a fully managed cloud service and for deployment on self-managed infrastructure
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
Secondary database modelsDocument storeSearch engine infointegrated Lucene index, currently in MongoDB Atlas only.
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score0.23
Rank#248  Overall
#19  Graph DBMS
#116  Relational DBMS
Score3.29
Rank#84  Overall
#14  Key-value stores
#1  Object oriented DBMS
#42  Relational DBMS
Score421.12
Rank#5  Overall
#1  Document stores
Websitegrakn.aiwww.intersystems.com/­products/­cachewww.mongodb.com
Technical documentationdev.grakn.ai/­docsdocs.intersystems.comdocs.mongodb.com/­manual
DeveloperGrakn Labs LtdInterSystemsMongoDB, Inc
Initial release201619972009
Current release1.6.1, December 20192017.2, October 20174.2, August 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoGPL Version 3, commercial licenses availablecommercialOpen Source infoMongoDB Inc.'s Server Side Public License v1. Prior versions were published under GNU AGPL v3.0. Commercial licenses are also available.
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono infoMongoDB available as DBaaS (MongoDB Atlas)
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Implementation languageJavaC++
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
AIX
HP Open VMS
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesdepending on used data modelschema-free infoAlthough schema-free, documents of the same collection often follow the same structure. Optionally impose all or part of a schema by defining a JSON schema.
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes infostring, integer, double, decimal, boolean, date, object_id, geospatial
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.noyes
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyesRead-only SQL queries via the MongoDB Connector for BI
APIs and other access methodsconsole (shell)
gRPC protocol
Workbase (visualisation software)
.NET Client API
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
proprietary protocol using JSON
Supported programming languagesAll JVM based languages
Groovy
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Scala
C#
C++
Java
Actionscript infoinofficial driver
C
C#
C++
Clojure infoinofficial driver
ColdFusion infoinofficial driver
D infoinofficial driver
Dart infoinofficial driver
Delphi infoinofficial driver
Erlang
Go
Groovy infoinofficial driver
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Lisp infoinofficial driver
Lua infoinofficial driver
MatLab infoinofficial driver
Perl
PHP
PowerShell infoinofficial driver
Prolog infoinofficial driver
Python
R infoinofficial driver
Ruby
Scala
Smalltalk infoinofficial driver
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyesJavaScript
Triggersnoyesyes infoin MongoDB Atlas only
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoby using CassandranoneSharding infopartitioned by hashed, ranged, or zoned sharding keys
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-master replication infoby using CassandraMaster-slave replicationMaster-slave replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes infoby using Apache Kafka and Apache Zookeepernoyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be individually decided for each write operation
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityno infosubstituted by the relationship featureyesno infotypically not used, however similar functionality with DBRef possible
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDMulti-document ACID Transactions with snapshot isolation
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes infooptional
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyesyes infoIn-memory storage engine introduced with MongoDB version 3.2
User concepts infoAccess controlyes infoat REST API level; other APIs in progressAccess rights for users, groups and rolesAccess rights for users and roles
More information provided by the system vendor
GRAKN.AIInterSystems CachéMongoDB
Specific characteristicsGrakn is the knowledge graph to organise complex networks of data and making it queryable,...
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MongoDB is the leading modern, general purpose data platform, designed to unleash...
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Competitive advantagesExpressive and flexible data model: The meta-schema of Grakn allows for modelling...
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The MongoDB Data Platform can be used by developers building OLTP and analytical...
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Typical application scenariosLife sciences : Grakn makes working with biological data much easier and accelerates...
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Internet of Things and Time Series (Bosch, Jaguar Land Rover) Mobile (The Weather...
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Key customersADP, Adobe, Amadeus, AstraZeneca, Auto Trader, Barclays, BBVA, Bosch, Cisco, CERN,...
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Market metrics70 million downloads (growing at more than 30 thousand downloads per day). 15,000+...
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Licensing and pricing modelsAGPL and Commercial . The commercial license is priced based on cluster resources...
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MongoDB database server: Server-Side Public License (SSPL) . Commercial licenses...
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