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System Properties Comparison GRAKN.AI vs. Microsoft Azure Table Storage vs. RDF4J vs. Weaviate

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NameGRAKN.AI  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure Table Storage  Xexclude from comparisonRDF4J infoformerly known as Sesame  Xexclude from comparisonWeaviate  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 Wide Column Store for rapid development using massive semi-structured datasetsRDF4J is a Java framework for processing RDF data, supporting both memory-based and a disk-based storage.An open-source GraphQL-based Smart Graph with the core features: semantic search, automatic classification, and knowledge representation
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.
Wide column storeRDF storeGraph DBMS
Secondary database modelsSearch engine
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.27
Rank#249  Overall
#19  Graph DBMS
#116  Relational DBMS
Score4.86
Rank#65  Overall
#5  Wide column stores
Score0.39
Rank#223  Overall
#11  RDF stores
Score0.07
Rank#299  Overall
#29  Graph DBMS
Websitegrakn.aiazure.microsoft.com/­en-us/­services/­storage/­tablesrdf4j.orggithub.com/­semi-technologies/­weaviate
www.semi.technology/­products/­weaviate.html
Technical documentationdev.grakn.ai/­docsdocs.rdf4j.orgwww.semi.technology/­documentation/­weaviate/­current
DeveloperGrakn Labs LtdMicrosoftSince 2016 officially forked into an Eclipse project, former developer was Aduna Software.SeMI Technologies B.V.
Initial release2016201220042017
Current release1.6.2, January 20200.22, January 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoGPL Version 3, commercial licenses availablecommercialOpen Source infoEclipse Distribution License (EDL), v1.0.Open Source infocommercial license available with Weaviate Enterprise
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesnono
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Implementation languageJavaJavaGo
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
hostedLinux
OS X
Unix
Windows
Data schemeyesschema-freeyes infoRDF Schemasyes, maps to GraphQL interface
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesyes infostring, int, float, geo point, date, cross reference, fuzzy references
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 infoall data objects are indexed in a semantic vector space (the Contextionary), all primitive fields are indexed
SQL infoSupport of SQLnononoGraphQL is used as query language
APIs and other access methodsconsole (shell)
gRPC protocol
Workbase (visualisation software)
RESTful HTTP APIJava API
RIO infoRDF Input/Output
Sail API
SeRQL infoSesame RDF Query Language
Sesame REST HTTP Protocol
SPARQL
GraphQL query language
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
Supported programming languagesAll JVM based languages
Groovy
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Scala
.Net
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Java
PHP
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonoyesno
Triggersnonoyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoby using CassandraSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud servicenoneSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-master replication infoby using Cassandrayes infoimplicit feature of the cloud service. Replication either local, cross-facility or geo-redundant.noneyes
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 ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityno infosubstituted by the relationship featurenono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDoptimistic lockingACID infoIsolation support depends on the API usedno
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 progressAccess rights based on private key authentication or shared access signaturesnoOpenID Connect Discovery
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GRAKN.AIMicrosoft Azure Table StorageRDF4J infoformerly known as SesameWeaviate
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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