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NameGRAKN.AI  Xexclude from comparisonNeo4j  Xexclude from comparisonRocksDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionGrakn is a distributed, hyper-relational database for managing complex data that serves as a knowledge base for cognitive/AI systems.Open source graph databaseEmbeddable persistent key-value store optimized for fast storage (flash and RAM)
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.
Graph DBMSKey-value store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.28
Rank#243  Overall
#18  Graph DBMS
#115  Relational DBMS
Score51.66
Rank#22  Overall
#1  Graph DBMS
Score2.61
Rank#97  Overall
#18  Key-value stores
Websitegrakn.aineo4j.comrocksdb.org
Technical documentationdev.grakn.ai/­docsneo4j.com/­docsgithub.com/­facebook/­rocksdb/­wiki
DeveloperGrakn Labs LtdNeo4j, Inc.Facebook, Inc.
Initial release201620072013
Current release1.6.2, January 20204.0.0, January 20206.5.3, January 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoGPL Version 3, commercial licenses availableOpen Source infoGPL version3, commercial licenses availableOpen Source infoBSD
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJavaJava, ScalaC++
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
Linux infoCan also be used server-less as embedded Java database.
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesschema-free and schema-optionalschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesno
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.nono
Secondary indexesyesyes infopluggable indexing subsystem, by default Apache Luceneno
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonono
APIs and other access methodsconsole (shell)
gRPC protocol
Workbase (visualisation software)
Bolt protocol
Cypher query language
Java API
Neo4j-OGM infoObject Graph Mapper
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data Neo4j
TinkerPop 3
C++ API
Java API
Supported programming languagesAll JVM based languages
Groovy
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Scala
.Net
Clojure
Elixir
Go
Groovy
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
C++
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyes infoUser defined Procedures and Functionsno
Triggersnoyes infovia event handlerno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoby using Cassandranonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-master replication infoby using CassandraCausal Clustering using Raft protocol infoavailable in in Enterprise Version onlynone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes infoby using Apache Kafka and Apache Zookeepernono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyCausal and Eventual Consistency configurable in Causal Cluster setup
Immediate Consistency in stand-alone mode
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityno infosubstituted by the relationship featureyes infoRelationships in graphsno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDyes
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyes
User concepts infoAccess controlyes infoat REST API level; other APIs in progressUsers, roles and permissions. Pluggable authentication with supported standards (LDAP, Active Directory, Kerberos)no
More information provided by the system vendor
GRAKN.AINeo4jRocksDB
Specific characteristicsGrakn is the knowledge graph to organise complex networks of data and making it queryable,...
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Neo4j is a native graph database platform that is built to store, query, analyze...
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Competitive advantagesExpressive and flexible data model: The meta-schema of Grakn allows for modelling...
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Neo4j database is the only transactional database that combines everything you need...
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Typical application scenariosLife sciences : Grakn makes working with biological data much easier and accelerates...
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Real-Time Recommendations Master Data Management Identity and Access Management Network...
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Key customersOver 300 commercial customers and over 750 startups use Neo4j. Flagship customers...
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Market metricsNeo4j boasts the world's largest graph database ecosystem with more than a 15 million...
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Licensing and pricing modelsAGPL and Commercial . The commercial license is priced based on cluster resources...
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GPL v3 license that can be used all the places where you might use MySQL. Neo4j Commercial...
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Grakn Cosmos, the universal conference of technologies built using Grakn
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