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System Properties Comparison GRAKN.AI vs. PouchDB vs. RocksDB

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NameGRAKN.AI  Xexclude from comparisonPouchDB  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.JavaScript DBMS with an API inspired by CouchDBEmbeddable 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.
Document storeKey-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
Score2.97
Rank#88  Overall
#16  Document stores
Score2.61
Rank#97  Overall
#18  Key-value stores
Websitegrakn.aipouchdb.comrocksdb.org
Technical documentationdev.grakn.ai/­docspouchdb.com/­guidesgithub.com/­facebook/­rocksdb/­wiki
DeveloperGrakn Labs LtdApache Software FoundationFacebook, Inc.
Initial release201620122013
Current release1.6.2, January 20207.1.1, June 20196.5.3, January 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoGPL Version 3, commercial licenses availableOpen SourceOpen Source infoBSD
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJavaJavaScriptC++
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
server-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)
Data schemeyesschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesnono
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 indexesyesyes infovia viewsno
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonono
APIs and other access methodsconsole (shell)
gRPC protocol
Workbase (visualisation software)
HTTP REST infoonly for PouchDB Server
JavaScript API
C++ API
Java API
Supported programming languagesAll JVM based languages
Groovy
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Scala
JavaScriptC++
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoView functions in JavaScriptno
Triggersnoyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoby using CassandraSharding infowith a proxy-based framework, named couchdb-loungenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-master replication infoby using CassandraMaster-master replication infoalso with CouchDB databases
Master-slave replication infoalso with CouchDB databases
none
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes infoby using Apache Kafka and Apache Zookeeperyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityno infosubstituted by the relationship featurenono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnoyes
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes infoby using IndexedDB, WebSQL or LevelDB as backendyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlyes infoat REST API level; other APIs in progressnono
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GRAKN.AIPouchDBRocksDB
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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