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DBMS > GRAKN.AI vs. RDF4J vs. TerminusDB

System Properties Comparison GRAKN.AI vs. RDF4J vs. TerminusDB

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NameGRAKN.AI  Xexclude from comparisonRDF4J infoformerly known as Sesame  Xexclude from comparisonTerminusDB infoformer name was DataChemist  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionGrakn is a distributed, hyper-relational database for managing complex data that serves as a knowledge base for cognitive/AI systems.RDF4J is a Java framework for processing RDF data, supporting both memory-based and a disk-based storage.Scalable Graph Database platform making enterprise data available by exploiting inferred entities and relationships
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.
RDF storeGraph DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
RDF store
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Score0.23
Rank#248  Overall
#19  Graph DBMS
#116  Relational DBMS
Score0.40
Rank#219  Overall
#10  RDF stores
Score0.02
Rank#335  Overall
#31  Graph DBMS
Websitegrakn.airdf4j.orgterminusdb.com
Technical documentationdev.grakn.ai/­docsdocs.rdf4j.orgterminusdb.com/­docs
DeveloperGrakn Labs LtdSince 2016 officially forked into an Eclipse project, former developer was Aduna Software.DataChemist Ltd.
Initial release201620042018
Current release1.6.1, December 20191.0, 2018
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoGPL Version 3, commercial licenses availableOpen Source infoEclipse Distribution License (EDL), v1.0.Open Source infoGPL V3
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJavaJavaProlog, Rust
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
Linux
OS X
Unix
Windows
Linux
Data schemeyesyes infoRDF Schemasyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes
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
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonoSQL-like query language (WOQL)
APIs and other access methodsconsole (shell)
gRPC protocol
Workbase (visualisation software)
Java API
RIO infoRDF Input/Output
Sail API
SeRQL infoSesame RDF Query Language
Sesame REST HTTP Protocol
SPARQL
OWL
RESTful HTTP API
WOQL (Web Object Query Language)
Supported programming languagesAll JVM based languages
Groovy
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Scala
Java
PHP
Python
JavaScript
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyesyes
Triggersnoyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoby using CassandranoneGraph Partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-master replication infoby using CassandranoneJournaling Streams
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 Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityno infosubstituted by the relationship featureyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACID infoIsolation support depends on the API usedACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes infoin-memory storage is supported as wellyes infoin-memory journaling
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.no
User concepts infoAccess controlyes infoat REST API level; other APIs in progressnoRole-based access control
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GRAKN.AIRDF4J infoformerly known as SesameTerminusDB infoformer name was DataChemist
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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