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NameGRAKN.AI  Xexclude from comparisonRocksDB  Xexclude from comparisonSAP IQ infoformer name: Sybase IQ  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionGrakn is a distributed, hyper-relational database for managing complex data that serves as a knowledge base for cognitive/AI systems.Embeddable persistent key-value store optimized for fast storage (flash and RAM)Columnar RDBMS optimized for Big Data analytics
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 storeRelational DBMS infocolumn-oriented
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score0.28
Rank#243  Overall
#18  Graph DBMS
#115  Relational DBMS
Score2.61
Rank#97  Overall
#18  Key-value stores
Score5.16
Rank#62  Overall
#34  Relational DBMS
Websitegrakn.airocksdb.orgwww.sap.com/­products/­sybase-iq-big-data-management.html
Technical documentationdev.grakn.ai/­docsgithub.com/­facebook/­rocksdb/­wikihelp.sap.com/­iq
DeveloperGrakn Labs LtdFacebook, Inc.SAP, formerly Sybase
Initial release201620131994
Current release1.6.2, January 20206.5.3, January 202016.1 SPS04, April 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoGPL Version 3, commercial licenses availableOpen Source infoBSDcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJavaC++
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesnoyes
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 indexesyesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonoyes
APIs and other access methodsconsole (shell)
gRPC protocol
Workbase (visualisation software)
C++ API
Java API
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languagesAll JVM based languages
Groovy
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Scala
C++
Java
C
C#
C++
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonoyes
Triggersnonoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoby using Cassandranoneshared disk or shared nothing architectures with SAP IQ Multiplexer
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-master replication infoby using CassandranoneSAP/Sybase Replication Server
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes infoby using Apache Kafka and Apache ZookeepernoHadoop integration
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityno infosubstituted by the relationship featurenoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDyesACID
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.noyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlyes infoat REST API level; other APIs in progressnofine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
More information provided by the system vendor
GRAKN.AIRocksDBSAP IQ infoformer name: Sybase IQ
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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