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System Properties Comparison Google Cloud Datastore vs. Grakn vs. GraphDB vs. Graphite

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NameGoogle Cloud Datastore  Xexclude from comparisonGrakn  Xexclude from comparisonGraphDB infoformer name: OWLIM  Xexclude from comparisonGraphite  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionAutomatically scaling NoSQL Database as a Service (DBaaS) on the Google Cloud PlatformGrakn is a distributed, hyper-relational database for managing complex data that serves as a knowledge base for cognitive/AI systems.Enterprise RDF and graph database with efficient reasoning, cluster and external index synchronization supportData logging and graphing tool for time series data infoThe storage layer (fixed size database) is called Whisper
Primary database modelDocument storeGraph 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 DBMS
RDF store
Time Series DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score5.15
Rank#62  Overall
#11  Document stores
Score0.59
Rank#199  Overall
#16  Graph DBMS
#97  Relational DBMS
Score1.25
Rank#140  Overall
#9  Graph DBMS
#5  RDF stores
Score3.63
Rank#83  Overall
#4  Time Series DBMS
Websitecloud.google.com/­datastoregrakn.aigraphdb.ontotext.comgithub.com/­graphite-project/­graphite-web
Technical documentationcloud.google.com/­datastore/­docsdev.grakn.ai/­docsgraphdb.ontotext.com/­documentationgraphite.readthedocs.io
DeveloperGoogleGrakn LabsOntotextChris Davis
Initial release2008201620002006
Current release1.7.2, June 20208.8, January 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoGPL Version 3, commercial licenses availablecommercial infolimited edition freeOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono infoNamed S4, Ontotext provides a semantic graph database based on GraphDB in the cloud.no
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Implementation languageJavaJavaPython
Server operating systemshostedLinux
OS X
Windows
All OS with a Java VM
Linux
OS X
Windows
Linux
Unix
Data schemeschema-freeyesschema-free and OWL/RDFS-schema supportyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes, details hereyesyesNumeric data only
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.nononono
Secondary indexesyesyesyes, supports real-time synchronization and indexing in SOLR/Elastic search/Lucene and GeoSPARQL geometry data indexesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query language (GQL)noSPARQL is used as query languageno
APIs and other access methodsgRPC (using protocol buffers) API
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
console (shell)
gRPC protocol
Workbase (visualisation software)
GeoSPARQL
Java API
RDF4J API
RIO
Sail API
Sesame REST HTTP Protocol
SPARQL 1.1
HTTP API
Sockets
Supported programming languages.Net
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
All JVM based languages
Groovy
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Scala
.Net
C#
Clojure
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresusing Google App EnginenoJava Server Pluginno
TriggersCallbacks using the Google Apps Enginenonono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding infoby using Cassandranonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-Master replication using PaxosMaster-master replication infoby using CassandraMaster-master replicationnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes infousing Google Cloud Dataflowyes infoby using Apache Kafka and Apache Zookeepernono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on type of query and configuration infoStrong Consistency is default for entity lookups and queries within an Entity Group (but can instead be made eventually consistent). Other queries are always eventual consistent.Immediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency, Eventual consistency (configurable in cluster mode per master or individual client request)none
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes infovia ReferenceProperties or Ancestor pathsno infosubstituted by the relationship featureyes infoConstraint checkingno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACID infoSerializable Isolation within Transactions, Read Committed outside of TransactionsACIDACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes infolocking
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.nono
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users, groups and roles based on Google Cloud Identity and Access Management (IAM)yes infoat REST API level; other APIs in progressyesno
More information provided by the system vendor
Google Cloud DatastoreGraknGraphDB infoformer name: OWLIMGraphite
Specific characteristicsGrakn is the knowledge graph to organise complex networks of data and making it queryable,...
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GraphDB Enterprise is a high-performance semantic repository created by Ontotext....
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Competitive advantagesExpressive and flexible data model: The meta-schema of Grakn allows for modelling...
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GraphDB allows you to link text and data in big knowledge graphs. It’s easy to experiment...
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Typical application scenariosLife sciences : Grakn makes working with biological data much easier and accelerates...
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Metadata enrichment and management, linked open data publishing, semantic inferencing...
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Key customersBBC, Press Association, Financial Times, DK, Euromoney, The British Museum, Getty...
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Market metricsGraphDB is the most utilized semantic triplestore for mission-critical enterprise...
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Licensing and pricing modelsAGPL and Commercial . The commercial license is priced based on cluster resources...
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GraphDB-Free is free to use. SE and Enterprise are licensed per CPU-Core used. Perpetual...
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