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NameGrakn  Xexclude from comparisonGraphDB infoformer name: OWLIM  Xexclude from comparisonJaguarDB  Xexclude from comparisonTigerGraph  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionGrakn 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 supportPerformant, highly scalable DBMS for AI and IoT applicationsA complete, distributed, parallel graph computing platform supporting web-scale data analytics in real-time
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 DBMS
RDF store
Key-value storeGraph DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.47
Rank#213  Overall
#17  Graph DBMS
#102  Relational DBMS
Score1.19
Rank#136  Overall
#8  Graph DBMS
#5  RDF stores
Score0.00
Rank#339  Overall
#58  Key-value stores
Score0.84
Rank#160  Overall
#13  Graph DBMS
Websitegrakn.aigraphdb.ontotext.comwww.datajaguar.comwww.tigergraph.com
Technical documentationdev.grakn.ai/­docsgraphdb.ontotext.com/­documentationwww.datajaguar.com/­support.phpdocs.tigergraph.com
DeveloperGrakn LabsOntotextDataJaguar, Inc.
Initial release2016200020152017
Current release1.7.1, April 20208.8, January 20192.9.4 September 2018
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoGPL Version 3, commercial licenses availablecommercial infolimited edition freeOpen Source infoGPL V3.0commercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono infoNamed S4, Ontotext provides a semantic graph database based on GraphDB in the cloud.nono
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Implementation languageJavaJavaC++ infothe server part. Clients available in other languagesC++
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
All OS with a Java VM
Linux
OS X
Windows
LinuxLinux
Data schemeyesschema-free and OWL/RDFS-schema supportyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesyes
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 indexesyesyes, supports real-time synchronization and indexing in SOLR/Elastic search/Lucene and GeoSPARQL geometry data indexesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSPARQL is used as query languageA subset of ANSI SQL is implemented infobut no views, foreign keys, triggersSQL-like query language (GSQL)
APIs and other access methodsconsole (shell)
gRPC protocol
Workbase (visualisation software)
GeoSPARQL
Java API
RDF4J API
RIO
Sail API
Sesame REST HTTP Protocol
SPARQL 1.1
JDBC
ODBC
GSQL (TigerGraph Query Language)
Kafka
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
Supported programming languagesAll JVM based languages
Groovy
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Scala
.Net
C#
Clojure
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
C
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
C++
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoJava Server Pluginnoyes
Triggersnononono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoby using CassandranoneSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-master replication infoby using CassandraMaster-master replicationMaster-master replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes infoby using Apache Kafka and Apache Zookeepernonoyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency, Eventual consistency (configurable in cluster mode per master or individual client request)Eventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityno infosubstituted by the relationship featureyes infoConstraint checkingnoyes infoRelationships in graphs
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDnoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
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.nonono
User concepts infoAccess controlyes infoat REST API level; other APIs in progressyesrights management via user accountsRole-based access control
More information provided by the system vendor
GraknGraphDB infoformer name: OWLIMJaguarDBTigerGraph
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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SQL support, group by, order by, join
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TigerGraph is a native graph database, with massively parallel processing and fully...
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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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Extremely easy to scale-out (in seconds) 100,000 times faster
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TigerGraph is the fastest and most scalable graph platform, powered by a native parallel...
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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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IoT data, time series data, AI data. Any type of numerical data.
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Anti Money Laundering Real-Time Fraud Detection Customer 360 Real-Time Personalized...
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Key customersBBC, Press Association, Financial Times, DK, Euromoney, The British Museum, Getty...
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Quantea, 2PiDay, Synqy, SinoLogistics, IIVI
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TigerGraph’s proven technology supports applications such as fraud detection, customer...
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Market metricsGraphDB is the most utilized semantic triplestore for mission-critical enterprise...
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Advertising awareness, installed base, brand image, market share
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TigerGraph is 2x to more than 8000x faster at graph traversal and query response...
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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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Free-trial license, per-node license, and subscription license.
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NEW: TIGERGRAPH CLOUD - Fully managed Graph Database as a Service. Hourly pricing...
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