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NameGrakn  Xexclude from comparisonGraphite  Xexclude from comparisonIBM Db2 Event Store  Xexclude from comparisonJanusGraph infosuccessor of Titan  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionGrakn is a distributed, hyper-relational database for managing complex data that serves as a knowledge base for cognitive/AI systems.Data logging and graphing tool for time series data infoThe storage layer (fixed size database) is called WhisperDistributed Event Store optimized for Internet of Things use casesA Graph DBMS optimized for distributed clusters infoIt was forked from the latest code base of Titan in January 2017
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.
Time Series DBMSEvent Store
Time Series DBMS
Graph 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
Score3.46
Rank#79  Overall
#4  Time Series DBMS
Score0.29
Rank#249  Overall
#2  Event Stores
#16  Time Series DBMS
Score1.65
Rank#121  Overall
#7  Graph DBMS
Websitegrakn.aigithub.com/­graphite-project/­graphite-webwww.ibm.com/­products/­db2-event-storejanusgraph.org
Technical documentationdev.grakn.ai/­docsgraphite.readthedocs.iowww.ibm.com/­support/­knowledgecenter/­en/­SSGNPV_2.0.0/­welcome.htmldocs.janusgraph.org
DeveloperGrakn LabsChris DavisIBMLinux Foundation; originally developed as Titan by Aurelius
Initial release2016200620172017
Current release1.7.1, April 20202.00.5.0, March 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoGPL Version 3, commercial licenses availableOpen Source infoApache 2.0commercial infofree developer edition availableOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageJavaPythonC and C++Java
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
Linux
Unix
Linux infoLinux, macOS, Windows for the developer additionLinux
OS X
Unix
Windows
Data schemeyesyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesNumeric data onlyyesyes
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 indexesyesnonoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonoyes infothrough the embedded Spark runtimeno
APIs and other access methodsconsole (shell)
gRPC protocol
Workbase (visualisation software)
HTTP API
Sockets
ADO.NET
DB2 Connect
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Java API
TinkerPop Blueprints
TinkerPop Frames
TinkerPop Gremlin
TinkerPop Rexster
Supported programming languagesAll JVM based languages
Groovy
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Scala
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
C
C#
C++
Cobol
Delphi
Fortran
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Scala
Visual Basic
Clojure
Java
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonoyesyes
Triggersnononoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoby using CassandranoneShardingyes infodepending on the used storage backend (e.g. Cassandra, HBase, BerkeleyDB)
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-master replication infoby using CassandranoneActive-active shard replicationyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes infoby using Apache Kafka and Apache Zookeepernonoyes infovia Faunus, a graph analytics engine
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencynoneEventual ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityno infosubstituted by the relationship featurenonoyes infoRelationships in graphs
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnonoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes infolockingNo - written data is immutableyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesYes - Synchronous writes to local disk combined with replication and asynchronous writes in parquet format to permanent shared storageyes infoSupports various storage backends: Cassandra, HBase, Berkeley DB, Akiban, Hazelcast
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyes
User concepts infoAccess controlyes infoat REST API level; other APIs in progressnofine grained access rights according to SQL-standardUser authentification and security via Rexster Graph Server
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GraknGraphiteIBM Db2 Event StoreJanusGraph infosuccessor of Titan
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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