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System Properties Comparison Grakn vs. IRONdb vs. Microsoft Azure Table Storage vs. Splice Machine

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NameGrakn  Xexclude from comparisonIRONdb  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure Table Storage  Xexclude from comparisonSplice Machine  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionGrakn is a distributed, hyper-relational database for managing complex data that serves as a knowledge base for cognitive/AI systems.A distributed Time Series DBMS with a focus on scalability, fault tolerance and operational simplicityA Wide Column Store for rapid development using massive semi-structured datasetsOpen-Source SQL RDBMS powered by Spark and Hadoop
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 DBMSWide column storeRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.27
Rank#249  Overall
#19  Graph DBMS
#116  Relational DBMS
Score0.06
Rank#305  Overall
#26  Time Series DBMS
Score4.86
Rank#65  Overall
#5  Wide column stores
Score0.73
Rank#177  Overall
#86  Relational DBMS
Websitegrakn.aiwww.irondb.ioazure.microsoft.com/­en-us/­services/­storage/­tablessplicemachine.com
Technical documentationdev.grakn.ai/­docswww.irondb.io/­docsdoc.splicemachine.com
DeveloperGrakn LabsCirconus LLC.MicrosoftJohn Leach
Initial release2016201720122014
Current release1.6.2, January 2020V0.10.20, January 20182.0
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoGPL Version 3, commercial licenses availablecommercialcommercialOpen Source infoextended commercial Enterprise edition available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyesno
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Implementation languageJavaC and C++Java
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
LinuxhostedLinux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesschema-freeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes infotext, numeric, histogramsyesyes
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 indexesyesnonoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like query language (Circonus Analytics Query Language: CAQL)noyes
APIs and other access methodsconsole (shell)
gRPC protocol
Workbase (visualisation software)
HTTP APIRESTful HTTP APIJDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesAll JVM based languages
Groovy
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Scala
.Net
C
C++
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
Lua
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Rust
Scala
.Net
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Java
JRuby
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyes, in Luanoyes infoJava
Triggersnononoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoby using CassandraAutomatic, metric affinity per nodeSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-master replication infoby using Cassandraconfigurable replication factor, datacenter awareyes infoimplicit feature of the cloud service. Replication either local, cross-facility or geo-redundant.Master-master replication
Master-slave replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes infoby using Apache Kafka and Apache Zookeepernonono infouses HBase instead
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate consistency per node, eventual consistency across nodesImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityno infosubstituted by the relationship featurenonoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnooptimistic lockingACID
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.nononoyes
User concepts infoAccess controlyes infoat REST API level; other APIs in progressnoAccess rights based on private key authentication or shared access signaturesAccess rights for users, groups and roles according to SQL-standard
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GraknIRONdbMicrosoft Azure Table StorageSplice Machine
Specific characteristicsGrakn is the knowledge graph to organise complex networks of data and making it queryable,...
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IRONdb is a highly available, distributed Time Series Database. It can support dozens...
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Competitive advantagesExpressive and flexible data model: The meta-schema of Grakn allows for modelling...
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Unmatched Scalability IRONdb is unique among TSDBs in that it does not use a consensus...
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Typical application scenariosLife sciences : Grakn makes working with biological data much easier and accelerates...
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Real Systems Monitoring Monitor your systems infrastructure in real time across thousands...
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Key customersIRONdb serves the needs of the world's largest Time Series Database customers. One...
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Market metricsOnly TSDB capable of scaling to billions of metrics. Only TSDB to scale to dozens...
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Licensing and pricing modelsAGPL and Commercial . The commercial license is priced based on cluster resources...
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IRONdb is licensed under a subscription model based on the number of active metrics...
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