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System Properties Comparison Grakn vs. IRONdb vs. Quasardb vs. RDF4J

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NameGrakn  Xexclude from comparisonIRONdb  Xexclude from comparisonQuasardb  Xexclude from comparisonRDF4J infoformerly known as Sesame  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 simplicityDistributed, high-performance timeseries databaseRDF4J is a Java framework for processing RDF data, supporting both memory-based and a disk-based storage.
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 DBMSTime Series DBMSRDF store
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Score0.59
Rank#199  Overall
#16  Graph DBMS
#97  Relational DBMS
Score0.06
Rank#312  Overall
#27  Time Series DBMS
Score0.12
Rank#280  Overall
#23  Time Series DBMS
Score0.48
Rank#215  Overall
#9  RDF stores
Websitegrakn.aiwww.irondb.iowww.quasardb.netrdf4j.org
Technical documentationdev.grakn.ai/­docswww.irondb.io/­docsdoc.quasardb.netrdf4j.org/­documentation
DeveloperGrakn LabsCirconus LLC.quasardbSince 2016 officially forked into an Eclipse project, former developer was Aduna Software.
Initial release2016201720092004
Current release1.7.2, June 2020V0.10.20, January 20183.1, January 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoGPL Version 3, commercial licenses availablecommercialcommercial infoFree community edition, Non-profit organizations and non-commercial usage are eligible for free licensesOpen Source infoEclipse Distribution License (EDL), v1.0.
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageJavaC and C++C++Java
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
LinuxBSD
Linux
OS X
Windows
Linux
OS X
Unix
Windows
Data schemeyesschema-freeschema-freeyes infoRDF Schemas
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes infotext, numeric, histogramsyes infointeger and binaryyes
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 infowith tagsyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like query language (Circonus Analytics Query Language: CAQL)SQL-like query languageno
APIs and other access methodsconsole (shell)
gRPC protocol
Workbase (visualisation software)
HTTP APIHTTP APIJava API
RIO infoRDF Input/Output
Sail API
SeRQL infoSesame RDF Query Language
Sesame REST HTTP Protocol
SPARQL
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#
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
R
Java
PHP
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyes, in Luanoyes
Triggersnononoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoby using CassandraAutomatic, metric affinity per nodeSharding infoconsistent hashingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-master replication infoby using Cassandraconfigurable replication factor, datacenter awareMaster-slave replication with selectable replication factornone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes infoby using Apache Kafka and Apache Zookeepernowith Hadoop integrationno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate consistency per node, eventual consistency across nodesImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityno infosubstituted by the relationship featurenono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnoACIDACID infoIsolation support depends on the API used
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes infoby using LevelDByes infoin-memory storage is supported as well
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.nonoyes infoTransient mode
User concepts infoAccess controlyes infoat REST API level; other APIs in progressnoCryptographically strong user authentication and audit trailno
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GraknIRONdbQuasardbRDF4J infoformerly known as Sesame
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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High-performance , high-speed, fully integrated timeseries database Seamlessly combines...
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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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High performance in a cost-effective small package Real-time results for even large...
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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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Tick database Predictive maintenance Pre-deal checks Large scale monitoring
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Key customersIRONdb serves the needs of the world's largest Time Series Database customers. One...
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Large EU investment banks US based hedge funds Orolia Tellmeplus
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Market metricsOnly TSDB capable of scaling to billions of metrics. Only TSDB to scale to dozens...
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Has been running in very demanding production environments since 2013 Rapid adoption...
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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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Community edition limited to 2 nodes and 16 GiB of storage per node available for...
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