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System Properties Comparison Grakn vs. IRONdb vs. Weaviate

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NameGrakn  Xexclude from comparisonIRONdb  Xexclude from comparisonWeaviate  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 simplicityAn open-source GraphQL-based Smart Graph with the core features: semantic search, automatic classification, and knowledge representation
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 DBMSGraph DBMS
Secondary database modelsSearch engine
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Score0.49
Rank#207  Overall
#17  Graph DBMS
#100  Relational DBMS
Score0.06
Rank#312  Overall
#28  Time Series DBMS
Score0.06
Rank#300  Overall
#28  Graph DBMS
Websitegrakn.aiwww.irondb.iogithub.com/­semi-technologies/­weaviate
www.semi.technology/­products/­weaviate.html
Technical documentationdev.grakn.ai/­docswww.irondb.io/­docswww.semi.technology/­documentation/­weaviate/­current
DeveloperGrakn LabsCirconus LLC.SeMI Technologies B.V.
Initial release201620172017
Current release1.6.2, January 2020V0.10.20, January 20180.22, January 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoGPL Version 3, commercial licenses availablecommercialOpen Source infocommercial license available with Weaviate Enterprise
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJavaC and C++Go
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
Linux
Data schemeyesschema-freeyes, maps to GraphQL interface
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes infotext, numeric, histogramsyes infostring, int, float, geo point, date, cross reference, fuzzy references
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 infoall data objects are indexed in a semantic vector space (the Contextionary), all primitive fields are indexed
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like query language (Circonus Analytics Query Language: CAQL)GraphQL is used as query language
APIs and other access methodsconsole (shell)
gRPC protocol
Workbase (visualisation software)
HTTP APIGraphQL query language
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
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
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyes, in Luano
Triggersnonono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoby using CassandraAutomatic, metric affinity per nodeSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-master replication infoby using Cassandraconfigurable replication factor, datacenter awareyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes infoby using Apache Kafka and Apache Zookeepernono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate consistency per node, eventual consistency across nodesEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityno infosubstituted by the relationship featurenono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnono
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes
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 progressnoOpenID Connect Discovery
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GraknIRONdbWeaviate
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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