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System Properties Comparison Grakn vs. InterSystems IRIS vs. Rockset vs. Stardog

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NameGrakn  Xexclude from comparisonInterSystems IRIS  Xexclude from comparisonRockset  Xexclude from comparisonStardog  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 containerised multi-model DBMS, interoperability and analytics data platform with wide capabilities for vertical and horizontal scalabilityA scalable, reliable search and analytics service in the cloud, built on RocksDBEnterprise Knowledge Graph platform and graph DBMS with high availability, high performance reasoning, and virtualization
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.
Document store
Key-value store
Object oriented DBMS
Relational DBMS
Document storeGraph DBMS
RDF store
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
Search engine
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.59
Rank#199  Overall
#16  Graph DBMS
#97  Relational DBMS
Score1.23
Rank#141  Overall
#22  Document stores
#24  Key-value stores
#5  Object oriented DBMS
#69  Relational DBMS
Score0.42
Rank#223  Overall
#33  Document stores
Score1.15
Rank#145  Overall
#11  Graph DBMS
#6  RDF stores
Websitegrakn.aiwww.intersystems.com/­products/­intersystems-irisrockset.comwww.stardog.com
Technical documentationdev.grakn.ai/­docsdocs.intersystems.com/­irislatest/­csp/­docbook/­DocBook.UI.Page.clsdocs.rockset.com/­overviewwww.stardog.com/­docs
DeveloperGrakn LabsInterSystemsRocksetStardog-Union
Initial release2016201820192010
Current release1.7.2, June 20202018.1.1, February 20187.3.0, May 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoGPL Version 3, commercial licenses availablecommercialcommercialcommercial info60-day fully-featured trial license; 1-year fully-featured non-commercial use license for academics/students
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyesno
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Implementation languageJavaC++Java
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
AIX
Linux
macOS
Windows
hostedLinux
macOS
Windows
Data schemeyesdepending on used data modelschema-freeschema-free and OWL/RDFS-schema support
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesdynamic typingyes
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.noyesno infoingestion from XML files supportedno infoImport/export of XML data possible
Secondary indexesyesyesall fields are automatically indexedyes infosupports real-time indexing in full-text and geospatial
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyesRead-only SQL queries, including JOINsYes, compatible with all major SQL variants through dedicated BI/SQL Server
APIs and other access methodsconsole (shell)
gRPC protocol
Workbase (visualisation software)
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
HTTP RESTGraphQL query language
HTTP API
Jena RDF API
OWL
RDF4J API
Sesame REST HTTP Protocol
SNARL
SPARQL
Spring Data
Stardog Studio
TinkerPop 3
Supported programming languagesAll JVM based languages
Groovy
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Scala
.Net
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
.Net
Clojure
Groovy
Java
JavaScript
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyesnouser defined functions and aggregates, HTTP Server extensions in Java
Triggersnoyesnoyes infovia event handlers
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoby using CassandraShardingAutomatic shardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-master replication infoby using CassandraMaster-slave replicationyesMaster-master replication in HA-Cluster
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes infoby using Apache Kafka and Apache Zookeepernonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyEventual ConsistencyImmediate Consistency in HA-Cluster
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityno infosubstituted by the relationship featureyesnoyes 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.noyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlyes infoat REST API level; other APIs in progressyesAccess rights for users and organizations can be defined via Rockset consoleAccess rights for users and roles
More information provided by the system vendor
GraknInterSystems IRISRocksetStardog
Specific characteristicsGrakn is the knowledge graph to organise complex networks of data and making it queryable,...
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InterSystems IRIS is a complete cloud-first data platform which includes a multi-model...
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Stardog is an Enterprise Knowledge Graph platform, uniquely combining graph storage...
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Competitive advantagesExpressive and flexible data model: The meta-schema of Grakn allows for modelling...
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Stardog provides a full featureset to aid in data integration for your complex data....
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Typical application scenariosLife sciences : Grakn makes working with biological data much easier and accelerates...
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Stardog is frequently used for: Anti-money laundering & fraud monitoring Customer...
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Key customersBosch, Dow Jones, Elsevier, Ericsson, Morgan Stanley, NASA, NIH, Nokia, Salesforce,...
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Market metricsStardog's technology is based on ground-breaking research by our founders cited 10,000+...
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Licensing and pricing modelsAGPL and Commercial . The commercial license is priced based on cluster resources...
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A fully-featured 60-day Trial license is available for those testing Stardog; contact...
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