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System Properties Comparison Grakn vs. JaguarDB vs. SAP IQ vs. Snowflake

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NameGrakn  Xexclude from comparisonJaguarDB  Xexclude from comparisonSAP IQ infoformer name: Sybase IQ  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionGrakn is a distributed, hyper-relational database for managing complex data that serves as a knowledge base for cognitive/AI systems.Performant, highly scalable DBMS for AI and IoT applicationsColumnar RDBMS optimized for Big Data analyticsCloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured data
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.
Key-value storeRelational DBMS infocolumn-orientedRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.49
Rank#207  Overall
#17  Graph DBMS
#100  Relational DBMS
Score0.00
Rank#339  Overall
#59  Key-value stores
Score5.09
Rank#62  Overall
#35  Relational DBMS
Score2.42
Rank#100  Overall
#49  Relational DBMS
Websitegrakn.aiwww.datajaguar.comwww.sap.com/­products/­sybase-iq-big-data-management.htmlwww.snowflake.com
Technical documentationdev.grakn.ai/­docswww.datajaguar.com/­support.phphelp.sap.com/­iqdocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.html
DeveloperGrakn LabsDataJaguar, Inc.SAP, formerly SybaseSnowflake Computing Inc.
Initial release2016201519942014
Current release1.6.2, January 20202.9.4 September 201816.1 SPS04, April 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoGPL Version 3, commercial licenses availableOpen Source infoGPL V3.0commercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononoyes
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJavaC++ infothe server part. Clients available in other languages
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
LinuxAIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Windows
hosted
Data schemeyesyesyesyes infosupport of semi-structured data formats (JSON, XML, Avro)
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesyes
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.nononoyes
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoA subset of ANSI SQL is implemented infobut no views, foreign keys, triggersyesyes
APIs and other access methodsconsole (shell)
gRPC protocol
Workbase (visualisation software)
JDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesAll JVM based languages
Groovy
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Scala
C
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
C
C#
C++
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonoyesuser defined functions
Triggersnonoyesno infosimilar concept for controling cloud resources
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoby using CassandraShardingshared disk or shared nothing architectures with SAP IQ Multiplexeryes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-master replication infoby using CassandraMaster-master replicationSAP/Sybase Replication Serveryes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes infoby using Apache Kafka and Apache ZookeepernoHadoop integrationno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityno infosubstituted by the relationship featurenoyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnoACIDACID
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.nononono
User concepts infoAccess controlyes infoat REST API level; other APIs in progressrights management via user accountsfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authentication
More information provided by the system vendor
GraknJaguarDBSAP IQ infoformer name: Sybase IQSnowflake
Specific characteristicsGrakn is the knowledge graph to organise complex networks of data and making it queryable,...
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SQL support, group by, order by, join
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Competitive advantagesExpressive and flexible data model: The meta-schema of Grakn allows for modelling...
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Extremely easy to scale-out (in seconds) 100,000 times faster
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Typical application scenariosLife sciences : Grakn makes working with biological data much easier and accelerates...
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IoT data, time series data, AI data. Any type of numerical data.
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Key customersQuantea, 2PiDay, Synqy, SinoLogistics, IIVI
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Market metricsAdvertising awareness, installed base, brand image, market share
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Licensing and pricing modelsAGPL and Commercial . The commercial license is priced based on cluster resources...
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Free-trial license, per-node license, and subscription license.
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