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System Properties Comparison Grakn vs. JanusGraph vs. TerminusDB vs. TigerGraph

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NameGrakn  Xexclude from comparisonJanusGraph infosuccessor of Titan  Xexclude from comparisonTerminusDB infoformer name was DataChemist  Xexclude from comparisonTigerGraph  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 Graph DBMS optimized for distributed clusters infoIt was forked from the latest code base of Titan in January 2017Scalable Graph Database platform making enterprise data available by exploiting inferred entities and relationshipsA complete, distributed, parallel graph computing platform supporting web-scale data analytics in real-time
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.
Graph DBMSGraph DBMSGraph DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
RDF store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score0.59
Rank#199  Overall
#16  Graph DBMS
#97  Relational DBMS
Score2.01
Rank#115  Overall
#7  Graph DBMS
Score0.06
Rank#307  Overall
#29  Graph DBMS
Score0.90
Rank#162  Overall
#13  Graph DBMS
Websitegrakn.aijanusgraph.orgterminusdb.comwww.tigergraph.com
Technical documentationdev.grakn.ai/­docsdocs.janusgraph.orgterminusdb.com/­docsdocs.tigergraph.com
DeveloperGrakn LabsLinux Foundation; originally developed as Titan by AureliusDataChemist Ltd.
Initial release2016201720182017
Current release1.7.1, April 20200.5.0, March 20201.1.1, January 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoGPL Version 3, commercial licenses availableOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoGPL V3commercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJavaJavaProlog, RustC++
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
Linux
OS X
Unix
Windows
LinuxLinux
Data schemeyesyesyesyes
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.nononono
Secondary indexesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonoSQL-like query language (WOQL)SQL-like query language (GSQL)
APIs and other access methodsconsole (shell)
gRPC protocol
Workbase (visualisation software)
Java API
TinkerPop Blueprints
TinkerPop Frames
TinkerPop Gremlin
TinkerPop Rexster
OWL
RESTful HTTP API
WOQL (Web Object Query Language)
GSQL (TigerGraph Query Language)
Kafka
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
Supported programming languagesAll JVM based languages
Groovy
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Scala
Clojure
Java
Python
JavaScript
Python
C++
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyesyesyes
Triggersnoyesyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoby using Cassandrayes infodepending on the used storage backend (e.g. Cassandra, HBase, BerkeleyDB)Graph Partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-master replication infoby using CassandrayesJournaling Streams
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes infoby using Apache Kafka and Apache Zookeeperyes infovia Faunus, a graph analytics enginenoyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityno infosubstituted by the relationship featureyes infoRelationships in graphsyesyes infoRelationships in graphs
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes infoSupports various storage backends: Cassandra, HBase, Berkeley DB, Akiban, Hazelcastyes infoin-memory journalingyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.nono
User concepts infoAccess controlyes infoat REST API level; other APIs in progressUser authentification and security via Rexster Graph ServerRole-based access controlRole-based access control
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GraknJanusGraph infosuccessor of TitanTerminusDB infoformer name was DataChemistTigerGraph
Specific characteristicsGrakn is the knowledge graph to organise complex networks of data and making it queryable,...
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TigerGraph is a native graph database, with massively parallel processing and fully...
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Competitive advantagesExpressive and flexible data model: The meta-schema of Grakn allows for modelling...
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TigerGraph is the fastest and most scalable graph platform, powered by a native parallel...
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Typical application scenariosLife sciences : Grakn makes working with biological data much easier and accelerates...
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Anti Money Laundering Real-Time Fraud Detection Customer 360 Real-Time Personalized...
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Key customersTigerGraph’s proven technology supports applications such as fraud detection, customer...
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Market metricsTigerGraph is 2x to more than 8000x faster at graph traversal and query response...
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Licensing and pricing modelsAGPL and Commercial . The commercial license is priced based on cluster resources...
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NEW: TIGERGRAPH CLOUD - Fully managed Graph Database as a Service. Hourly pricing...
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