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System Properties Comparison Grakn vs. Kinetica vs. NCache

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NameGrakn  Xexclude from comparisonKinetica  Xexclude from comparisonNCache  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionGrakn is a distributed, hyper-relational database for managing complex data that serves as a knowledge base for cognitive/AI systems.GPU-accelerated database for real-time analysis of large and streaming datasetsNCache is a 100% .NET / .NET Core Open Source in-memory distributed cache.
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.
Relational DBMSKey-value store
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Search engine infoUsing distributed Lucene
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.78
Rank#192  Overall
#16  Graph DBMS
#95  Relational DBMS
Score0.79
Rank#191  Overall
#94  Relational DBMS
Score1.12
Rank#161  Overall
#29  Key-value stores
Websitegrakn.aiwww.kinetica.comwww.alachisoft.com/­ncache
Technical documentationdev.grakn.ai/­docswww.kinetica.com/­docswww.alachisoft.com/­resources/­docs
DeveloperGrakn LabsKineticaAlachisoft
Initial release201620122005
Current release1.8.3, September 20206.05.0, May 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoGPL Version 3, commercial licenses availablecommercialOpen Source infoEnterprise Edition available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJavaC, C++C#, .NET, .NET Core
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
LinuxLinux
Windows
Data schemeyesyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyespartial infoSupported data types are Lists, Queues, Hashsets, Dictionary and Counter
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 indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like DML and DDL statementsSQL-like query syntax and LINQ for searching the cache. Cache Synchronization with SQL Server using SQL dependency.
APIs and other access methodsconsole (shell)
gRPC protocol
Workbase (visualisation software)
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
IDistributedCache
JCache
LINQ
Proprietary native API
Supported programming languagesAll JVM based languages
Groovy
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Scala
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
.Net
.Net Core
C#
Java
Visual Basic.NET
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnouser defined functionsno infosupport for stored procedures with SQL-Server CLR
Triggersnoyes infotriggers when inserted values for one or more columns fall within a specified rangeyes infoNotifications
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoby using CassandraShardingyes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication infoby using CassandraSource-replica replicationyes, with selectable consistency level
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes infoby using Apache Kafka and Apache Zookeepernoyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on configurationEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Strong Eventual Consistency over WAN with Conflict Resolution using Bridge Topology
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityno infosubstituted by the relationship featureyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnooptimistic locking and pessimistic locking
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.noyes infoGPU vRAM or System RAMyes
User concepts infoAccess controlyes infoat REST API level; other APIs in progressAccess rights for users and roles on table levelAuthentication to access the cache via Active Directory/LDAP (possible roles: user, administrator)
More information provided by the system vendor
GraknKineticaNCache
Specific characteristicsGrakn is the knowledge graph to organise complex networks of data and making it queryable,...
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NCache has been the market leader in .NET Distributed Caching since 2005 . NCache...
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Competitive advantagesExpressive and flexible data model: The meta-schema of Grakn allows for modelling...
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NCache is 100% .NET/ .NET Core based which fully supports ASP.NET Core Sessions ,...
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Typical application scenariosLife sciences : Grakn makes working with biological data much easier and accelerates...
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NCache enables industries like retail, finance, banking IoT, travel, ecommerce, healthcare...
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Key customersBank of America, Citi, Natures Way, Charter Spectrum, Barclays, Henry Schein, GBM,...
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Market metricsMarket Leader in .NET Distributed Caching since 2005.
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Licensing and pricing modelsAGPL and Commercial . The commercial license is priced based on cluster resources...
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NCache Open Source is free on an as-is basis without any support. NCache Enterprise...
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