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System Properties Comparison Grakn vs. Memgraph vs. NCache vs. Teradata

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NameGrakn  Xexclude from comparisonMemgraph  Xexclude from comparisonNCache  Xexclude from comparisonTeradata  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 hybrid, in-memory first, distributed graph DBMS delivering high-performance on analytical and transactional workloads at enterprise scaleNCache is a 100% .NET / .NET Core Open Source in-memory distributed cache.A hybrid cloud data analytics software platform (Teradata Vantage)
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 DBMSKey-value storeRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Search engine infoUsing distributed Lucene
Document store
Graph DBMS
Time Series DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.75
Rank#191  Overall
#16  Graph DBMS
#94  Relational DBMS
Score0.13
Rank#292  Overall
#26  Graph DBMS
Score1.26
Rank#148  Overall
#27  Key-value stores
Score76.39
Rank#14  Overall
#9  Relational DBMS
Websitegrakn.aimemgraph.comwww.alachisoft.com/­ncachewww.teradata.com
Technical documentationdev.grakn.ai/­docsdocs.memgraph.comwww.alachisoft.com/­resources/­docsdocs.teradata.com
DeveloperGrakn LabsMemgraph LtdAlachisoftTeradata
Initial release2016201720051984
Current release1.8.3, September 20205.0, May 2019Teradata Vantage 1.0 MU2, January 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoGPL Version 3, commercial licenses availablecommercial infoFree license availableOpen Source infoEnterprise Edition availablecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageJavaC and C++C#, .NET, .NET Core
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
LinuxLinux
Windows
hosted
Linux
Data schemeyesschema-free and schema-optionalschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyespartial infoSupported data types are Lists, Queues, Hashsets, Dictionary and Counteryes
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 infoJoin-index to prejoin tables, aggregate index, sparse index, hash index
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonoSQL-like query syntax and LINQ for searching the cache. Cache Synchronization with SQL Server using SQL dependency.yes infoSQL 2016 + extensions
APIs and other access methodsconsole (shell)
gRPC protocol
Workbase (visualisation software)
Bolt protocol
Cypher query language
IDistributedCache
JCache
LINQ
Proprietary native API
.NET Client API
HTTP REST
JDBC
JMS Adapter
ODBC
OLE DB
Supported programming languagesAll JVM based languages
Groovy
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Scala
.Net
C
C++
Elixir
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
.Net
.Net Core
C#
Java
Visual Basic.NET
C
C++
Cobol
Java (JDBC-ODBC)
Perl
PL/1
Python
R
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnono infosupport for stored procedures with SQL-Server CLRyes infoUDFs, stored procedures, table functions in parallel
Triggersnoyes infoNotificationsyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoby using CassandraSharding infodynamic graph partitioningyesSharding infoHashing
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication infoby using CassandraMulti-source replication using RAFTyes, with selectable consistency levelMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes infoby using Apache Kafka and Apache Zookeepernoyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Strong Eventual Consistency over WAN with Conflict Resolution using Bridge Topology
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityno infosubstituted by the relationship featureyes inforelationships in graphsnoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACID infowith snapshot isolationoptimistic locking and pessimistic lockingACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes, multi-version concurrency control (MVCC)yesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes infowith periodic snapshot and write-ahead logging (WAL) of changesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyesyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlyes infoat REST API level; other APIs in progressUsers, roles and permissionsAuthentication to access the cache via Active Directory/LDAP (possible roles: user, administrator)fine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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GraknMemgraphNCacheTeradata
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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