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System Properties Comparison Grakn vs. Microsoft Azure Table Storage vs. Quasardb vs. RDF4J

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NameGrakn  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure Table Storage  Xexclude from comparisonQuasardb  Xexclude from comparisonRDF4J infoformerly known as Sesame  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 Wide Column Store for rapid development using massive semi-structured datasetsDistributed, high-performance timeseries databaseRDF4J is a Java framework for processing RDF data, supporting both memory-based and a disk-based storage.
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.
Wide column storeTime Series DBMSRDF store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score0.27
Rank#249  Overall
#19  Graph DBMS
#116  Relational DBMS
Score4.86
Rank#65  Overall
#5  Wide column stores
Score0.10
Rank#279  Overall
#21  Time Series DBMS
Score0.39
Rank#223  Overall
#11  RDF stores
Websitegrakn.aiazure.microsoft.com/­en-us/­services/­storage/­tableswww.quasardb.netrdf4j.org
Technical documentationdev.grakn.ai/­docsdoc.quasardb.netdocs.rdf4j.org
DeveloperGrakn LabsMicrosoftquasardbSince 2016 officially forked into an Eclipse project, former developer was Aduna Software.
Initial release2016201220092004
Current release1.6.2, January 20203.1, January 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoGPL Version 3, commercial licenses availablecommercialcommercial infoFree community edition, Non-profit organizations and non-commercial usage are eligible for free licensesOpen Source infoEclipse Distribution License (EDL), v1.0.
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesnono
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Implementation languageJavaC++Java
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
hostedBSD
Linux
OS X
Windows
Linux
OS X
Unix
Windows
Data schemeyesschema-freeschema-freeyes infoRDF Schemas
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes infointeger and binaryyes
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 indexesyesnoyes infowith tagsyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonoSQL-like query languageno
APIs and other access methodsconsole (shell)
gRPC protocol
Workbase (visualisation software)
RESTful HTTP APIHTTP APIJava API
RIO infoRDF Input/Output
Sail API
SeRQL infoSesame RDF Query Language
Sesame REST HTTP Protocol
SPARQL
Supported programming languagesAll JVM based languages
Groovy
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Scala
.Net
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
.Net
C
C#
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
R
Java
PHP
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnononoyes
Triggersnononoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoby using CassandraSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceSharding infoconsistent hashingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-master replication infoby using Cassandrayes infoimplicit feature of the cloud service. Replication either local, cross-facility or geo-redundant.Master-slave replication with selectable replication factornone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes infoby using Apache Kafka and Apache Zookeepernowith Hadoop integrationno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityno infosubstituted by the relationship featurenono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDoptimistic lockingACIDACID infoIsolation support depends on the API used
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes infoby using LevelDByes infoin-memory storage is supported as well
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.nonoyes infoTransient mode
User concepts infoAccess controlyes infoat REST API level; other APIs in progressAccess rights based on private key authentication or shared access signaturesCryptographically strong user authentication and audit trailno
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GraknMicrosoft Azure Table StorageQuasardbRDF4J infoformerly known as Sesame
Specific characteristicsGrakn is the knowledge graph to organise complex networks of data and making it queryable,...
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High-performance , high-speed, fully integrated timeseries database Seamlessly combines...
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Competitive advantagesExpressive and flexible data model: The meta-schema of Grakn allows for modelling...
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High performance in a cost-effective small package Real-time results for even large...
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Typical application scenariosLife sciences : Grakn makes working with biological data much easier and accelerates...
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Tick database Predictive maintenance Pre-deal checks Large scale monitoring
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Key customersLarge EU investment banks US based hedge funds Orolia Tellmeplus
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Market metricsHas been running in very demanding production environments since 2013 Rapid adoption...
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Licensing and pricing modelsAGPL and Commercial . The commercial license is priced based on cluster resources...
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Community edition limited to 2 nodes and 16 GiB of storage per node available for...
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