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System Properties Comparison Grakn vs. Riak TS vs. SAP SQL Anywhere vs. VelocityDB vs. XAP

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NameGrakn  Xexclude from comparisonRiak TS  Xexclude from comparisonSAP SQL Anywhere infoformerly called Adaptive Server Anywhere  Xexclude from comparisonVelocityDB  Xexclude from comparisonXAP  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionGrakn is a distributed, hyper-relational database for managing complex data that serves as a knowledge base for cognitive/AI systems.Riak TS is a distributed NoSQL database optimized for time series data and based on Riak KVRDBMS database and synchronization technologies for server, desktop, remote office, and mobile environmentsA .NET Object Database that can be embedded/distributed and extended to a graph data model (VelocityGraph)High performant in-memory data grid for mission critical applications. Insight Edge from the same company extends XAP for AI/ML support, BI and other interfaces
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.
Time Series DBMSRelational DBMSGraph DBMS
Object oriented DBMS
Document store
Key-value store infoValues are user defined objects
Secondary database modelsObject oriented DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.42
Rank#221  Overall
#17  Graph DBMS
#104  Relational DBMS
Score0.27
Rank#250  Overall
#17  Time Series DBMS
Score5.23
Rank#60  Overall
#33  Relational DBMS
Score0.07
Rank#298  Overall
#27  Graph DBMS
#16  Object oriented DBMS
Score0.79
Rank#167  Overall
#25  Document stores
#29  Key-value stores
Websitegrakn.airiak.com/­products/­riak-tswww.sap.com/­products/­sql-anywhere.htmlvelocitydb.comwww.gigaspaces.com/­products/­xap
Technical documentationdev.grakn.ai/­docshelp.sap.com/­sql-anywherevelocitydb.com/­UserGuidedocs.gigaspaces.com/­latest/­landing.html
DeveloperGrakn LabsBasho TechnologiesSAP infoformerly SybaseVelocityDB IncGigaspaces Technologies
Initial release20162015199220112000
Current release1.6.2, January 202017, July 20157.x14.5.0, June 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoGPL Version 3, commercial licenses availableOpen SourcecommercialcommercialOpen Source infoApache Version 2; Commercial licenses available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonononono
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Implementation languageJavaErlangC#Java, C++, .Net
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
Linux
OS X
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Any that supports .NETLinux
macOS
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesschema-freeyesyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesnoyesyesyes
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.nonoyesnono infoXML can be used for describing objects metadata
Secondary indexesyesrestrictedyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonoyesnoSQL-like query language and DML statements
APIs and other access methodsconsole (shell)
gRPC protocol
Workbase (visualisation software)
HTTP API
Native Erlang Interface
ADO.NET
HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
.NetGigaSpaces LRMI
Hibernate
JCache
JDBC
JPA
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data
Supported programming languagesAll JVM based languages
Groovy
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Scala
C infounofficial client library
C#
C++ infounofficial client library
Clojure infounofficial client library
Dart infounofficial client library
Erlang
Go infounofficial client library
Groovy infounofficial client library
Haskell infounofficial client library
Java
JavaScript infounofficial client library
Lisp infounofficial client library
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala infounofficial client library
Smalltalk infounofficial client library
C
C#
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
.Net.Net
C++
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoJavaScript and Erlangyes, in C/C++, Java, .Net or Perlnoyes
Triggersnoyes infopre-commit hooks and post-commit hooksyesCallbacks are triggered when data changesyes infoEvent Listeners
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoby using CassandraShardingnoneShardingSharding infoHash based
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-master replication infoby using Cassandraselectable replication factorMaster-slave replication infoDatabase mirroringMaster-master replication infosynchronous or asynchronous
Master-slave replication infosynchronous or asynchronous
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes infoby using Apache Kafka and Apache Zookeeperyesnonoyes infoMap-Reduce pattern can be built with XAP task executors
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency infoConsistency level configurable: ALL, QUORUM, ANY
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityno infosubstituted by the relationship featureno infolinks between datasets can be storedyesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnoACIDACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyesyes
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 progressnofine grained access rights according to SQL-standardBased on Windows AuthenticationRole-based access control
More information provided by the system vendor
GraknRiak TSSAP SQL Anywhere infoformerly called Adaptive Server AnywhereVelocityDBXAP
Specific characteristicsGrakn is the knowledge graph to organise complex networks of data and making it queryable,...
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Competitive advantagesExpressive and flexible data model: The meta-schema of Grakn allows for modelling...
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Typical application scenariosLife sciences : Grakn makes working with biological data much easier and accelerates...
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Licensing and pricing modelsAGPL and Commercial . The commercial license is priced based on cluster resources...
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