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System Properties Comparison Grakn vs. SAP SQL Anywhere vs. VelocityDB vs. Weaviate vs. XAP

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NameGrakn  Xexclude from comparisonSAP SQL Anywhere infoformerly called Adaptive Server Anywhere  Xexclude from comparisonVelocityDB  Xexclude from comparisonWeaviate  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.RDBMS 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)An open-source GraphQL-based Smart Graph with the core features: semantic search, automatic classification, and knowledge representationHigh 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.
Relational DBMSGraph DBMS
Object oriented DBMS
Graph DBMSDocument store
Key-value store infoValues are user defined objects
Secondary database modelsSearch engineObject oriented DBMS
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Score0.42
Rank#221  Overall
#17  Graph DBMS
#104  Relational DBMS
Score5.23
Rank#60  Overall
#33  Relational DBMS
Score0.07
Rank#298  Overall
#27  Graph DBMS
#16  Object oriented DBMS
Score0.07
Rank#301  Overall
#28  Graph DBMS
Score0.79
Rank#167  Overall
#25  Document stores
#29  Key-value stores
Websitegrakn.aiwww.sap.com/­products/­sql-anywhere.htmlvelocitydb.comgithub.com/­semi-technologies/­weaviate
www.semi.technology/­products/­weaviate.html
www.gigaspaces.com/­products/­xap
Technical documentationdev.grakn.ai/­docshelp.sap.com/­sql-anywherevelocitydb.com/­UserGuidewww.semi.technology/­documentation/­weaviate/­currentdocs.gigaspaces.com/­latest/­landing.html
DeveloperGrakn LabsSAP infoformerly SybaseVelocityDB IncSeMI Technologies B.V.Gigaspaces Technologies
Initial release20161992201120172000
Current release1.6.2, January 202017, July 20157.x0.22, January 202014.5.0, June 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoGPL Version 3, commercial licenses availablecommercialcommercialOpen Source infocommercial license available with Weaviate EnterpriseOpen Source infoApache Version 2; Commercial licenses available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonononono
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Implementation languageJavaC#GoJava, C++, .Net
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Any that supports .NETLinux
macOS
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesyesyesyes, maps to GraphQL interfaceschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesyes infostring, int, float, geo point, date, cross reference, fuzzy referencesyes
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.noyesnonono infoXML can be used for describing objects metadata
Secondary indexesyesyesyesyes infoall data objects are indexed in a semantic vector space (the Contextionary), all primitive fields are indexedyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyesnoGraphQL is used as query languageSQL-like query language and DML statements
APIs and other access methodsconsole (shell)
gRPC protocol
Workbase (visualisation software)
ADO.NET
HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
.NetGraphQL query language
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
GigaSpaces 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
C#
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
.Net.Net
C++
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyes, in C/C++, Java, .Net or Perlnonoyes
TriggersnoyesCallbacks are triggered when data changesnoyes infoEvent Listeners
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoby using CassandranoneShardingShardingSharding infoHash based
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-master replication infoby using CassandraMaster-slave replication infoDatabase mirroringyesMaster-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 Zookeepernononoyes infoMap-Reduce pattern can be built with XAP task executors
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyEventual ConsistencyImmediate Consistency infoConsistency level configurable: ALL, QUORUM, ANY
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityno infosubstituted by the relationship featureyesnonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDACIDnoACID
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.noyesyesnoyes
User concepts infoAccess controlyes infoat REST API level; other APIs in progressfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardBased on Windows AuthenticationOpenID Connect DiscoveryRole-based access control
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GraknSAP SQL Anywhere infoformerly called Adaptive Server AnywhereVelocityDBWeaviateXAP
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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