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DBMS > RocksDB vs. SurrealDB vs. TypeDB

System Properties Comparison RocksDB vs. SurrealDB vs. TypeDB

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NameRocksDB  Xexclude from comparisonSurrealDB  Xexclude from comparisonTypeDB infoformerly named Grakn  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionEmbeddable persistent key-value store optimized for fast storage (flash and RAM)A fully ACID transactional, developer-friendly, multi-model DBMSTypeDB provides developers with an expressive, customizable type system to manage their data using an award-winning query language, TypeQL, while building on a high-performance, distributed architecture.
Primary database modelKey-value storeDocument store
Graph DBMS
Graph DBMS infoThe type-theoretic data model of TypeDB subsumes the graph database model.
Object oriented DBMS infoThe data model of TypeDB comprises object-oriented features such as class inheritance and interfaces.
Relational DBMS infoThe type-theoretic data model of TypeDB subsumes the relational database model.
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Score3.41
Rank#86  Overall
#11  Key-value stores
Score1.02
Rank#190  Overall
#33  Document stores
#18  Graph DBMS
Score0.70
Rank#230  Overall
#20  Graph DBMS
#8  Object oriented DBMS
#106  Relational DBMS
Websiterocksdb.orgsurrealdb.comtypedb.com
Technical documentationgithub.com/­facebook/­rocksdb/­wikisurrealdb.com/­docstypedb.com/­docs
DeveloperFacebook, Inc.SurrealDB LtdVaticle
Initial release201320222016
Current release9.2.1, May 2024v1.5.0, May 20242.28.3, June 2024
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoBSDOpen SourceOpen Source infoGPL Version 3, commercial licenses available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC++RustJava
Server operating systemsLinuxLinux
macOS
Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesyes
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.nono
Secondary indexesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like query languageno
APIs and other access methodsC++ API
Java API
GraphQL
RESTful HTTP API
WebSocket
gRPC protocol
TypeDB Console (shell)
TypeDB Studio (IDE)
Supported programming languagesC
C++
Go
Java
Perl
Python
Ruby
Deno
Go
JavaScript (Node.js)
Rust
All JVM based languages
C
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Rust
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnono
Triggersno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeshorizontal partitioningno
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesSynchronous replication via raft
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynono infosubstituted by the relationship feature
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayesACIDACID
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.yesno
User concepts infoAccess controlnoyes, based on authentication and database rulesyes infoat REST API level; other APIs in progress
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RocksDBSurrealDBTypeDB infoformerly named Grakn
Specific characteristicsTypeDB is a polymorphic database with a conceptual data model, a strong subtyping...
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Competitive advantagesTypeDB provides a new level of expressivity, extensibility, interoperability, and...
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Typical application scenariosLife sciences : TypeDB makes working with biological data much easier and accelerates...
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Licensing and pricing modelsApache f or language drivers, and AGPL and Commercial for the database server. The...
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