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System Properties Comparison SurrealDB vs. TerminusDB vs. TypeDB

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NameSurrealDB  Xexclude from comparisonTerminusDB infoformer name was DataChemist  Xexclude from comparisonTypeDB infoformerly named Grakn  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA fully ACID transactional, developer-friendly, multi-model DBMSScalable Graph Database platform making enterprise data available by exploiting inferred entities and relationshipsTypeDB is a strongly-typed database with a rich and logical type system and TypeQL as its query language
Primary database modelDocument store
Graph DBMS
Graph DBMSGraph DBMS
Relational DBMS infoOften described as a 'hyper-relational' database, since it implements the 'Entity-Relationship Paradigm' to manage complex data structures and ontologies.
Secondary database modelsDocument store
RDF store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score1.04
Rank#197  Overall
#33  Document stores
#17  Graph DBMS
Score0.23
Rank#323  Overall
#28  Graph DBMS
Score1.01
Rank#202  Overall
#19  Graph DBMS
#92  Relational DBMS
Websitesurrealdb.comterminusdb.comtypedb.com
Technical documentationsurrealdb.com/­docsterminusdb.github.io/­terminusdb/­#typedb.com/­docs
DeveloperSurrealDB LtdDataChemist Ltd.Vaticle
Initial release202220182016
Current releasev1.1.1, January 202411.0.0, January 20232.26.3, January 2024
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen SourceOpen Source infoGPL V3Open Source infoGPL Version 3, commercial licenses available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageRustProlog, RustJava
Server operating systemsLinux
macOS
Windows
LinuxLinux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes
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 indexesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query languageSQL-like query language (WOQL)no
APIs and other access methodsGraphQL
RESTful HTTP API
WebSocket
OWL
RESTful HTTP API
WOQL (Web Object Query Language)
gRPC protocol
TypeDB Console (shell)
TypeDB Studio (Visualisation software- previously TypeDB Workbase)
Supported programming languagesDeno
Go
JavaScript (Node.js)
Rust
JavaScript
Python
All JVM based languages
Groovy
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesno
Triggersyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesGraph PartitioningSharding infoby using Cassandra
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesJournaling StreamsMulti-source replication infoby using Cassandra
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyes infoby using Apache Kafka and Apache Zookeeper
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesno infosubstituted by the relationship feature
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes infoin-memory journalingyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.no
User concepts infoAccess controlyes, based on authentication and database rulesRole-based access controlyes infoat REST API level; other APIs in progress
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SurrealDBTerminusDB infoformer name was DataChemistTypeDB 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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