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System Properties Comparison 4D vs. InfluxDB vs. Neo4j vs. RethinkDB

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Name4D infoformer name: 4th Dimension  Xexclude from comparisonInfluxDB  Xexclude from comparisonNeo4j  Xexclude from comparisonRethinkDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionApplication development environment with integrated database management systemDBMS for storing time series, events and metricsOpen source graph databaseDBMS for the Web with a mechanism to push updated query results to applications in realtime.
Primary database modelRelational DBMSTime Series DBMSGraph DBMSDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score2.71
Rank#106  Overall
#51  Relational DBMS
Score23.34
Rank#29  Overall
#1  Time Series DBMS
Score50.63
Rank#21  Overall
#1  Graph DBMS
Score4.23
Rank#78  Overall
#13  Document stores
Websitewww.4d.comwww.influxdata.com/­products/­influxdb-overviewneo4j.comrethinkdb.com
Technical documentationdoc.4d.comdocs.influxdata.com/­influxdbneo4j.com/­docsrethinkdb.com/­docs
Developer4D, IncNeo4j, Inc.The Linux Foundation infosince July 2017
Initial release1984201320072009
Current releasev18.1, March 20201.8.0, April 20204.1.1, July 20202.4.0, December 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoMIT-License; commercial enterprise version availableOpen Source infoGPL version3, commercial licenses availableOpen Source infoApache Version 2
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageGoJava, ScalaC++
Server operating systemsOS X
Windows
Linux
OS X infothrough Homebrew
Linux infoCan also be used server-less as embedded Java database.
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeyesschema-freeschema-free and schema-optionalschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesNumeric data and Stringsyesyes infostring, binary, float, bool, date, geometry
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.yesnono
Secondary indexesyesnoyes infopluggable indexing subsystem, by default Apache Luceneyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infoclose to SQL 92SQL-like query languagenono
APIs and other access methodsODBC
RESTful HTTP API infoby using 4D Mobile
SOAP webservices
HTTP API
JSON over UDP
Bolt protocol
Cypher query language
Java API
Neo4j-OGM infoObject Graph Mapper
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data Neo4j
TinkerPop 3
Supported programming languages4D proprietary IDE
PHP
.Net
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Rust
Scala
.Net
Clojure
Elixir
Go
Groovy
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
C infocommunity-supported driver
C# infocommunity-supported driver
C++ infocommunity-supported driver
Clojure infocommunity-supported driver
Dart infocommunity-supported driver
Erlang infocommunity-supported driver
Go infocommunity-supported driver
Haskell infocommunity-supported driver
Java infoofficial driver
JavaScript (Node.js) infoofficial driver
Lisp infocommunity-supported driver
Lua infocommunity-supported driver
Objective-C infocommunity-supported driver
Perl infocommunity-supported driver
PHP infocommunity-supported driver
Python infoofficial driver
Ruby infoofficial driver
Scala infocommunity-supported driver
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesnoyes infoUser defined Procedures and Functions
Triggersyesnoyes infovia event handlerClient-side triggers through changefeeds
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneSharding infoin enterprise version onlynoneSharding inforange based
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replicationselectable replication factor infoin enterprise version onlyCausal Clustering using Raft protocol infoavailable in in Enterprise Version onlySource-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononoyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyCausal and Eventual Consistency configurable in Causal Cluster setup
Immediate Consistency in stand-alone mode
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnoyes infoRelationships in graphsno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnoACIDAtomic single-document operations
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes infoMVCC based
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyes infoDepending on used storage engineno
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers and groupssimple rights management via user accountsUsers, roles and permissions. Pluggable authentication with supported standards (LDAP, Active Directory, Kerberos)yes infousers and table-level permissions
More information provided by the system vendor
4D infoformer name: 4th DimensionInfluxDBNeo4jRethinkDB
Specific characteristicsInfluxData is the creator of InfluxDB , the open source time series database. It...
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Neo4j is a native graph database platform that is built to store, query, analyze...
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Competitive advantagesTime to Value An end-to-end platform, InfluxData is ready to go on the cloud or via...
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Neo4j database is the only transactional database that combines everything you need...
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Typical application scenariosIoT & Sensor Monitoring Instrumentation of every available surface in the material...
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Real-Time Recommendations Master Data Management Identity and Access Management Network...
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Key customersInfluxData has over 630 paying customers, including IBM, PayPal, Siemens Tesla and...
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Over 300 commercial customers and over 750 startups use Neo4j. Flagship customers...
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Market metricsFastest growing database to garnish 17,000 github stars Over 260,000 daily active...
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Neo4j boasts the world's largest graph database ecosystem with more than a 15 million...
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Licensing and pricing modelsOpen source core with closed source clustering available either on-premise or on...
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GPL v3 license that can be used all the places where you might use MySQL. Neo4j Commercial...
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