DB-EnginesInfluxDB: Focus on building software with an easy-to-use serverless, scalable time series platformEnglish
Deutsch
Knowledge Base of Relational and NoSQL Database Management Systemsprovided by solid IT

DBMS > Adabas vs. Neo4j vs. Sphinx vs. STSdb vs. TerminusDB

System Properties Comparison Adabas vs. Neo4j vs. Sphinx vs. STSdb vs. TerminusDB

Editorial information provided by DB-Engines
NameAdabas infodenotes "adaptable data base"  Xexclude from comparisonNeo4j  Xexclude from comparisonSphinx  Xexclude from comparisonSTSdb  Xexclude from comparisonTerminusDB infoformer name was DataChemist  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionOLTP - DBMS for mainframes and Linux/Unix/Windows environments infoused typically together with the Natural programming platformScalable, ACID-compliant graph database designed with a high-performance distributed cluster architecture, available in self-hosted and cloud offeringsOpen source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databasesKey-Value Store with special method for indexing infooptimized for high performance using a special indexing methodScalable Graph Database platform making enterprise data available by exploiting inferred entities and relationships
Primary database modelMultivalue DBMSGraph DBMSSearch engineKey-value storeGraph DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
RDF store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score4.78
Rank#81  Overall
#1  Multivalue DBMS
Score60.14
Rank#19  Overall
#1  Graph DBMS
Score6.72
Rank#63  Overall
#7  Search engines
Score0.01
Rank#345  Overall
#53  Key-value stores
Score0.14
Rank#302  Overall
#27  Graph DBMS
Websitewww.softwareag.com/­en_corporate/­platform/­adabas-natural.htmlneo4j.comsphinxsearch.comgithub.com/­STSSoft/­STSdb4terminusdb.com
Technical documentationneo4j.com/­docssphinxsearch.com/­docsterminusdb.github.io/­terminusdb/­#
DeveloperSoftware AGNeo4j, Inc.Sphinx Technologies Inc.STS Soft SCDataChemist Ltd.
Initial release19712007200120112018
Current release4.4.7, May 20223.4.1, July 20214.0.8, September 201510.0.21, March 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoGPL version3, commercial licenses availableOpen Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence availableOpen Source infoGPLv2, commercial license availableOpen Source infoGPL V3
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonononono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

Providers of DBaaS offerings, please contact us to be listed.
Neo4j Aura: Neo4j’s fully managed cloud service: The zero-admin, always-on graph database for cloud developers.
Implementation languageJava, ScalaC++C#Prolog, Rust
Server operating systemsBS2000
Linux
Unix
Windows
z/OS
z/VSE
Linux infoCan also be used server-less as embedded Java database.
OS X
Solaris
Windows
FreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
WindowsLinux
Data schemeyesschema-free and schema-optionalyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesnoyes infoprimitive types and user defined types (classes)yes
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 indexesyesyes infopluggable indexing subsystem, by default Apache Luceneyes infofull-text index on all search fieldsno
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infowith add-on product Adabas SQL GatewaynoSQL-like query language (SphinxQL)noSQL-like query language (WOQL)
APIs and other access methodsHTTP API infowith add-on software Adabas SOA Gateway
SOAP-based API infowith add-on software Adabas SOA Gateway
Bolt protocol
Cypher query language
Java API
Neo4j-OGM infoObject Graph Mapper
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data Neo4j
TinkerPop 3
Proprietary protocol.NET Client APIOWL
RESTful HTTP API
WOQL (Web Object Query Language)
Supported programming languagesNatural.Net
Clojure
Elixir
Go
Groovy
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
C++ infounofficial client library
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
C#
Java
JavaScript
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresin Naturalyes infoUser defined Procedures and Functionsnonoyes
Triggersnoyes infovia event handlernonoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyes, with additonal products like Adabas Cluster Services, Adabas Parallel Services, Adabas Vistayes using Neo4j FabricSharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supportednoneGraph Partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes, with add-on product Event ReplicatorCausal Clustering using Raft protocol infoavailable in in Enterprise Version onlynonenoneJournaling Streams
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonononono
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
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyes infoRelationships in graphsnonoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDnonoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes infoThe original contents of fields are not stored in the Sphinx index.yesyes infoin-memory journaling
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.no
User concepts infoAccess controlonly with OS-specific tools (e.g. IBM RACF, CA Top Secret)Users, roles and permissions. Pluggable authentication with supported standards (LDAP, Active Directory, Kerberos)nonoRole-based access control
More information provided by the system vendor
Adabas infodenotes "adaptable data base"Neo4jSphinxSTSdbTerminusDB infoformer name was DataChemist
Specific characteristicsNeo4j delivers graph technology that has been battle tested for performance and scale...
» more
Competitive advantagesNeo4j is the market leader, graph database category creator, and the most widely...
» more
Typical application scenariosReal-Time Recommendations Master Data Management Identity and Access Management Network...
» more
Key customersOver 800 commercial customers and over 4300 startups use Neo4j. Flagship customers...
» more
Market metricsNeo4j boasts the world's largest graph database ecosystem with more than 140 million...
» more
Licensing and pricing modelsGPL v3 license that can be used all the places where you might use MySQL. Neo4j Commercial...
» more
News

Driven by Graph’s Extraordinary Impact: Emil Eifrem on His Life’s Work
26 May 2022

GraphConnect 2022: 10 Sessions You Don’t Want to Miss
24 May 2022

This Week in Neo4j: Graph Composition, Cypher Tips, Dataset Analysis, Kafka Messages, Running Backups, Legal AI, and More
21 May 2022

Our Journey to Self-Discovery: Synthesizing 30 Years of Data Pipelines With Knowledge Graphs
17 May 2022

How Knowledge Graphs Drive More Sales With Real-Time Recommendation Engines
16 May 2022

We invite representatives of system vendors to contact us for updating and extending the system information,
and for displaying vendor-provided information such as key customers, competitive advantages and market metrics.

Related products and services
3rd partiesGraphable delivers expert services for Neo4j and other Graph DBMS.
» more

We invite representatives of vendors of related products to contact us for presenting information about their offerings here.

More resources
Adabas infodenotes "adaptable data base"Neo4jSphinxSTSdbTerminusDB infoformer name was DataChemist
DB-Engines blog posts

Applying Graph Analytics to Game of Thrones
12 June 2019, Amy Hodler & Mark Needham, Neo4j (guest author)

MySQL, PostgreSQL and Redis are the winners of the March ranking
2 March 2016, Paul Andlinger

The openCypher Project: Help Shape the SQL for Graphs
22 December 2015, Emil Eifrem (guest author)

show all

The DB-Engines ranking includes now search engines
4 February 2013, Paul Andlinger

show all

Recent citations in the news

Software AG Delivers Fourth Consecutive Quarter of Digital Business Product Revenue Growth; Accelerates Profit in First Quarter
27 April 2022, Yahoo Finance

Database Management Software Market 2022 by Top Players In the industry, Market Size, Share and Geographical Analysis, Type and Application with Growing Innovations, Future Opportunities, and Projection to 2028
17 May 2022, Digital Journal

Short Interest in Software Aktiengesellschaft (OTCMKTS:SWDAF) Rises By 35.5%
16 May 2022, Defense World

Software AG says it has turned the corner in shift to a subscription business
21 July 2021, SiliconANGLE News

Software Aktiengesellschaft (OTCMKTS:STWRY) to Issue Dividend of $0.13
14 May 2022, Defense World

provided by Google News

ICIJ is hiring a new Neo4j Connected Data Fellow
18 May 2022, ICIJ.org

Neo4j Appoints Chief Marketing Officer
10 May 2022, PR Newswire

One on One: with Neo4j A/NZ general manager Peter Philipp
13 May 2022, ARNnet

Graphics Processing Units (GPU) Database Market Analysis by Size, Business Strategies, Share, Growth, Trends, Revenue, Competitive Landscape and Developments Forecast by 2028
23 May 2022, Digital Journal

Want to learn graph databases? Here are a few courses to go for
3 May 2022, Analytics India Magazine

provided by Google News

How to Build 600+ Links in One Month
4 September 2020, Search Engine Journal

6 Top & Best Open source Search Engine Software for Enterprises
17 June 2019, H2S Media

provided by Google News

How TerminusDB is commercializing its open source graph database
16 March 2021, VentureBeat

Data on Kubernetes Community Unites to Usher in New Era for Running Data on Kubernetes
30 September 2021, Business Wire

Irish start-ups received €28m from Enterprise Ireland in 2021
7 April 2022, Siliconrepublic.com

Open source graph database company ArangoDB raises $27.8M
6 October 2021, VentureBeat

Graph database company Memgraph raises $9.34M
5 October 2021, VentureBeat

provided by Google News

Job opportunities

Adabas Database Specialist
DMI, Remote

ADABAS DBA / NATURAL Administrator / EntireX Specialist
iconvergence, Remote

Database Administrator
STM Consulting, Remote

Mainframe Developer - Natural / ADABAS
Apexon, Richmond, VA

REMOTE WORK: Natural ADABAS Developer
Spruce Technology, Remote

Database Administrator Neo4J
CompuCom, Remote

Sales Development Representative (remote)
Neo4j, Boston, MA

Data Scientist (remote)
LinQuest Corporation, Beavercreek, OH

Data Analyst
McKinsey & Company, Waltham, MA

Sales Development Representative (remote)
Neo4j, New York, NY

jobs by Indeed



Share this page

Featured Products

Redis logo

The world’s most loved real‑time data platform.
Try free

Neo4j logo

See for yourself how a graph database can make your life easier.
Use Neo4j online for free.

MariaDB logo

SkySQL, the ultimate
MariaDB cloud, is here.

Get started with SkySQL today!

The definitive guide for Cassandra

Imagine What You Could Do if Scalability Wasn‘t a Problem!
Download the Cassandra e-book for free!

AllegroGraph logo

Graph Database Leader for AI Knowledge Graph Applications - The Most Secure Graph Database Available.
Free Download

Present your product here