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System Properties Comparison Aerospike vs. AllegroGraph vs. DuckDB vs. Impala vs. Neo4j

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NameAerospike infopreviously called Citrusleaf  Xexclude from comparisonAllegroGraph  Xexclude from comparisonDuckDB  Xexclude from comparisonImpala  Xexclude from comparisonNeo4j  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionFlash-optimized In-memory NoSQL DatabaseHigh performance, persistent RDF store with additional support for Graph DBMSAn embeddable, in-process, column-oriented SQL OLAP RDBMSAnalytic DBMS for HadoopScalable, ACID-compliant graph database designed with a high-performance distributed cluster architecture, available in self-hosted and cloud offerings
Primary database modelKey-value storeDocument store infowith version 6.5
Graph DBMS
RDF store
Relational DBMSRelational DBMSGraph DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument storeSpatial DBMSDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score5.94
Rank#67  Overall
#10  Key-value stores
Score1.24
Rank#156  Overall
#27  Document stores
#14  Graph DBMS
#7  RDF stores
Score0.23
Rank#282  Overall
#131  Relational DBMS
Score18.46
Rank#39  Overall
#24  Relational DBMS
Score58.03
Rank#20  Overall
#1  Graph DBMS
Websitewww.aerospike.comallegrograph.comduckdb.orgwww.cloudera.com/­products/­open-source/­apache-hadoop/­impala.htmlneo4j.com
Technical documentationwww.aerospike.com/­docsfranz.com/­agraph/­support/­documentation/­current/­agraph-introduction.htmlduckdb.org/­docsdocs.cloudera.com/­documentation/­enterprise/­latest/­topics/­impala.htmlneo4j.com/­docs
Social network pagesFacebookLinkedInTwitter
DeveloperAerospikeFranz Inc.ClouderaNeo4j, Inc.
Initial release20122004201820132007
Current release5.7.0.9, December 20217.2, October 20210.2, August 20204.0.0, July 20214.4.3, January 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache and AGPL Licenses; open sourced in June 2014; commercial Enterprise Edition availablecommercial infoLimited community edition freeOpen Source infoMIT LicenseOpen Source infoApache Version 2Open Source infoGPL version3, commercial licenses available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonononono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageCC++C++Java, Scala
Server operating systemsLinuxLinux
OS X
Windows
server-lessLinuxLinux infoCan also be used server-less as embedded Java database.
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyes infoRDF schemasyesyesschema-free and schema-optional
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesyesyes
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 infobulk load of XML files possiblenono
Secondary indexesyesyesyesyesyes infopluggable indexing subsystem, by default Apache Lucene
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSPARQL is used as query languageyesSQL-like DML and DDL statementsno
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
Proprietary protocol
RESTful HTTP API
SPARQL
CLI Client
JDBC
JDBC
ODBC
Bolt protocol
Cypher query language
Java API
Neo4j-OGM infoObject Graph Mapper
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data Neo4j
TinkerPop 3
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C#
C++
Erlang
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lua
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
C#
Clojure
Java
Lisp
Perl
Python
Ruby
Scala
C
C++
Go info3rd party driver
Java
Python
R
Ruby info3rd party driver
All languages supporting JDBC/ODBC.Net
Clojure
Elixir
Go
Groovy
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functions infowith Luayes infoJavaScript or Common Lispnoyes infouser defined functions and integration of map-reduceyes infoUser defined Procedures and Functions
Triggersnoyesnonoyes infovia event handler
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingwith FederationnoneShardingyes using Neo4j Fabric
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factorMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
noneselectable replication factorCausal Clustering using Raft protocol infoavailable in in Enterprise Version only
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes infoAerospike Aggregation Framework is similar to Map/Reducenonoyes infoquery execution via MapReduceno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency in cross-datacenter configuration and Immediate Consistency in local cluster configurationImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on configurationImmediate ConsistencyEventual ConsistencyCausal and Eventual Consistency configurable in Causal Cluster setup
Immediate Consistency in stand-alone mode
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonononoyes infoRelationships in graphs
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataAtomic execution of operationsACIDACIDnoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes, multi-version concurrency control (MVCC)yesyes
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.yesnoyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and roles infowith Enterprise Edition onlyUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authenticationnoAccess rights for users, groups and roles infobased on Apache Sentry and KerberosUsers, roles and permissions. Pluggable authentication with supported standards (LDAP, Active Directory, Kerberos)
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Aerospike infopreviously called CitrusleafAllegroGraphDuckDBImpalaNeo4j
Specific characteristicsAerospike is an enterprise-class, NoSQL database solution delivering predictable...
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Knowledge Graph Platform Leader FedShard - Designed for Entity-Event Knowledge Graph...
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Neo4j delivers graph technology that has been battle tested for performance and scale...
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Competitive advantagesOptimized for use with SSDs (solid-state hard drives) Scales horizontally and vertically...
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AllegroGraph is uniquely suited to support adhoc queries through SPARQL, Prolog and...
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Neo4j is the market leader, graph database category creator, and the most widely...
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Typical application scenariosAerospike excels in mission-critical applications that have mixed read/write workloads...
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Real-Time Recommendations Master Data Management Identity and Access Management Network...
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Key customersNielsen, Williams-Sonoma, Inmobi, AppNexus, Telco (confidential), Financial Services...
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Over 800 commercial customers and over 4300 startups use Neo4j. Flagship customers...
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Market metricsAerospike's combination of speed, scalability, and reliability delivers 10x performance...
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Neo4j boasts the world's largest graph database ecosystem with more than 140 million...
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Licensing and pricing modelsSubscription-based Enterprise Edition and free, open-source Community Edition
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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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