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System Properties Comparison Aerospike vs. Google Cloud Firestore vs. Neo4j vs. VelocityDB

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NameAerospike infopreviously called Citrusleaf  Xexclude from comparisonGoogle Cloud Firestore  Xexclude from comparisonNeo4j  Xexclude from comparisonVelocityDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionFlash-optimized In-memory NoSQL DatabaseCloud Firestore is an auto-scaling document database for storing, syncing, and querying data for mobile and web apps. It offers seamless integration with other Firebase and Google Cloud Platform products.Open source graph databaseA .NET Object Database that can be embedded/distributed and extended to a graph data model (VelocityGraph)
Primary database modelKey-value storeDocument storeGraph DBMSGraph DBMS
Object oriented DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
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Score6.70
Rank#57  Overall
#8  Key-value stores
Score8.05
Rank#50  Overall
#9  Document stores
Score50.63
Rank#21  Overall
#1  Graph DBMS
Score0.11
Rank#299  Overall
#28  Graph DBMS
#16  Object oriented DBMS
Websitewww.aerospike.comfirebase.google.com/­products/­firestoreneo4j.comvelocitydb.com
Technical documentationwww.aerospike.com/­docsfirebase.google.com/­docs/­firestoreneo4j.com/­docsvelocitydb.com/­UserGuide
DeveloperAerospikeGoogleNeo4j, Inc.VelocityDB Inc
Initial release2012201720072011
Current release4.8.0.3, January 20204.1.1, July 20207.x
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache and AGPL Licenses; open sourced in June 2014; commercial Enterprise Edition availablecommercialOpen Source infoGPL version3, commercial licenses availablecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesnono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageCJava, ScalaC#
Server operating systemsLinuxhostedLinux infoCan also be used server-less as embedded Java database.
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Any that supports .NET
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeschema-free and schema-optionalyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesyes
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.nonono
Secondary indexesyesyesyes infopluggable indexing subsystem, by default Apache Luceneyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnononono
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
Proprietary protocol
Android
gRPC (using protocol buffers) API
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
Bolt protocol
Cypher query language
Java API
Neo4j-OGM infoObject Graph Mapper
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data Neo4j
TinkerPop 3
.Net
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C#
C++
Erlang
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lua
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Go
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
Python
.Net
Clojure
Elixir
Go
Groovy
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
.Net
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functions infowith Luayes, Firebase Rules & Cloud Functionsyes infoUser defined Procedures and Functionsno
Triggersnoyes, with Cloud Functionsyes infovia event handlerCallbacks are triggered when data changes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingnoneSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factorMulti-source replicationCausal 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/ReduceUsing Cloud Dataflownono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency in cross-datacenter configuration and Immediate Consistency in local cluster configurationImmediate ConsistencyCausal and Eventual Consistency configurable in Causal Cluster setup
Immediate Consistency in stand-alone mode
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyes infoRelationships in graphsno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataAtomic execution of operationsyesACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
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.yesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and roles infowith Enterprise Edition onlyAccess rights for users, groups and roles based on Google Cloud Identity and Access Management. Security Rules for 3rd party authentication using Firebase Auth.Users, roles and permissions. Pluggable authentication with supported standards (LDAP, Active Directory, Kerberos)Based on Windows Authentication
More information provided by the system vendor
Aerospike infopreviously called CitrusleafGoogle Cloud FirestoreNeo4jVelocityDB
Specific characteristicsAerospike is an enterprise-class, NoSQL database solution delivering predictable...
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Neo4j is a native graph database platform that is built to store, query, analyze...
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Competitive advantagesOptimized for use with SSDs (solid-state hard drives) Scales horizontally and vertically...
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Neo4j database is the only transactional database that combines everything you need...
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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 300 commercial customers and over 750 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 a 15 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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