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System Properties Comparison Aerospike vs. Lovefield vs. Neo4j

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NameAerospike infopreviously called Citrusleaf  Xexclude from comparisonLovefield  Xexclude from comparisonNeo4j  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionFlash-optimized In-memory NoSQL DatabaseEmbeddable relational database for web apps written in pure JavaScriptOpen source graph database
Primary database modelKey-value storeRelational DBMSGraph DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score6.19
Rank#53  Overall
#7  Key-value stores
Score0.21
Rank#253  Overall
#117  Relational DBMS
Score50.53
Rank#22  Overall
#1  Graph DBMS
Websitewww.aerospike.comgoogle.github.io/­lovefieldneo4j.com
Technical documentationwww.aerospike.com/­docsgithub.com/­google/­lovefield/­blob/­master/­docs/­spec_index.mdneo4j.com/­docs
DeveloperAerospikeGoogleNeo4j, Inc.
Initial release201220142007
Current release4.2.0.4, June 20182.1.12, February 20173.5.8, July 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache and AGPL Licenses; open sourced in June 2014; commercial Enterprise Edition availableOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoGPL version3, commercial licenses available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Neo4j Aura: The simplest way to run Neo4j in the cloud
Implementation languageCJavaScriptJava, Scala
Server operating systemsLinuxserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js) infotested with Chrome, Firefox, IE, SafariLinux infoCan also be used server-less as embedded Java database.
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesschema-free and schema-optional
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 indexesyesyesyes infopluggable indexing subsystem, by default Apache Lucene
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like query language infovia JavaScript builder patternno
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
Proprietary protocol
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
JavaScript.Net
Clojure
Elixir
Go
Groovy
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functions infowith Luanoyes infoUser defined Procedures and Functions
TriggersnoUsing read-only observersyes infovia event handler
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factornoneCausal 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/Reducenono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency in cross-datacenter configuration and Immediate Consistency in local cluster configurationCausal and Eventual Consistency configurable in Causal Cluster setup
Immediate Consistency in stand-alone mode
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesyes infoRelationships in graphs
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataAtomic execution of operationsACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes, by using IndexedDB or the cloud service Firebase Realtime Databaseyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyes infousing MemoryDB
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and roles infowith Enterprise Edition onlynoUsers, roles and permissions. Pluggable authentication with supported standards (LDAP, Active Directory, Kerberos)
More information provided by the system vendor
Aerospike infopreviously called CitrusleafLovefieldNeo4j
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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