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DBMS > Aerospike vs. Neo4j vs. RDF4J

System Properties Comparison Aerospike vs. Neo4j vs. RDF4J

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NameAerospike infopreviously called Citrusleaf  Xexclude from comparisonNeo4j  Xexclude from comparisonRDF4J infoformerly known as Sesame  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionFlash-optimized In-memory NoSQL DatabaseScalable, ACID-compliant graph database designed with a high-performance distributed cluster architecture, available in self-hosted and cloud offeringsRDF4J is a Java framework for processing RDF data, supporting both memory-based and a disk-based storage.
Primary database modelDocument store
Graph DBMS infoleveraging Apache Tinkerpop
Key-value store
Spatial DBMS
Vector DBMS
Graph DBMSRDF store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score5.51
Rank#60  Overall
#10  Document stores
#3  Graph DBMS
#6  Key-value stores
#2  Spatial DBMS
#2  Vector DBMS
Score44.89
Rank#21  Overall
#1  Graph DBMS
Score0.74
Rank#222  Overall
#9  RDF stores
Websiteaerospike.comneo4j.comrdf4j.org
Technical documentationdocs.aerospike.comneo4j.com/­docsrdf4j.org/­documentation
Social network pagesLinkedInTwitterYouTubeFacebook
DeveloperAerospikeNeo4j, Inc.Since 2016 officially forked into an Eclipse project, former developer was Aduna Software.
Initial release201220072004
Current release7.1, May 20245.20, May 2024
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache and AGPL Licenses; open sourced in June 2014; commercial Enterprise Edition availableOpen Source infoGPL version3, commercial licenses availableOpen Source infoEclipse Distribution License (EDL), v1.0.
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageCJava, ScalaJava
Server operating systemsLinuxLinux infoCan also be used server-less as embedded Java database.
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
OS X
Unix
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-free and schema-optionalyes infoRDF Schemas
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.no
Secondary indexesyesyes infopluggable indexing subsystem, by default Apache Luceneyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonono
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
Proprietary protocol
TinkerPop Gremlin
Bolt protocol
Cypher query language
Java API
Neo4j-OGM infoObject Graph Mapper
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data Neo4j
TinkerPop 3
Java API
RIO infoRDF Input/Output
Sail API
SeRQL infoSesame RDF Query Language
Sesame REST HTTP Protocol
SPARQL
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C#
C++
Erlang
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lua
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
.Net
Clojure
Elixir
Go
Groovy
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Java
PHP
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functions infowith Luayes infoUser defined Procedures and Functionsyes
Triggersnoyes infovia event handleryes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingyes using Neo4j Fabricnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factorCausal Clustering using Raft protocol infoavailable in in Enterprise Version onlynone
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 integritynoyes infoRelationships in graphs
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataAtomic execution of operationsACIDACID infoIsolation support depends on the API used
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes infoin-memory storage is supported as well
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and roles infowith Enterprise Edition onlyUsers, roles and permissions. Pluggable authentication with supported standards (LDAP, Active Directory, Kerberos)no
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Aerospike infopreviously called CitrusleafNeo4jRDF4J infoformerly known as Sesame
Specific characteristicsAerospike is an enterprise-class, NoSQL database solution delivering predictable...
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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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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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