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System Properties Comparison AlaSQL vs. Kdb+ vs. Neo4j vs. Oracle vs. Tkrzw

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NameAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonKdb+  Xexclude from comparisonNeo4j  Xexclude from comparisonOracle  Xexclude from comparisonTkrzw infoSuccessor of Tokyo Cabinet and Kyoto Cabinet  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionJavaScript DBMS libraryHigh performance Time Series DBMSScalable, ACID-compliant graph database designed with a high-performance distributed cluster architecture, available in self-hosted and cloud offeringsWidely used RDBMSA concept of libraries, allowing an application program to store and query key-value pairs in a file. Successor of Tokyo Cabinet and Kyoto Cabinet
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Time Series DBMSGraph DBMSRelational DBMSKey-value store
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMSDocument store
Graph DBMS infowith Oracle Spatial and Graph
RDF store infowith Oracle Spatial and Graph
Spatial DBMS infowith Oracle Spatial and Graph
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score0.61
Rank#222  Overall
#33  Document stores
#109  Relational DBMS
Score7.95
Rank#55  Overall
#2  Time Series DBMS
Score57.98
Rank#19  Overall
#1  Graph DBMS
Score1272.73
Rank#1  Overall
#1  Relational DBMS
Score0.00
Rank#352  Overall
#57  Key-value stores
Websitealasql.orgkx.comneo4j.comwww.oracle.com/­databasedbmx.net/­tkrzw
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqlcode.kx.comneo4j.com/­docsdocs.oracle.com/­en/­database
DeveloperAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffKx Systems, a division of First Derivatives plcNeo4j, Inc.OracleMikio Hirabayashi
Initial release20142000 infokdb was released 2000, kdb+ in 2003200719802020
Current release3.6, May 20184.3.7, November 202119c, February 20190.9.3, August 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-Licensecommercial infofree 32-bit versionOpen Source infoGPL version3, commercial licenses availablecommercial inforestricted free version is availableOpen Source infoApache Version 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonononono
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Implementation languageJavaScriptqJava, ScalaC and C++C++
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux infoCan also be used server-less as embedded Java database.
OS X
Solaris
Windows
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
z/OS
Linux
macOS
Data schemeschema-freeyesschema-free and schema-optionalyes infoSchemaless in JSON and XML columnsschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesyesyesno
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.noyesyesno
Secondary indexesnoyes infotable attribute 'grouped'yes infopluggable indexing subsystem, by default Apache Luceneyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLClose to SQL99, but no user access control, stored procedures and host language bindings.SQL-like query language (q)noyes infowith proprietary extensionsno
APIs and other access methodsJavaScript APIHTTP API
JDBC
Jupyter
Kafka
ODBC
WebSocket
Bolt protocol
Cypher query language
Java API
Neo4j-OGM infoObject Graph Mapper
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data Neo4j
TinkerPop 3
JDBC
ODBC
ODP.NET
Oracle Call Interface (OCI)
Supported programming languagesJavaScriptC
C#
C++
Go
J
Java
JavaScript
Lua
MatLab
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Scala
.Net
Clojure
Elixir
Go
Groovy
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
C
C#
C++
Clojure
Cobol
Delphi
Eiffel
Erlang
Fortran
Groovy
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Lisp
Objective C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Scala
Tcl
Visual Basic
C++
Java
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnouser defined functionsyes infoUser defined Procedures and FunctionsPL/SQL infoalso stored procedures in Java possibleno
Triggersyesyes infowith viewsyes infovia event handleryesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonehorizontal partitioningyes using Neo4j FabricSharding, horizontal partitioningnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneSource-replica replicationCausal Clustering using Raft protocol infoavailable in in Enterprise Version onlyMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
none
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono infosimilar paradigm used for internal processingnono infocan be realized in PL/SQLno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneImmediate ConsistencyCausal and Eventual Consistency configurable in Causal Cluster setup
Immediate Consistency in stand-alone mode
Immediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesyes infoRelationships in graphsyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayes infoonly for local storage and DOM-storagenoACIDACID infoisolation level can be parameterized
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes infoby using IndexedDB, SQL.JS or proprietary FileStorageyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyesyes infoVersion 12c introduced the new option 'Oracle Database In-Memory'yes infousing specific database classes
User concepts infoAccess controlnorights management via user accountsUsers, roles and permissions. Pluggable authentication with supported standards (LDAP, Active Directory, Kerberos)fine grained access rights according to SQL-standardno
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AlaSQLKdb+Neo4jOracleTkrzw infoSuccessor of Tokyo Cabinet and Kyoto Cabinet
Specific characteristicsIntegrated columnar database & programming system for streaming, real time and historical...
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Neo4j delivers graph technology that has been battle tested for performance and scale...
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Competitive advantagesprovides seamless scalability; runs on industry standard server platforms; is top-ranked...
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Neo4j is the market leader, graph database category creator, and the most widely...
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Typical application scenariostick database streaming sensor data massive intelligence applications oil and gas...
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Real-Time Recommendations Master Data Management Identity and Access Management Network...
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Key customersGoldman Sachs Morgan Stanley Merrill Lynch J.P. Morgan Deutsche Bank IEX Securities...
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Over 800 commercial customers and over 4300 startups use Neo4j. Flagship customers...
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Market metricskdb+ performance and reliability proven by our customers in critical infrastructure...
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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 modelsupon request
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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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