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System Properties Comparison AlaSQL vs. KeyDB vs. Neo4j vs. Oracle

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NameAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonKeyDB  Xexclude from comparisonNeo4j  Xexclude from comparisonOracle  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionJavaScript DBMS libraryAn ultra-fast, open source Key-value store fully compatible with Redis API, modules, and protocolsScalable, ACID-compliant graph database designed with a high-performance distributed cluster architecture, available in self-hosted and cloud offeringsWidely used RDBMS
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Key-value storeGraph DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument 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
Trend Chart
Score0.67
Rank#215  Overall
#32  Document stores
#108  Relational DBMS
Score0.29
Rank#270  Overall
#40  Key-value stores
Score57.63
Rank#18  Overall
#1  Graph DBMS
Score1271.55
Rank#1  Overall
#1  Relational DBMS
Websitealasql.orggithub.com/­JohnSully/­KeyDB
keydb.dev
neo4j.comwww.oracle.com/­database
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqldocs.keydb.devneo4j.com/­docsdocs.oracle.com/­en/­database
DeveloperAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffEQ Alpha Technology Ltd.Neo4j, Inc.Oracle
Initial release2014201920071980
Current release4.3.3, August 202119c, February 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-LicenseOpen Source infoBSD-3Open Source infoGPL version3, commercial licenses availablecommercial inforestricted free version is available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageJavaScriptC++Java, ScalaC and C++
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)LinuxLinux infoCan also be used server-less as embedded Java database.
OS X
Solaris
Windows
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
z/OS
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeschema-free and schema-optionalyes infoSchemaless in JSON and XML columns
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenopartial infoSupported data types are strings, hashes, lists, sets and sorted sets, bit arrays, hyperloglogs and geospatial indexesyesyes
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.nonoyes
Secondary indexesnoyes infoby using the Redis Search moduleyes infopluggable indexing subsystem, by default Apache Luceneyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLClose to SQL99, but no user access control, stored procedures and host language bindings.nonoyes infowith proprietary extensions
APIs and other access methodsJavaScript APIProprietary protocol infoRESP - REdis Serialization ProtocoBolt 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++
Clojure
Crystal
D
Dart
Elixir
Erlang
Fancy
Go
Haskell
Haxe
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
Lua
MatLab
Objective-C
OCaml
Pascal
Perl
PHP
Prolog
Pure Data
Python
R
Rebol
Ruby
Rust
Scala
Scheme
Smalltalk
Swift
Tcl
Visual Basic
.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
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoLuayes infoUser defined Procedures and FunctionsPL/SQL infoalso stored procedures in Java possible
Triggersyesnoyes infovia event handleryes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneShardingyes using Neo4j FabricSharding, horizontal partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
Causal Clustering using Raft protocol infoavailable in in Enterprise Version onlyMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono infocan be realized in PL/SQL
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneEventual Consistency
Strong eventual consistency with CRDTs
Causal and Eventual Consistency configurable in Causal Cluster setup
Immediate Consistency in stand-alone mode
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnoyes infoRelationships in graphsyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayes infoonly for local storage and DOM-storageOptimistic locking, atomic execution of commands blocks and scriptsACIDACID infoisolation level can be parameterized
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes infoby using IndexedDB, SQL.JS or proprietary FileStorageyes infoConfigurable mechanisms for persistency via snapshots and/or operations logsyesyes
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'
User concepts infoAccess controlnosimple password-based access control and ACLUsers, roles and permissions. Pluggable authentication with supported standards (LDAP, Active Directory, Kerberos)fine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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AlaSQLKeyDBNeo4jOracle
Specific characteristicsNeo4j delivers graph technology that has been battle tested for performance and scale...
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Competitive advantagesNeo4j is the market leader, graph database category creator, and the most widely...
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Typical application scenariosReal-Time Recommendations Master Data Management Identity and Access Management Network...
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Key customersOver 800 commercial customers and over 4300 startups use Neo4j. Flagship customers...
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Market metricsNeo4j boasts the world's largest graph database ecosystem with more than 140 million...
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Licensing and pricing modelsGPL v3 license that can be used all the places where you might use MySQL. Neo4j Commercial...
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