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System Properties Comparison AlaSQL vs. NCache vs. Neo4j

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NameAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonNCache  Xexclude from comparisonNeo4j  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionJavaScript DBMS libraryOpen-Source and Enterprise in-memory Key-Value StoreScalable, ACID-compliant graph database designed with a high-performance distributed cluster architecture, available in self-hosted and cloud offerings
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Key-value storeGraph DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Search engine infoUsing distributed Lucene
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.55
Rank#230  Overall
#35  Document stores
#111  Relational DBMS
Score0.79
Rank#196  Overall
#32  Key-value stores
Score60.14
Rank#19  Overall
#1  Graph DBMS
Websitealasql.orgwww.alachisoft.com/­ncacheneo4j.com
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqlwww.alachisoft.com/­resources/­docsneo4j.com/­docs
DeveloperAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffAlachisoftNeo4j, Inc.
Initial release201420052007
Current release5.2, April 20214.4.6, April 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-LicenseOpen Source infoEnterprise Edition availableOpen 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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Implementation languageJavaScriptC#, .NET, .NET Core, JavaJava, Scala
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)Linux
Windows
Linux infoCan also be used server-less as embedded Java database.
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeschema-free and schema-optional
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenopartial infoSupported data types are Lists, Queues, Hashsets, Dictionary and Counteryes
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 indexesnoyesyes infopluggable indexing subsystem, by default Apache Lucene
SQL infoSupport of SQLClose to SQL99, but no user access control, stored procedures and host language bindings.SQL-like query syntax and LINQ for searching the cache. Cache Synchronization with SQL Server using SQL dependency.no
APIs and other access methodsJavaScript APIIDistributedCache
JCache
LINQ
Proprietary native API
Bolt protocol
Cypher query language
Java API
Neo4j-OGM infoObject Graph Mapper
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data Neo4j
TinkerPop 3
Supported programming languagesJavaScript.Net
.Net Core
C#
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Visual Basic.NET
.Net
Clojure
Elixir
Go
Groovy
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnono infosupport for stored procedures with SQL-Server CLRyes infoUser defined Procedures and Functions
Triggersyesyes infoNotificationsyes infovia event handler
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneyesyes using Neo4j Fabric
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneyes, with selectable consistency levelCausal Clustering using Raft protocol infoavailable in in Enterprise Version only
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Strong Eventual Consistency over WAN with Conflict Resolution using Bridge Topology
Causal and Eventual Consistency configurable in Causal Cluster setup
Immediate Consistency in stand-alone mode
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnoyes infoRelationships in graphs
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayes infoonly for local storage and DOM-storageoptimistic locking and pessimistic lockingACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes infoby using IndexedDB, SQL.JS or proprietary FileStorageyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlnoAuthentication to access the cache via Active Directory/LDAP (possible roles: user, administrator)Users, roles and permissions. Pluggable authentication with supported standards (LDAP, Active Directory, Kerberos)
More information provided by the system vendor
AlaSQLNCacheNeo4j
Specific characteristicsNCache has been the market leader in .NET Distributed Caching since 2005 . NCache...
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Neo4j delivers graph technology that has been battle tested for performance and scale...
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Competitive advantagesNCache is 100% .NET/ .NET Core based which fully supports ASP.NET Core Sessions ,...
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Neo4j is the market leader, graph database category creator, and the most widely...
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Typical application scenariosNCache enables industries like retail, finance, banking IoT, travel, ecommerce, healthcare...
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Real-Time Recommendations Master Data Management Identity and Access Management Network...
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Key customersBank of America, Citi, Natures Way, Charter Spectrum, Barclays, Henry Schein, GBM,...
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Over 800 commercial customers and over 4300 startups use Neo4j. Flagship customers...
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Market metricsMarket Leader in .NET Distributed Caching since 2005.
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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 modelsNCache Open Source is free on an as-is basis without any support. NCache Enterprise...
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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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