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System Properties Comparison AlaSQL vs. NCache vs. Neo4j vs. Tkrzw

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NameAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonNCache  Xexclude from comparisonNeo4j  Xexclude from comparisonTkrzw infoSuccessor of Tokyo Cabinet and Kyoto Cabinet  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 offeringsA 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
Key-value storeGraph DBMSKey-value store
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#235  Overall
#37  Document stores
#112  Relational DBMS
Score0.83
Rank#188  Overall
#31  Key-value stores
Score58.03
Rank#20  Overall
#1  Graph DBMS
Score0.02
Rank#340  Overall
#54  Key-value stores
Websitealasql.orgwww.alachisoft.com/­ncacheneo4j.comdbmx.net/­tkrzw
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqlwww.alachisoft.com/­resources/­docsneo4j.com/­docs
DeveloperAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffAlachisoftNeo4j, Inc.Mikio Hirabayashi
Initial release2014200520072020
Current release5.2, April 20214.4.3, January 20220.9.3, August 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-LicenseOpen Source infoEnterprise Edition availableOpen Source infoGPL version3, commercial licenses availableOpen Source infoApache Version 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJavaScriptC#, .NET, .NET Core, JavaJava, ScalaC++
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
Linux
macOS
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeschema-free and schema-optionalschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenopartial infoSupported data types are Lists, Queues, Hashsets, Dictionary and Counteryesno
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.nonono
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.nono
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
C++
Java
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnono infosupport for stored procedures with SQL-Server CLRyes infoUser defined Procedures and Functionsno
Triggersyesyes infoNotificationsyes infovia event handlerno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneyesyes using Neo4j Fabricnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneyes, with selectable consistency levelCausal Clustering using Raft protocol infoavailable in in Enterprise Version onlynone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesnono
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
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnoyes infoRelationships in graphsno
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 datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes infoby using IndexedDB, SQL.JS or proprietary FileStorageyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyesyes infousing specific database classes
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)no
More information provided by the system vendor
AlaSQLNCacheNeo4jTkrzw infoSuccessor of Tokyo Cabinet and Kyoto Cabinet
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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