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System Properties Comparison AlaSQL vs. Neo4j vs. SQLite

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NameAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonNeo4j  Xexclude from comparisonSQLite  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionJavaScript DBMS libraryOpen source graph databaseWidely used embeddable, in-process RDBMS
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Graph DBMSRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score0.63
Rank#215  Overall
#33  Document stores
#108  Relational DBMS
Score52.23
Rank#19  Overall
#1  Graph DBMS
Score126.69
Rank#9  Overall
#6  Relational DBMS
Websitealasql.orgneo4j.comwww.sqlite.org
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqlneo4j.com/­docswww.sqlite.org/­docs.html
DeveloperAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffNeo4j, Inc.Dwayne Richard Hipp
Initial release201420072000
Current release4.2.6, May 20213.35.4  (2 April 2021), April 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-LicenseOpen Source infoGPL version3, commercial licenses availableOpen Source infoPublic Domain
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJavaScriptJava, ScalaC
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)Linux infoCan also be used server-less as embedded Java database.
OS X
Solaris
Windows
server-less
Data schemeschema-freeschema-free and schema-optionalyes infodynamic column types
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesyes infonot rigid because of 'dynamic typing' concept.
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 indexesnoyes infopluggable indexing subsystem, by default Apache Luceneyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLClose to SQL99, but no user access control, stored procedures and host language bindings.noyes infoSQL-92 is not fully supported
APIs and other access methodsJavaScript APIBolt protocol
Cypher query language
Java API
Neo4j-OGM infoObject Graph Mapper
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data Neo4j
TinkerPop 3
ADO.NET infoinofficial driver
JDBC infoinofficial driver
ODBC infoinofficial driver
Supported programming languagesJavaScript.Net
Clojure
Elixir
Go
Groovy
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Actionscript
Ada
Basic
C
C#
C++
D
Delphi
Forth
Fortran
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Lisp
Lua
MatLab
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
PL/SQL
Python
R
Ruby
Scala
Scheme
Smalltalk
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyes infoUser defined Procedures and Functionsno
Triggersyesyes infovia event handleryes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneCausal Clustering using Raft protocol infoavailable in in Enterprise Version onlynone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneCausal and Eventual Consistency configurable in Causal Cluster setup
Immediate Consistency in stand-alone mode
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyes infoRelationships in graphsyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayes infoonly for local storage and DOM-storageACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes infovia file-system locks
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 controlnoUsers, roles and permissions. Pluggable authentication with supported standards (LDAP, Active Directory, Kerberos)no
More information provided by the system vendor
AlaSQLNeo4jSQLite
Specific characteristicsNeo4j is a native graph database platform that is built to store, query, analyze...
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Competitive advantagesNeo4j database is the only transactional database that combines everything you need...
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Typical application scenariosReal-Time Recommendations Master Data Management Identity and Access Management Network...
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Key customersOver 300 commercial customers and over 750 startups use Neo4j. Flagship customers...
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Market metricsNeo4j boasts the world's largest graph database ecosystem with more than a 15 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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