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System Properties Comparison Alibaba Cloud ApsaraDB for PolarDB vs. BigObject vs. DuckDB vs. HugeGraph vs. Neo4j

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NameAlibaba Cloud ApsaraDB for PolarDB  Xexclude from comparisonBigObject  Xexclude from comparisonDuckDB  Xexclude from comparisonHugeGraph  Xexclude from comparisonNeo4j  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA cloud-native relational database compatible with MySQL, PostgreSQL, and Oracle. Designed for business critical applications.Analytic DBMS for real-time computations and queriesAn embeddable, in-process, column-oriented SQL OLAP RDBMSA fast-speed and highly-scalable Graph DBMSScalable, ACID-compliant graph database designed with a high-performance distributed cluster architecture, available in self-hosted and cloud offerings
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMS infoa hierachical model (tree) can be imposedRelational DBMSGraph DBMSGraph DBMS
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Score0.63
Rank#216  Overall
#105  Relational DBMS
Score0.08
Rank#313  Overall
#141  Relational DBMS
Score0.23
Rank#282  Overall
#131  Relational DBMS
Score0.14
Rank#300  Overall
#26  Graph DBMS
Score58.03
Rank#20  Overall
#1  Graph DBMS
Websitewww.alibabacloud.com/­product/­polardbbigobject.ioduckdb.orggithub.com/­hugegraphneo4j.com
Technical documentationwww.alibabacloud.com/­help/­doc-detail/­58764.htmdocs.bigobject.ioduckdb.org/­docshugegraph.github.io/­hugegraph-docneo4j.com/­docs
DeveloperAlibabaBigObject, Inc.BaiduNeo4j, Inc.
Initial release2015201820182007
Current release0.2, August 20200.94.4.3, January 2022
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial infofree community edition availableOpen Source infoMIT LicenseOpen Source infoApache Version 2.0Open Source infoGPL version3, commercial licenses available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnononono
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Implementation languageC++JavaJava, Scala
Server operating systemshostedLinux infodistributed as a docker-image
OS X infodistributed as a docker-image (boot2docker)
Windows infodistributed as a docker-image (boot2docker)
server-lessLinux
macOS
Unix
Linux infoCan also be used server-less as embedded Java database.
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesyesyesyesschema-free and schema-optional
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesyesyes
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.yesnonono
Secondary indexesyesyesyesyes infoalso supports composite index and range indexyes infopluggable indexing subsystem, by default Apache Lucene
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesSQL-like DML and DDL statementsyesnono
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
fluentd
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
CLI Client
JDBC
Java API
RESTful HTTP API
TinkerPop Gremlin
Bolt protocol
Cypher query language
Java API
Neo4j-OGM infoObject Graph Mapper
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data Neo4j
TinkerPop 3
Supported programming languagesJava
Python
C
C++
Go info3rd party driver
Java
Python
R
Ruby info3rd party driver
Groovy
Java
Python
.Net
Clojure
Elixir
Go
Groovy
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesLuanoasynchronous Gremlin script jobsyes infoUser defined Procedures and Functions
Triggersyesnononoyes infovia event handler
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud servicenonenoneyes infodepending on used storage backend, e.g. Cassandra and HBaseyes using Neo4j Fabric
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infoImplicit feature of the cloud servicenonenoneyes infodepending on used storage backend, e.g. Cassandra and HBaseCausal Clustering using Raft protocol infoavailable in in Enterprise Version only
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononovia hugegraph-sparkno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencynoneImmediate ConsistencyEventual ConsistencyCausal and Eventual Consistency configurable in Causal Cluster setup
Immediate Consistency in stand-alone mode
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyes infoautomatically between fact table and dimension tablesnoyes infoedges in graphyes infoRelationships in graphs
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnoACIDACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes infoRead/write lock on objects (tables, trees)yes, multi-version concurrency control (MVCC)yesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyesyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardnonoUsers, roles and permissionsUsers, roles and permissions. Pluggable authentication with supported standards (LDAP, Active Directory, Kerberos)
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Alibaba Cloud ApsaraDB for PolarDBBigObjectDuckDBHugeGraphNeo4j
Specific characteristicsApsaraDB for PolarDB is a cloud-native relational database 100% compatible with MySQL...
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Competitive advantagesWebinar: Top Scientists Live: Tech Secrets to Double 11's Success Revealed. White...
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Neo4j is the market leader, graph database category creator, and the most widely...
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Typical application scenariosCreating a Robust Cloud-Based Database for Fintech, E-Commerce and Gaming. Learn...
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Real-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 modelsSpecification and pricing. You can use either of the following billing methods to...
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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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