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System Properties Comparison AllegroGraph vs. AnzoGraph DB vs. Datomic vs. Neo4j

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NameAllegroGraph  Xexclude from comparisonAnzoGraph DB  Xexclude from comparisonDatomic  Xexclude from comparisonNeo4j  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionHigh performance, persistent RDF store with additional support for Graph DBMSScalable graph database built for online analytics and data harmonization with MPP scaling, high-performance analytical algorithms and reasoning, and virtualizationDatomic builds on immutable values, supports point-in-time queries and uses 3rd party systems for durabilityOpen source graph database
Primary database modelDocument store infowith version 6.5
Graph DBMS
RDF store
Graph DBMS
RDF store
Relational DBMSGraph DBMS
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score1.33
Rank#148  Overall
#25  Document stores
#13  Graph DBMS
#7  RDF stores
Score0.29
Rank#267  Overall
#23  Graph DBMS
#12  RDF stores
Score2.05
Rank#115  Overall
#56  Relational DBMS
Score52.23
Rank#19  Overall
#1  Graph DBMS
Websiteallegrograph.comwww.cambridgesemantics.com/­anzographwww.datomic.comneo4j.com
Technical documentationfranz.com/­agraph/­support/­documentation/­current/­agraph-introduction.htmldocs.cambridgesemantics.com/­anzograph/­userdoc/­home.htmdocs.datomic.comneo4j.com/­docs
DeveloperFranz Inc.Cambridge SemanticsCognitectNeo4j, Inc.
Initial release2004201820122007
Current release7.0.0, April 20202.3, January 20210.9.5951, July 20194.2.6, May 2021
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infoLimited community edition freecommercial infofree trial version availablecommercial infolimited edition freeOpen Source infoGPL version3, commercial licenses available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJava, ClojureJava, Scala
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
LinuxAll OS with a Java VMLinux infoCan also be used server-less as embedded Java database.
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyes infoRDF schemasSchema-free and OWL/RDFS-schema supportyesschema-free and schema-optional
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes
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.no infobulk load of XML files possiblenono
Secondary indexesyesnoyesyes infopluggable indexing subsystem, by default Apache Lucene
SQL infoSupport of SQLSPARQL is used as query languageSPARQL and SPARQL* as primary query language. Cypher preview.nono
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP API
SPARQL
Apache Mule
gRPC
JDBC
Kafka
OData access for BI tools
OpenCypher
RESTful HTTP API
SPARQL
RESTful HTTP APIBolt protocol
Cypher query language
Java API
Neo4j-OGM infoObject Graph Mapper
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data Neo4j
TinkerPop 3
Supported programming languagesC#
Clojure
Java
Lisp
Perl
Python
Ruby
Scala
C++
Java
Python
Clojure
Java
.Net
Clojure
Elixir
Go
Groovy
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infoJavaScript or Common Lispuser defined functions and aggregatesyes infoTransaction Functionsyes infoUser defined Procedures and Functions
TriggersyesnoBy using transaction functionsyes infovia event handler
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeswith FederationAutomatic shardingnone infoBut extensive use of caching in the application peersyes using Neo4j Fabric
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
Multi-source replication in MPP-Clusternone infoBut extensive use of caching in the application peersCausal Clustering using Raft protocol infoavailable in in Enterprise Version only
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoKerberos/HDFS data loadingnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on configurationImmediate Consistency in MPP-ClusterImmediate ConsistencyCausal and Eventual Consistency configurable in Causal Cluster setup
Immediate Consistency in stand-alone mode
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynono infonot needed in graphsnoyes infoRelationships in graphs
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes infousing external storage systems (e.g. Cassandra, DynamoDB, PostgreSQL, Couchbase and others)yes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyesyes inforecommended only for testing and development
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authenticationAccess rights for users and rolesnoUsers, roles and permissions. Pluggable authentication with supported standards (LDAP, Active Directory, Kerberos)
More information provided by the system vendor
AllegroGraphAnzoGraph DBDatomicNeo4j
Specific characteristicsKnowledge Graph Platform Leader FedShard - Designed for Entity-Event Knowledge Graph...
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Neo4j is a native graph database platform that is built to store, query, analyze...
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Competitive advantagesAllegroGraph is uniquely suited to support adhoc queries through SPARQL, Prolog and...
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Neo4j 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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