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System Properties Comparison AllegroGraph vs. Datomic vs. Neo4j vs. Redis

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NameAllegroGraph  Xexclude from comparisonDatomic  Xexclude from comparisonNeo4j  Xexclude from comparisonRedis  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionHigh performance, persistent RDF store with additional support for Graph DBMSDatomic builds on immutable values, supports point-in-time queries and uses 3rd party systems for durabilityScalable, ACID-compliant graph database designed with a high-performance distributed cluster architecture, available in self-hosted and cloud offeringsIn-memory data structure store, used as database, cache and message broker infoRedis focuses on performance so most of its design decisions prioritize high performance and very low latencies.
Primary database modelDocument store infowith version 6.5
Graph DBMS
RDF store
Relational DBMSGraph DBMSKey-value store infoMultiple data types and a rich set of operations, as well as configurable data expiration, eviction and persistence
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMSDocument store infowith Redis Modules
Graph DBMS infowith Redis Modules
Spatial DBMS
Search engine infowith Redis Modules
Time Series DBMS infowith Redis Modules
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
Score2.05
Rank#115  Overall
#56  Relational DBMS
Score52.23
Rank#19  Overall
#1  Graph DBMS
Score162.17
Rank#7  Overall
#1  Key-value stores
Websiteallegrograph.comwww.datomic.comneo4j.comredis.io
Technical documentationfranz.com/­agraph/­support/­documentation/­current/­agraph-introduction.htmldocs.datomic.comneo4j.com/­docsredis.io/­documentation
DeveloperFranz Inc.CognitectNeo4j, Inc.Salvatore Sanfilippo infoDevelopment sponsored by Redis Labs
Initial release2004201220072009
Current release7.0.0, April 20200.9.5951, July 20194.2.6, May 20216.2.1 , March 2021
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infoLimited community edition freecommercial infolimited edition freeOpen Source infoGPL version3, commercial licenses availableOpen Source infoBSD 3-Clause, commercial license available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageJava, ClojureJava, ScalaC
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
All OS with a Java VMLinux infoCan also be used server-less as embedded Java database.
OS X
Solaris
Windows
BSD
Linux
OS X
Windows infoported and maintained by Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc.
Data schemeyes infoRDF schemasyesschema-free and schema-optionalschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyespartial infoSupported data types are strings, hashes, lists, sets and sorted sets, bit arrays, hyperloglogs and geospatial indexes
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 indexesyesyesyes infopluggable indexing subsystem, by default Apache Luceneyes infowith RediSearch module
SQL infoSupport of SQLSPARQL is used as query languagenonono
APIs and other access methodsRESTful 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
proprietary protocol infoRESP - REdis Serialization Protocol
Supported programming languagesC#
Clojure
Java
Lisp
Perl
Python
Ruby
Scala
Clojure
Java
.Net
Clojure
Elixir
Go
Groovy
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
C
C#
C++
Clojure
Crystal
D
Dart
Elixir
Erlang
Fancy
Go
Haskell
Haxe
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
Lua
MatLab
Objective-C
OCaml
Pascal
Perl
PHP
Prolog
Pure Data
Python
R
Rebol
Ruby
Rust
Scala
Scheme
Smalltalk
Swift
Tcl
Visual Basic
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infoJavaScript or Common Lispyes infoTransaction Functionsyes infoUser defined Procedures and FunctionsLua
TriggersyesBy using transaction functionsyes infovia event handlerno infopublish/subscribe channels provide limited trigger functionality
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeswith Federationnone infoBut extensive use of caching in the application peersyes using Neo4j FabricSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
none infoBut extensive use of caching in the application peersCausal Clustering using Raft protocol infoavailable in in Enterprise Version onlyMulti-source replication infowith Redis Enterprise Pack
Source-replica replication infoChained replication is supported
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on configurationImmediate ConsistencyCausal and Eventual Consistency configurable in Causal Cluster setup
Immediate Consistency in stand-alone mode
Eventual Consistency
Strong eventual consistency with CRDTs
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyes infoRelationships in graphsno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDACIDOptimistic locking, atomic execution of commands blocks and scripts
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes infoData access is serialized by the server
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes infousing external storage systems (e.g. Cassandra, DynamoDB, PostgreSQL, Couchbase and others)yesyes infoConfigurable mechanisms for persistency via snapshots and/or operations logs
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyes inforecommended only for testing and developmentyes
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authenticationnoUsers, roles and permissions. Pluggable authentication with supported standards (LDAP, Active Directory, Kerberos)Simple password-based access control infoAccess control lists and SSL are available in the commercial version
More information provided by the system vendor
AllegroGraphDatomicNeo4jRedis
Specific characteristicsKnowledge Graph Platform Leader FedShard - Designed for Entity-Event Knowledge Graph...
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Neo4j delivers graph technology that has been battle tested for performance and scale...
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Redis, benchmarked as the world's fastest database, reduces application complexity,...
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Competitive advantagesAllegroGraph is uniquely suited to support adhoc queries through SPARQL, Prolog and...
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Neo4j is the market leader, graph database category creator, and the most widely...
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Redis is an in-memory database platform offering native support of wide range of...
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Typical application scenariosReal-Time Recommendations Master Data Management Identity and Access Management Network...
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Redis powers personalization, real-time fraud detection, IoT, e-commerce, real-time...
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Key customersOver 800 commercial customers and over 4300 startups use Neo4j. Flagship customers...
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Verizon, Vodafone, Atlassian, Trip Advisor, Jet.com, Nokia, Samsung, HTC, Docker,...
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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 modelsGPL v3 license that can be used all the places where you might use MySQL. Neo4j Commercial...
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The licensing model is subscription based. Redis Enterprise Cloud is priced according...
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