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System Properties Comparison AllegroGraph vs. Derby vs. GigaSpaces InsightEdge vs. Neo4j

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NameAllegroGraph  Xexclude from comparisonDerby infooften called Apache Derby, originally IBM Cloudscape; contained in the Java SDK as JavaDB  Xexclude from comparisonGigaSpaces InsightEdge  Xexclude from comparisonNeo4j  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionHigh performance, persistent RDF store with additional support for Graph DBMSFull-featured RDBMS with a small footprint, either embedded into a Java application or used as a database server.High performance in-memory data grid platform, powering three products: Smart Cache, Smart ODS (Operational Data Store), Smart Augmented TransactionsScalable, ACID-compliant graph database designed with a high-performance distributed cluster architecture, available in self-hosted and cloud offerings
Primary database modelDocument store infowith version 6.5
Graph DBMS
RDF store
Relational DBMSDocument store
Object oriented DBMS infoValues are user defined objects
Graph DBMS
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMSGraph DBMS
Search engine
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score1.25
Rank#154  Overall
#27  Document stores
#14  Graph DBMS
#7  RDF stores
Score4.66
Rank#75  Overall
#42  Relational DBMS
Score0.50
Rank#236  Overall
#37  Document stores
#13  Object oriented DBMS
Score57.87
Rank#19  Overall
#1  Graph DBMS
Websiteallegrograph.comdb.apache.org/­derbywww.gigaspaces.comneo4j.com
Technical documentationfranz.com/­agraph/­support/­documentation/­current/­agraph-introduction.htmldb.apache.org/­derby/­manuals/­index.htmldocs.gigaspaces.com/­latest/­landing.htmlneo4j.com/­docs
DeveloperFranz Inc.Apache Software FoundationGigaspaces TechnologiesNeo4j, Inc.
Initial release2004199720002007
Current release7.0.0, April 202010.15.2.0, March 202015.5, September 20204.3.6, October 2021
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infoLimited community edition freeOpen Source infoApache version 2Open Source infoApache Version 2; Commercial licenses availableOpen Source infoGPL version3, commercial licenses available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageJavaJava, C++, .NetJava, Scala
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
All OS with a Java VMLinux
macOS
Solaris
Windows
Linux infoCan also be used server-less as embedded Java database.
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyes infoRDF schemasyesschema-freeschema-free and schema-optional
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesyes
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 possibleyesno infoXML can be used for describing objects metadata
Secondary indexesyesyesyesyes infopluggable indexing subsystem, by default Apache Lucene
SQL infoSupport of SQLSPARQL is used as query languageyesSQL-99 for query and DML statementsno
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP API
SPARQL
JDBCGigaSpaces LRMI
Hibernate
JCache
JDBC
JPA
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data
Bolt 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
Java.Net
C++
Java
Python
Scala
.Net
Clojure
Elixir
Go
Groovy
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infoJavaScript or Common LispJava Stored Proceduresyesyes infoUser defined Procedures and Functions
Triggersyesyesyes, event driven architectureyes infovia event handler
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeswith FederationnoneShardingyes using Neo4j Fabric
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
Source-replica replicationMulti-source replication infosynchronous or asynchronous
Source-replica replication infosynchronous or asynchronous
Causal Clustering using Raft protocol infoavailable in in Enterprise Version only
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyes infoMap-Reduce pattern can be built with XAP task executorsno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on configurationImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency infoConsistency level configurable: ALL, QUORUM, ANYCausal and Eventual Consistency configurable in Causal Cluster setup
Immediate Consistency in stand-alone mode
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesnoyes 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 persistentyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authenticationfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardRole-based access controlUsers, roles and permissions. Pluggable authentication with supported standards (LDAP, Active Directory, Kerberos)
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AllegroGraphDerby infooften called Apache Derby, originally IBM Cloudscape; contained in the Java SDK as JavaDBGigaSpaces InsightEdgeNeo4j
Specific characteristicsKnowledge Graph Platform Leader FedShard - Designed for Entity-Event Knowledge Graph...
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GigaSpaces, the pioneer of In-Memory Computing , drives enterprise digital transformation...
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Neo4j delivers graph technology that has been battle tested for performance and scale...
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Competitive advantagesAllegroGraph is uniquely suited to support adhoc queries through SPARQL, Prolog and...
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​ AI Driven Autonomous Operations – GigaSpaces’ unique AI driven technology simplifies...
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Neo4j is the market leader, graph database category creator, and the most widely...
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Typical application scenariosApplication Acceleration, Smart Caching, BI Acceleration on Fresh Data, Digital Integration...
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Real-Time Recommendations Master Data Management Identity and Access Management Network...
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Key customersMorgan Stanley, Bank of America, Goldman Sachs, PriceRunner, Cerner, Societe Generale,...
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Over 800 commercial customers and over 4300 startups use Neo4j. Flagship customers...
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Market metricsForrester has positioned GigaSpaces as a strong performer in The Forrester Wave™:...
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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 modelsGigaSpaces offers both open source and commercial editions with annual subscriptions....
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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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