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System Properties Comparison AllegroGraph vs. Firebase Realtime Database vs. Machbase vs. Neo4j vs. OrientDB

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NameAllegroGraph  Xexclude from comparisonFirebase Realtime Database  Xexclude from comparisonMachbase infoFormer name was Infiniflux  Xexclude from comparisonNeo4j  Xexclude from comparisonOrientDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionHigh performance, persistent RDF store with additional support for Graph DBMSCloud-hosted realtime document store. iOS, Android, and JavaScript clients share one Realtime Database instance and automatically receive updates with the newest data.TimeSeries DBMS for AIoT and BigDataScalable, ACID-compliant graph database designed with a high-performance distributed cluster architecture, available in self-hosted and cloud offeringsMulti-model DBMS (Document, Graph, Key/Value)
Primary database modelDocument store infowith version 6.5
Graph DBMS
RDF store
Document storeTime Series DBMSGraph DBMSDocument store
Graph DBMS
Key-value store
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score1.23
Rank#156  Overall
#27  Document stores
#14  Graph DBMS
#7  RDF stores
Score19.96
Rank#37  Overall
#5  Document stores
Score0.02
Rank#343  Overall
#33  Time Series DBMS
Score58.03
Rank#19  Overall
#1  Graph DBMS
Score4.40
Rank#80  Overall
#13  Document stores
#5  Graph DBMS
#12  Key-value stores
Websiteallegrograph.comfirebase.google.com/­products/­realtime-databasewww.machbase.comneo4j.comorientdb.org
Technical documentationfranz.com/­agraph/­support/­documentation/­current/­agraph-introduction.htmlfirebase.google.com/­docs/­databaseendoc.machbase.comneo4j.com/­docswww.orientdb.com/­docs/­last/­index.html
DeveloperFranz Inc.Google infoacquired by Google 2014MachbaseNeo4j, Inc.OrientDB LTD; CallidusCloud; SAP
Initial release20042012201320072010
Current release7.2, October 2021V6.5, August 20214.3.7, November 20213.1.9, February 2021
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infoLimited community edition freecommercialcommercial infofree test version availableOpen Source infoGPL version3, commercial licenses availableOpen Source infoApache version 2
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesnonono
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Implementation languageCJava, ScalaJava
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
hostedLinux
Windows
Linux infoCan also be used server-less as embedded Java database.
OS X
Solaris
Windows
All OS with a Java JDK (>= JDK 6)
Data schemeyes infoRDF schemasschema-freeyesschema-free and schema-optionalschema-free infoSchema can be enforced for whole record ("schema-full") or for some fields only ("schema-hybrid")
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.no infobulk load of XML files possiblenonono
Secondary indexesyesyesyesyes infopluggable indexing subsystem, by default Apache Luceneyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSPARQL is used as query languagenoSQL-like query languagenoSQL-like query language, no joins
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP API
SPARQL
Android
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
HTTP REST
JDBC
ODBC
Bolt protocol
Cypher query language
Java API
Neo4j-OGM infoObject Graph Mapper
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data Neo4j
TinkerPop 3
Tinkerpop technology stack with Blueprints, Gremlin, Pipes
Java API
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
Supported programming languagesC#
Clojure
Java
Lisp
Perl
Python
Ruby
Scala
Java
JavaScript
Objective-C
C
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript
PHP infovia ODBC
Python
R infovia ODBC
Scala
.Net
Clojure
Elixir
Go
Groovy
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
.Net
C
C#
C++
Clojure
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infoJavaScript or Common Lisplimited functionality with using 'rules'noyes infoUser defined Procedures and FunctionsJava, Javascript
TriggersyesCallbacks are triggered when data changesnoyes infovia event handlerHooks
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeswith FederationShardingyes using Neo4j FabricSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
selectable replication factorCausal Clustering using Raft protocol infoavailable in in Enterprise Version onlyMulti-source replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonononono infocould be achieved with distributed queries
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on configurationEventual Consistency infoif the client is offline
Immediate Consistency infoif the client is online
Causal and Eventual Consistency configurable in Causal Cluster setup
Immediate Consistency in stand-alone mode
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynononoyes infoRelationships in graphsyes inforelationship in graphs
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDyesnoACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesnoyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyes infovolatile and lookup table
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authenticationyes, based on authentication and database rulessimple password-based access controlUsers, roles and permissions. Pluggable authentication with supported standards (LDAP, Active Directory, Kerberos)Access rights for users and roles; record level security configurable
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AllegroGraphFirebase Realtime DatabaseMachbase infoFormer name was InfinifluxNeo4jOrientDB
Specific characteristicsKnowledge Graph Platform Leader FedShard - Designed for Entity-Event Knowledge Graph...
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Machbase is an extremely fast time series database which processes large volumes...
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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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Fastest Database for IIoT, Independently verified, on Industry Standard Benchmarks....
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Neo4j is the market leader, graph database category creator, and the most widely...
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Typical application scenariosDistributed Query In Machbase Cluster Edition, a broker node, which is responsible...
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Real-Time Recommendations Master Data Management Identity and Access Management Network...
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Key customersMachbase has over 50 customers, including Samsung, POSCO, and Hyundai.
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Over 800 commercial customers and over 4300 startups use Neo4j. Flagship customers...
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Market metricsReal-time data processing Real-time index creation Optimized DBMS for processing...
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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 modelsMachbase provide several product editions, including: Intelligent Edge Device, Fog...
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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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