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DBMS > AllegroGraph vs. IBM Db2 warehouse vs. InterSystems IRIS vs. Neo4j vs. SWC-DB

System Properties Comparison AllegroGraph vs. IBM Db2 warehouse vs. InterSystems IRIS vs. Neo4j vs. SWC-DB

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NameAllegroGraph  Xexclude from comparisonIBM Db2 warehouse infoformerly named IBM dashDB  Xexclude from comparisonInterSystems IRIS  Xexclude from comparisonNeo4j  Xexclude from comparisonSWC-DB infoSuper Wide Column Database  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionHigh performance, persistent RDF store with additional support for Graph DBMSCloud-based data warehousing serviceA containerised multi-model DBMS, interoperability and analytics data platform with wide capabilities for vertical and horizontal scalabilityScalable, ACID-compliant graph database designed with a high-performance distributed cluster architecture, available in self-hosted and cloud offeringsA high performance, scalable Wide Column DBMS
Primary database modelDocument store infowith version 6.5
Graph DBMS
RDF store
Relational DBMSDocument store
Key-value store
Object oriented DBMS
Relational DBMS
Graph DBMSWide column store
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMSTime Series DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score1.23
Rank#159  Overall
#28  Document stores
#14  Graph DBMS
#7  RDF stores
Score2.10
Rank#120  Overall
#59  Relational DBMS
Score2.06
Rank#121  Overall
#21  Document stores
#23  Key-value stores
#2  Object oriented DBMS
#60  Relational DBMS
Score57.98
Rank#19  Overall
#1  Graph DBMS
Score0.00
Rank#353  Overall
#13  Wide column stores
Websiteallegrograph.comwww.ibm.com/­products/­db2-warehousewww.intersystems.com/­products/­intersystems-irisneo4j.comgithub.com/­kashirin-alex/­swc-db
www.swcdb.org
Technical documentationfranz.com/­agraph/­support/­documentation/­current/­agraph-introduction.htmldocs.intersystems.com/­irislatest/­csp/­docbook/­DocBook.UI.Page.clsneo4j.com/­docs
DeveloperFranz Inc.IBMInterSystemsNeo4j, Inc.Alex Kashirin
Initial release20042014201820072020
Current release7.2, October 20212021.1, June 20214.3.7, November 20210.5, April 2021
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infoLimited community edition freecommercialcommercialOpen Source infoGPL version3, commercial licenses availableOpen Source infoGPL V3
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesnonono
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Implementation languageJava, ScalaC++
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
hostedAIX
Linux
macOS
Windows
Linux infoCan also be used server-less as embedded Java database.
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
Data schemeyes infoRDF schemasyesdepending on used data modelschema-free and schema-optionalschema-free
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 possibleno infoImport/export of XML data possibleyesno
Secondary indexesyesyesyesyes infopluggable indexing subsystem, by default Apache Lucene
SQL infoSupport of SQLSPARQL is used as query languageyesyesnoSQL-like query language
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP API
SPARQL
.NET Client API
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Bolt protocol
Cypher query language
Java API
Neo4j-OGM infoObject Graph Mapper
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data Neo4j
TinkerPop 3
Proprietary protocol
Thrift
Supported programming languagesC#
Clojure
Java
Lisp
Perl
Python
Ruby
Scala
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
.Net
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
.Net
Clojure
Elixir
Go
Groovy
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
C++
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infoJavaScript or Common LispPL/SQL, SQL PLyesyes infoUser defined Procedures and Functionsno
Triggersyesyesyesyes infovia event handlerno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeswith FederationShardingShardingyes using Neo4j FabricSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
yesSource-replica replicationCausal Clustering using Raft protocol infoavailable in in Enterprise Version only
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on configurationImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyCausal and Eventual Consistency configurable in Causal Cluster setup
Immediate Consistency in stand-alone mode
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesyesyes infoRelationships in graphs
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyesyes
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.noyesyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authenticationfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardyesUsers, roles and permissions. Pluggable authentication with supported standards (LDAP, Active Directory, Kerberos)
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AllegroGraphIBM Db2 warehouse infoformerly named IBM dashDBInterSystems IRISNeo4jSWC-DB infoSuper Wide Column Database
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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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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Typical application scenariosReal-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 modelsGPL v3 license that can be used all the places where you might use MySQL. Neo4j Commercial...
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