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System Properties Comparison AllegroGraph vs. Impala vs. Machbase vs. Neo4j

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NameAllegroGraph  Xexclude from comparisonImpala  Xexclude from comparisonMachbase infoFormer name was Infiniflux  Xexclude from comparisonNeo4j  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionHigh performance, persistent RDF store with additional support for Graph DBMSAnalytic DBMS for HadoopTimeSeries DBMS for AIoT and BigDataScalable, 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 DBMSTime Series DBMSGraph DBMS
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMSDocument store
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
Score18.68
Rank#38  Overall
#23  Relational DBMS
Score0.05
Rank#324  Overall
#30  Time Series DBMS
Score57.87
Rank#19  Overall
#1  Graph DBMS
Websiteallegrograph.comwww.cloudera.com/­products/­open-source/­apache-hadoop/­impala.htmlwww.machbase.comneo4j.com
Technical documentationfranz.com/­agraph/­support/­documentation/­current/­agraph-introduction.htmldocs.cloudera.com/­documentation/­enterprise/­latest/­topics/­impala.htmlendoc.machbase.comneo4j.com/­docs
DeveloperFranz Inc.ClouderaMachbaseNeo4j, Inc.
Initial release2004201320132007
Current release7.0.0, April 20203.4.0, April 2020V6.5, August 20214.3.6, October 2021
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infoLimited community edition freeOpen Source infoApache Version 2commercial infofree test version availableOpen Source infoGPL version3, commercial licenses available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageC++CJava, Scala
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
LinuxLinux
Windows
Linux infoCan also be used server-less as embedded Java database.
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyes infoRDF schemasyesyesschema-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 possiblenono
Secondary indexesyesyesyesyes infopluggable indexing subsystem, by default Apache Lucene
SQL infoSupport of SQLSPARQL is used as query languageSQL-like DML and DDL statementsSQL-like query languageno
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP API
SPARQL
JDBC
ODBC
HTTP REST
JDBC
ODBC
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
All languages supporting JDBC/ODBCC
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
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infoJavaScript or Common Lispyes infouser defined functions and integration of map-reducenoyes infoUser defined Procedures and Functions
Triggersyesnonoyes infovia event handler
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeswith FederationShardingShardingyes using Neo4j Fabric
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
selectable replication factorselectable replication factorCausal Clustering using Raft protocol infoavailable in in Enterprise Version only
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyes infoquery execution via MapReducenono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on configurationEventual ConsistencyCausal and Eventual Consistency configurable in Causal Cluster setup
Immediate Consistency in stand-alone mode
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynononoyes infoRelationships in graphs
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnonoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesnoyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.nonoyes infovolatile and lookup table
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authenticationAccess rights for users, groups and roles infobased on Apache Sentry and Kerberossimple password-based access controlUsers, roles and permissions. Pluggable authentication with supported standards (LDAP, Active Directory, Kerberos)
More information provided by the system vendor
AllegroGraphImpalaMachbase infoFormer name was InfinifluxNeo4j
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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