DB-EnginesExtremeDB: the first and only COTS deterministic embedded database management system for mission- and safety-critical hard real-time applicationsEnglish
Deutsch
Knowledge Base of Relational and NoSQL Database Management Systemsprovided by solid IT

DBMS > AllegroGraph vs. Lovefield vs. Neo4j vs. OrientDB vs. SWC-DB

System Properties Comparison AllegroGraph vs. Lovefield vs. Neo4j vs. OrientDB vs. SWC-DB

Editorial information provided by DB-Engines
NameAllegroGraph  Xexclude from comparisonLovefield  Xexclude from comparisonNeo4j  Xexclude from comparisonOrientDB  Xexclude from comparisonSWC-DB infoSuper Wide Column Database  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionHigh performance, persistent RDF store with additional support for Graph DBMSEmbeddable relational database for web apps written in pure JavaScriptScalable, 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)A high performance, scalable Wide Column DBMS
Primary database modelDocument store infowith version 6.5
Graph DBMS
RDF store
Relational DBMSGraph DBMSDocument store
Graph DBMS
Key-value store
Wide column store
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMSTime Series DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score1.26
Rank#156  Overall
#27  Document stores
#14  Graph DBMS
#7  RDF stores
Score0.42
Rank#250  Overall
#119  Relational DBMS
Score57.63
Rank#18  Overall
#1  Graph DBMS
Score4.24
Rank#82  Overall
#13  Document stores
#5  Graph DBMS
#12  Key-value stores
Score0.00
Rank#354  Overall
#13  Wide column stores
Websiteallegrograph.comgoogle.github.io/­lovefieldneo4j.comorientdb.orggithub.com/­kashirin-alex/­swc-db
www.swcdb.org
Technical documentationfranz.com/­agraph/­support/­documentation/­current/­agraph-introduction.htmlgithub.com/­google/­lovefield/­blob/­master/­docs/­spec_index.mdneo4j.com/­docswww.orientdb.com/­docs/­last/­index.html
DeveloperFranz Inc.GoogleNeo4j, Inc.OrientDB LTD; CallidusCloud; SAPAlex Kashirin
Initial release20042014200720102020
Current release7.0.0, April 20202.1.12, February 20174.3.4, September 20213.1.9, February 20210.5, April 2021
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infoLimited community edition freeOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoGPL version3, commercial licenses availableOpen Source infoApache version 2Open Source infoGPL V3
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonononono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

Providers of DBaaS offerings, please contact us to be listed.
Neo4j Aura: Neo4j’s fully managed cloud service: The zero-admin, always-on graph database for cloud developers.
Implementation languageJavaScriptJava, ScalaJavaC++
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
server-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js) infotested with Chrome, Firefox, IE, SafariLinux infoCan also be used server-less as embedded Java database.
OS X
Solaris
Windows
All OS with a Java JDK (>= JDK 6)Linux
Data schemeyes infoRDF schemasyesschema-free and schema-optionalschema-free infoSchema can be enforced for whole record ("schema-full") or for some fields only ("schema-hybrid")schema-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 possiblenonono
Secondary indexesyesyesyes infopluggable indexing subsystem, by default Apache Luceneyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSPARQL is used as query languageSQL-like query language infovia JavaScript builder patternnoSQL-like query language, no joinsSQL-like query language
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP API
SPARQL
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
Proprietary protocol
Thrift
Supported programming languagesC#
Clojure
Java
Lisp
Perl
Python
Ruby
Scala
JavaScript.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
C++
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infoJavaScript or Common Lispnoyes infoUser defined Procedures and FunctionsJava, Javascriptno
TriggersyesUsing read-only observersyes infovia event handlerHooksno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeswith Federationnoneyes using Neo4j FabricShardingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
noneCausal Clustering using Raft protocol infoavailable in in Enterprise Version onlyMulti-source replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono infocould be achieved with distributed queriesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on configurationCausal and Eventual Consistency configurable in Causal Cluster setup
Immediate Consistency in stand-alone mode
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesyes infoRelationships in graphsyes inforelationship 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 persistentyesyes, by using IndexedDB or the cloud service Firebase Realtime Databaseyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyes infousing MemoryDBno
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)Access rights for users and roles; record level security configurable
More information provided by the system vendor
AllegroGraphLovefieldNeo4jOrientDBSWC-DB infoSuper Wide Column Database
Specific characteristicsKnowledge Graph Platform Leader FedShard - Designed for Entity-Event Knowledge Graph...
» more
Neo4j delivers graph technology that has been battle tested for performance and scale...
» more
Competitive advantagesAllegroGraph is uniquely suited to support adhoc queries through SPARQL, Prolog and...
» more
Neo4j is the market leader, graph database category creator, and the most widely...
» more
Typical application scenariosReal-Time Recommendations Master Data Management Identity and Access Management Network...
» more
Key customersOver 800 commercial customers and over 4300 startups use Neo4j. Flagship customers...
» more
Market metricsNeo4j boasts the world's largest graph database ecosystem with more than 140 million...
» more
Licensing and pricing modelsGPL v3 license that can be used all the places where you might use MySQL. Neo4j Commercial...
» more
News

Essilor’s Knowledge Graph for Global Supply Chain Risk Management
14 September 2021

No-Code Queries Can Accelerate AI and Data Analytics
1 September 2021

Why Young Developers Don’t Get Knowledge Graphs
1 August 2021

The Next Step in Machine Learning’s Evolution: Graph Neural Networks
29 July 2021

Franz Inc. Named to KMWorld’s AI50
14 July 2021

The Journey to Cloud: Implementing Aura at Boston Scientific
27 September 2021

This Week in Neo4j – Liquibase, Crypto Txns Breadcrumbs, Cloud Empire, Java Version Diffs, Gephi, GraphQL 2.2.0, GraphKer
25 September 2021

What’s New with Graph Data Science: GDS 1.7 Release
23 September 2021

Kafka for Neo4j Aura Is Available Now
21 September 2021

This Week in Neo4j – GraphXR, CARD, Relational vs. Graph, Azure Functions, Neo4j Spring Data 6, Load JSON, Videos Galore
18 September 2021

We invite representatives of system vendors to contact us for updating and extending the system information,
and for displaying vendor-provided information such as key customers, competitive advantages and market metrics.

Related products and services
3rd partiesGraphable delivers expert services for Neo4j and other Graph DBMS.
» more

We invite representatives of vendors of related products to contact us for presenting information about their offerings here.

More resources
AllegroGraphLovefieldNeo4jOrientDBSWC-DB infoSuper Wide Column Database
DB-Engines blog posts

Applying Graph Analytics to Game of Thrones
12 June 2019, Amy Hodler & Mark Needham, Neo4j (guest author)

MySQL, PostgreSQL and Redis are the winners of the March ranking
2 March 2016, Paul Andlinger

The openCypher Project: Help Shape the SQL for Graphs
22 December 2015, Emil Eifrem (guest author)

show all

Graph DBMS increased their popularity by 500% within the last 2 years
3 March 2015, Paul Andlinger

Graph DBMSs are gaining in popularity faster than any other database category
21 January 2014, Matthias Gelbmann

show all

Recent citations in the news

Jans Aasman Articles and Insights
13 September 2021, DevOps.com

Essilor Uses AllegroGraph to Build a Knowledge Graph Solution for Global Supply Chain Risk Management
14 September 2021, Business Wire

Why Young Developers Don't Get Knowledge Graphs
30 July 2021, Datanami

Franz Inc. and Smartlogic Team Up to Help Enterprises Quickly Deploy Highly Scalable, Distributed Semantic Knowledge Graphs
24 May 2021, Business Wire

Franz's AllegroGraph 7.1 Accelerates Complex Reasoning Across Massive, Distributed Knowledge Graphs and Data Fabrics
8 February 2021, Business Wire

provided by Google News

3 JavaScript ORMs You Might Not Know
7 October 2015, SitePoint

indexeddb | Read the Tea Leaves
22 August 2021, nolanlawson.com

One person shot at Dallas Love Field airport following domestic dispute
10 June 2016, Business Insider

provided by Google News

Neo4J Releases Graph Data Science Library, Look For New Updates
24 September 2021, Analytics India Magazine

NASA, The German Center for Diabetes Research (DZD), TCS, and More Use Neo4j Knowledge Graphs for Next-Level Digital Transformation
8 September 2021, PRNewswire

Graph Databases Software Market Size, Growth And Analysis By Leading Keyplayers – Neo4j, ArangoDB, SAP, Twitter – Stillwater Current
22 September 2021, Stillwater Current

What are graph database query languages?
3 September 2021, VentureBeat

Neo4j raises Neo$325M as graph-based data analysis takes hold in enterprise
17 June 2021, TechCrunch

provided by Google News

NoSQL Software Market Size, Growth And Analysis By Leading Keyplayers – MongoDB, OrientDB, Amazon, Azure Cosmos DB – Stillwater Current
15 September 2021, Stillwater Current

NoSQL Databases Software Market Anticipated to Observe Spectacular Growth rate in the forecast period (2021 to
27 September 2021, openPR

NoSQL Software Market Size, Analysis, and Key Manufacturers – Amazon, MongoDB Inc., Couchbase, Microsoft, Marklogic, OrientDB, ArangoDB – Stillwater Current
23 September 2021, Stillwater Current

Optical Wavelength Services Market Size, Growth And Analysis By Leading Keyplayers : Oracle, International Business Machines Corporation, Neo TechnologyInc., OrientDB, Franz Inc. – Stillwater Current
17 September 2021, Stillwater Current

What are graph database query languages?
3 September 2021, VentureBeat

provided by Google News

Job opportunities

MBSE Systems Engineer - Cameo
The GBS Group, Virginia Beach, VA

Modeling and Simulation / MBSE Systems Engineer
The GBS Group, Philadelphia, PA

Data Scientist with Java & Python Exp
The GBS Group, Philadelphia, PA

Modeling and Simulation Computer Engineer
The GBS Group, Philadelphia, PA

Sales Engineer/Senior Sales Engineer (West)
TigerGraph, Washington State

Exciting & Friendly Call Center – In Office
Etech, Dallas, TX

Vice President of Global Customer Support
Neo4j, Boston, MA

Customer Support Engineer - Aura
Neo4j, Boston, MA

Neo4j Technical Product Marketing (Remote)
Neo4j, Boston, MA

Interdisciplinary (Data Analytics Officer)
US National Science Foundation, Alexandria, VA

Software Engineer -Big Data
CEDENT, Washington, DC

jobs by Indeed



Share this page

Featured Products

Vertica logo

The fastest unified analytical warehouse at extreme scale with in-database machine learning. Try Vertica for free with no time limit.

Datastax Astra logo

Build cloud-native apps fast with Astra, the open-source, multi-cloud stack for
modern data apps.
Get started with 5 GB free..

Couchbase logo

The modern database for enterprise applications. Build fast. Scale Big. Save more.
Get started today.

MariaDB logo

SkySQL, the ultimate
MariaDB cloud, is here.

Get started with SkySQL today!

Neo4j logo

See for yourself how a graph database can make your life easier.
Use Neo4j online for free.

Present your product here