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System Properties Comparison AllegroGraph vs. Neo4j vs. OrientDB vs. Quasardb

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NameAllegroGraph  Xexclude from comparisonNeo4j  Xexclude from comparisonOrientDB  Xexclude from comparisonQuasardb  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionHigh performance, persistent RDF store with additional support for Graph DBMSScalable, 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)Distributed, high-performance timeseries database
Primary database modelDocument store infowith version 6.5
Graph DBMS
RDF store
Graph DBMSDocument store
Graph DBMS
Key-value store
Time Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score1.34
Rank#150  Overall
#25  Document stores
#13  Graph DBMS
#7  RDF stores
Score55.75
Rank#18  Overall
#1  Graph DBMS
Score4.45
Rank#80  Overall
#12  Document stores
#4  Graph DBMS
#12  Key-value stores
Score0.21
Rank#282  Overall
#22  Time Series DBMS
Websiteallegrograph.comneo4j.comorientdb.orgquasardb.net
Technical documentationfranz.com/­agraph/­support/­documentation/­current/­agraph-introduction.htmlneo4j.com/­docswww.orientdb.com/­docs/­last/­index.htmldoc.quasardb.net
DeveloperFranz Inc.Neo4j, Inc.OrientDB LTD; CallidusCloud; SAPquasardb
Initial release2004200720102009
Current release7.0.0, April 20204.3.0, June 20213.1.9, February 20213.1, January 2019
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infoLimited community edition freeOpen Source infoGPL version3, commercial licenses availableOpen Source infoApache version 2commercial infoFree community edition, Non-profit organizations and non-commercial usage are eligible for free licenses
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageJava, ScalaJavaC++
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
Linux infoCan also be used server-less as embedded Java database.
OS X
Solaris
Windows
All OS with a Java JDK (>= JDK 6)BSD
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeyes infoRDF schemasschema-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 infointeger and binary
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 indexesyesyes infopluggable indexing subsystem, by default Apache Luceneyesyes infowith tags
SQL infoSupport of SQLSPARQL is used as query languagenoSQL-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
HTTP API
Supported programming languagesC#
Clojure
Java
Lisp
Perl
Python
Ruby
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
.Net
C
C#
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
R
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infoJavaScript or Common Lispyes infoUser defined Procedures and FunctionsJava, Javascriptno
Triggersyesyes infovia event handlerHooksno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeswith Federationyes using Neo4j FabricShardingSharding infoconsistent hashing
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
Causal Clustering using Raft protocol infoavailable in in Enterprise Version onlyMulti-source replicationSource-replica replication with selectable replication factor
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono infocould be achieved with distributed querieswith Hadoop integration
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 integritynoyes infoRelationships in graphsyes inforelationship in graphsno
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 infoby using LevelDB
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyes infoTransient mode
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authenticationUsers, roles and permissions. Pluggable authentication with supported standards (LDAP, Active Directory, Kerberos)Access rights for users and roles; record level security configurableCryptographically strong user authentication and audit trail
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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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High-performance , high-speed, fully integrated timeseries database Seamlessly combines...
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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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High performance in a cost-effective small package Real-time results for even large...
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Typical application scenariosReal-Time Recommendations Master Data Management Identity and Access Management Network...
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Tick database Predictive maintenance Pre-deal checks Large scale monitoring
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Key customersOver 800 commercial customers and over 4300 startups use Neo4j. Flagship customers...
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Large EU investment banks US based hedge funds Orolia Tellmeplus
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Market metricsNeo4j boasts the world's largest graph database ecosystem with more than 140 million...
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Has been running in very demanding production environments since 2013 Rapid adoption...
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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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Community edition limited to 2 nodes and 16 GiB of storage per node available for...
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