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System Properties Comparison AllegroGraph vs. Neo4j vs. SurrealDB

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NameAllegroGraph  Xexclude from comparisonNeo4j  Xexclude from comparisonSurrealDB  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 offeringsA fully ACID transactional, developer-friendly, multi-model DBMS
Primary database modelDocument store infowith version 6.5
Graph DBMS
RDF store
Vector DBMS
Graph DBMSDocument store
Graph DBMS
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score1.16
Rank#179  Overall
#30  Document stores
#17  Graph DBMS
#7  RDF stores
#7  Vector DBMS
Score44.47
Rank#23  Overall
#1  Graph DBMS
Score0.91
Rank#204  Overall
#33  Document stores
#18  Graph DBMS
Websiteallegrograph.comneo4j.comsurrealdb.com
Technical documentationfranz.com/­agraph/­support/­documentation/­current/­agraph-introduction.htmlneo4j.com/­docssurrealdb.com/­docs
DeveloperFranz Inc.Neo4j, Inc.SurrealDB Ltd
Initial release200420072022
Current release8.0, December 20235.18.1, March 2024v1.1.1, January 2024
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infoLimited community edition freeOpen Source infoGPL version3, commercial licenses availableOpen Source
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJava, ScalaRust
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
Linux infoCan also be used server-less as embedded Java database.
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
macOS
Windows
Data schemeyes infoRDF schemasschema-free and schema-optionalschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes
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 possible
Secondary indexesyesyes infopluggable indexing subsystem, by default Apache Lucene
SQL infoSupport of SQLSPARQL is used as query languagenoSQL-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
GraphQL
RESTful HTTP API
WebSocket
Supported programming languagesC#
Clojure
Java
Lisp
Perl
Python
Ruby
Scala
.Net
Clojure
Elixir
Go
Groovy
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Deno
Go
JavaScript (Node.js)
Rust
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infoJavaScript or Common Lispyes infoUser defined Procedures and Functions
Triggersyesyes infovia event handler
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeswith Federationyes using Neo4j Fabric
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 only
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
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
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyes infoRelationships in graphs
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.no
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)yes, based on authentication and database rules
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AllegroGraphNeo4jSurrealDB
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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