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System Properties Comparison Amazon Neptune vs. Memcached vs. ToroDB

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NameAmazon Neptune  Xexclude from comparisonMemcached  Xexclude from comparisonToroDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionFast, reliable graph database built for the cloudIn-memory key-value store, originally intended for cachingA MongoDB-compatible JSON document store, built on top of PostgreSQL
Primary database modelGraph DBMS
RDF store
Key-value storeDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score2.39
Rank#113  Overall
#8  Graph DBMS
#5  RDF stores
Score26.02
Rank#31  Overall
#4  Key-value stores
Score0.02
Rank#339  Overall
#49  Document stores
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­neptunewww.memcached.orgwww.torodb.com
Technical documentationaws.amazon.com/­neptune/­developer-resourcesgithub.com/­memcached/­memcached/­wikiwww.torodb.com/­stampede/­docs
DeveloperAmazonDanga Interactive infooriginally developed by Brad Fitzpatrick for LiveJournal8Kdata
Initial release201720032016
Current release1.6.9, November 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoBSD licenseOpen Source infoAGPL-V3
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageCJava
Server operating systemshostedFreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Unix
Windows
All OS with a Java 7 VM
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesnoyes infostring, integer, double, boolean, date, object_id
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.nono
Secondary indexesnono
SQL infoSupport of SQLnono
APIs and other access methodsRDF 1.1 / SPARQL 1.1
TinkerPop Gremlin 3.3
Proprietary protocol
Supported programming languagesC#
Go
Java
JavaScript
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
.Net
C
C++
ColdFusion
Erlang
Java
Lisp
Lua
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnono
Triggersnonono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenoneSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-availability zones high availability, asynchronous replication for up to 15 read replicasnone infoRepcached, a Memcached patch, provides this functionallitySource-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes infoRelationships in graphsnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnono
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes infowith encyption-at-restnoyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and roles can be defined via the AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)yes infousing SASL (Simple Authentication and Security Layer) protocolAccess rights for users and roles

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