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System Properties Comparison Amazon SimpleDB vs. HugeGraph vs. Neo4j

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NameAmazon SimpleDB  Xexclude from comparisonHugeGraph  Xexclude from comparisonNeo4j  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionHosted simple database service by Amazon, with the data stored in the Amazon Cloud. infoThere is an unrelated product called SimpleDB developed by Edward ScioreA fast-speed and highly-scalable Graph DBMSOpen source graph database
Primary database modelKey-value storeGraph DBMSGraph DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score2.64
Rank#96  Overall
#18  Key-value stores
Score0.07
Rank#309  Overall
#29  Graph DBMS
Score50.53
Rank#22  Overall
#1  Graph DBMS
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­simpledbgithub.com/­hugegraphneo4j.com
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­simpledbhugegraph.github.io/­hugegraph-docneo4j.com/­docs
DeveloperAmazonBaiduNeo4j, Inc.
Initial release200720182007
Current release0.93.5.8, July 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache Version 2.0Open Source infoGPL version3, commercial licenses available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
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Implementation languageJavaJava, Scala
Server operating systemshostedLinux
macOS
Unix
Linux infoCan also be used server-less as embedded Java database.
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesschema-free and schema-optional
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesyes
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
Secondary indexesyes infoAll columns are indexed automaticallyyes infoalso supports composite index and range indexyes infopluggable indexing subsystem, by default Apache Lucene
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonono
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIJava API
RESTful HTTP API
TinkerPop Gremlin
Bolt protocol
Cypher query language
Java API
Neo4j-OGM infoObject Graph Mapper
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data Neo4j
TinkerPop 3
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Erlang
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Groovy
Java
Python
.Net
Clojure
Elixir
Go
Groovy
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoasynchronous Gremlin script jobsyes infoUser defined Procedures and Functions
Triggersnonoyes infovia event handler
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnone infoSharding must be implemented in the applicationyes infodepending on used storage backend, e.g. Cassandra and HBasenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesyes infodepending on used storage backend, e.g. Cassandra and HBaseCausal Clustering using Raft protocol infoavailable in in Enterprise Version only
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnovia hugegraph-sparkno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be specified for read operations
Eventual ConsistencyCausal and Eventual Consistency configurable in Causal Cluster setup
Immediate Consistency in stand-alone mode
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyes infoedges in graphyes infoRelationships in graphs
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoConcurrent data updates can be detected by the applicationACIDACID
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.yes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and roles can be defined via the AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)Users, roles and permissionsUsers, roles and permissions. Pluggable authentication with supported standards (LDAP, Active Directory, Kerberos)
More information provided by the system vendor
Amazon SimpleDBHugeGraphNeo4j
Specific characteristicsNeo4j is a native graph database platform that is built to store, query, analyze...
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Competitive advantagesNeo4j database is the only transactional database that combines everything you need...
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Typical application scenariosReal-Time Recommendations Master Data Management Identity and Access Management Network...
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Key customersOver 300 commercial customers and over 750 startups use Neo4j. Flagship customers...
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Market metricsNeo4j boasts the world's largest graph database ecosystem with more than a 15 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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