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System Properties Comparison Amazon SimpleDB vs. Machbase vs. Neo4j

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NameAmazon SimpleDB  Xexclude from comparisonMachbase infoFormer name was Infiniflux  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 ScioreTimeSeries DBMS for IoT and BigDataOpen source graph database
Primary database modelKey-value storeTime Series DBMSGraph DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score2.36
Rank#98  Overall
#18  Key-value stores
Score0.08
Rank#302  Overall
#25  Time Series DBMS
Score49.46
Rank#22  Overall
#1  Graph DBMS
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­simpledbwww.machbase.comneo4j.com
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­simpledbdoc.machbase.comneo4j.com/­docs
DeveloperAmazonMachbaseNeo4j, Inc.
Initial release200720132007
Current releaseV4.03.5.8, July 2019
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial infofree test version availableOpen Source infoGPL version3, commercial licenses available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
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Implementation languageCJava, Scala
Server operating systemshostedLinux
Windows
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 automaticallyyesyes infopluggable indexing subsystem, by default Apache Lucene
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like query languageno
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIHTTP REST
JDBC
ODBC
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
C
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript
PHP infovia ODBC
Python
R infovia ODBC
Scala
.Net
Clojure
Elixir
Go
Groovy
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonoyes 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 applicationShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesselectable replication factorCausal 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 systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be specified for read operations
Causal and Eventual Consistency configurable in Causal Cluster setup
Immediate Consistency in stand-alone mode
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyes infoRelationships in graphs
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoConcurrent data updates can be detected by the applicationnoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesnoyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes infovolatile and lookup table
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and roles can be defined via the AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)simple password-based access controlUsers, roles and permissions. Pluggable authentication with supported standards (LDAP, Active Directory, Kerberos)
More information provided by the system vendor
Amazon SimpleDBMachbase infoFormer name was InfinifluxNeo4j
Specific characteristicsMachbase is an extremely fast time series database which processes large volumes...
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Neo4j is a native graph database platform that is built to store, query, analyze...
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Competitive advantagesReal-time data processing Machbase processes (i.e. collecting, storing, indexing,...
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Neo4j database is the only transactional database that combines everything you need...
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Typical application scenariosDistributed Query In Machbase Enterprise Edition, a broker node, which is responsible...
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Real-Time Recommendations Master Data Management Identity and Access Management Network...
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Key customersSamsung, POSCO, Hyundai heavy industries, SFA
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Over 300 commercial customers and over 750 startups use Neo4j. Flagship customers...
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Market metricsReal-time data processing Real-time index creation Optimized DBMS for processing...
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Neo4j boasts the world's largest graph database ecosystem with more than a 15 million...
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Licensing and pricing modelsMachbase provide several product editions, including: Intelligent Edge Device, Fog...
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GPL v3 license that can be used all the places where you might use MySQL. Neo4j Commercial...
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