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System Properties Comparison Amazon SimpleDB vs. Microsoft Access vs. Neo4j

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NameAmazon SimpleDB  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Access  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 ScioreMicrosoft Access combines a backend RDBMS (JET / ACE Engine) with a GUI frontend for data manipulation and queries. infoThe Access frontend is often used for accessing other datasources (DBMS, Excel, etc.)Scalable, ACID-compliant graph database designed with a high-performance distributed cluster architecture, available in self-hosted and cloud offerings
Primary database modelKey-value storeRelational DBMSGraph DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score2.25
Rank#116  Overall
#22  Key-value stores
Score119.24
Rank#11  Overall
#7  Relational DBMS
Score57.98
Rank#19  Overall
#1  Graph DBMS
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­simpledbwww.microsoft.com/­en-us/­microsoft-365/­accessneo4j.com
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­simpledbdeveloper.microsoft.com/­en-us/­accessneo4j.com/­docs
DeveloperAmazonMicrosoftNeo4j, Inc.
Initial release200719922007
Current release1902 (16.0.11328.20222), March 20194.3.7, November 2021
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial infoBundled with Microsoft OfficeOpen Source infoGPL version3, commercial licenses available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
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Implementation languageC++Java, Scala
Server operating systemshostedWindows infoNot a real database server, but making use of DLLsLinux 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
Secondary indexesyes infoAll columns are indexed automaticallyyesyes infopluggable indexing subsystem, by default Apache Lucene
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyes infobut not compliant to any SQL standardno
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIADO.NET
DAO
ODBC
OLE DB
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++
Delphi
Java (JDBC-ODBC)
VBA
Visual Basic.NET
.Net
Clojure
Elixir
Go
Groovy
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineyes infoUser defined Procedures and Functions
Triggersnoyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineyes infovia event handler
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnone infoSharding must be implemented in the applicationnoneyes using Neo4j Fabric
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesnoneCausal 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 integritynoyesyes infoRelationships in graphs
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoConcurrent data updates can be detected by the applicationACID infobut no files for transaction loggingACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes infobut no files for transaction loggingyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and roles can be defined via the AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)no infoa simple user-level security was built in till version Access 2003Users, roles and permissions. Pluggable authentication with supported standards (LDAP, Active Directory, Kerberos)
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Specific characteristicsNeo4j delivers graph technology that has been battle tested for performance and scale...
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Competitive advantagesNeo4j 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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