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System Properties Comparison Apache Drill vs. EsgynDB vs. Microsoft Azure SQL Database vs. Neo4j

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NameApache Drill  Xexclude from comparisonEsgynDB  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure SQL Database infoformerly SQL Azure  Xexclude from comparisonNeo4j  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionSchema-free SQL Query Engine for Hadoop, NoSQL and Cloud StorageEnterprise-class SQL-on-Hadoop solution, powered by Apache TrafodionDatabase as a Service offering with high compatibility to Microsoft SQL ServerOpen source graph database
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMSRelational DBMSGraph DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Graph DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score2.66
Rank#94  Overall
#17  Document stores
#46  Relational DBMS
Score0.17
Rank#263  Overall
#123  Relational DBMS
Score27.89
Rank#25  Overall
#14  Relational DBMS
Score50.56
Rank#22  Overall
#1  Graph DBMS
Websitedrill.apache.orgesgyn.comazure.microsoft.com/­en-us/­services/­sql-databaseneo4j.com
Technical documentationdrill.apache.org/­docsesgyn.com/­developersdocs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­sql-databaseneo4j.com/­docs
DeveloperApache Software FoundationEsgynMicrosoftNeo4j, Inc.
Initial release2012201520102007
Current release1.16, May 2019V123.5.8, July 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2commercialcommercialOpen Source infoGPL version3, commercial licenses available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyesno
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Neo4j Aura: The simplest way to run Neo4j in the cloud
Implementation languageC++, JavaC++Java, Scala
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
LinuxhostedLinux infoCan also be used server-less as embedded Java database.
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesyesschema-free and schema-optional
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesyes
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.nonoyes
Secondary indexesnoyesyesyes infopluggable indexing subsystem, by default Apache Lucene
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL SELECT statement is SQL:2003 compliantyesyesno
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Bolt protocol
Cypher query language
Java API
Neo4j-OGM infoObject Graph Mapper
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data Neo4j
TinkerPop 3
Supported programming languagesC++All languages supporting JDBC/ODBC/ADO.Net.Net
C#
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
.Net
Clojure
Elixir
Go
Groovy
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsJava Stored ProceduresTransact SQLyes infoUser defined Procedures and Functions
Triggersnonoyesyes infovia event handler
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-master replication between multi datacentersyes, with always 3 replicas availableCausal Clustering using Raft protocol infoavailable in in Enterprise Version only
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesyesnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyCausal and Eventual Consistency configurable in Causal Cluster setup
Immediate Consistency in stand-alone mode
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesyesyes infoRelationships in graphs
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACIDACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentDepending on the underlying data sourceyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.Depending on the underlying data sourceno
User concepts infoAccess controlDepending on the underlying data sourcefine grained access rights according to SQL-standardfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardUsers, roles and permissions. Pluggable authentication with supported standards (LDAP, Active Directory, Kerberos)
More information provided by the system vendor
Apache DrillEsgynDBMicrosoft Azure SQL Database infoformerly SQL AzureNeo4j
Specific characteristicsCapabilities for Operational/Transactional Workloads Deep Integration with HBase...
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Neo4j is a native graph database platform that is built to store, query, analyze...
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Competitive advantagesEsgynDB is ideally suited to supporting Hybrid Transactional and Analytical Processing...
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Neo4j database is the only transactional database that combines everything you need...
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Typical application scenariosIdeally suited to scenarios where high speed continuous data ingestion is required...
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Real-Time Recommendations Master Data Management Identity and Access Management Network...
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Key customersEsgynDB's customers are worldwide, with several in the Global Fortune 500, including...
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Over 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 modelsEsgynDB Enterprise Edition is the commercially supported version of Apache Trafodion...
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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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