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System Properties Comparison Apache Druid vs. Neo4j vs. SpatiaLite vs. Teradata Aster

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NameApache Druid  Xexclude from comparisonNeo4j  Xexclude from comparisonSpatiaLite  Xexclude from comparisonTeradata Aster  Xexclude from comparison
Teradata Aster has been integrated into other Teradata systems and therefore will be removed from the DB-Engines ranking.
DescriptionOpen-source analytics data store designed for sub-second OLAP queries on high dimensionality and high cardinality dataScalable, ACID-compliant graph database designed with a high-performance distributed cluster architecture, available in self-hosted and cloud offeringsSpatial extension of SQLitePlatform for big data analytics on multistructured data sources and types
Primary database modelRelational DBMS
Time Series DBMS
Graph DBMSSpatial DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score2.39
Rank#124  Overall
#61  Relational DBMS
#8  Time Series DBMS
Score57.30
Rank#20  Overall
#1  Graph DBMS
Score2.37
Rank#125  Overall
#3  Spatial DBMS
Websitedruid.apache.orgneo4j.comwww.gaia-gis.it/­fossil/­libspatialite/­index
Technical documentationdruid.apache.org/­docs/­latest/­designneo4j.com/­docswww.gaia-gis.it/­gaia-sins/­spatialite_topics.html
DeveloperApache Software Foundation and contributorsNeo4j, Inc.Alessandro FurieriTeradata
Initial release2012200720082005
Current release24.0.1, November 20225.2, November 20225.0.0, August 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache license v2Open Source infoGPL version3, commercial licenses availableOpen Source infoMPL 1.1, GPL v2.0 or LGPL v2.1commercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageJavaJava, ScalaC++
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Unix
Linux infoCan also be used server-less as embedded Java database.
OS X
Solaris
Windows
server-lessLinux
Data schemeyes infoschema-less columns are supportedschema-free and schema-optionalyesFlexible Schema (defined schema, partial schema, schema free) infodefined schema within the relational store; partial schema or schema free in the Aster File Store
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 infoin Aster File Store
Secondary indexesyesyes infopluggable indexing subsystem, by default Apache Luceneyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL for queryingnoyesyes
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
Bolt protocol
Cypher query language
Java API
Neo4j-OGM infoObject Graph Mapper
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data Neo4j
TinkerPop 3
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
Supported programming languagesClojure
JavaScript
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Scala
.Net
Clojure
Elixir
Go
Groovy
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
C
C#
C++
Java
Python
R
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyes infoUser defined Procedures and FunctionsnoR packages
Triggersnoyes infovia event handleryesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infomanual/auto, time-basedyes using Neo4j FabricnoneSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes, via HDFS, S3 or other storage enginesCausal Clustering using Raft protocol infoavailable in in Enterprise Version onlynoneyes infoDimension tables are replicated across all nodes in the cluster. The number of replicas for the file store can be configured.
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononoyes infoSQL Map-Reduce Framework
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyCausal and Eventual Consistency configurable in Causal Cluster setup
Immediate Consistency in stand-alone mode
Immediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on configuration
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyes infoRelationships in graphsyesno
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 persistentyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlRBAC using LDAP or Druid internals for users and groups for read/write by datasource and systemUsers, roles and permissions. Pluggable authentication with supported standards (LDAP, Active Directory, Kerberos)nofine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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Apache DruidNeo4jSpatiaLiteTeradata Aster
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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