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System Properties Comparison Apache Phoenix vs. Neo4j vs. PieCloudDB

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NameApache Phoenix  Xexclude from comparisonNeo4j  Xexclude from comparisonPieCloudDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA scale-out RDBMS with evolutionary schema built on Apache HBaseScalable, ACID-compliant graph database designed with a high-performance distributed cluster architecture, available in self-hosted and cloud offeringsA cloud-native analytic database platform with new technologoy for elastic MPP
Primary database modelRelational DBMSGraph DBMSRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score2.06
Rank#123  Overall
#58  Relational DBMS
Score44.89
Rank#21  Overall
#1  Graph DBMS
Score0.32
Rank#289  Overall
#133  Relational DBMS
Websitephoenix.apache.orgneo4j.comwww.openpie.com
Technical documentationphoenix.apache.orgneo4j.com/­docs
DeveloperApache Software FoundationNeo4j, Inc.OpenPie
Initial release20142007
Current release5.0-HBase2, July 2018 and 4.15-HBase1, December 20195.20, May 20242.1, January 2023
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2.0Open Source infoGPL version3, commercial licenses availablecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyes
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Implementation languageJavaJava, Scala
Server operating systemsLinux
Unix
Windows
Linux infoCan also be used server-less as embedded Java database.
OS X
Solaris
Windows
hosted
Data schemeyes infolate-bound, schema-on-read capabilitiesschema-free and schema-optionalyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes
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 indexesyesyes infopluggable indexing subsystem, by default Apache Luceneyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesnoyes
APIs and other access methodsJDBCBolt protocol
Cypher query language
Java API
Neo4j-OGM infoObject Graph Mapper
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data Neo4j
TinkerPop 3
CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Go
Groovy
Java
PHP
Python
Scala
.Net
Clojure
Elixir
Go
Groovy
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Java
PL/SQL
Python
R
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsyes infoUser defined Procedures and Functionsuser defined functions
Triggersnoyes infovia event handlerno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingyes using Neo4j Fabricyes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
Causal Clustering using Raft protocol infoavailable in in Enterprise Version onlyyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsHadoop integrationno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency or Eventual ConsistencyCausal and Eventual Consistency configurable in Causal Cluster setup
Immediate Consistency in stand-alone mode
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyes infoRelationships in graphsno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDACID
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 Control Lists (using HBase ACL) for RBAC, integration with Apache Ranger for RBAC & ABAC, multi-tenancyUsers, roles and permissions. Pluggable authentication with supported standards (LDAP, Active Directory, Kerberos)User Roles and pluggable authentication with full SQL Standard
More information provided by the system vendor
Apache PhoenixNeo4jPieCloudDB
Specific characteristicsNeo4j delivers graph technology that has been battle tested for performance and scale...
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PieCloudDB, OpenPie's flagship product, is a cutting-edge cloud-native data warehouse....
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Competitive advantagesNeo4j is the market leader, graph database category creator, and the most widely...
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Extreme Elastic: PieCloudDB utilizes a cutting-edge eMPP cloud-native architecture...
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Typical application scenariosReal-Time Recommendations Master Data Management Identity and Access Management Network...
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PieCloudDB is ideal for Data mining applications that require extreme scalability...
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Key customersOver 800 commercial customers and over 4300 startups use Neo4j. Flagship customers...
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Sail-Cloud China Shipbuilding Group Haizhou System Soochow Securities ​etc.,
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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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PieCloudDB Community Edition: Community License, Free Download, Self-Hosted Deployment;...
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