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System Properties Comparison ArangoDB vs. Dgraph vs. Neo4j

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NameArangoDB  Xexclude from comparisonDgraph  Xexclude from comparisonNeo4j  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA multi-model DBMSDistributed and scalable native Graph DBMSOpen source graph database
Primary database modelDocument store
Graph DBMS
Key-value store
Graph DBMSGraph DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score4.26
Rank#64  Overall
#10  Document stores
#4  Graph DBMS
#11  Key-value stores
Score0.69
Rank#175  Overall
#13  Graph DBMS
Score48.58
Rank#22  Overall
#1  Graph DBMS
Websitewww.arangodb.comdgraph.ioneo4j.com
Technical documentationwww.arangodb.com/­documentationdocs.dgraph.ioneo4j.com/­docs
DeveloperArangoDB GmbH / triagens GmbHDgraph Labs, Inc.Neo4j, Inc.
Initial release201220162007
Current release3.4.0, December 20183.5.1, December 2018
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache version 2Open Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoGPL version3, commercial licenses available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC, C++, JavaScriptGoJava, Scala
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Raspbian
Solaris
Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows
Linux infoCan also be used server-less as embedded Java database.
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-free infoautomatically recognizes schema within a collectionschema-freeschema-free and schema-optional
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes infostring, double, boolean, list, hashyesyes
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 indexesyesyesyes infopluggable indexing subsystem, by default Apache Lucene
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonono
APIs and other access methodsHTTP API
JSON style queries
GraphQL query language
gRPC (using protocol buffers) API
HTTP API
Bolt protocol
Cypher query language
Java API
Neo4j-OGM infoObject Graph Mapper
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data Neo4j
TinkerPop 3
Supported programming languagesC#
Clojure
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
C#
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
.Net
Clojure
Elixir
Go
Groovy
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresJavaScriptyesyes infoUser defined Procedures and Functions
Triggersnonoyes infovia event handler
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infosince version 2.0yesnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-slave replicationMulti-Master replication using RAFTCausal Clustering using Raft protocol infoavailable in in Enterprise Version only
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsno infocan be done with stored procedures in JavaScriptnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency infoconfigurable per collection or per write
Immediate Consistency
Immediate ConsistencyCausal 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 dataACIDACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlyesno infoPlanned for future releasesUsers, roles and permissions. Pluggable authentication with supported standards (LDAP, Active Directory, Kerberos)
More information provided by the system vendor
ArangoDBDgraphNeo4j
Specific characteristicsNeo4j is a native graph database platform that is built to store, query, analyze...
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Competitive advantagesHorizontally scalable transactional graph database with fast arbitrary-depth joins...
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Neo4j database is the only transactional database that combines everything you need...
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Typical application scenariosReal-Time Recommendations Master Data Management Identity and Access Management Network...
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Key customersOver 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 modelsGPL v3 license that can be used all the places where you might use MySQL. Neo4j Commercial...
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News

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21 March 2019

ArangoDB receives Series A Funding led by Bow Capital
14 March 2019

Sort-Limit Optimization in AQL
7 March 2019

Building a Mini Database Cluster for Fun – LEGO Edition
27 February 2019

Great improvements for the RocksDB Storage Engine in ArangoDB 3.4
31 January 2019

Exploring Inherent Connections: 5-Minute Interview with Dr. Alexander Jarasch
22 March 2019

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21 March 2019

The Future of Data Visualization
20 March 2019

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19 March 2019

Graph Algorithms in Neo4j: Louvain Modularity
18 March 2019

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