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System Properties Comparison ArangoDB vs. Nebula Graph vs. RethinkDB

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NameArangoDB  Xexclude from comparisonNebula Graph  Xexclude from comparisonRethinkDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionNative multi-model DBMS for graph, document, key/value and search. All in one engine and accessible with one query language.A distributed, linear scalable, high perfomant Graph DBMSDBMS for the Web with a mechanism to push updated query results to applications in realtime.
Primary database modelDocument store
Graph DBMS
Key-value store
Search engine
Graph DBMSDocument store
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score4.45
Rank#78  Overall
#11  Document stores
#4  Graph DBMS
#11  Key-value stores
#9  Search engines
Score1.14
Rank#162  Overall
#15  Graph DBMS
Score3.09
Rank#96  Overall
#17  Document stores
Websitewww.arangodb.comgithub.com/­vesoft-inc/­nebula
nebula-graph.io
rethinkdb.com
Technical documentationwww.arangodb.com/­docs/­stabledocs.nebula-graph.iorethinkdb.com/­docs
Social network pagesFacebookLinkedInTwitterInstagramYouTube
DeveloperArangoDB Inc.Vesoft Inc.The Linux Foundation infosince July 2017
Initial release201220192009
Current release3.7.9, March 20212.4.1, August 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2; Commercial license (Enterprise) availableOpen Source infoApache Version 2.0 + Common Clause 1.0Open Source infoApache Version 2
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC++C++C++
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
LinuxLinux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeschema-free infoautomatically recognizes schema within a collectionStrong typed schemaschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes infostring, double, boolean, list, hashyesyes infostring, binary, float, bool, date, geometry
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.nono
Secondary indexesyesyes infoNebula Graph internally uses the Key-Value store RocksDB for persistency. The vertices, edges, and their properties are stored as Key while their values are stored as Value. The primary indexes are per Key and secondary indexes are per Value.yes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like query languageno
APIs and other access methodsAQL
Foxx Framework
Graph API (Gremlin)
GraphQL query language
HTTP API
Java & SpringData
JSON style queries
VelocyPack/VelocyStream
Browser interface
console (shell)
Proprietary native API
Query language nGQL
Supported programming languagesC#
C++
Clojure
Elixir
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
R
Rust
C++
Go
Java
Python
C infocommunity-supported driver
C# infocommunity-supported driver
C++ infocommunity-supported driver
Clojure infocommunity-supported driver
Dart infocommunity-supported driver
Erlang infocommunity-supported driver
Go infocommunity-supported driver
Haskell infocommunity-supported driver
Java infoofficial driver
JavaScript (Node.js) infoofficial driver
Lisp infocommunity-supported driver
Lua infocommunity-supported driver
Objective-C infocommunity-supported driver
Perl infocommunity-supported driver
PHP infocommunity-supported driver
Python infoofficial driver
Ruby infoofficial driver
Scala infocommunity-supported driver
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresJavaScript
TriggersnoClient-side triggers through changefeeds
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infosince version 2.0ShardingSharding inforange based
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replication with configurable replication factorCausal Clustering using Raft protocolSource-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsno infocan be done with stored procedures in JavaScriptnoyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency infoconfigurable per collection or per write
Immediate Consistency
OneShard (highly available, fault-tolerant deployment mode with ACID semantics)
Immediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes inforelationships in graphsyes infoRelationships in graphsno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDAtomic single-document operations
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes infoMVCC based
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes infousing RocksDByes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesno
User concepts infoAccess controlyesRole-based access controlyes infousers and table-level permissions
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ArangoDBNebula GraphRethinkDB
Specific characteristicsGraph and Beyond. With more than 11,000 stargazers on GitHub, ArangoDB is the leading...
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Nebula Graph is a truly distributed, linearly scalable, lightning-fast graph database,...
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Competitive advantagesConsolidation: As a native multi-model database, can be used as a full blown document...
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Nebula Graph boasts the world's only graph database solution that is able to host...
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Typical application scenariosNative multi-model in ArangoDB is being used for a broad range of projects across...
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Social networking Fraud detection Knowledge graph Data warehouse management Anti...
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Key customersCisco, Barclays, Refinitive, Siemens Mentor, Kabbage, Liaison, Douglas, MakeMyTrip,...
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Currently we have some top internet companies in China implementing Nebula Graph...
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Market metricsArangoDB is the leading native multi-model database with over 11,000 stargazers on...
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At our very early stage, Nebula Graph has already received 3.5k stars and thousands...
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Licensing and pricing modelsVery permissive Apache 2 License for Community Edition & commercial licenses are...
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Nebula Graph is open source and free to use under Apache 2.0 license and Common Clause...
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