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System Properties Comparison ArangoDB vs. Neo4j

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NameArangoDB  Xexclude from comparisonNeo4j  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionNative multi-model DBMS for graph, document, key/value and search. All in one engine and accessible with one query language.Open source graph database
Primary database modelDocument store
Graph DBMS
Key-value store
Search engine
Graph DBMS
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score4.77
Rank#69  Overall
#10  Document stores
#3  Graph DBMS
#10  Key-value stores
#8  Search engines
Score51.04
Rank#20  Overall
#1  Graph DBMS
Websitewww.arangodb.comneo4j.com
Technical documentationwww.arangodb.com/­docs/­stableneo4j.com/­docs
DeveloperArangoDB Inc.Neo4j, Inc.
Initial release20122007
Current release3.7.9, March 20214.2.4 , March 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2; Commercial license (Enterprise) availableOpen Source infoGPL version3, commercial licenses available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC++Java, Scala
Server operating systemsLinux
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-free and schema-optional
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes infostring, double, boolean, list, hashyes
Secondary indexesyesyes infopluggable indexing subsystem, by default Apache Lucene
SQL infoSupport of SQLnono
APIs and other access methodsAQL
Foxx Framework
Graph API (Gremlin)
GraphQL query language
HTTP API
Java & SpringData
JSON style queries
VelocyPack/VelocyStream
Bolt protocol
Cypher query language
Java API
Neo4j-OGM infoObject Graph Mapper
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data Neo4j
TinkerPop 3
Supported programming languagesC#
C++
Clojure
Elixir
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
R
Rust
.Net
Clojure
Elixir
Go
Groovy
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresJavaScriptyes infoUser defined Procedures and Functions
Triggersnoyes infovia event handler
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infosince version 2.0none
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replication with configurable replication factorCausal 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 JavaScriptno
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)
Causal and Eventual Consistency configurable in Causal Cluster setup
Immediate Consistency in stand-alone mode
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes inforelationships in graphsyes infoRelationships in graphs
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlyesUsers, roles and permissions. Pluggable authentication with supported standards (LDAP, Active Directory, Kerberos)
More information provided by the system vendor
ArangoDBNeo4j
Specific characteristicsOne Engine. One Query Language. Multiple Data Models. ArangoDB is an open source...
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Neo4j is a native graph database platform that is built to store, query, analyze...
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Competitive advantagesConsolidation: As a native multi-model database, can be used as a full blown document...
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Neo4j database is the only transactional database that combines everything you need...
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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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Real-Time Recommendations Master Data Management Identity and Access Management Network...
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Key customersCisco, Barclays, Refinitive, Siemens Mentor, Kabbage, Liaison, Douglas, MakeMyTrip,...
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Over 300 commercial customers and over 750 startups use Neo4j. Flagship customers...
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Market metricsArangoDB is the leading native multi-model database with over 9000 stargazers on...
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Neo4j boasts the world's largest graph database ecosystem with more than a 15 million...
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Licensing and pricing modelsVery permissive Apache 2 License for Community Edition & commercial licenses are...
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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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News

C++ Memory Model: Migrating from X86 to ARM
15 February 2021

ArangoML Series: Multi-Model Collaboration
26 January 2021

State of the Art Preprocessing and Filtering with ArangoSearch
10 December 2020

ArangoML Series: Intro to NetworkX Adapter
17 November 2020

ArangoML Part 4: Detecting Covariate Shift in Datasets
5 November 2020

This Week in Neo4j – Neo4j & Django, Analyzing Genomes, GGCD, Change Data Capture,
10 April 2021

Graphs for Real-Time Transaction Processing: The 5-Minute Interview with Jorge Zaccaro
9 April 2021

Advantages of Neo4j Aura Enterprise: Innovative and Trusted
5 April 2021

This Week in Neo4j – Build a Knowledge Graph, GRANDstack Podcast App, Archimate Model,
3 April 2021

#GraphCast: Current Leverages Neo4j for a Modern Banking Approach
2 April 2021

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Conferences and events

What's wrong with your application? - presented by Graphable.ai
Webinar, 6 April 2021 (finished)

Recent citations in the news

Global Graph Database Market Impressive Growth 2021 | ArangoDB, Kompass (UK) Ltd, Sparsity Technologies, Objectivity Inc., Teradata, MongoDB, Inc and More – KSU | The Sentinel Newspaper
31 March 2021, KSU | The Sentinel Newspaper

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Graph, machine learning, hype, and beyond: ArangoDB open source multi-model database releases version 3.7
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How to install the ArangoDB multimodal database on Ubuntu Server 20.04
15 December 2020, TechRepublic

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The 7 Best Graph Databases to Consider for 2021
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