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System Properties Comparison ArangoDB vs. Neo4j vs. Quasardb vs. TimesTen

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NameArangoDB  Xexclude from comparisonNeo4j  Xexclude from comparisonQuasardb  Xexclude from comparisonTimesTen  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 databaseDistributed, high-performance timeseries databaseIn-Memory RDBMS compatible to Oracle
Primary database modelDocument store
Graph DBMS
Key-value store
Search engine
Graph DBMSTime Series DBMSRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score5.21
Rank#61  Overall
#10  Document stores
#3  Graph DBMS
#10  Key-value stores
#7  Search engines
Score51.66
Rank#22  Overall
#1  Graph DBMS
Score0.10
Rank#278  Overall
#21  Time Series DBMS
Score2.12
Rank#109  Overall
#53  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.arangodb.comneo4j.comwww.quasardb.netwww.oracle.com/­database/­technologies/­related/­timesten.html
Technical documentationwww.arangodb.com/­docs/­stableneo4j.com/­docsdoc.quasardb.netdocs.oracle.com/­database/­timesten-18.1
DeveloperArangoDB Inc.Neo4j, Inc.quasardbOracle, TimesTen Performance Software, HP infooriginally founded in HP Labs it was acquired by Oracle in 2005
Initial release2012200720091998
Current release3.6, January 20203.5.8, July 20193.1, January 201911 Release 2 (11.2.2.8.0)
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2; Commercial license (Enterprise) availableOpen Source infoGPL version3, commercial licenses availablecommercial infoFree community edition, Non-profit organizations and non-commercial usage are eligible for free licensescommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC++Java, ScalaC++
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
Linux infoCan also be used server-less as embedded Java database.
OS X
Solaris
Windows
BSD
Linux
OS X
Windows
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris SPARC/x86
Windows
Data schemeschema-free infoautomatically recognizes schema within a collectionschema-free and schema-optionalschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes infostring, double, boolean, list, hashyesyes infointeger and binaryyes
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 infopluggable indexing subsystem, by default Apache Luceneyes infowith tagsyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonoSQL-like query languageyes
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
HTTP APIJDBC
ODBC
ODP.NET
Oracle Call Interface (OCI)
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
.Net
C
C#
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
R
C
C++
Java
PL/SQL
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresJavaScriptyes infoUser defined Procedures and FunctionsnoPL/SQL
Triggersnoyes infovia event handlernono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infosince version 2.0noneSharding infoconsistent hashingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-slave replication with configurable replication factorCausal Clustering using Raft protocol infoavailable in in Enterprise Version onlyMaster-slave replication with selectable replication factorMaster-master replication
Master-slave replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsno infocan be done with stored procedures in JavaScriptnowith Hadoop integrationno
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
Immediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on configuration
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes inforelationships in graphsyes infoRelationships in graphsnoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes infoby using LevelDByes infoby means of logfiles and checkpoints
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes infoTransient modeyes
User concepts infoAccess controlyesUsers, roles and permissions. Pluggable authentication with supported standards (LDAP, Active Directory, Kerberos)Cryptographically strong user authentication and audit trailfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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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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High-performance , high-speed, fully integrated timeseries database Seamlessly combines...
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The world's first commercial In-Memory Relational Database offering (launched in...
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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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High performance in a cost-effective small package Real-time results for even large...
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TimesTen offers many advantages over competing products: Mature product with nearly...
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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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Tick database Predictive maintenance Pre-deal checks Large scale monitoring
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TimesTen can be used in a wide range of application areas. Some examples include:...
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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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Large EU investment banks US based hedge funds Orolia Tellmeplus
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Some of our key customers include Ericsson , Telcordia , China Mobile, China Telecom,...
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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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Has been running in very demanding production environments since 2013 Rapid adoption...
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TimesTen is used by thousands of customers in tens of thousands of deployments worldwide...
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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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Community edition limited to 2 nodes and 16 GiB of storage per node available for...
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Standard Oracle licence models ; end user and ISV/OEM licence terms available.
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News

Massive Inserts into ArangoDB With NodeJS
9 January 2020

What’s new in ArangoDB 3.6: OneShard Deployments and Performance Improvements
8 January 2020

Release Candidate 2 of the ArangoDB 3.6 available for testing
23 December 2019

ArangoDB and the Cloud Native Ecosystem
20 November 2019

Say Hi To ArangoDB Oasis: A Fully-Managed Multi-Model Database Service
14 November 2019

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18 January 2020

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17 January 2020

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11 January 2020

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10 January 2020

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