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System Properties Comparison BaseX vs. MarkLogic vs. Neo4j

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NameBaseX  Xexclude from comparisonMarkLogic  Xexclude from comparisonNeo4j  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionLight-weight Native XML DBMS with support for XQuery 3.0 and interactive GUI.Operational and transactional Enterprise NoSQL databaseOpen source graph database
Primary database modelNative XML DBMSDocument store
Native XML DBMS
RDF store infoas of version 7
Search engine
Graph DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score1.36
Rank#131  Overall
#4  Native XML DBMS
Score14.47
Rank#37  Overall
#6  Document stores
#1  Native XML DBMS
#1  RDF stores
#4  Search engines
Score49.49
Rank#22  Overall
#1  Graph DBMS
Websitebasex.orgwww.marklogic.comneo4j.com
Technical documentationdocs.basex.orgdocs.marklogic.comneo4j.com/­docs
DeveloperBaseX GmbHMarkLogic Corp.Neo4j, Inc.
Initial release200720012007
Current release9.2, April 20199.0, 20173.5.4, April 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoBSD licensecommercial inforestricted free version is availableOpen Source infoGPL version3, commercial licenses available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJavaC++Java, Scala
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows
Linux infoCan also be used server-less as embedded Java database.
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-free infoSchema can be enforcedschema-free and schema-optional
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateno infoXQuery supports typesyesyes
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.yes
Secondary indexesyesyesyes infopluggable indexing subsystem, by default Apache Lucene
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyes infoSQL92no
APIs and other access methodsJava API
RESTful HTTP API
RESTXQ
WebDAV
XML:DB
XQJ
Java API
Node.js Client API
ODBC
proprietary Optic API infoProprietary Query API, introduced with version 9
RESTful HTTP API
SPARQL
WebDAV
XDBC
XQuery
XSLT
Bolt protocol
Cypher query language
Java API
Neo4j-OGM infoObject Graph Mapper
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data Neo4j
TinkerPop 3
Supported programming languagesActionscript
C
C#
Haskell
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Lisp
Perl
PHP
Python
Qt
Rebol
Ruby
Scala
Visual Basic
C
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
.Net
Clojure
Elixir
Go
Groovy
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesyes infovia XQuery or JavaScriptyes infoUser defined Procedures and Functions
Triggersyes infovia eventsyesyes infovia event handler
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneyesCausal Clustering using Raft protocol infoavailable in in Enterprise Version only
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyes infovia Hadoop Connector, HDFS Direct Access and in-database MapReduce jobsno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate 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 datamultiple readers, single writerACID infocan act as a resource manager in an XA/JTA transactionACID
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, with Range Indexes
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers with fine-grained authorization concept on 4 levelsRole-based access control at the document and subdocument levelsUsers, roles and permissions. Pluggable authentication with supported standards (LDAP, Active Directory, Kerberos)
More information provided by the system vendor
BaseXMarkLogicNeo4j
Specific characteristicsThe MarkLogic Multi-Model Database provides the simplest way to integrate data from...
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Neo4j is a native graph database platform that is built to store, query, analyze...
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Competitive advantagesThe main benefit of MarkLogic is simplicity. By making things simpler, MarkLogic...
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Neo4j database is the only transactional database that combines everything you need...
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Typical application scenariosMarkLogic’s main use case is the Operational Data Hub . A Data Hub is useful for...
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Real-Time Recommendations Master Data Management Identity and Access Management Network...
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Key customersMarkLogic has proven results managing mission-critical data with over 1,000 global...
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Over 300 commercial customers and over 750 startups use Neo4j. Flagship customers...
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Market metricsMarkLogic is well known within the Fortune 1000, with a strong presence in financial...
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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 modelsMarkLogic provides a variety of licenses and cloud services: MarkLogic Data Hub Service...
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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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