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System Properties Comparison BigObject vs. Neo4j vs. OpenEdge

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NameBigObject  Xexclude from comparisonNeo4j  Xexclude from comparisonOpenEdge  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionAnalytic DBMS for real-time computations and queriesScalable, ACID-compliant graph database designed with a high-performance distributed cluster architecture, available in self-hosted and cloud offeringsApplication development environment with integrated database management system
Primary database modelRelational DBMS infoa hierachical model (tree) can be imposedGraph DBMSRelational DBMS
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Score0.13
Rank#342  Overall
#150  Relational DBMS
Score44.47
Rank#23  Overall
#1  Graph DBMS
Score3.75
Rank#88  Overall
#47  Relational DBMS
Websitebigobject.ioneo4j.comwww.progress.com/­openedge
Technical documentationdocs.bigobject.ioneo4j.com/­docsdocumentation.progress.com/­output/­ua/­OpenEdge_latest
DeveloperBigObject, Inc.Neo4j, Inc.Progress Software Corporation
Initial release201520071984
Current release5.18.1, March 2024OpenEdge 12.2, March 2020
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infofree community edition availableOpen Source infoGPL version3, commercial licenses availablecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJava, Scala
Server operating systemsLinux infodistributed as a docker-image
OS X infodistributed as a docker-image (boot2docker)
Windows infodistributed as a docker-image (boot2docker)
Linux infoCan also be used server-less as embedded Java database.
OS X
Solaris
Windows
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesschema-free and schema-optionalyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes
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.noyes
Secondary indexesyesyes infopluggable indexing subsystem, by default Apache Luceneyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like DML and DDL statementsnoyes infoclose to SQL 92
APIs and other access methodsfluentd
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Bolt protocol
Cypher query language
Java API
Neo4j-OGM infoObject Graph Mapper
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data Neo4j
TinkerPop 3
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languages.Net
Clojure
Elixir
Go
Groovy
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Progress proprietary ABL (Advanced Business Language)
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresLuayes infoUser defined Procedures and Functionsyes
Triggersnoyes infovia event handleryes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneyes using Neo4j Fabrichorizontal partitioning infosince Version 11.4
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneCausal Clustering using Raft protocol infoavailable in in Enterprise Version onlySource-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneCausal and Eventual Consistency configurable in Causal Cluster setup
Immediate Consistency in stand-alone mode
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes infoautomatically between fact table and dimension tablesyes infoRelationships in graphsyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infoRead/write lock on objects (tables, trees)yesyes
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.yesno
User concepts infoAccess controlnoUsers, roles and permissions. Pluggable authentication with supported standards (LDAP, Active Directory, Kerberos)Users and groups
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BigObjectNeo4jOpenEdge
Specific characteristicsNeo4j delivers graph technology that has been battle tested for performance and scale...
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Competitive advantagesNeo4j is the market leader, graph database category creator, and the most widely...
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Typical application scenariosReal-Time Recommendations Master Data Management Identity and Access Management Network...
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Key customersOver 800 commercial customers and over 4300 startups use Neo4j. Flagship customers...
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Market metricsNeo4j boasts the world's largest graph database ecosystem with more than 140 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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