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System Properties Comparison Blazegraph vs. Cloudant vs. MariaDB vs. Microsoft Azure Table Storage vs. Neo4j

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NameBlazegraph  Xexclude from comparisonCloudant  Xexclude from comparisonMariaDB  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure Table Storage  Xexclude from comparisonNeo4j  Xexclude from comparison
Amazon has acquired Blazegraph's domain and (probably) product. It is said that Amazon Neptune is based on Blazegraph.
DescriptionHigh-performance graph database supporting Semantic Web (RDF/SPARQL) and Graph Database (tinkerpop3, blueprints, vertex-centric) APIs with scale-out and High Availability.Database as a Service offering based on Apache CouchDBMySQL application compatible open source RDBMS, enhanced with high availability, security, interoperability and performance capabilities. With MariaDB ColumnStore a column-oriented storage engine is available too.A Wide Column Store for rapid development using massive semi-structured datasetsOpen source graph database
Primary database modelGraph DBMS
RDF store
Document storeRelational DBMSWide column storeGraph DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Graph DBMS infowith OQGraph storage engine
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.64
Rank#192  Overall
#15  Graph DBMS
#8  RDF stores
Score3.74
Rank#80  Overall
#14  Document stores
Score87.34
Rank#13  Overall
#8  Relational DBMS
Score4.86
Rank#65  Overall
#5  Wide column stores
Score51.21
Rank#22  Overall
#1  Graph DBMS
Websiteblazegraph.comcloudant.commariadb.com infoSite of MariaDB Corporation
mariadb.org infoSite of MariaDB Foundation
azure.microsoft.com/­en-us/­services/­storage/­tablesneo4j.com
Technical documentationwiki.blazegraph.comdocs.cloudant.commariadb.com/­kb/­en/­libraryneo4j.com/­docs
DeveloperBlazegraphIBM, Apache Software Foundation infoIBM acquired Cloudant in February 2014MariaDB Corporation Ab (MariaDB Enterprise),
MariaDB Foundation (community MariaDB Server) infoThe lead developer Monty Widenius is the original author of MySQL
MicrosoftNeo4j, Inc.
Initial release20062010200920122007
Current release2.1.4, August 201610.4.12, January 20204.0.0, January 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoextended commercial license availablecommercialOpen Source infoGPL version 2, commercial enterprise subscription availablecommercialOpen Source infoGPL version3, commercial licenses available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesnoyesno
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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  • Azure Database for MariaDB: A fully managed, scalable MariaDB relational database with high availability and security built in at no extra cost
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Implementation languageJavaErlangC and C++Java, Scala
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
hostedFreeBSD
Linux
Solaris
Windows infoColumnStore storage engine not available on Windows
hostedLinux infoCan also be used server-less as embedded Java database.
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyes infoDynamic columns are supportedschema-freeschema-free and schema-optional
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes infoRDF literal typesnoyesyesyes
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.noyesno
Secondary indexesyesyesyesnoyes infopluggable indexing subsystem, by default Apache Lucene
SQL infoSupport of SQLSPARQL is used as query languagenoyes infowith proprietary extensionsnono
APIs and other access methodsJava API
RESTful HTTP API
SPARQL QUERY
SPARQL UPDATE
TinkerPop 3
RESTful HTTP/JSON APIADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary native API
RESTful HTTP APIBolt protocol
Cypher query language
Java API
Neo4j-OGM infoObject Graph Mapper
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data Neo4j
TinkerPop 3
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Java
JavaScript
PHP
Python
Ruby
C#
Java
JavaScript
Objective-C
PHP
Ruby
Ada
C
C#
C++
D
Eiffel
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
.Net
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
.Net
Clojure
Elixir
Go
Groovy
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesView functions (Map-Reduce) in JavaScriptyes infoPL/SQL compatibility added with version 10.3noyes infoUser defined Procedures and Functions
Triggersnoyesyesnoyes infovia event handler
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingHorizontal partitioning, sharding with Spider storage engine or Galera cluster infoPartitioning by range, list, hash, keySharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud servicenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesMaster-master replication
Master-slave replication
Master-master replication infousing MariaDB Galera Cluster
Master-slave replication
yes infoimplicit feature of the cloud service. Replication either local, cross-facility or geo-redundant.Causal Clustering using Raft protocol infoavailable in in Enterprise Version only
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on configurationEventual ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyCausal and Eventual Consistency configurable in Causal Cluster setup
Immediate Consistency in stand-alone mode
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes infoRelationships in Graphsnoyes infonot for MyISAM storage enginenoyes infoRelationships in graphs
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDno infoatomic operations within a document possibleACID infonot for MyISAM storage engineoptimistic lockingACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes infoOptimistic lockingyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes infonot for in-memory storage engineyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyes infowith MEMORY storage engineno
User concepts infoAccess controlSecurity and Authentication via Web Application Container (Tomcat, Jetty)Access rights for users can be defined per databasefine grained access rights according to SQL-standardAccess rights based on private key authentication or shared access signaturesUsers, roles and permissions. Pluggable authentication with supported standards (LDAP, Active Directory, Kerberos)
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BlazegraphCloudantMariaDBMicrosoft Azure Table StorageNeo4j
Specific characteristicsOpen source database from the creators of MySQL, enhanced with enterprise tools and...
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Neo4j is a native graph database platform that is built to store, query, analyze...
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Competitive advantagesHigh availability, scalability, performance beyond MySQL and other databases.
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Neo4j database is the only transactional database that combines everything you need...
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Typical application scenariosWeb, SaaS and Cloud operational/transactional applications that require high availability,...
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Real-Time Recommendations Master Data Management Identity and Access Management Network...
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Key customersBooking.com, Wikipedia, Google, Canal+, ClubMed, Deutsche Telekom, La Poste, Virgin...
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Over 300 commercial customers and over 750 startups use Neo4j. Flagship customers...
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Market metricsMariaDB is the default database in the LAMP stack supplied by Red Hat and SUSE Linux,...
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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 modelsGPL v3 license that can be used all the places where you might use MySQL. Neo4j Commercial...
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