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System Properties Comparison Blazegraph vs. FaunaDB vs. Neo4j vs. TigerGraph

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NameBlazegraph  Xexclude from comparisonFaunaDB  Xexclude from comparisonNeo4j  Xexclude from comparisonTigerGraph  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.Strongly consistent database capable of global horizontal scale with a focus on operational simplicityOpen source graph databaseA complete, distributed, parallel graph computing platform supporting web-scale data analytics in real-time
Primary database modelGraph DBMS
RDF store
Document store
Graph DBMS
Relational DBMS
Time Series DBMS
Graph DBMSGraph DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score0.64
Rank#188  Overall
#15  Graph DBMS
#8  RDF stores
Score0.95
Rank#154  Overall
#23  Document stores
#11  Graph DBMS
#76  Relational DBMS
#9  Time Series DBMS
Score51.78
Rank#21  Overall
#1  Graph DBMS
Score0.90
Rank#159  Overall
#12  Graph DBMS
Websiteblazegraph.comfauna.comneo4j.comwww.tigergraph.com
Technical documentationwiki.blazegraph.comfauna.com/­documentationneo4j.com/­docsdocs.tigergraph.com
DeveloperBlazegraphFauna, Inc.Neo4j, Inc.
Initial release2006201420072017
Current release2.1.5, March 20194.0.2, March 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoextended commercial license availablecommercialOpen Source infoGPL version3, commercial licenses availablecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJavaScalaJava, ScalaC++
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
LinuxLinux infoCan also be used server-less as embedded Java database.
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeschema-free and schema-optionalyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes infoRDF literal typesnoyesyes
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 indexesyesyesyes infopluggable indexing subsystem, by default Apache Lucene
SQL infoSupport of SQLSPARQL is used as query languagenonoSQL-like query language (GSQL)
APIs and other access methodsJava API
RESTful HTTP API
SPARQL QUERY
SPARQL UPDATE
TinkerPop 3
RESTful HTTP APIBolt protocol
Cypher query language
Java API
Neo4j-OGM infoObject Graph Mapper
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data Neo4j
TinkerPop 3
GSQL (TigerGraph Query Language)
Kafka
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Java
JavaScript
PHP
Python
Ruby
C#
Go
Java
JavaScript
Python
Ruby
Scala
Swift
.Net
Clojure
Elixir
Go
Groovy
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
C++
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesuser defined functionsyes infoUser defined Procedures and Functionsyes
Triggersnonoyes infovia event handlerno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardinghorizontal partitioning infoconsistent hashingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesMasterlessCausal Clustering using Raft protocol infoavailable in in Enterprise Version only
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononoyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on configurationImmediate ConsistencyCausal and Eventual Consistency configurable in Causal Cluster setup
Immediate Consistency in stand-alone mode
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes infoRelationships in Graphsyesyes infoRelationships in graphsyes infoRelationships in graphs
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 persistentyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.nono
User concepts infoAccess controlSecurity and Authentication via Web Application Container (Tomcat, Jetty)Identity management, authentication, and access controlUsers, roles and permissions. Pluggable authentication with supported standards (LDAP, Active Directory, Kerberos)Role-based access control
More information provided by the system vendor
BlazegraphFaunaDBNeo4jTigerGraph
Specific characteristicsServerless cloud database for modern applications Native GraphQL API High performance...
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Neo4j is a native graph database platform that is built to store, query, analyze...
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TigerGraph is a native graph database, with massively parallel processing and fully...
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Competitive advantagesDocument-relational interface: combines flexibility in modeling with flexibility...
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Neo4j database is the only transactional database that combines everything you need...
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TigerGraph is the fastest and most scalable graph platform, powered by a native parallel...
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Typical application scenariosModern Javascript Apps Identity management Multi-tenant SaaS backend Social content...
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Real-Time Recommendations Master Data Management Identity and Access Management Network...
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Anti Money Laundering Real-Time Fraud Detection Customer 360 Real-Time Personalized...
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Key customersNextdoor ShiftX
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Over 300 commercial customers and over 750 startups use Neo4j. Flagship customers...
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TigerGraph’s proven technology supports applications such as fraud detection, customer...
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Market metricsNeo4j boasts the world's largest graph database ecosystem with more than a 15 million...
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TigerGraph is 2x to more than 8000x faster at graph traversal and query response...
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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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NEW: TIGERGRAPH CLOUD - Fully managed Graph Database as a Service. Hourly pricing...
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News

Blazegraph 2.1.4 Release
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Blazegraph 2.1.2 Release
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