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DBMS > Blazegraph vs. Kinetica vs. Neo4j

System Properties Comparison Blazegraph vs. Kinetica vs. Neo4j

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NameBlazegraph  Xexclude from comparisonKinetica  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.Fully vectorized database across both GPUs and CPUsScalable, ACID-compliant graph database designed with a high-performance distributed cluster architecture, available in self-hosted and cloud offerings
Primary database modelGraph DBMS
RDF store
Relational DBMSGraph DBMS
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Score0.91
Rank#185  Overall
#17  Graph DBMS
#8  RDF stores
Score0.66
Rank#212  Overall
#103  Relational DBMS
Score60.14
Rank#19  Overall
#1  Graph DBMS
Websiteblazegraph.comwww.kinetica.comneo4j.com
Technical documentationwiki.blazegraph.comwww.kinetica.com/­docsneo4j.com/­docs
DeveloperBlazegraphKineticaNeo4j, Inc.
Initial release200620122007
Current release2.1.5, March 20197.1, August 20214.4.6, April 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoextended commercial license availablecommercialOpen Source infoGPL version3, commercial licenses available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJavaC, C++Java, Scala
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
LinuxLinux infoCan also be used server-less as embedded Java database.
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesschema-free and schema-optional
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes infoRDF literal 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.no
Secondary indexesyesyesyes infopluggable indexing subsystem, by default Apache Lucene
SQL infoSupport of SQLSPARQL is used as query languageSQL-like DML and DDL statementsno
APIs and other access methodsJava API
RESTful HTTP API
SPARQL QUERY
SPARQL UPDATE
TinkerPop 3
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Bolt 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 (Node.js)
Python
.Net
Clojure
Elixir
Go
Groovy
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesuser defined functionsyes infoUser defined Procedures and Functions
Triggersnoyes infotriggers when inserted values for one or more columns fall within a specified rangeyes infovia event handler
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingyes using Neo4j Fabric
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesSource-replica replicationCausal Clustering using Raft protocol infoavailable in in Enterprise Version only
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on configurationImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on configurationCausal and Eventual Consistency configurable in Causal Cluster setup
Immediate Consistency in stand-alone mode
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes infoRelationships in Graphsyesyes infoRelationships in graphs
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnoACID
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 infoGPU vRAM or System RAM
User concepts infoAccess controlSecurity and Authentication via Web Application Container (Tomcat, Jetty)Access rights for users and roles on table levelUsers, roles and permissions. Pluggable authentication with supported standards (LDAP, Active Directory, Kerberos)
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BlazegraphKineticaNeo4j
Specific characteristicsNative and fully vectorized database across both GPUs and CPUs, with memory first...
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Neo4j delivers graph technology that has been battle tested for performance and scale...
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Competitive advantagesBest in class geospatial and temporal analytics. Lockless architecture provides real-time...
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Neo4j is the market leader, graph database category creator, and the most widely...
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Typical application scenariosAny application requiring (1) real time insights, (2) time series analysis (3) geospatial...
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Real-Time Recommendations Master Data Management Identity and Access Management Network...
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Key customersCitibank, US Air Force, Softbank, OVO, Telkomsel, USPS, 2 of the top 3 US Telcos,...
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Over 800 commercial customers and over 4300 startups use Neo4j. Flagship customers...
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Market metricsThe largest IoT deployment in the world, NORAD, runs on Kinetica.
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Neo4j boasts the world's largest graph database ecosystem with more than 140 million...
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Licensing and pricing modelsAlways Free Tier in the Cloud, Pay-As-You-Go Consumption Based Pricing, and Portable...
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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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