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DBMS > Blazegraph vs. Kinetica vs. Neo4j vs. OrientDB

System Properties Comparison Blazegraph vs. Kinetica vs. Neo4j vs. OrientDB

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NameBlazegraph  Xexclude from comparisonKinetica  Xexclude from comparisonNeo4j  Xexclude from comparisonOrientDB  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 offeringsMulti-model DBMS (Document, Graph, Key/Value)
Primary database modelGraph DBMS
RDF store
Relational DBMSGraph DBMSDocument store
Graph DBMS
Key-value store
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Score0.96
Rank#180  Overall
#16  Graph DBMS
#8  RDF stores
Score0.74
Rank#202  Overall
#97  Relational DBMS
Score58.03
Rank#20  Overall
#1  Graph DBMS
Score4.56
Rank#80  Overall
#13  Document stores
#5  Graph DBMS
#12  Key-value stores
Websiteblazegraph.comwww.kinetica.comneo4j.comorientdb.org
Technical documentationwiki.blazegraph.comwww.kinetica.com/­docsneo4j.com/­docswww.orientdb.com/­docs/­last/­index.html
DeveloperBlazegraphKineticaNeo4j, Inc.OrientDB LTD; CallidusCloud; SAP
Initial release2006201220072010
Current release2.1.5, March 20197.1, August 20214.4.3, January 20223.1.9, February 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoextended commercial license availablecommercialOpen Source infoGPL version3, commercial licenses availableOpen Source infoApache version 2
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageJavaC, C++Java, ScalaJava
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
LinuxLinux infoCan also be used server-less as embedded Java database.
OS X
Solaris
Windows
All OS with a Java JDK (>= JDK 6)
Data schemeschema-freeyesschema-free and schema-optionalschema-free infoSchema can be enforced for whole record ("schema-full") or for some fields only ("schema-hybrid")
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes infoRDF literal typesyesyesyes
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 Luceneyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSPARQL is used as query languageSQL-like DML and DDL statementsnoSQL-like query language, no joins
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
Tinkerpop technology stack with Blueprints, Gremlin, Pipes
Java API
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
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
.Net
C
C#
C++
Clojure
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesuser defined functionsyes infoUser defined Procedures and FunctionsJava, Javascript
Triggersnoyes infotriggers when inserted values for one or more columns fall within a specified rangeyes infovia event handlerHooks
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingyes using Neo4j FabricSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesSource-replica replicationCausal Clustering using Raft protocol infoavailable in in Enterprise Version onlyMulti-source replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono infocould be achieved with distributed queries
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 graphsyes inforelationship in graphs
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnoACIDACID
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.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)Access rights for users and roles; record level security configurable
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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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