DB-EnginesInfluxDB: Focus on building software with an easy-to-use serverless, scalable time series platformEnglish
Deutsch
Knowledge Base of Relational and NoSQL Database Management Systemsprovided by solid IT

DBMS > BoltDB vs. Neo4j vs. Redis

System Properties Comparison BoltDB vs. Neo4j vs. Redis

Please select another system to include it in the comparison.

Editorial information provided by DB-Engines
NameBoltDB  Xexclude from comparisonNeo4j  Xexclude from comparisonRedis  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionAn embedded key-value store for Go.Scalable, ACID-compliant graph database designed with a high-performance distributed cluster architecture, available in self-hosted and cloud offeringsPopular in-memory data platform used as a cache, message broker, and database that can be deployed on-premises, across clouds, and hybrid environments infoRedis focuses on performance so most of its design decisions prioritize high performance and very low latencies.
Primary database modelKey-value storeGraph DBMSKey-value store infoMultiple data types and a rich set of operations, as well as configurable data expiration, eviction and persistence
Secondary database modelsDocument store infowith RedisJSON
Graph DBMS infowith RedisGraph
Spatial DBMS
Search engine infowith RediSearch
Time Series DBMS infowith RedisTimeSeries
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.56
Rank#232  Overall
#33  Key-value stores
Score58.03
Rank#20  Overall
#1  Graph DBMS
Score177.98
Rank#6  Overall
#1  Key-value stores
Websitegithub.com/­boltdb/­boltneo4j.comredis.com
redis.io
Technical documentationneo4j.com/­docsdocs.redis.com/­latest/­index.html
redis.io/­documentation
Social network pagesFacebookLinkedInTwitterYouTubeDiscord
DeveloperNeo4j, Inc.Redis project core team, inspired by Salvatore Sanfilippo infoDevelopment sponsored by Redis Inc.
Initial release201320072009
Current release4.4.3, January 20226.2.6, October 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT LicenseOpen Source infoGPL version3, commercial licenses availableOpen Source infosource-available extensions (modules), commercial licenses for Redis Enterprise
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

Providers of DBaaS offerings, please contact us to be listed.
Neo4j Aura: Neo4j’s fully managed cloud service: The zero-admin, always-on graph database for cloud developers.
  • ScaleGrid for Redis: Fully managed hosting for Redis on AWS, Azure and DigitalOcean with high availability and SSH access on the #1 multi-cloud DBaaS.
  • Redis Enterprise Cloud: Instantly scale and pay only for the resources you need - on any cloud - AWS, Azure or Google Cloud.
Implementation languageGoJava, ScalaC
Server operating systemsBSD
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux infoCan also be used server-less as embedded Java database.
OS X
Solaris
Windows
BSD
Linux
OS X
Windows infoported and maintained by Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc.
Data schemeschema-freeschema-free and schema-optionalschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyespartial infoSupported data types are strings, hashes, lists, sets and sorted sets, bit arrays, hyperloglogs and geospatial indexes
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 indexesnoyes infopluggable indexing subsystem, by default Apache Luceneyes infowith RediSearch module
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonono
APIs and other access methodsBolt protocol
Cypher query language
Java API
Neo4j-OGM infoObject Graph Mapper
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data Neo4j
TinkerPop 3
proprietary protocol infoRESP - REdis Serialization Protocol
Supported programming languagesGo.Net
Clojure
Elixir
Go
Groovy
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
C
C#
C++
Clojure
Crystal
D
Dart
Elixir
Erlang
Fancy
Go
Haskell
Haxe
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
Lua
MatLab
Objective-C
OCaml
Pascal
Perl
PHP
Prolog
Pure Data
Python
R
Rebol
Ruby
Rust
Scala
Scheme
Smalltalk
Swift
Tcl
Visual Basic
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyes infoUser defined Procedures and FunctionsLua; Redis Functions coming in Redis 7 (slides and Github)
Triggersnoyes infovia event handlerpublish/subscribe channels provide some trigger functionality; RedisGears
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneyes using Neo4j FabricSharding infoAutomatic hash-based sharding with support for hash-tags for manual sharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneCausal Clustering using Raft protocol infoavailable in in Enterprise Version onlyMulti-source replication infowith Redis Enterprise Pack
Source-replica replication infoChained replication is supported
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonothrough RedisGears
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneCausal and Eventual Consistency configurable in Causal Cluster setup
Immediate Consistency in stand-alone mode
Eventual Consistency
Causal consistency can be enabled in Active-Active databases
Strong consistency with Redis Raft
Strong eventual consistency with Active-Active
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyes infoRelationships in graphsno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayesACIDAtomic execution of command blocks and scripts and optimistic locking
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes infoData access is serialized by the server
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes infoConfigurable mechanisms for persistency via snapshots and/or operations logs
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyes
User concepts infoAccess controlnoUsers, roles and permissions. Pluggable authentication with supported standards (LDAP, Active Directory, Kerberos)Access Control Lists (ACLs): redis.io/­topics/­acl
LDAP and Role-Based Access Control (RBAC) for Redis Enterprise
Mutual TLS authentication: redis.io/­topics/­encryption
Password-based authentication
More information provided by the system vendor
BoltDBNeo4jRedis
Specific characteristicsNeo4j delivers graph technology that has been battle tested for performance and scale...
» more
The Redis real-time data platform builds upon the unmatched simplicity and speed...
» more
Competitive advantagesNeo4j is the market leader, graph database category creator, and the most widely...
» more
Redis Enterprise is a robust in-memory database platform built by the people who...
» more
Typical application scenariosReal-Time Recommendations Master Data Management Identity and Access Management Network...
» more
Redis Enterprise is used by large enterprise, startup, and government organizations...
» more
Key customersOver 800 commercial customers and over 4300 startups use Neo4j. Flagship customers...
» more
Verizon, Vodafone, Atlassian, Trip Advisor, Jet.com, Nokia, Samsung, HTC, Docker,...
» more
Market metricsNeo4j boasts the world's largest graph database ecosystem with more than 140 million...
» more
Most launched Docker container per day according to Docker Hub (7.2M launches per...
» more
Licensing and pricing modelsGPL v3 license that can be used all the places where you might use MySQL. Neo4j Commercial...
» more
Redis Enterprise Cloud lets users scale up and down instantly, and pay only for the...
» more
News

Graph Data Science: The Secret to Accelerating Innovation with AI/ML
26 January 2022

GeneWeaver: Building a Graph to Map Variants to Genes Using Neo4j 4.x and Bulk Import
25 January 2022

This Week in Neo4j – Web3, NFTs, PHP Dev, and Sports Data Science
22 January 2022

Category Creation: Emil Eifrem’s Virtuous Cycle & Four Tips for Success
20 January 2022

Neo4j in the News – Winter Edition: Neo4j Growth, Big Data, and Cybercrime
19 January 2022

We invite representatives of system vendors to contact us for updating and extending the system information,
and for displaying vendor-provided information such as key customers, competitive advantages and market metrics.

Related products and services
3rd partiesGraphable delivers expert services for Neo4j and other Graph DBMS.
» more
CData: Connect to Big Data & NoSQL through standard Drivers.
» more

Redisson PRO: The ultra-fast Redis Java Client.
» more

Read the Redis NoSQL benchmark report.
» more

We invite representatives of vendors of related products to contact us for presenting information about their offerings here.

More resources
BoltDBNeo4jRedis
DB-Engines blog posts

Applying Graph Analytics to Game of Thrones
12 June 2019, Amy Hodler & Mark Needham, Neo4j (guest author)

MySQL, PostgreSQL and Redis are the winners of the March ranking
2 March 2016, Paul Andlinger

The openCypher Project: Help Shape the SQL for Graphs
22 December 2015, Emil Eifrem (guest author)

show all

PostgreSQL is the DBMS of the Year 2018
2 January 2019, Paul Andlinger, Matthias Gelbmann

MySQL, PostgreSQL and Redis are the winners of the March ranking
2 March 2016, Paul Andlinger

MongoDB is the DBMS of the year, defending the title from last year
7 January 2015, Paul Andlinger, Matthias Gelbmann

show all

Recent citations in the news

Metaverse Platform Roblox Adds Data Center to Address 73-Hour Outage
24 January 2022, Data Center Frontier

Global Key Value Databases Market to See Major Growth by 2027 | AWS, Accumulo, Aerospike, ArangoDB, Azure – The Oxford Spokesman
27 January 2022, The Oxford Spokesman

provided by Google News

Neo4j Closes Banner Year Marked by Customer Successes, Continued Industry Validation, Community Engagement, and Major Funding
25 January 2022, PRNewswire

Neo4j raises Neo$325M as graph-based data analysis takes hold in enterprise
17 June 2021, TechCrunch

GPU Database Market Prediction To 2026, Growth Factors – HeteroDB, Blazegraph, Graphistry, SQream, Jedox, etc – Construction News Portal
27 January 2022, Construction News Portal

Graph Databases Software Market 2021 to 2027 Global Analysis by Top Industry Players Neo4j, ArangoDB, SAP, Twitter, The Apache Software Foundation – The Oxford Spokesman
24 January 2022, The Oxford Spokesman

Graph database company Neo4j launches free fully-managed cloud service
3 November 2021, VentureBeat

provided by Google News

Five risks of moving your database to the cloud
25 January 2022, MIT Technology Review

Open-Source Database Software Market to Witness Growth Acceleration During 2022-2029 – The Oxford Spokesman
26 January 2022, The Oxford Spokesman

NoSQL Databases Software Market Size By 2029 | MongoDB, Amazon, ArangoDB, Azure Cosmos DB – The Oxford Spokesman
26 January 2022, The Oxford Spokesman

COVID-19 Analysis for Global Operational Database Management Systems (OPDBMS) Software Market 2022-2031 | Oracle, MongoDB, Microsoft, DataStax – The Oxford Spokesman
26 January 2022, The Oxford Spokesman

Cloud Database and DBaaS Market Size Will Reach USD 512280 Million in 2028, Growing at a CAGR of 56.3% over the Analysis Period
20 January 2022, Digital Journal

provided by Google News

Job opportunities

PwC Labs - Data Science Associate - Summer/Fall 2022
PRICE WATERHOUSE COOPERS, Remote

Senior Data Architect - Neo4j
Hearst Media Services, Troy, MI

Software Engineer Neo4j - Remote
Global KTech, Remote

Community Specialist (Remote)
Neo4j, United States

Data Analytics Manager
Trobus Technologies,LLC, Remote

Database Administrator
Intel, Santa Clara, CA

Senior Database Engineer - NoSQL (Redis)
MasterCard, O'Fallon, MO

Cloud Support Engineer I - Databases
Amazon Web Services, Inc., Remote

Database Administrator
ARK Solutions, Lansing, MI

Database Administration Professional
Fiserv, Inc., Short Hills, NJ

jobs by Indeed



Share this page

Featured Products

Couchbase logo

The modern database for enterprise applications. Build fast. Scale Big. Save more.
Get started today.

Neo4j logo

See for yourself how a graph database can make your life easier.
Use Neo4j online for free.

Datastax Astra logo

Build cloud-native apps fast with Astra, the open-source, multi-cloud stack for
modern data apps.
Get started with 80GB free.

AllegroGraph logo

Graph Database Leader for AI Knowledge Graph Applications - The Most Secure Graph Database Available.
Free Download

MariaDB logo

SkySQL, the ultimate
MariaDB cloud, is here.

Get started with SkySQL today!

Present your product here