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System Properties Comparison Cloudant vs. Google Cloud Firestore vs. Neo4j vs. VelocityDB

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NameCloudant  Xexclude from comparisonGoogle Cloud Firestore  Xexclude from comparisonNeo4j  Xexclude from comparisonVelocityDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionDatabase as a Service offering based on Apache CouchDBCloud Firestore is an auto-scaling document database for storing, syncing, and querying data for mobile and web apps. It offers seamless integration with other Firebase and Google Cloud Platform products.Open source graph databaseA .NET Object Database that can be embedded/distributed and extended to a graph data model (VelocityGraph)
Primary database modelDocument storeDocument storeGraph DBMSGraph DBMS
Object oriented DBMS
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Score4.01
Rank#82  Overall
#15  Document stores
Score8.05
Rank#50  Overall
#9  Document stores
Score50.63
Rank#21  Overall
#1  Graph DBMS
Score0.11
Rank#299  Overall
#28  Graph DBMS
#16  Object oriented DBMS
Websitecloudant.comfirebase.google.com/­products/­firestoreneo4j.comvelocitydb.com
Technical documentationdocs.cloudant.comfirebase.google.com/­docs/­firestoreneo4j.com/­docsvelocitydb.com/­UserGuide
DeveloperIBM, Apache Software Foundation infoIBM acquired Cloudant in February 2014GoogleNeo4j, Inc.VelocityDB Inc
Initial release2010201720072011
Current release4.1.1, July 20207.x
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialOpen Source infoGPL version3, commercial licenses availablecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesyesnono
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Implementation languageErlangJava, ScalaC#
Server operating systemshostedhostedLinux infoCan also be used server-less as embedded Java database.
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Any that supports .NET
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeschema-free and schema-optionalyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesyesyes
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.nonono
Secondary indexesyesyesyes infopluggable indexing subsystem, by default Apache Luceneyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnononono
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP/JSON APIAndroid
gRPC (using protocol buffers) API
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
Bolt protocol
Cypher query language
Java API
Neo4j-OGM infoObject Graph Mapper
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data Neo4j
TinkerPop 3
.Net
Supported programming languagesC#
Java
JavaScript
Objective-C
PHP
Ruby
Go
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
Python
.Net
Clojure
Elixir
Go
Groovy
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
.Net
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresView functions (Map-Reduce) in JavaScriptyes, Firebase Rules & Cloud Functionsyes infoUser defined Procedures and Functionsno
Triggersyesyes, with Cloud Functionsyes infovia event handlerCallbacks are triggered when data changes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingnoneSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
Multi-source replicationCausal Clustering using Raft protocol infoavailable in in Enterprise Version only
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesUsing Cloud Dataflownono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyCausal and Eventual Consistency configurable in Causal Cluster setup
Immediate Consistency in stand-alone mode
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyes infoRelationships in graphsno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoatomic operations within a document possibleyesACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infoOptimistic lockingyesyesyes
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.noyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users can be defined per databaseAccess rights for users, groups and roles based on Google Cloud Identity and Access Management. Security Rules for 3rd party authentication using Firebase Auth.Users, roles and permissions. Pluggable authentication with supported standards (LDAP, Active Directory, Kerberos)Based on Windows Authentication
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CloudantGoogle Cloud FirestoreNeo4jVelocityDB
Specific characteristicsNeo4j is a native graph database platform that is built to store, query, analyze...
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Competitive advantagesNeo4j database is the only transactional database that combines everything you need...
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Typical application scenariosReal-Time Recommendations Master Data Management Identity and Access Management Network...
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Key customersOver 300 commercial customers and over 750 startups use Neo4j. Flagship customers...
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Market metricsNeo4j 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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