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DBMS > CockroachDB vs. Neo4j vs. ObjectBox vs. Teradata

System Properties Comparison CockroachDB vs. Neo4j vs. ObjectBox vs. Teradata

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NameCockroachDB  Xexclude from comparisonNeo4j  Xexclude from comparisonObjectBox  Xexclude from comparisonTeradata  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionCockroachDB is a distributed database architected for modern cloud applications. It is wire compatible with PostgreSQL and backed by a Key-Value Store, which is either RocksDB or a purpose-built derivative, called Pebble.Scalable, ACID-compliant graph database designed with a high-performance distributed cluster architecture, available in self-hosted and cloud offeringsExtremely fast embedded database for small devices, IoT and MobileA hybrid cloud data analytics software platform (Teradata Vantage)
Primary database modelRelational DBMSGraph DBMSObject oriented DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsTime Series DBMSDocument store
Graph DBMS
Spatial DBMS
Time Series DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score6.63
Rank#60  Overall
#32  Relational DBMS
Score57.87
Rank#19  Overall
#1  Graph DBMS
Score0.90
Rank#185  Overall
#9  Object oriented DBMS
Score69.83
Rank#17  Overall
#11  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.cockroachlabs.comneo4j.comobjectbox.iowww.teradata.com
Technical documentationwww.cockroachlabs.com/­docsneo4j.com/­docsdocs.objectbox.iodocs.teradata.com
DeveloperCockroach LabsNeo4j, Inc.ObjectBox LimitedTeradata
Initial release2015200720171984
Current release21.1.2, June 20214.3.6, October 2021Teradata Vantage 1.0 MU2, January 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0, commercial license availableOpen Source infoGPL version3, commercial licenses availableOpen Source infoApache License 2.0commercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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CockroachCloud: Get your applications to market faster with a fully managed CockroachDB instance. Leave the daily maintenance, security, and operations of your database to us, and spend more time building apps and running your business.Neo4j Aura: Neo4j’s fully managed cloud service: The zero-admin, always-on graph database for cloud developers.
Implementation languageGoJava, ScalaC and C++
Server operating systemsLinux
macOS
Windows
Linux infoCan also be used server-less as embedded Java database.
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Android
iOS
Linux
macOS
Windows
hosted
Linux
Data schemedynamic schemaschema-free and schema-optionalyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesyes
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.nonoyes
Secondary indexesyesyes infopluggable indexing subsystem, by default Apache Luceneyesyes infoJoin-index to prejoin tables, aggregate index, sparse index, hash index
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes, wire compatible with PostgreSQLnonoyes infoSQL 2016 + extensions
APIs and other access methodsJDBCBolt protocol
Cypher query language
Java API
Neo4j-OGM infoObject Graph Mapper
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data Neo4j
TinkerPop 3
Proprietary native API.NET Client API
HTTP REST
JDBC
JMS Adapter
ODBC
OLE DB
Supported programming languagesC#
C++
Clojure
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Rust
.Net
Clojure
Elixir
Go
Groovy
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
C
C++
Dart
Go
Java
JavaScript infoplanned (as of Jan 2019)
Kotlin
Python infoplanned (as of Jan 2019)
Swift
C
C++
Cobol
Java (JDBC-ODBC)
Perl
PL/1
Python
R
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyes infoUser defined Procedures and Functionsnoyes infoUDFs, stored procedures, table functions in parallel
Triggersnoyes infovia event handlernoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeshorizontal partitioning (by key range) infoall tables are translated to an ordered KV store and then broken down into 64MB ranges, which are then used as replicas in RAFTyes using Neo4j FabricnoneSharding infoHashing
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication using RAFTCausal Clustering using Raft protocol infoavailable in in Enterprise Version onlyonline/offline synchronization between client and serverMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyCausal and Eventual Consistency configurable in Causal Cluster setup
Immediate Consistency in stand-alone mode
Immediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyes infoRelationships in graphsyesyes
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.nonoyes
User concepts infoAccess controlRole-based access controlUsers, roles and permissions. Pluggable authentication with supported standards (LDAP, Active Directory, Kerberos)yesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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CockroachDBNeo4jObjectBoxTeradata
Specific characteristicsCockroachDB is a cloud-native, distributed SQL database architected for modern applications....
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Neo4j delivers graph technology that has been battle tested for performance and scale...
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Competitive advantages- EFFORTLESS SCALE: Scale your applications, not operational complexity. CockroachDB...
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Neo4j is the market leader, graph database category creator, and the most widely...
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Typical application scenariosSystem of record (financial ledger, inventory management, transaction record), identity...
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Real-Time Recommendations Master Data Management Identity and Access Management Network...
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Key customersComcast, eBay, DoorDash, Mythical Games, Norfolk Southern, LUSH, Bose, Shipt, MyDoc,...
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Over 800 commercial customers and over 4300 startups use Neo4j. Flagship customers...
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Market metrics6.5K+ long-running clusters 1.5K+ CockroachDB Enterprise clusters 6.5K+ CockroachCloud...
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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 models- Apache 2.0 for core features released up to and including the 19.1 release - Time-limited...
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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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