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System Properties Comparison Datastax Enterprise vs. IBM Db2 Event Store vs. Microsoft Access vs. Neo4j vs. QuestDB

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NameDatastax Enterprise  Xexclude from comparisonIBM Db2 Event Store  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Access  Xexclude from comparisonNeo4j  Xexclude from comparisonQuestDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionDataStax Enterprise (DSE) is the always-on, scalable data platform built on Apache Cassandra and designed for hybrid Cloud. DSE integrates graph, search, analytics, administration, developer tooling, and monitoring into a unified platform.Distributed Event Store optimized for Internet of Things use casesMicrosoft Access combines a backend RDBMS (JET / ACE Engine) with a GUI frontend for data manipulation and queries. infoThe Access frontend is often used for accessing other datasources (DBMS, Excel, etc.)Open source graph databaseA high performance, low latency Time Series DBMS
Primary database modelWide column storeEvent Store
Time Series DBMS
Relational DBMSGraph DBMSTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Graph DBMS
Relational DBMS
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Score8.48
Rank#45  Overall
#4  Wide column stores
Score0.30
Rank#240  Overall
#2  Event Stores
#14  Time Series DBMS
Score128.06
Rank#9  Overall
#6  Relational DBMS
Score51.21
Rank#22  Overall
#1  Graph DBMS
Score0.18
Rank#261  Overall
#19  Time Series DBMS
Websitewww.datastax.com/­products/­datastax-enterprisewww.ibm.com/­products/­db2-event-storeproducts.office.com/­en-us/­accessneo4j.comwww.questdb.io
Technical documentationdocs.datastax.comwww.ibm.com/­support/­knowledgecenter/­en/­SSGNPV_1.1.2/­eventstore/­welcome.htmlmsdn.microsoft.com/­en-us/­library/­office/­ff604965.aspxneo4j.com/­docswww.questdb.io/­docs/­docstructure
DeveloperDataStaxIBMMicrosoftNeo4j, Inc.QuestDB Limited
Initial release20112017199220072014
Current release6.7, December 20181.1.31902 (16.0.11328.20222), March 20194.0.0, January 2020
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial infofree developer edition availablecommercial infoBundled with Microsoft OfficeOpen Source infoGPL version3, commercial licenses availableOpen Source infoAGPL 3.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonononono
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Implementation languageJavaC++, ScalaC++Java, ScalaJava
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Linux infoLinux, macOS, Windows for the developer additionWindows infoNot a real database server, but making use of DLLsLinux infoCan also be used server-less as embedded Java database.
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
macOS
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesyesschema-free and schema-optionalyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesyesyes
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 indexesyesnoyesyes infopluggable indexing subsystem, by default Apache Luceneno
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like DML and DDL statements (CQL); Spark SQLyes infothrough the embedded Spark runtimeyes infobut not compliant to any SQL standardnoSQL-like query language
APIs and other access methodsProprietary protocol infoCQL (Cassandra Query Language)
TinkerPop Gremlin infowith DSE Graph
JDBC
RESTful HTTP API
ADO.NET
DAO
ODBC
OLE DB
Bolt protocol
Cypher query language
Java API
Neo4j-OGM infoObject Graph Mapper
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data Neo4j
TinkerPop 3
HTTP REST
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Java
Python
Scala
C
C#
C++
Delphi
Java (JDBC-ODBC)
VBA
Visual Basic.NET
.Net
Clojure
Elixir
Go
Groovy
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonoyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineyes infoUser defined Procedures and Functionsno
Triggersyesnoyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineyes infovia event handlerno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infono "single point of failure"Shardingnonenonehorizontal partitioning (by timestamps)
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesconfigurable replication factor, datacenter aware, advanced replication for edge computingActive-active shard replicationnoneCausal Clustering using Raft protocol infoavailable in in Enterprise Version onlynone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency
Tunable Consistency infoconsistency level can be individually decided with each write operation
Eventual ConsistencyCausal and Eventual Consistency configurable in Causal Cluster setup
Immediate Consistency in stand-alone mode
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyesyes infoRelationships in graphsno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoAtomicity and isolation are supported for single operationsnoACID infobut no files for transaction loggingACIDACID for single-table writes
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesNo - written data is immutableyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesYes - Synchronous writes to local disk combined with replicationyes infobut no files for transaction loggingyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users can be defined per objectUser level access controlno infoa simple user-level security was built in till version Access 2003Users, roles and permissions. Pluggable authentication with supported standards (LDAP, Active Directory, Kerberos)
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Datastax EnterpriseIBM Db2 Event StoreMicrosoft AccessNeo4jQuestDB
Specific characteristics100% continuous availability, real-time, distributed, massive scale data management...
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Neo4j is a native graph database platform that is built to store, query, analyze...
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Competitive advantagesSupporting the following application requirements: Contextual: complete data layer...
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Neo4j database is the only transactional database that combines everything you need...
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Typical application scenariosApplications that must serve contextual information and be always-on, distributed,...
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Real-Time Recommendations Master Data Management Identity and Access Management Network...
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Key customersCapital One, Cisco, Comcast, eBay, McDonald’s, Microsoft, Safeway, Sony, UBS, and...
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Over 300 commercial customers and over 750 startups use Neo4j. Flagship customers...
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Market metricsAmong the Forbes 100 Most Innovative Companies, DataStax is trusted by 5 of the top...
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Neo4j boasts the world's largest graph database ecosystem with more than a 15 million...
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Licensing and pricing modelsAnnual subscription
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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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