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System Properties Comparison Datomic vs. InterSystems Caché vs. Neo4j vs. RocksDB vs. SAP SQL Anywhere

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NameDatomic  Xexclude from comparisonInterSystems Caché  Xexclude from comparisonNeo4j  Xexclude from comparisonRocksDB  Xexclude from comparisonSAP SQL Anywhere infoformerly called Adaptive Server Anywhere  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionDatomic builds on immutable values, supports point-in-time queries and uses 3rd party systems for durabilityA multi-model DBMS and application serverOpen source graph databaseEmbeddable persistent key-value store optimized for fast storage (flash and RAM)RDBMS database and synchronization technologies for server, desktop, remote office, and mobile environments
Primary database modelRelational DBMSKey-value store
Object oriented DBMS
Relational DBMS
Graph DBMSKey-value storeRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score2.66
Rank#103  Overall
#49  Relational DBMS
Score3.50
Rank#85  Overall
#14  Key-value stores
#1  Object oriented DBMS
#43  Relational DBMS
Score50.18
Rank#21  Overall
#1  Graph DBMS
Score3.16
Rank#93  Overall
#17  Key-value stores
Score6.46
Rank#56  Overall
#31  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.datomic.comwww.intersystems.com/­products/­cacheneo4j.comrocksdb.orgwww.sap.com/­products/­sql-anywhere.html
Technical documentationdocs.datomic.comdocs.intersystems.comneo4j.com/­docsgithub.com/­facebook/­rocksdb/­wikihelp.sap.com/­sql-anywhere
DeveloperCognitectInterSystemsNeo4j, Inc.Facebook, Inc.SAP infoformerly Sybase
Initial release20121997200720131992
Current release0.9.5951, July 20192017.2, October 20174.1.1, July 20206.11.4, July 202017, July 2015
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infolimited edition freecommercialOpen Source infoGPL version3, commercial licenses availableOpen Source infoBSDcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonononono
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Implementation languageJava, ClojureJava, ScalaC++
Server operating systemsAll OS with a Java VMAIX
HP Open VMS
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux infoCan also be used server-less as embedded Java database.
OS X
Solaris
Windows
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesdepending on used data modelschema-free and schema-optionalschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesnoyes
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.noyesnoyes
Secondary indexesyesyesyes infopluggable indexing subsystem, by default Apache Lucenenoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyesnonoyes
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP API.NET Client API
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
C++ API
Java API
ADO.NET
HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesClojure
Java
C#
C++
Java
.Net
Clojure
Elixir
Go
Groovy
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
C++
Java
C
C#
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infoTransaction Functionsyesyes infoUser defined Procedures and Functionsnoyes, in C/C++, Java, .Net or Perl
TriggersBy using transaction functionsyesyes infovia event handlernoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnone infoBut extensive use of caching in the application peersnonenonenonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnone infoBut extensive use of caching in the application peersSource-replica replicationCausal Clustering using Raft protocol infoavailable in in Enterprise Version onlynoneSource-replica replication infoDatabase mirroring
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyCausal and Eventual Consistency configurable in Causal Cluster setup
Immediate Consistency in stand-alone mode
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesyes infoRelationships in graphsnoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDACIDyesACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes infousing external storage systems (e.g. Cassandra, DynamoDB, PostgreSQL, Couchbase and others)yesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes inforecommended only for testing and developmentyesyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlnoAccess rights for users, groups and rolesUsers, roles and permissions. Pluggable authentication with supported standards (LDAP, Active Directory, Kerberos)nofine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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DatomicInterSystems CachéNeo4jRocksDBSAP SQL Anywhere infoformerly called Adaptive Server Anywhere
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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