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System Properties Comparison Dgraph vs. Neo4j

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NameDgraph  Xexclude from comparisonNeo4j  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionDistributed and scalable native Graph DBMSOpen source graph database
Primary database modelGraph DBMSGraph DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score1.08
Rank#146  Overall
#9  Graph DBMS
Score49.49
Rank#22  Overall
#1  Graph DBMS
Websitedgraph.ioneo4j.com
Technical documentationdocs.dgraph.ioneo4j.com/­docs
DeveloperDgraph Labs, Inc.Neo4j, Inc.
Initial release20162007
Current release3.5.4, April 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoGPL version3, commercial licenses available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
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Implementation languageGoJava, Scala
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
Linux infoCan also be used server-less as embedded Java database.
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-free and schema-optional
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes
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.no
Secondary indexesyesyes infopluggable indexing subsystem, by default Apache Lucene
SQL infoSupport of SQLnono
APIs and other access methodsGraphQL query language
gRPC (using protocol buffers) API
HTTP API
Bolt protocol
Cypher query language
Java API
Neo4j-OGM infoObject Graph Mapper
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data Neo4j
TinkerPop 3
Supported programming languagesC#
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
.Net
Clojure
Elixir
Go
Groovy
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesyes infoUser defined Procedures and Functions
Triggersnoyes infovia event handler
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyesnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-Master replication using RAFTCausal Clustering using Raft protocol infoavailable in in Enterprise Version only
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono
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
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyes infoRelationships in graphs
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlno infoPlanned for future releasesUsers, roles and permissions. Pluggable authentication with supported standards (LDAP, Active Directory, Kerberos)
More information provided by the system vendor
DgraphNeo4j
Specific characteristicsNeo4j is a native graph database platform that is built to store, query, analyze...
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Competitive advantagesHorizontally scalable transactional graph database with fast arbitrary-depth joins...
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Neo4j 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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24 April 2019

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22 April 2019

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20 April 2019

More Data, More Visualizations: 5-Minute Interview with Sebastian Müller
19 April 2019

Here’s How the Neo4j Community Celebrated Global Graph Celebration Day!
18 April 2019

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Recent citations in the news

43 New Members Join the Linux Foundation and Increase Their Participation in Open Source Innovation
25 April 2019, PRNewswire

Jepsen reports 23 issues in Dgraph including multiple deadlocks and crashes in the cluster, snapshot isolation violations among others
27 August 2018, Packt Hub

Dgraph raises $3M for its open-source distributed graph database, hits 1.0 release
19 December 2017, TechCrunch

Dgraph announces its first production-ready graph database release and plans for the future
19 December 2017, SDTimes.com

Ex-Googler startup DGraph Labs raises US$1.1 million in seed funding round to build industry's first open source, native and distributed graph database
17 May 2016, GlobeNewswire

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Neo4j's Graphs4Good Receives Honorable Mention in Fast Company's 2019 World Changing Ideas
8 April 2019, PRNewswire

New O'Reilly Graph Algorithms Book Now Available
24 April 2019, PRNewswire

Neo4j and Google Cloud Enter into Strategic Partnership
10 April 2019, MarTech Advisor

Neo4j and Google Cloud Announce Strategic Partnership
9 April 2019, PRNewswire

Big data in action: Using graph databases to drive new customer insights
11 April 2019, ZDNet

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