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System Properties Comparison Dragonfly vs. Neo4j vs. YDB

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NameDragonfly  Xexclude from comparisonNeo4j  Xexclude from comparisonYDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA drop-in Redis replacement that scales vertically to support millions of operations per second and terabyte sized workloads, all on a single instanceScalable, ACID-compliant graph database designed with a high-performance distributed cluster architecture, available in self-hosted and cloud offeringsA distributed fault-tolerant database service, with high availability, scalability, immediate consistency and ACID transactions and providing an Amazon DynamoDB compatible API
Primary database modelKey-value storeGraph DBMSDocument store
Relational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.42
Rank#271  Overall
#38  Key-value stores
Score44.47
Rank#23  Overall
#1  Graph DBMS
Score0.34
Rank#285  Overall
#43  Document stores
#130  Relational DBMS
Websitegithub.com/­dragonflydb/­dragonfly
www.dragonflydb.io
neo4j.comgithub.com/­ydb-platform/­ydb
ydb.tech
Technical documentationwww.dragonflydb.io/­docsneo4j.com/­docsydb.tech/­en/­docs
DeveloperDragonflyDB team and community contributorsNeo4j, Inc.Yandex
Initial release202320072019
Current release1.0, March 20235.18.1, March 2024
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoBSL 1.1Open Source infoGPL version3, commercial licenses availableOpen Source infoApache 2.0; commercial license available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC++Java, Scala
Server operating systemsLinuxLinux infoCan also be used server-less as embedded Java database.
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
Data schemescheme-freeschema-free and schema-optionalFlexible Schema (defined schema, partial schema, schema free)
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datestrings, hashes, lists, sets, sorted sets, bit arraysyesyes
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.nono
Secondary indexesnoyes infopluggable indexing subsystem, by default Apache Luceneyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonoSQL-like query language (YQL)
APIs and other access methodsProprietary protocol infoRESP - REdis Serialization ProtocolBolt protocol
Cypher query language
Java API
Neo4j-OGM infoObject Graph Mapper
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data Neo4j
TinkerPop 3
RESTful HTTP API (DynamoDB compatible)
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Clojure
D
Dart
Elixir
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
Lua
Objective-C
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Rust
Scala
Swift
Tcl
.Net
Clojure
Elixir
Go
Groovy
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresLuayes infoUser defined Procedures and Functionsno
Triggerspublish/subscribe channels provide some trigger functionalityyes infovia event handler
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyes using Neo4j FabricSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replicationCausal Clustering using Raft protocol infoavailable in in Enterprise Version onlyActive-passive shard replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual ConsistencyCausal and Eventual Consistency configurable in Causal Cluster setup
Immediate Consistency in stand-alone mode
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyes infoRelationships in graphsno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataAtomic execution of command blocks and scriptsACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes, strict serializability by the serveryesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesno
User concepts infoAccess controlPassword-based authenticationUsers, roles and permissions. Pluggable authentication with supported standards (LDAP, Active Directory, Kerberos)Access rights defined for Yandex Cloud users
More information provided by the system vendor
DragonflyNeo4jYDB
Specific characteristicsNeo4j delivers graph technology that has been battle tested for performance and scale...
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Competitive advantagesNeo4j is the market leader, graph database category creator, and the most widely...
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Typical application scenariosReal-Time Recommendations Master Data Management Identity and Access Management Network...
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Key customersOver 800 commercial customers and over 4300 startups use Neo4j. Flagship customers...
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Market metricsNeo4j boasts the world's largest graph database ecosystem with more than 140 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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