DB-EnginesInfluxDB download bannerEnglish
Deutsch
Knowledge Base of Relational and NoSQL Database Management Systemsprovided by solid IT

DBMS > Drizzle vs. Google Cloud Bigtable vs. Memgraph vs. Neo4j

System Properties Comparison Drizzle vs. Google Cloud Bigtable vs. Memgraph vs. Neo4j

Please select another system to include it in the comparison.

Editorial information provided by DB-Engines
NameDrizzle  Xexclude from comparisonGoogle Cloud Bigtable  Xexclude from comparisonMemgraph  Xexclude from comparisonNeo4j  Xexclude from comparison
Drizzle has published its last release in September 2012. The open-source project is discontinued and Drizzle is excluded from the DB-Engines ranking.
DescriptionMySQL fork with a pluggable micro-kernel and with an emphasis of performance over compatibility.Google's NoSQL Big Data database service. It's the same database that powers many core Google services, including Search, Analytics, Maps, and Gmail.A hybrid, in-memory first, distributed graph DBMS delivering high-performance on analytical and transactional workloads at enterprise scaleOpen source graph database
Primary database modelRelational DBMSWide column storeGraph DBMSGraph DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score2.25
Rank#106  Overall
#7  Wide column stores
Score0.05
Rank#306  Overall
#29  Graph DBMS
Score51.66
Rank#22  Overall
#1  Graph DBMS
Websitecloud.google.com/­bigtablememgraph.comneo4j.com
Technical documentationcloud.google.com/­bigtable/­docsdocs.memgraph.comneo4j.com/­docs
DeveloperDrizzle project, originally started by Brian AkerGoogleMemgraph LtdNeo4j, Inc.
Initial release2008201520172007
Current release7.2.4, September 20123.5.8, July 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoGNU GPLcommercialcommercial infoFree license availableOpen Source infoGPL version3, commercial licenses available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesnono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

Providers of DBaaS offerings, please contact us to be listed.
Implementation languageC++C and C++Java, Scala
Server operating systemsFreeBSD
Linux
OS X
hostedLinuxLinux infoCan also be used server-less as embedded Java database.
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesschema-freeschema-free and schema-optionalschema-free and schema-optional
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesnoyesyes
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 indexesyesnoyes infopluggable indexing subsystem, by default Apache Lucene
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infowith proprietary extensionsnonono
APIs and other access methodsJDBCgRPC (using protocol buffers) API
HappyBase (Python library)
HBase compatible API (Java)
Bolt protocol
Cypher query language
Bolt protocol
Cypher query language
Java API
Neo4j-OGM infoObject Graph Mapper
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data Neo4j
TinkerPop 3
Supported programming languagesC
C++
Java
PHP
C#
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
.Net
C
C++
Elixir
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
.Net
Clojure
Elixir
Go
Groovy
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonoyes infoUser defined Procedures and Functions
Triggersno infohooks for callbacks inside the server can be used.noyes infovia event handler
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingSharding infodynamic graph partitioningnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-master replication
Master-slave replication
Internal replication in Colossus, and regional replication between two clusters in different zonesMulti-Master replication using RAFTCausal Clustering using Raft protocol infoavailable in in Enterprise Version only
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate consistency (for a single cluster), Eventual consistency (for two or more replicated clusters)Immediate ConsistencyCausal and Eventual Consistency configurable in Causal Cluster setup
Immediate Consistency in stand-alone mode
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnoyes inforelationships in graphsyes infoRelationships in graphs
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDAtomic single-row operationsACID infowith snapshot isolationACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes, multi-version concurrency control (MVCC)yes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes infowith periodic snapshot and write-ahead logging (WAL) of changesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyes
User concepts infoAccess controlPluggable authentication mechanisms infoe.g. LDAP, HTTPAccess rights for users, groups and roles based on Google Cloud Identity and Access Management (IAM)Users, roles and permissionsUsers, roles and permissions. Pluggable authentication with supported standards (LDAP, Active Directory, Kerberos)
More information provided by the system vendor
DrizzleGoogle Cloud BigtableMemgraphNeo4j
Specific characteristicsNeo4j is a native graph database platform that is built to store, query, analyze...
» more
Competitive advantagesNeo4j database is the only transactional database that combines everything you need...
» more
Typical application scenariosReal-Time Recommendations Master Data Management Identity and Access Management Network...
» more
Key customersOver 300 commercial customers and over 750 startups use Neo4j. Flagship customers...
» more
Market metricsNeo4j boasts the world's largest graph database ecosystem with more than a 15 million...
» more
Licensing and pricing modelsGPL v3 license that can be used all the places where you might use MySQL. Neo4j Commercial...
» more
News

This Week in Neo4j – Discovering the Soul of a Product, UK Singles Chart Graph, Building Real-Time UIs with Kafka and Vue.js
18 January 2020

Creating Aha Moments for Developers: The 5-Minute Interview with Jennifer Reif, Developer Relations Engineer at Neo4j
17 January 2020

Graphs to Fight Diabetes
15 January 2020

This Week in Neo4j – Analyzing .NET Dependencies, Coloring a Sudoku Graph, Christmas Messages Graph, Making Graph Algorithms ‘Clique’
11 January 2020

#GraphCast: How-To Video Series
10 January 2020

We invite representatives of system vendors to contact us for updating and extending the system information,
and for displaying vendor-provided information such as key customers, competitive advantages and market metrics.

Related products and services

We invite representatives of vendors of related products to contact us for presenting information about their offerings here.

More resources
DrizzleGoogle Cloud BigtableMemgraphNeo4j
DB-Engines blog posts

MySQL won the April ranking; did its forks follow?
1 April 2015, Paul Andlinger

Has MySQL finally lost its mojo?
1 July 2013, Matthias Gelbmann

show all

Applying Graph Analytics to Game of Thrones
12 June 2019, Amy Hodler & Mark Needham, Neo4j (guest author)

MySQL, PostgreSQL and Redis are the winners of the March ranking
2 March 2016, Paul Andlinger

The openCypher Project: Help Shape the SQL for Graphs
22 December 2015, Emil Eifrem (guest author)

show all

Conferences and events

GraphConnect 2020
New York, USA, 20-22 April 2020

Recent citations in the news

AWS vs. Google Cloud: After a big 2019, what does 2020 hold?
15 January 2020, TechGenix

Secrets at Planet-scale: Engineering the Internal Google KMS
15 January 2020, InfoQ.com

Google Cloud Bigtable Replication Out of Beta After Just One Month
14 May 2019, Computer Business Review

Google Expands Cloud BigTable Replication Capabilities Globally in Beta
20 March 2019, InfoQ.com

Top Regional News: Tazewell County Sheriff introduces new app
14 January 2020, Monmouth Daily Review Atlas

provided by Google News

FactGem and Memgraph Partner to Give Clients Access to Real-Time, Transaction Based Analytics
1 February 2019, PRNewswire

Graph Database Market 2020 Segmentation Analysis by Size, Growth Rate, Application, Development, Rising Demand, Technology, Regions, and Top Key Players & Forecast 2025
17 January 2020, Fusion Science Academy

Life of a Distributed Graph Database Query
26 May 2019, InfoQ.com

Knowledge graphs beyond the hype: Getting knowledge in and out of graphs and databases
19 September 2018, ZDNet

Meet A Founder Who Started A Successful Software Company Thirty Years Ago. In Croatia.
30 April 2019, Forbes

provided by Google News

Neo4j the graph database
14 January 2020, App Developer Magazine

Neo4j introduces new cloud service to simplify building a graph database
6 November 2019, TechCrunch

Graph Database Market is touching to new level | DataStax, Franz Inc., Neo4j, Inc., Oracle Corporation, OrientDB
20 January 2020, Fusion Science Academy

Neo4j is the Graph Database of Choice for World's Top Financial Services Organizations
22 October 2019, PRNewswire

Neo4j Announces 2019 Graphie Award Winners
18 December 2019, Yahoo Finance

provided by Google News

Job opportunities

Google Data Engineer
Accenture, Raleigh, NC

Google Data Engineer
Accenture, Culver City, CA

Google Data Engineer
Accenture, Miami, FL

Google Data Engineer
Accenture, New York, NY

Google Data Engineer
Accenture, Denver, CO

Entry Level Data Scientist
RTI International, Durham, NC

Data Analyst - Neo4J - Data Scientist
Capgemini, Atlanta, GA

AI Scientist (PwC Labs)
PwC, New York, NY

Data Scientist
RTI International, Durham, NC

Data Scientist
Colsh Consultants, Georgia

jobs by Indeed




Share this page

Featured Products

MariaDB logo

How do MariaDB, Oracle MySQL and EnterpriseDB compare?
Get the white paper to
learn more.

Neo4j logo

Get your free copy of the new O'Reilly book Graph Algorithms with 20+ examples for
machine learning, graph analytics and more.

RavenDB logo

Setup a fully managed RavenDB Cloud Database in minutes. Enjoy hosting, management, backups all in one place.
Grab a Free Instance

Datastax Luna logo

Simple, subscription-based support for open source
Apache Cassandra™ from the Cassandra experts.
Learn more.

Couchbase logo

SQL + JSON + NoSQL.
Power, flexibility & scale.
All open source.
Get started now.

Present your product here