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DBMS > Drizzle vs. Kinetica vs. Neo4j vs. TerarkDB

System Properties Comparison Drizzle vs. Kinetica vs. Neo4j vs. TerarkDB

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NameDrizzle  Xexclude from comparisonKinetica  Xexclude from comparisonNeo4j  Xexclude from comparisonTerarkDB  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.Fully vectorized database across both GPUs and CPUsScalable, ACID-compliant graph database designed with a high-performance distributed cluster architecture, available in self-hosted and cloud offeringsA key-value store forked from RocksDB with advanced compression algorithms. It can be used standalone or as a storage engine for MySQL and MongoDB
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSGraph DBMSKey-value store
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Score0.73
Rank#205  Overall
#101  Relational DBMS
Score57.63
Rank#18  Overall
#1  Graph DBMS
Score0.05
Rank#326  Overall
#51  Key-value stores
Websitewww.kinetica.comneo4j.comgithub.com/­Terark/­terarkdb
Technical documentationwww.kinetica.com/­docsneo4j.com/­docsgithub.com/­Terark/­terarkdb/­wiki
DeveloperDrizzle project, originally started by Brian AkerKineticaNeo4j, Inc.Terark
Initial release2008201220072016
Current release7.2.4, September 20127.1, August 20214.3.3, August 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoGNU GPLcommercialOpen Source infoGPL version3, commercial licenses availablecommercial inforestricted open source version available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Neo4j Aura: Neo4j’s fully managed cloud service: The zero-admin, always-on graph database for cloud developers.
Implementation languageC++C, C++Java, ScalaC++
Server operating systemsFreeBSD
Linux
OS X
LinuxLinux infoCan also be used server-less as embedded Java database.
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesyesschema-free and schema-optionalschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesno
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 indexesyesyesyes infopluggable indexing subsystem, by default Apache Luceneno
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infowith proprietary extensionsSQL-like DML and DDL statementsnono
APIs and other access methodsJDBCJDBC
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
Supported programming languagesC
C++
Java
PHP
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
.Net
Clojure
Elixir
Go
Groovy
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
C++
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnouser defined functionsyes infoUser defined Procedures and Functionsno
Triggersno infohooks for callbacks inside the server can be used.yes infotriggers when inserted values for one or more columns fall within a specified rangeyes infovia event handlerno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingyes using Neo4j Fabricnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
Source-replica replicationCausal Clustering using Raft protocol infoavailable in in Enterprise Version onlynone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on configurationCausal and Eventual Consistency configurable in Causal Cluster setup
Immediate Consistency in stand-alone mode
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesyes infoRelationships in graphsno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnoACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes infoGPU vRAM or System RAMyes
User concepts infoAccess controlPluggable authentication mechanisms infoe.g. LDAP, HTTPAccess rights for users and roles on table levelUsers, roles and permissions. Pluggable authentication with supported standards (LDAP, Active Directory, Kerberos)no
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DrizzleKineticaNeo4jTerarkDB
Specific characteristicsNative and fully vectorized database across both GPUs and CPUs, with memory first...
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Neo4j delivers graph technology that has been battle tested for performance and scale...
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Competitive advantagesBest in class geospatial and temporal analytics. Lockless architecture provides real-time...
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Neo4j is the market leader, graph database category creator, and the most widely...
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Typical application scenariosAny application requiring (1) real time insights, (2) time series analysis (3) geospatial...
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Real-Time Recommendations Master Data Management Identity and Access Management Network...
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Key customersCitibank, US Air Force, Softbank, OVO, Telkomsel, USPS, 2 of the top 3 US Telcos,...
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Over 800 commercial customers and over 4300 startups use Neo4j. Flagship customers...
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Market metricsThe largest IoT deployment in the world, NORAD, runs on Kinetica.
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Neo4j boasts the world's largest graph database ecosystem with more than 140 million...
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Licensing and pricing modelsAlways Free Tier in the Cloud, Pay-As-You-Go Consumption Based Pricing, and Portable...
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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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