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System Properties Comparison Drizzle vs. Neo4j vs. Splice Machine vs. Sqrrl

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NameDrizzle  Xexclude from comparisonNeo4j  Xexclude from comparisonSplice Machine  Xexclude from comparisonSqrrl  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.Sqrrl has been acquired by Amazon and became a part of Amazon Web Services. It has been removed from the DB-Engines ranking.
DescriptionMySQL fork with a pluggable micro-kernel and with an emphasis of performance over compatibility.Open source graph databaseOpen-Source SQL RDBMS powered by Spark and HadoopAdaptable, secure NoSQL built on Apache Accumulo
Primary database modelRelational DBMSGraph DBMSRelational DBMSDocument store
Graph DBMS
Key-value store
Wide column store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score51.66
Rank#22  Overall
#1  Graph DBMS
Score0.67
Rank#186  Overall
#91  Relational DBMS
Websiteneo4j.comsplicemachine.comsqrrl.com
Technical documentationneo4j.com/­docsdoc.splicemachine.com
DeveloperDrizzle project, originally started by Brian AkerNeo4j, Inc.John LeachAmazon infooriginally Sqrrl Data, Inc.
Initial release2008200720142012
Current release7.2.4, September 20124.0.0, January 20202.0
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoGNU GPLOpen Source infoGPL version3, commercial licenses availableOpen Source infoextended commercial Enterprise edition availablecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageC++Java, ScalaJavaJava
Server operating systemsFreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Linux infoCan also be used server-less as embedded Java database.
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
Data schemeyesschema-free and schema-optionalyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesyes
Secondary indexesyesyes infopluggable indexing subsystem, by default Apache Luceneyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infowith proprietary extensionsnoyesno
APIs and other access methodsJDBCBolt protocol
Cypher query language
Java API
Neo4j-OGM infoObject Graph Mapper
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data Neo4j
TinkerPop 3
JDBC
ODBC
Accumulo Shell
Java API
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Thrift
Supported programming languagesC
C++
Java
PHP
.Net
Clojure
Elixir
Go
Groovy
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Java
JRuby
Scala
Actionscript
C infousing GLib
C#
C++
Cocoa
Delphi
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Smalltalk
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyes infoUser defined Procedures and Functionsyes infoJavano
Triggersno infohooks for callbacks inside the server can be used.yes infovia event handleryesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnoneShardingSharding infomaking use of Hadoop
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-master replication
Master-slave replication
Causal Clustering using Raft protocol infoavailable in in Enterprise Version onlyMaster-master replication
Master-slave replication
selectable replication factor infomaking use of Hadoop
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono infouses HBase insteadyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemCausal and Eventual Consistency configurable in Causal Cluster setup
Immediate Consistency in stand-alone mode
Immediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency infoDocument store kept consistent with combination of global timestamping, row-level transactions, and server-side consistency resolution.
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyes infoRelationships in graphsyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDACIDAtomic updates per row, document, or graph entity
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
User concepts infoAccess controlPluggable authentication mechanisms infoe.g. LDAP, HTTPUsers, roles and permissions. Pluggable authentication with supported standards (LDAP, Active Directory, Kerberos)Access rights for users, groups and roles according to SQL-standardCell-level Security, Data-Centric Security, Role-Based Access Control (RBAC), Attribute-Based Access Control (ABAC)
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DrizzleNeo4jSplice MachineSqrrl
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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