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System Properties Comparison EDB Postgres vs. Microsoft Access vs. Neo4j

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NameEDB Postgres  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Access  Xexclude from comparisonNeo4j  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionThe EDB Postgres Platform is an enterprise-class data management platform based on the open source database PostgreSQL with flexible deployment options and Oracle compatibility features, complemented by tool kits for management, integration, and migration.Microsoft Access combines a backend RDBMS (JET / ACE Engine) with a GUI frontend for data manipulation and queries. infoThe Access frontend is often used for accessing other datasources (DBMS, Excel, etc.)Scalable, ACID-compliant graph database designed with a high-performance distributed cluster architecture, available in self-hosted and cloud offerings
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSGraph DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score2.72
Rank#114  Overall
#58  Relational DBMS
Score135.03
Rank#9  Overall
#6  Relational DBMS
Score57.30
Rank#20  Overall
#1  Graph DBMS
Websitewww.enterprisedb.comwww.microsoft.com/­en-us/­microsoft-365/­accessneo4j.com
Technical documentationwww.enterprisedb.com/­edb-docsdeveloper.microsoft.com/­en-us/­accessneo4j.com/­docs
DeveloperEnterpriseDBMicrosoftNeo4j, Inc.
Initial release200519922007
Current release14, December 20211902 (16.0.11328.20222), March 20195.2, November 2022
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infoBSD for PostgreSQL-componentscommercial infoBundled with Microsoft OfficeOpen Source infoGPL version3, commercial licenses available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageCC++Java, Scala
Server operating systemsLinux
Windows
Windows infoNot a real database server, but making use of DLLsLinux infoCan also be used server-less as embedded Java database.
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesyesschema-free and schema-optional
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes
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.yes infospecific XML-type available, but no XML query functionality.
Secondary indexesyesyesyes infopluggable indexing subsystem, by default Apache Lucene
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infostandard with numerous extensionsyes infobut not compliant to any SQL standardno
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
ADO.NET
DAO
ODBC
OLE DB
Bolt protocol
Cypher query language
Java API
Neo4j-OGM infoObject Graph Mapper
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data Neo4j
TinkerPop 3
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Tcl
C
C#
C++
Delphi
Java (JDBC-ODBC)
VBA
Visual Basic.NET
.Net
Clojure
Elixir
Go
Groovy
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functions inforealized in proprietary language PL/pgSQL or with common languages like Perl, Python, Tcl etc.yes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineyes infoUser defined Procedures and Functions
Triggersyesyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineyes infovia event handler
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeshorizontal partitioning infoby hash, list or rangenoneyes using Neo4j Fabric
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replicationnoneCausal Clustering using Raft protocol infoavailable in in Enterprise Version only
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
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 integrityyesyesyes infoRelationships in graphs
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACID infobut no files for transaction loggingACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes, multi-version concurrency control (MVCC)yesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes infobut no files for transaction loggingyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.no
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardno infoa simple user-level security was built in till version Access 2003Users, roles and permissions. Pluggable authentication with supported standards (LDAP, Active Directory, Kerberos)
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EDB PostgresMicrosoft AccessNeo4j
Specific characteristicsPostgreSQL with added Security, Performance, DBA, Developer, and Oracle compatibile...
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Neo4j delivers graph technology that has been battle tested for performance and scale...
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Competitive advantagesComplete Postgres platform with enterprise-class Postgres, Management, Integration,...
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Neo4j is the market leader, graph database category creator, and the most widely...
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Typical application scenariosNew applications for transactional, reporting and mixed workloads that need to integrate...
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Real-Time Recommendations Master Data Management Identity and Access Management Network...
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Key customersMasterCard, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Ericsson, AT&T, Alibaba, Korea Telecom and...
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Over 800 commercial customers and over 4300 startups use Neo4j. Flagship customers...
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Market metricsListed in Gartner Magic Quadrant 2013-2018 with over 4,000 customers.
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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 modelsOpen Source and Commercial core based licensing.
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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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