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System Properties Comparison EJDB vs. Google Cloud Firestore vs. NCache vs. Neo4j

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NameEJDB  Xexclude from comparisonGoogle Cloud Firestore  Xexclude from comparisonNCache  Xexclude from comparisonNeo4j  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionEmbeddable document-store database library with JSON representation of queries (in MongoDB style)Cloud Firestore is an auto-scaling document database for storing, syncing, and querying data for mobile and web apps. It offers seamless integration with other Firebase and Google Cloud Platform products.Open source in-memory key-value storeOpen source graph database
Primary database modelDocument storeDocument storeKey-value storeGraph DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.18
Rank#262  Overall
#35  Document stores
Score5.66
Rank#57  Overall
#9  Document stores
Score0.94
Rank#157  Overall
#26  Key-value stores
Score51.66
Rank#22  Overall
#1  Graph DBMS
Websiteejdb.orgfirebase.google.com/­products/­firestorewww.alachisoft.com/­ncacheneo4j.com
Technical documentationgithub.com/­Softmotions/­ejdb/­blob/­master/­README.mdfirebase.google.com/­docs/­firestorewww.alachisoft.com/­resources/­docsneo4j.com/­docs
DeveloperSoftmotionsGoogleAlachisoftNeo4j, Inc.
Initial release2012201720042007
Current release5.0, May 20194.0.0, January 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoGPLv2commercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoGPL version3, commercial licenses available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesnono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageCC#, C++, .NETJava, Scala
Server operating systemsserver-lesshostedWindowsLinux infoCan also be used server-less as embedded Java database.
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeschema-freeschema-free and schema-optional
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes infostring, integer, double, bool, date, object_idyesyes
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 indexesnoyesyesyes infopluggable indexing subsystem, by default Apache Lucene
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonoSQL-like query syntax (OQL) for searching the cacheno
APIs and other access methodsin-process shared libraryAndroid
gRPC (using protocol buffers) API
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
LINQ
Proprietary protocol
Bolt protocol
Cypher query language
Java API
Neo4j-OGM infoObject Graph Mapper
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data Neo4j
TinkerPop 3
Supported programming languagesActionscript
C
C#
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lua
Objective-C
Pike
Python
Ruby
Go
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
Python
.Net
C#
Java
Visual Basic.NET
.Net
Clojure
Elixir
Go
Groovy
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyes, Firebase Rules & Cloud Functionsno infosupport for stored procedures with SQL-Server CLRyes infoUser defined Procedures and Functions
Triggersnoyes, with Cloud Functionsyes infoNotificationsyes infovia event handler
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneShardingyesnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneMaster-master replicationyes, with selectable consistency levelCausal Clustering using Raft protocol infoavailable in in Enterprise Version only
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoUsing Cloud Dataflowyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Causal and Eventual Consistency configurable in Causal Cluster setup
Immediate Consistency in stand-alone mode
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityno infotypically not needed, however similar functionality with collection joins possiblenonoyes infoRelationships in graphs
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoyesoptimistic lockingACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infoRead/Write Lockingyesyesyes
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 controlnoAccess rights for users, groups and roles based on Google Cloud Identity and Access Management. Security Rules for 3rd party authentication using Firebase Auth.authentification to access the cache via Active Directory/LDAP (possible roles: user, administrator)Users, roles and permissions. Pluggable authentication with supported standards (LDAP, Active Directory, Kerberos)
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EJDBGoogle Cloud FirestoreNCacheNeo4j
Specific characteristicsNCache has been the market leader in .NET Distributed Caching for the last 13 years....
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Neo4j is a native graph database platform that is built to store, query, analyze...
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Competitive advantagesNcache is 100% .NET with ASP.NET Session State storage, ASP.NET View State Caching,...
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Neo4j database is the only transactional database that combines everything you need...
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Typical application scenariosNCache enables industries and users including users doing: Fraud Detection, Retail...
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Real-Time Recommendations Master Data Management Identity and Access Management Network...
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Key customersBank of America, Citi, Natures Way, Charter Spectrum, Barclays, Henry Schein, GBM,...
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Over 300 commercial customers and over 750 startups use Neo4j. Flagship customers...
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Market metricsMarket Leader in .NET Distributed Caching for the last 13 years.
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Neo4j boasts the world's largest graph database ecosystem with more than a 15 million...
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Licensing and pricing modelsThe NCache Enterprise licensing model is according to the number of nodes and shards...
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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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