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System Properties Comparison EJDB vs. Neo4j vs. SQLite

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NameEJDB  Xexclude from comparisonNeo4j  Xexclude from comparisonSQLite  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionEmbeddable document-store database library with JSON representation of queries (in MongoDB style)Scalable, ACID-compliant graph database designed with a high-performance distributed cluster architecture, available in self-hosted and cloud offeringsWidely used embeddable, in-process RDBMS
Primary database modelDocument storeGraph DBMSRelational DBMS
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Score0.10
Rank#322  Overall
#44  Document stores
Score59.35
Rank#19  Overall
#1  Graph DBMS
Score138.87
Rank#10  Overall
#7  Relational DBMS
Websiteejdb.orgneo4j.comwww.sqlite.org
Technical documentationgithub.com/­Softmotions/­ejdb/­blob/­master/­README.mdneo4j.com/­docswww.sqlite.org/­docs.html
DeveloperSoftmotionsNeo4j, Inc.Dwayne Richard Hipp
Initial release201220072000
Current release4.4.9, July 20223.39.1  (13 July 2022), July 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoGPLv2Open Source infoGPL version3, commercial licenses availableOpen Source infoPublic Domain
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageCJava, ScalaC
Server operating systemsserver-lessLinux infoCan also be used server-less as embedded Java database.
OS X
Solaris
Windows
server-less
Data schemeschema-freeschema-free and schema-optionalyes infodynamic column types
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes infostring, integer, double, bool, date, object_idyesyes infonot rigid because of 'dynamic typing' concept.
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.no
Secondary indexesnoyes infopluggable indexing subsystem, by default Apache Luceneyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonoyes infoSQL-92 is not fully supported
APIs and other access methodsin-process shared libraryBolt protocol
Cypher query language
Java API
Neo4j-OGM infoObject Graph Mapper
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data Neo4j
TinkerPop 3
ADO.NET infoinofficial driver
JDBC infoinofficial driver
ODBC infoinofficial driver
Supported programming languagesActionscript
C
C#
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lua
Objective-C
Pike
Python
Ruby
.Net
Clojure
Elixir
Go
Groovy
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Actionscript
Ada
Basic
C
C#
C++
D
Delphi
Forth
Fortran
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Lisp
Lua
MatLab
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
PL/SQL
Python
R
Ruby
Scala
Scheme
Smalltalk
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyes infoUser defined Procedures and Functionsno
Triggersnoyes infovia event handleryes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneyes using Neo4j Fabricnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneCausal Clustering using Raft protocol infoavailable in in Enterprise Version onlynone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemCausal 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 possibleyes infoRelationships in graphsyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infoRead/Write Lockingyesyes infovia file-system locks
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes
User concepts infoAccess controlnoUsers, roles and permissions. Pluggable authentication with supported standards (LDAP, Active Directory, Kerberos)no
More information provided by the system vendor
EJDBNeo4jSQLite
Specific characteristicsNeo4j delivers graph technology that has been battle tested for performance and scale...
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Competitive advantagesNeo4j is the market leader, graph database category creator, and the most widely...
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Typical application scenariosReal-Time Recommendations Master Data Management Identity and Access Management Network...
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Key customersOver 800 commercial customers and over 4300 startups use Neo4j. Flagship customers...
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Market metricsNeo4j boasts the world's largest graph database ecosystem with more than 140 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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