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System Properties Comparison EXASOL vs. Neo4j vs. RDF4J vs. TerminusDB

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NameEXASOL  Xexclude from comparisonNeo4j  Xexclude from comparisonRDF4J infoformerly known as Sesame  Xexclude from comparisonTerminusDB infoformer name was DataChemist  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionHigh-performance, in-memory, MPP database specifically designed for in-memory analytics.Open source graph databaseRDF4J is a Java framework for processing RDF data, supporting both memory-based and a disk-based storage.Scalable Graph Database platform making enterprise data available by exploiting inferred entities and relationships
Primary database modelRelational DBMSGraph DBMSRDF storeGraph DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
RDF store
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Score2.89
Rank#89  Overall
#44  Relational DBMS
Score51.21
Rank#22  Overall
#1  Graph DBMS
Score0.39
Rank#223  Overall
#11  RDF stores
Score0.00
Rank#334  Overall
#32  Graph DBMS
Websitewww.exasol.com/­en/­productsneo4j.comrdf4j.orgterminusdb.com
Technical documentationwww.exasol.com/­en/­community/­resourcesneo4j.com/­docsdocs.rdf4j.orgterminusdb.com/­docs
DeveloperExasolNeo4j, Inc.Since 2016 officially forked into an Eclipse project, former developer was Aduna Software.DataChemist Ltd.
Initial release2000200720042018
Current release4.0.0, January 20201.0, 2018
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoGPL version3, commercial licenses availableOpen Source infoEclipse Distribution License (EDL), v1.0.Open Source infoGPL V3
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageJava, ScalaJavaProlog, Rust
Server operating systemsLinux infoCan also be used server-less as embedded Java database.
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
OS X
Unix
Windows
Linux
Data schemeyesschema-free and schema-optionalyes infoRDF Schemasyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesyes
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 indexesyesyes infopluggable indexing subsystem, by default Apache Luceneyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesnonoSQL-like query language (WOQL)
APIs and other access methods.Net
JDBC
ODBC
WebSocket
Bolt protocol
Cypher query language
Java API
Neo4j-OGM infoObject Graph Mapper
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data Neo4j
TinkerPop 3
Java API
RIO infoRDF Input/Output
Sail API
SeRQL infoSesame RDF Query Language
Sesame REST HTTP Protocol
SPARQL
OWL
RESTful HTTP API
WOQL (Web Object Query Language)
Supported programming languagesJava
Lua
Python
R
.Net
Clojure
Elixir
Go
Groovy
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Java
PHP
Python
JavaScript
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsyes infoUser defined Procedures and Functionsyesyes
Triggersyesyes infovia event handleryesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnonenoneGraph Partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesCausal Clustering using Raft protocol infoavailable in in Enterprise Version onlynoneJournaling Streams
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes infoHadoop integrationnonono
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 integrityyesyes infoRelationships in graphsyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDACID infoIsolation support depends on the API usedACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes infoin-memory storage is supported as wellyes infoin-memory journaling
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users, groups and roles according to SQL-standardUsers, roles and permissions. Pluggable authentication with supported standards (LDAP, Active Directory, Kerberos)noRole-based access control
More information provided by the system vendor
EXASOLNeo4jRDF4J infoformerly known as SesameTerminusDB infoformer name was DataChemist
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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