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System Properties Comparison Ehcache vs. IBM Db2 vs. Neo4j

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NameEhcache  Xexclude from comparisonIBM Db2 infoformerly named DB2 or IBM Database 2  Xexclude from comparisonNeo4j  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA widely adopted Java cache with tiered storage optionsCommon in IBM host environments, 2 different versions for host and Windows/LinuxOpen source graph database
Primary database modelKey-value storeRelational DBMS infoSince Version 10.5 support for JSON/BSON documents compatible with MongoDBGraph DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
RDF store infoin DB2 LUW (Linux, Unix, Windows)
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score6.99
Rank#55  Overall
#7  Key-value stores
Score156.01
Rank#6  Overall
#5  Relational DBMS
Score52.32
Rank#18  Overall
#1  Graph DBMS
Websitewww.ehcache.orgwww.ibm.com/­analytics/­db2neo4j.com
Technical documentationwww.ehcache.org/­documentationwww.ibm.com/­support/­knowledgecenter/­SSEPGGneo4j.com/­docs
DeveloperTerracotta Inc, owned by Software AGIBMNeo4j, Inc.
Initial release20091983 infohost version2007
Current release3.8.1, September 201912.1, October 20164.2.3, January 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2; commercial licenses availablecommercial infofree version is availableOpen Source infoGPL version3, commercial licenses available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJavaC and C++Java, Scala
Server operating systemsAll OS with a Java VMAIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Windows
z/OS
Linux infoCan also be used server-less as embedded Java database.
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesschema-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.no
Secondary indexesnoyesyes infopluggable indexing subsystem, by default Apache Lucene
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyesno
APIs and other access methodsJCacheADO.NET
JDBC
JSON style queries infoMongoDB compatible
ODBC
XQuery
Bolt protocol
Cypher query language
Java API
Neo4j-OGM infoObject Graph Mapper
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data Neo4j
TinkerPop 3
Supported programming languagesJavaC
C#
C++
Cobol
Delphi
Fortran
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Visual Basic
.Net
Clojure
Elixir
Go
Groovy
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyesyes infoUser defined Procedures and Functions
Triggersyes infoCache Event Listenersyesyes infovia event handler
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoby using Terracotta ServerSharding infoonly with Windows/Unix/Linux Versionnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infoby using Terracotta Serveryes infowith separate tools (MQ, InfoSphere)Causal 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 systemTunable Consistency (Strong, Eventual, Weak)Causal and Eventual Consistency configurable in Causal Cluster setup
Immediate Consistency in stand-alone mode
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesyes infoRelationships in graphs
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayes infosupports JTA and can work as an XA resourceACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes infousing a tiered cache-storage approachyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes
User concepts infoAccess controlnofine grained access rights according to SQL-standardUsers, roles and permissions. Pluggable authentication with supported standards (LDAP, Active Directory, Kerberos)
More information provided by the system vendor
EhcacheIBM Db2 infoformerly named DB2 or IBM Database 2Neo4j
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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