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System Properties Comparison EsgynDB vs. GraphDB vs. Microsoft Azure SQL Database vs. Neo4j

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NameEsgynDB  Xexclude from comparisonGraphDB infoformer name: OWLIM  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure SQL Database infoformerly SQL Azure  Xexclude from comparisonNeo4j  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionEnterprise-class SQL-on-Hadoop solution, powered by Apache TrafodionEnterprise RDF and graph database with efficient reasoning, cluster and external index synchronization supportDatabase as a Service offering with high compatibility to Microsoft SQL ServerOpen source graph database
Primary database modelRelational DBMSGraph DBMS
RDF store
Relational DBMSGraph DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Graph DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.20
Rank#263  Overall
#121  Relational DBMS
Score1.25
Rank#140  Overall
#9  Graph DBMS
#5  RDF stores
Score47.78
Rank#23  Overall
#14  Relational DBMS
Score48.27
Rank#22  Overall
#1  Graph DBMS
Websiteesgyn.comgraphdb.ontotext.comazure.microsoft.com/­en-us/­services/­sql-databaseneo4j.com
Technical documentationesgyn.com/­developersgraphdb.ontotext.com/­documentationdocs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­sql-databaseneo4j.com/­docs
DeveloperEsgynOntotextMicrosoftNeo4j, Inc.
Initial release2015200020102007
Current release8.8, January 2019V124.0.5, June 2020
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial infolimited edition freecommercialOpen Source infoGPL version3, commercial licenses available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono infoNamed S4, Ontotext provides a semantic graph database based on GraphDB in the cloud.yesno
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Implementation languageC++, JavaJavaC++Java, Scala
Server operating systemsLinuxAll OS with a Java VM
Linux
OS X
Windows
hostedLinux infoCan also be used server-less as embedded Java database.
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesschema-free and OWL/RDFS-schema supportyesschema-free and schema-optional
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.nonoyes
Secondary indexesyesyes, supports real-time synchronization and indexing in SOLR/Elastic search/Lucene and GeoSPARQL geometry data indexesyesyes infopluggable indexing subsystem, by default Apache Lucene
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesSPARQL is used as query languageyesno
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
GeoSPARQL
Java API
RDF4J API
RIO
Sail API
Sesame REST HTTP Protocol
SPARQL 1.1
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Bolt protocol
Cypher query language
Java API
Neo4j-OGM infoObject Graph Mapper
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data Neo4j
TinkerPop 3
Supported programming languagesAll languages supporting JDBC/ODBC/ADO.Net.Net
C#
Clojure
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
.Net
C#
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
.Net
Clojure
Elixir
Go
Groovy
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresJava Stored ProceduresJava Server PluginTransact SQLyes infoUser defined Procedures and Functions
Triggersnonoyesyes infovia event handler
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-master replication between multi datacentersMaster-master replicationyes, with always 3 replicas availableCausal Clustering using Raft protocol infoavailable in in Enterprise Version only
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency, Eventual consistency (configurable in cluster mode per master or individual client request)Immediate ConsistencyCausal and Eventual Consistency configurable in Causal Cluster setup
Immediate Consistency in stand-alone mode
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyes infoConstraint checkingyesyes infoRelationships in graphs
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
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.no
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardyesfine 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
EsgynDBGraphDB infoformer name: OWLIMMicrosoft Azure SQL Database infoformerly SQL AzureNeo4j
Specific characteristicsGraphDB Enterprise is a high-performance semantic repository created by Ontotext....
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Neo4j is a native graph database platform that is built to store, query, analyze...
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Competitive advantagesGraphDB allows you to link text and data in big knowledge graphs. It’s easy to experiment...
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Neo4j database is the only transactional database that combines everything you need...
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Typical application scenariosMetadata enrichment and management, linked open data publishing, semantic inferencing...
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Real-Time Recommendations Master Data Management Identity and Access Management Network...
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Key customersBBC, Press Association, Financial Times, DK, Euromoney, The British Museum, Getty...
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Over 300 commercial customers and over 750 startups use Neo4j. Flagship customers...
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Market metricsGraphDB is the most utilized semantic triplestore for mission-critical enterprise...
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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 modelsGraphDB-Free is free to use. SE and Enterprise are licensed per CPU-Core used. Perpetual...
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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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