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DBMS > EventStoreDB vs. Neo4j vs. SwayDB

System Properties Comparison EventStoreDB vs. Neo4j vs. SwayDB

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NameEventStoreDB  Xexclude from comparisonNeo4j  Xexclude from comparisonSwayDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionIndustrial-strength, open-source database solution built from the ground up for event sourcing.Scalable, ACID-compliant graph database designed with a high-performance distributed cluster architecture, available in self-hosted and cloud offeringsAn embeddable, non-blocking, type-safe key-value store for single or multiple disks and in-memory storage
Primary database modelEvent StoreGraph DBMSKey-value store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score1.04
Rank#172  Overall
#1  Event Stores
Score58.03
Rank#20  Overall
#1  Graph DBMS
Score0.02
Rank#336  Overall
#53  Key-value stores
Websitewww.eventstore.comneo4j.comswaydb.io
Technical documentationdevelopers.eventstore.comneo4j.com/­docs
DeveloperEvent Store LimitedNeo4j, Inc.Simer Plaha
Initial release201220072018
Current release21.2, February 20214.4.3, January 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen SourceOpen Source infoGPL version3, commercial licenses availableOpen Source infoGNU Affero GPL V3.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJava, ScalaScala
Server operating systemsLinux
Windows
Linux infoCan also be used server-less as embedded Java database.
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-free and schema-optionalschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesno
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 indexesyes infopluggable indexing subsystem, by default Apache Luceneno
SQL infoSupport of SQLnono
APIs and other access methodsBolt protocol
Cypher query language
Java API
Neo4j-OGM infoObject Graph Mapper
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data Neo4j
TinkerPop 3
Supported programming languages.Net
Clojure
Elixir
Go
Groovy
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Java
Kotlin
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infoUser defined Procedures and Functionsno
Triggersyes infovia event handlerno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyes using Neo4j Fabricnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesCausal Clustering using Raft protocol infoavailable in in Enterprise Version onlynone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemCausal and Eventual Consistency configurable in Causal Cluster setup
Immediate Consistency in stand-alone mode
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes infoRelationships in graphsno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDAtomic execution of operations
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers, roles and permissions. Pluggable authentication with supported standards (LDAP, Active Directory, Kerberos)no
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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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