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System Properties Comparison Faircom DB vs. Google Cloud Bigtable vs. Neo4j vs. TimescaleDB

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NameFaircom DB infoformerly c-treeACE  Xexclude from comparisonGoogle Cloud Bigtable  Xexclude from comparisonNeo4j  Xexclude from comparisonTimescaleDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionNative high-speed multi-model DBMS for relational and key-value store data simultaneously accessible through SQL and NoSQL APIs.Google's NoSQL Big Data database service. It's the same database that powers many core Google services, including Search, Analytics, Maps, and Gmail.Scalable, ACID-compliant graph database designed with a high-performance distributed cluster architecture, available in self-hosted and cloud offeringsA time series DBMS optimized for fast ingest and complex queries, based on PostgreSQL
Primary database modelKey-value store
Relational DBMS
Key-value store
Wide column store
Graph DBMSTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.17
Rank#351  Overall
#52  Key-value stores
#148  Relational DBMS
Score5.47
Rank#76  Overall
#10  Key-value stores
#7  Wide column stores
Score55.84
Rank#20  Overall
#1  Graph DBMS
Score4.54
Rank#85  Overall
#5  Time Series DBMS
Websitewww.faircom.com/­products/­faircom-dbcloud.google.com/­bigtableneo4j.comwww.timescale.com
Technical documentationlearn.faircomcorp.com/­developers/­documentation_directorycloud.google.com/­bigtable/­docsneo4j.com/­docsdocs.timescale.com
DeveloperFairCom CorporationGoogleNeo4j, Inc.Timescale
Initial release1979201520072017
Current releaseV12, November 20205.3, December 20222.6.0, February 2022
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infoRestricted, free version availablecommercialOpen Source infoGPL version3, commercial licenses availableOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesnono
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Implementation languageANSI C, C++Java, ScalaC
Server operating systemsAIX
FreeBSD
HP-UX
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
QNX
SCO
Solaris
VxWorks
Windows infoeasily portable to other OSs
hostedLinux infoCan also be used server-less as embedded Java database.
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeschema free, schema optional, schema required, partial schema,schema-freeschema-free and schema-optionalyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes, ANSI SQL Types, JSON, typed binary structuresnoyesnumerics, strings, booleans, arrays, JSON blobs, geospatial dimensions, currencies, binary data, other complex data types
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 indexesyesnoyes infopluggable indexing subsystem, by default Apache Luceneyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes, ANSI SQL with proprietary extensionsnonoyes infofull PostgreSQL SQL syntax
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
Direct SQL
JDBC
JPA
ODBC
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
RESTful MQTT/JSON API
RPC
gRPC (using protocol buffers) API
HappyBase (Python library)
HBase compatible API (Java)
Bolt protocol
Cypher query language
Java API
Neo4j-OGM infoObject Graph Mapper
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data Neo4j
TinkerPop 3
ADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js and browser)
PHP
Python
Visual Basic
C#
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
.Net
Clojure
Elixir
Go
Groovy
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java infoJDBC
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes info.Net, JavaScript, C/C++noyes infoUser defined Procedures and Functionsuser defined functions, PL/pgSQL, PL/Tcl, PL/Perl, PL/Python, PL/Java, PL/PHP, PL/R, PL/Ruby, PL/Scheme, PL/Unix shell
Triggersyesnoyes infovia event handleryes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesFile partitioning, horizontal partitioning, sharding infoCustomizable business rules for table partitioningShardingyes using Neo4j Fabricyes, across time and space (hash partitioning) attributes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes, configurable to be parallel or serial, synchronous or asynchronous, uni-directional or bi-directional, ACID-consistent or eventually consistent (with custom conflict resolution).Internal replication in Colossus, and regional replication between two clusters in different zonesCausal Clustering using Raft protocol infoavailable in in Enterprise Version onlySource-replica replication with hot standby and reads on replicas info
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Tunable consistency per server, database, table, and transaction
Immediate consistency (for a single cluster), Eventual consistency (for two or more replicated clusters)Causal and Eventual Consistency configurable in Causal Cluster setup
Immediate Consistency in stand-alone mode
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnoyes infoRelationships in graphsyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datatunable from ACID to Eventually ConsistentAtomic single-row operationsACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentYes, tunable from durable to delayed durability to in-memoryyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesnono
User concepts infoAccess controlFine grained access rights according to SQL-standard with additional protections for filesAccess rights for users, groups and roles based on Google Cloud Identity and Access Management (IAM)Users, roles and permissions. Pluggable authentication with supported standards (LDAP, Active Directory, Kerberos)fine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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Faircom DB infoformerly c-treeACEGoogle Cloud BigtableNeo4jTimescaleDB
Specific characteristicsAchieve Hundreds of Thousands of Transactions Per Second on A Single Database Server...
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Neo4j delivers graph technology that has been battle tested for performance and scale...
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Timescale is the creator of TimescaleDB , the first open-source relational database...
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Competitive advantagesTop Features SQL Key-value store and navigational NoSQL API Indexed binary objects...
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Neo4j is the market leader, graph database category creator, and the most widely...
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TimescaleDB is purpose-built to scale and handle time-series data workloads and is...
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Typical application scenariosReal-time transaction processing solutions leverage FairCom DB because its NoSQL...
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Real-Time Recommendations Master Data Management Identity and Access Management Network...
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Time-series Analytics TimescaleDB boosts the performance of PostgreSQL for time-series...
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Key customersMicrosoft, UPS, Verizon, Motorola, Commvault, Thomson Reuters, ACI, BNY Mellon, Rockwell...
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Over 800 commercial customers and over 4300 startups use Neo4j. Flagship customers...
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TransferWise, Maersk, Walmart, Comcast, LaunchDarkly, IBM, NOV, Cisco, Nutanix, Warner...
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Market metricsFrom banking and financial transactions, transportation, warehouse automation, package...
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Neo4j boasts the world's largest graph database ecosystem with more than 140 million...
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With over 12,700 GitHub stars and growing, 1,000,000 active databases, and an active...
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Licensing and pricing modelsJust as the technical aspects of FairCom DB are flexible to meet operation requirements,...
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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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TimescaleDB is available as a self-hosted product under two licenses, the Timescale...
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