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System Properties Comparison Fauna vs. MarkLogic vs. Neo4j

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NameFauna  Xexclude from comparisonMarkLogic  Xexclude from comparisonNeo4j  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionFauna (previously named FaunaDB) provides a web-native interface, with support for GraphQL and custom business logic that integrates seamlessly with the rest of the serverless ecosystem. The underlying globally distributed storage and compute platform is fast, consistent, and reliable, with a modern security infrastructure.Operational and transactional Enterprise NoSQL databaseScalable, ACID-compliant graph database designed with a high-performance distributed cluster architecture, available in self-hosted and cloud offerings
Primary database modelDocument store
Graph DBMS
Relational DBMS
Time Series DBMS
Document store
Native XML DBMS
RDF store infoas of version 7
Search engine
Graph DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score1.74
Rank#129  Overall
#21  Document stores
#12  Graph DBMS
#62  Relational DBMS
#9  Time Series DBMS
Score9.45
Rank#48  Overall
#8  Document stores
#1  Native XML DBMS
#1  RDF stores
#4  Search engines
Score57.16
Rank#18  Overall
#1  Graph DBMS
Websitefauna.comwww.marklogic.comneo4j.com
Technical documentationdocs.fauna.comdocs.marklogic.comneo4j.com/­docs
DeveloperFauna, Inc.MarkLogic Corp.Neo4j, Inc.
Initial release201420012007
Current release9.0, 20174.3.2, July 2021
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial inforestricted free version is availableOpen Source infoGPL version3, commercial licenses available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Neo4j Aura: Neo4j’s fully managed cloud service: The zero-admin, always-on graph database for cloud developers.
Implementation languageScalaC++Java, Scala
Server operating systemshostedLinux
OS X
Windows
Linux infoCan also be used server-less as embedded Java database.
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-free infoSchema can be enforcedschema-free and schema-optional
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesyes
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.noyes
Secondary indexesyesyesyes infopluggable indexing subsystem, by default Apache Lucene
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyes infoSQL92no
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIJava API
Node.js Client API
ODBC
proprietary Optic API infoProprietary Query API, introduced with version 9
RESTful HTTP API
SPARQL
WebDAV
XDBC
XQuery
XSLT
Bolt protocol
Cypher query language
Java API
Neo4j-OGM infoObject Graph Mapper
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data Neo4j
TinkerPop 3
Supported programming languagesC#
Go
Java
JavaScript
Python
Ruby
Scala
Swift
C
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
.Net
Clojure
Elixir
Go
Groovy
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsyes infovia XQuery or JavaScriptyes infoUser defined Procedures and Functions
Triggersnoyesyes infovia event handler
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeshorizontal partitioning infoconsistent hashingShardingyes using Neo4j Fabric
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replicationyesCausal Clustering using Raft protocol infoavailable in in Enterprise Version only
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyes infovia Hadoop Connector, HDFS Direct Access and in-database MapReduce jobsno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyCausal and Eventual Consistency configurable in Causal Cluster setup
Immediate Consistency in stand-alone mode
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnoyes infoRelationships in graphs
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACID infocan act as a resource manager in an XA/JTA transactionACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyes, with Range Indexes
User concepts infoAccess controlIdentity management, authentication, and access controlRole-based access control at the document and subdocument levelsUsers, roles and permissions. Pluggable authentication with supported standards (LDAP, Active Directory, Kerberos)
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FaunaMarkLogicNeo4j
Specific characteristicsServerless database delivered as an API Web-native security model with attribute...
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The MarkLogic Multi-Model Database provides the simplest way to integrate data from...
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Neo4j delivers graph technology that has been battle tested for performance and scale...
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Competitive advantages100% serverless , no connection pooling bottlenecks, or cold starts unlike legacy...
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The main benefit of MarkLogic is simplicity. By making things simpler, MarkLogic...
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Neo4j is the market leader, graph database category creator, and the most widely...
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Typical application scenariosJavascript apps Serverless backends for microservices Cloud-native apps B2B and B2C...
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MarkLogic’s main use case is the Operational Data Hub . A Data Hub is useful for...
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Real-Time Recommendations Master Data Management Identity and Access Management Network...
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Key customersShiftX
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MarkLogic has proven results managing mission-critical data with over 1,000 global...
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Over 800 commercial customers and over 4300 startups use Neo4j. Flagship customers...
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Market metricsMarkLogic is well known within the Fortune 1000, with a strong presence in financial...
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Neo4j boasts the world's largest graph database ecosystem with more than 140 million...
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Licensing and pricing modelsUsage-based pricing including a free tier
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MarkLogic provides a variety of licenses and cloud services: MarkLogic Data Hub Service...
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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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