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System Properties Comparison FaunaDB vs. Kinetica vs. Neo4j vs. ScyllaDB

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NameFaunaDB  Xexclude from comparisonKinetica  Xexclude from comparisonNeo4j  Xexclude from comparisonScyllaDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionStrongly consistent database capable of global horizontal scale with a focus on operational simplicityGPU-accelerated database for real-time analysis of large and streaming datasetsOpen source graph databaseCassandra-compatible wide column store
Primary database modelDocument store
Graph DBMS
Relational DBMS
Time Series DBMS
Relational DBMSGraph DBMSWide column store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.95
Rank#154  Overall
#23  Document stores
#11  Graph DBMS
#76  Relational DBMS
#9  Time Series DBMS
Score0.57
Rank#200  Overall
#97  Relational DBMS
Score51.78
Rank#21  Overall
#1  Graph DBMS
Score2.16
Rank#108  Overall
#8  Wide column stores
Websitefauna.comwww.kinetica.comneo4j.comwww.scylladb.com
Technical documentationfauna.com/­documentationwww.kinetica.com/­docsneo4j.com/­docsdocs.scylladb.com
DeveloperFauna, Inc.KineticaNeo4j, Inc.ScyllaDB
Initial release2014201220072015
Current release6.04.0.2, March 2020Scylla Open Source 3.2.3, March 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialOpen Source infoGPL version3, commercial licenses availableOpen Source infoOpen Source (AGPL), commercial license available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageScalaC, C++Java, ScalaC++
Server operating systemsLinuxLinuxLinux infoCan also be used server-less as embedded Java database.
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
Data schemeschema-freeyesschema-free and schema-optionalschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesyesyes
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.nonono
Secondary indexesyesyesyes infopluggable indexing subsystem, by default Apache Luceneyes infocluster global secondary indices
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like DML and DDL statementsnoSQL-like DML and DDL statements (CQL)
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIJDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Bolt protocol
Cypher query language
Java API
Neo4j-OGM infoObject Graph Mapper
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data Neo4j
TinkerPop 3
Proprietary protocol infoCQL (Cassandra Query Language, an SQL-like language)
Thrift
Supported programming languagesC#
Go
Java
JavaScript
Python
Ruby
Scala
Swift
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
.Net
Clojure
Elixir
Go
Groovy
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
C#
C++
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsuser defined functionsyes infoUser defined Procedures and Functionsno
Triggersnoyes infotriggers when inserted values for one or more columns fall within a specified rangeyes infovia event handlerno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeshorizontal partitioning infoconsistent hashingShardingnoneSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMasterlessMaster-slave replicationCausal Clustering using Raft protocol infoavailable in in Enterprise Version onlyselectable replication factor infoRepresentation of geographical distribution of servers is possible
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on configurationCausal and Eventual Consistency configurable in Causal Cluster setup
Immediate Consistency in stand-alone mode
Eventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be individually decided for each write operation
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesyes infoRelationships in graphsno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnoACIDno infoAtomicity and isolation are supported for single operations
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.noyes infoGPU vRAM or System RAMyes infoin-memory tables
User concepts infoAccess controlIdentity management, authentication, and access controlAccess rights for users and roles on table levelUsers, roles and permissions. Pluggable authentication with supported standards (LDAP, Active Directory, Kerberos)Access rights for users can be defined per object
More information provided by the system vendor
FaunaDBKineticaNeo4jScyllaDB
Specific characteristicsServerless cloud database for modern applications Native GraphQL API High performance...
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Neo4j is a native graph database platform that is built to store, query, analyze...
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Competitive advantagesDocument-relational interface: combines flexibility in modeling with flexibility...
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Neo4j database is the only transactional database that combines everything you need...
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Typical application scenariosModern Javascript Apps Identity management Multi-tenant SaaS backend Social content...
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Real-Time Recommendations Master Data Management Identity and Access Management Network...
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Key customersNextdoor ShiftX
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Over 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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