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System Properties Comparison FaunaDB vs. Neo4j vs. Newts

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NameFaunaDB  Xexclude from comparisonNeo4j  Xexclude from comparisonNewts  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionStrongly consistent database capable of global horizontal scale with a focus on operational simplicityOpen source graph databaseTime Series DBMS based on Cassandra
Primary database modelDocument store
Graph DBMS
Relational DBMS
Time Series DBMS
Graph DBMSTime Series DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score0.98
Rank#154  Overall
#23  Document stores
#10  Graph DBMS
#76  Relational DBMS
#9  Time Series DBMS
Score51.21
Rank#22  Overall
#1  Graph DBMS
Score0.02
Rank#323  Overall
#29  Time Series DBMS
Websitefauna.comneo4j.comopennms.github.io/­newts
Technical documentationfauna.com/­documentationneo4j.com/­docsgithub.com/­OpenNMS/­newts/­wiki
DeveloperFauna, Inc.Neo4j, Inc.OpenNMS Group
Initial release201420072014
Current release4.0.0, January 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoGPL version3, commercial licenses availableOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageScalaJava, ScalaJava
Server operating systemsLinuxLinux infoCan also be used server-less as embedded Java database.
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-free and schema-optionalschema-free
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.nono
Secondary indexesyesyes infopluggable indexing subsystem, by default Apache Luceneno
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonono
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIBolt protocol
Cypher query language
Java API
Neo4j-OGM infoObject Graph Mapper
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data Neo4j
TinkerPop 3
HTTP REST
Java API
Supported programming languagesC#
Go
Java
JavaScript
Python
Ruby
Scala
Swift
.Net
Clojure
Elixir
Go
Groovy
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsyes infoUser defined Procedures and Functionsno
Triggersnoyes infovia event handlerno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeshorizontal partitioning infoconsistent hashingnoneSharding infobased on Cassandra
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMasterlessCausal Clustering using Raft protocol infoavailable in in Enterprise Version onlyselectable replication factor infobased on Cassandra
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyCausal and Eventual Consistency configurable in Causal Cluster setup
Immediate Consistency in stand-alone mode
Eventual Consistency infobased on Cassandra
Immediate Consistency infobased on Cassandra
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyes infoRelationships in graphsno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDno
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.nono
User concepts infoAccess controlIdentity management, authentication, and access controlUsers, roles and permissions. Pluggable authentication with supported standards (LDAP, Active Directory, Kerberos)no
More information provided by the system vendor
FaunaDBNeo4jNewts
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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