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System Properties Comparison Firebird vs. Neo4j vs. Oracle NoSQL vs. TigerGraph

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NameFirebird  Xexclude from comparisonNeo4j  Xexclude from comparisonOracle NoSQL  Xexclude from comparisonTigerGraph  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionFirebird is an open source RDBMS forked from Borland's InterBaseOpen source graph databaseKey-value store based on Berkeley DB Java EditionA complete, distributed, parallel graph computing platform supporting web-scale data analytics in real-time
Primary database modelRelational DBMSGraph DBMSKey-value storeGraph DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score19.45
Rank#32  Overall
#19  Relational DBMS
Score50.81
Rank#21  Overall
#1  Graph DBMS
Score3.81
Rank#77  Overall
#13  Key-value stores
Score0.88
Rank#158  Overall
#12  Graph DBMS
Websitewww.firebirdsql.orgneo4j.comwww.oracle.com/­database/­nosql/­index.htmlwww.tigergraph.com
Technical documentationwww.firebirdsql.org/­en/­reference-manualsneo4j.com/­docsdocs.oracle.com/­cd/­NOSQL/­index.htmldocs.tigergraph.com
DeveloperFirebird FoundationNeo4j, Inc.Oracle
Initial release2000 infoAs fork of Borland's InterBase200720112017
Current release3.0.5, 20204.0.2, March 202019.5, November 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoInitial Developer's Public LicenseOpen Source infoGPL version3, commercial licenses availableOpen Source infoApache V2 for Community Edition, proprietary license for Enterprise Editioncommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageC and C++Java, ScalaJavaC++
Server operating systemsAIX
FreeBSD
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
server-less infoFirebird Embedded Server
Solaris
Unix
Windows
Linux infoCan also be used server-less as embedded Java database.
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
Solaris SPARC/x86
Linux
Data schemeyesschema-free and schema-optionaloptional, scheme definition possible with AVRO or in 'table-style'yes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesoptionalyes
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 Luceneyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesnoSQL-like DML and DDL statementsSQL-like query language (GSQL)
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
C/C++ API
JDBC infoJaybird
ODBC
OLE DB
Bolt protocol
Cypher query language
Java API
Neo4j-OGM infoObject Graph Mapper
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data Neo4j
TinkerPop 3
RESTful HTTP APIGSQL (TigerGraph Query Language)
Kafka
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Lua
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
.Net
Clojure
Elixir
Go
Groovy
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
C
C#
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
C++
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresPSQLyes infoUser defined Procedures and Functionsnoyes
Triggersyesyes infovia event handlernono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenoneSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnone infoavailable via 3rd party productsCausal Clustering using Raft protocol infoavailable in in Enterprise Version onlyElectable Master-Slave per shard
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonowith Hadoop integrationyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemCausal and Eventual Consistency configurable in Causal Cluster setup
Immediate Consistency in stand-alone mode
Eventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infodepending on configuration
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyes infoRelationships in graphsnoyes infoRelationships in graphs
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDconfigurable infoACID within a storage node (=shard)ACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infoFeatures a multi-generational MVCC architecture, readers do not block writersyesyesyes
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.yes infooff heap cacheno
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers with fine-grained authorization conceptUsers, roles and permissions. Pluggable authentication with supported standards (LDAP, Active Directory, Kerberos)Access rights for users and rolesRole-based access control
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FirebirdNeo4jOracle NoSQLTigerGraph
Specific characteristicsNeo4j is a native graph database platform that is built to store, query, analyze...
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Oracle NoSQL Database is a scalable , distributed NoSQL database, designed to provide...
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TigerGraph is a native graph database, with massively parallel processing and fully...
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Competitive advantagesNeo4j database is the only transactional database that combines everything you need...
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Data can be modeled as relational-database-style tables, JSON documents, RDF Triples...
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TigerGraph is the fastest and most scalable graph platform, powered by a native parallel...
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Typical application scenariosReal-Time Recommendations Master Data Management Identity and Access Management Network...
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Internet of Things where large volume of data needs to be stored and processed very...
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Anti Money Laundering Real-Time Fraud Detection Customer 360 Real-Time Personalized...
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Key customersOver 300 commercial customers and over 750 startups use Neo4j. Flagship customers...
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Large credit card company Airbus NTT Docomo Global rewards company
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TigerGraph’s proven technology supports applications such as fraud detection, customer...
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Market metricsNeo4j boasts the world's largest graph database ecosystem with more than a 15 million...
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Oracle NoSQL Database is used by hundreds of companies around the world. Oracle NoSQL...
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TigerGraph is 2x to more than 8000x faster at graph traversal and query response...
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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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Oracle NoSQL Database Enterprise Edition can be purchased under the Oracle Commercial...
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NEW: TIGERGRAPH CLOUD - Fully managed Graph Database as a Service. Hourly pricing...
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