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System Properties Comparison Firebird vs. Neo4j vs. ScyllaDB vs. searchxml vs. TigerGraph

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NameFirebird  Xexclude from comparisonNeo4j  Xexclude from comparisonScyllaDB  Xexclude from comparisonsearchxml  Xexclude from comparisonTigerGraph  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionFirebird is an open source RDBMS forked from Borland's InterBaseOpen source graph databaseCassandra-compatible wide column storeDBMS for structured and unstructured content wrapped with an application serverA complete, distributed, parallel graph computing platform supporting web-scale data analytics in real-time
Primary database modelRelational DBMSGraph DBMSWide column storeNative XML DBMS
Search engine
Graph DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score21.82
Rank#30  Overall
#18  Relational DBMS
Score51.21
Rank#22  Overall
#1  Graph DBMS
Score2.25
Rank#109  Overall
#8  Wide column stores
Score0.11
Rank#277  Overall
#7  Native XML DBMS
#15  Search engines
Score0.87
Rank#165  Overall
#13  Graph DBMS
Websitewww.firebirdsql.orgneo4j.comwww.scylladb.comwww.searchxml.net/­category/­productswww.tigergraph.com
Technical documentationwww.firebirdsql.org/­en/­reference-manualsneo4j.com/­docsdocs.scylladb.comwww.searchxml.net/­support/­handoutsdocs.tigergraph.com
DeveloperFirebird FoundationNeo4j, Inc.ScyllaDBinformationpartners gmbh
Initial release2000 infoAs fork of Borland's InterBase2007201520152017
Current release3.0.5, 20204.0.0, January 2020Scylla Open Source 3.2.0, January 20201.0
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoInitial Developer's Public LicenseOpen Source infoGPL version3, commercial licenses availableOpen Source infoOpen Source (AGPL), commercial license availablecommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonononono
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Implementation languageC and C++Java, ScalaC++C++C++
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
LinuxWindowsLinux
Data schemeyesschema-free and schema-optionalschema-freeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesyesyes
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.noyesno
Secondary indexesyesyes infopluggable indexing subsystem, by default Apache Luceneyes infocluster global secondary indicesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesnoSQL-like DML and DDL statements (CQL)noSQL-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
Proprietary protocol infoCQL (Cassandra Query Language, an SQL-like language)
Thrift
RESTful HTTP API
WebDAV
XQuery
XSLT
GSQL (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++
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
C++ infomost other programming languages supported via APIsC++
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresPSQLyes infoUser defined Procedures and Functionsnoyes infoon the application serveryes
Triggersyesyes infovia event handlernonono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenoneShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnone infoavailable via 3rd party productsCausal Clustering using Raft protocol infoavailable in in Enterprise Version onlyselectable replication factor infoRepresentation of geographical distribution of servers is possibleyes infosychronisation to multiple collections
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonononoyes
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 infocan be individually decided for each write operation
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyes infoRelationships in graphsnonoyes infoRelationships in graphs
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDno infoAtomicity and isolation are supported for single operationsmultiple readers, single writerACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infoFeatures a multi-generational MVCC architecture, readers do not block writersyesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes infoin-memory tablesnono
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 can be defined per objectDomain, group and role-based access control at the document level and for application servicesRole-based access control
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FirebirdNeo4jScyllaDBsearchxmlTigerGraph
Specific characteristicsNeo4j is a native graph database platform that is built to store, query, analyze...
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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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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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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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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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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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NEW: TIGERGRAPH CLOUD - Fully managed Graph Database as a Service. Hourly pricing...
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