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DBMS > GeoMesa vs. JSqlDb vs. LokiJS vs. Neo4j

System Properties Comparison GeoMesa vs. JSqlDb vs. LokiJS vs. Neo4j

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NameGeoMesa  Xexclude from comparisonJSqlDb  Xexclude from comparisonLokiJS  Xexclude from comparisonNeo4j  Xexclude from comparison
JSqlDB seems to be discontinued. Therefore it is excluded from the DB-Engines ranking.
DescriptionGeoMesa is a distributed spatio-temporal DBMS based on various systems as storage layer.JavaScript Query Language Database, stores JavaScript objects and primitivesIn-memory JavaScript DBMSScalable, ACID-compliant graph database designed with a high-performance distributed cluster architecture, available in self-hosted and cloud offerings
Primary database modelSpatial DBMSDocument store
Object oriented DBMS
Document storeGraph DBMS
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Score0.95
Rank#204  Overall
#4  Spatial DBMS
Score0.66
Rank#240  Overall
#38  Document stores
Score58.68
Rank#19  Overall
#1  Graph DBMS
Websitewww.geomesa.orgjsqldb.org (offline)github.com/­techfort/­LokiJSneo4j.com
Technical documentationwww.geomesa.org/­documentation/­stable/­user/­index.htmltechfort.github.io/­LokiJSneo4j.com/­docs
DeveloperCCRi and othersKonrad von BackstromNeo4j, Inc.
Initial release2014201820142007
Current release3.2.0, April 20210.8, December 20184.4.11, September 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache License 2.0Open SourceOpen SourceOpen Source infoGPL version3, commercial licenses available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageScalaJavaScriptJava, Scala
Server operating systemsLinux
macOS
Windows
server-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)Linux infoCan also be used server-less as embedded Java database.
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesschema-freeschema-freeschema-free and schema-optional
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesnonoyes
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 indexesyesnoyes infovia viewsyes infopluggable indexing subsystem, by default Apache Lucene
SQL infoSupport of SQLnononono
APIs and other access methodsJavaScript APIBolt protocol
Cypher query language
Java API
Neo4j-OGM infoObject Graph Mapper
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data Neo4j
TinkerPop 3
Supported programming languagesJavaScriptJavaScript.Net
Clojure
Elixir
Go
Groovy
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnofunctions in JavaScriptView functions in JavaScriptyes infoUser defined Procedures and Functions
Triggersnonoyesyes infovia event handler
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesdepending on storage layernonenoneyes using Neo4j Fabric
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesdepending on storage layernonenoneCausal Clustering using Raft protocol infoavailable in in Enterprise Version only
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnoyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemdepending on storage layernoneCausal and Eventual Consistency configurable in Causal Cluster setup
Immediate Consistency in stand-alone mode
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynononoyes infoRelationships in graphs
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanono infoatomic operations within a single collection possibleACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes infousing RocksDByes infoSerialization of a DB in a Node.JS/Cordova/PhoneGap environment. Usage of the IndexedDB-API in a browser.yes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.depending on storage layeryes
User concepts infoAccess controlyes infodepending on the DBMS used for storagenoUsers, roles and permissions. Pluggable authentication with supported standards (LDAP, Active Directory, Kerberos)
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Specific characteristicsNeo4j delivers graph technology that has been battle tested for performance and scale...
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Competitive advantagesNeo4j is the market leader, graph database category creator, and the most widely...
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Typical application scenariosReal-Time Recommendations Master Data Management Identity and Access Management Network...
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Key customersOver 800 commercial customers and over 4300 startups use Neo4j. Flagship customers...
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Market metricsNeo4j boasts the world's largest graph database ecosystem with more than 140 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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