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System Properties Comparison GeoMesa vs. LokiJS vs. Neo4j

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NameGeoMesa  Xexclude from comparisonLokiJS  Xexclude from comparisonNeo4j  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionGeoMesa is a distributed spatio-temporal DBMS based on various systems as storage layer.In-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 storeGraph DBMS
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Score1.05
Rank#199  Overall
#4  Spatial DBMS
Score0.63
Rank#245  Overall
#37  Document stores
Score57.34
Rank#20  Overall
#1  Graph DBMS
Websitewww.geomesa.orggithub.com/­techfort/­LokiJSneo4j.com
Technical documentationwww.geomesa.org/­documentation/­stable/­user/­index.htmltechfort.github.io/­LokiJSneo4j.com/­docs
DeveloperCCRi and othersNeo4j, Inc.
Initial release201420142007
Current release3.4.1, June 20225.2, November 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache License 2.0Open SourceOpen Source infoGPL version3, commercial licenses available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageScalaJavaScriptJava, Scala
Server operating systemsserver-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-free and schema-optional
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesnoyes
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 infovia viewsyes infopluggable indexing subsystem, by default Apache Lucene
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonono
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 languagesJavaScript.Net
Clojure
Elixir
Go
Groovy
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoView functions in JavaScriptyes infoUser defined Procedures and Functions
Triggersnoyesyes infovia event handler
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesdepending on storage layernoneyes using Neo4j Fabric
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesdepending on storage layernoneCausal Clustering using Raft protocol infoavailable in in Enterprise Version only
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesyesno
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 integritynonoyes 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 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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