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System Properties Comparison GigaSpaces vs. LokiJS vs. Neo4j

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NameGigaSpaces  Xexclude from comparisonLokiJS  Xexclude from comparisonNeo4j  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionHigh performance in-memory data grid platform, powering three products: Smart Cache, Smart ODS (Operational Data Store), Smart Augmented TransactionsIn-memory JavaScript DBMSScalable, ACID-compliant graph database designed with a high-performance distributed cluster architecture, available in self-hosted and cloud offerings
Primary database modelDocument store
Object oriented DBMS infoValues are user defined objects
Document storeGraph DBMS
Secondary database modelsGraph DBMS
Search engine
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score1.30
Rank#177  Overall
#31  Document stores
#7  Object oriented DBMS
Score0.64
Rank#244  Overall
#37  Document stores
Score57.30
Rank#20  Overall
#1  Graph DBMS
Websitewww.gigaspaces.comgithub.com/­techfort/­LokiJSneo4j.com
Technical documentationdocs.gigaspaces.com/­latest/­landing.htmltechfort.github.io/­LokiJSneo4j.com/­docs
DeveloperGigaspaces TechnologiesNeo4j, Inc.
Initial release200020142007
Current release15.5, September 20205.1, October 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2; Commercial licenses availableOpen SourceOpen Source infoGPL version3, commercial licenses available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJava, C++, .NetJavaScriptJava, Scala
Server operating systemsLinux
macOS
Solaris
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 schemeschema-freeschema-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.no infoXML can be used for describing objects metadatano
Secondary indexesyesyes infovia viewsyes infopluggable indexing subsystem, by default Apache Lucene
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-99 for query and DML statementsnono
APIs and other access methodsGigaSpaces LRMI
Hibernate
JCache
JDBC
JPA
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data
JavaScript APIBolt protocol
Cypher query language
Java API
Neo4j-OGM infoObject Graph Mapper
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data Neo4j
TinkerPop 3
Supported programming languages.Net
C++
Java
Python
Scala
JavaScript.Net
Clojure
Elixir
Go
Groovy
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesView functions in JavaScriptyes infoUser defined Procedures and Functions
Triggersyes, event driven architectureyesyes infovia event handler
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnoneyes using Neo4j Fabric
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication infosynchronous or asynchronous
Source-replica replication infosynchronous or asynchronous
noneCausal Clustering using Raft protocol infoavailable in in Enterprise Version only
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes infoMap-Reduce pattern can be built with XAP task executorsyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency infoConsistency level configurable: ALL, QUORUM, ANYnoneCausal 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 dataACIDno 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.yesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlRole-based access controlnoUsers, roles and permissions. Pluggable authentication with supported standards (LDAP, Active Directory, Kerberos)
More information provided by the system vendor
GigaSpacesLokiJSNeo4j
Specific characteristicsGigaSpaces, the pioneer of In-Memory Computing , drives enterprise digital transformation...
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Neo4j delivers graph technology that has been battle tested for performance and scale...
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Competitive advantages​ AI Driven Autonomous Operations – GigaSpaces’ unique AI driven technology simplifies...
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Neo4j is the market leader, graph database category creator, and the most widely...
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Typical application scenariosApplication Acceleration, Smart Caching, BI Acceleration on Fresh Data, Digital Integration...
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Real-Time Recommendations Master Data Management Identity and Access Management Network...
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Key customersMorgan Stanley, Bank of America, Goldman Sachs, PriceRunner, Cerner, Societe Generale,...
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Over 800 commercial customers and over 4300 startups use Neo4j. Flagship customers...
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Market metricsForrester has positioned GigaSpaces as a strong performer in The Forrester Wave™:...
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Neo4j boasts the world's largest graph database ecosystem with more than 140 million...
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Licensing and pricing modelsGigaSpaces offers both open source and commercial editions with annual subscriptions....
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GPL v3 license that can be used all the places where you might use MySQL. Neo4j Commercial...
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