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System Properties Comparison GigaSpaces vs. Neo4j vs. OrientDB vs. SAP SQL Anywhere

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NameGigaSpaces  Xexclude from comparisonNeo4j  Xexclude from comparisonOrientDB  Xexclude from comparisonSAP SQL Anywhere infoformerly called Adaptive Server Anywhere  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionHigh performance in-memory data grid platform, powering three products: Smart Cache, Smart ODS (Operational Data Store), Smart Augmented TransactionsScalable, ACID-compliant graph database designed with a high-performance distributed cluster architecture, available in self-hosted and cloud offeringsMulti-model DBMS (Document, Graph, Key/Value)RDBMS database and synchronization technologies for server, desktop, remote office, and mobile environments
Primary database modelDocument store
Object oriented DBMS infoValues are user defined objects
Graph DBMSDocument store
Graph DBMS
Key-value store
Relational DBMS
Secondary database modelsGraph DBMS
Search engine
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.77
Rank#197  Overall
#31  Document stores
#10  Object oriented DBMS
Score58.03
Rank#20  Overall
#1  Graph DBMS
Score4.56
Rank#80  Overall
#13  Document stores
#5  Graph DBMS
#12  Key-value stores
Score5.66
Rank#69  Overall
#38  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.gigaspaces.comneo4j.comorientdb.orgwww.sap.com/­products/­sql-anywhere.html
Technical documentationdocs.gigaspaces.com/­latest/­landing.htmlneo4j.com/­docswww.orientdb.com/­docs/­last/­index.htmlhelp.sap.com/­sql-anywhere
DeveloperGigaspaces TechnologiesNeo4j, Inc.OrientDB LTD; CallidusCloud; SAPSAP infoformerly Sybase
Initial release2000200720101992
Current release15.5, September 20204.4.3, January 20223.1.9, February 202117, July 2015
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2; Commercial licenses availableOpen Source infoGPL version3, commercial licenses availableOpen Source infoApache version 2commercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageJava, C++, .NetJava, ScalaJava
Server operating systemsLinux
macOS
Solaris
Windows
Linux infoCan also be used server-less as embedded Java database.
OS X
Solaris
Windows
All OS with a Java JDK (>= JDK 6)AIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-free and schema-optionalschema-free infoSchema can be enforced for whole record ("schema-full") or for some fields only ("schema-hybrid")yes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesyes
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 metadatanoyes
Secondary indexesyesyes infopluggable indexing subsystem, by default Apache Luceneyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-99 for query and DML statementsnoSQL-like query language, no joinsyes
APIs and other access methodsGigaSpaces LRMI
Hibernate
JCache
JDBC
JPA
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data
Bolt protocol
Cypher query language
Java API
Neo4j-OGM infoObject Graph Mapper
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data Neo4j
TinkerPop 3
Tinkerpop technology stack with Blueprints, Gremlin, Pipes
Java API
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
ADO.NET
HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languages.Net
C++
Java
Python
Scala
.Net
Clojure
Elixir
Go
Groovy
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
.Net
C
C#
C++
Clojure
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
C
C#
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesyes infoUser defined Procedures and FunctionsJava, Javascriptyes, in C/C++, Java, .Net or Perl
Triggersyes, event driven architectureyes infovia event handlerHooksyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingyes using Neo4j FabricShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication infosynchronous or asynchronous
Source-replica replication infosynchronous or asynchronous
Causal Clustering using Raft protocol infoavailable in in Enterprise Version onlyMulti-source replicationSource-replica replication infoDatabase mirroring
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes infoMap-Reduce pattern can be built with XAP task executorsnono infocould be achieved with distributed queriesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency infoConsistency level configurable: ALL, QUORUM, ANYCausal and Eventual Consistency configurable in Causal Cluster setup
Immediate Consistency in stand-alone mode
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyes infoRelationships in graphsyes inforelationship in graphsyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
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.yesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlRole-based access controlUsers, roles and permissions. Pluggable authentication with supported standards (LDAP, Active Directory, Kerberos)Access rights for users and roles; record level security configurablefine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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GigaSpacesNeo4jOrientDBSAP SQL Anywhere infoformerly called Adaptive Server Anywhere
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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