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System Properties Comparison Google Cloud Firestore vs. NCache vs. Neo4j vs. Stardog

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NameGoogle Cloud Firestore  Xexclude from comparisonNCache  Xexclude from comparisonNeo4j  Xexclude from comparisonStardog  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionCloud Firestore is an auto-scaling document database for storing, syncing, and querying data for mobile and web apps. It offers seamless integration with other Firebase and Google Cloud Platform products.NCache is a 100% .NET / .NET Core Open Source in-memory distributed cache.Open source graph databaseEnterprise Knowledge Graph platform and graph DBMS with high availability, high performance reasoning, and virtualization
Primary database modelDocument storeKey-value storeGraph DBMSGraph DBMS
RDF store
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Search engine infoUsing distributed Lucene
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score7.52
Rank#49  Overall
#9  Document stores
Score0.95
Rank#157  Overall
#27  Key-value stores
Score48.27
Rank#22  Overall
#1  Graph DBMS
Score1.15
Rank#145  Overall
#11  Graph DBMS
#6  RDF stores
Websitefirebase.google.com/­products/­firestorewww.alachisoft.com/­ncacheneo4j.comwww.stardog.com
Technical documentationfirebase.google.com/­docs/­firestorewww.alachisoft.com/­resources/­docsneo4j.com/­docswww.stardog.com/­docs
DeveloperGoogleAlachisoftNeo4j, Inc.Stardog-Union
Initial release2017200520072010
Current release5.0, May 20194.0.4, May 20207.3.0, May 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoEnterprise Edition availableOpen Source infoGPL version3, commercial licenses availablecommercial info60-day fully-featured trial license; 1-year fully-featured non-commercial use license for academics/students
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnonono
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Implementation languageC#, .NET, .NET CoreJava, ScalaJava
Server operating systemshostedLinux
Windows
Linux infoCan also be used server-less as embedded Java database.
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
macOS
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeschema-free and schema-optionalschema-free and OWL/RDFS-schema support
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyespartial infoSupported data types are Lists, Queues, Hashsets, Dictionary and Counteryesyes
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 infoImport/export of XML data possible
Secondary indexesyesyesyes infopluggable indexing subsystem, by default Apache Luceneyes infosupports real-time indexing in full-text and geospatial
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like query syntax and LINQ for searching the cache. Cache Synchronization with SQL Server using SQL dependency.noYes, compatible with all major SQL variants through dedicated BI/SQL Server
APIs and other access methodsAndroid
gRPC (using protocol buffers) API
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
IDistributedCache
JCache
LINQ
Proprietary native API
Bolt protocol
Cypher query language
Java API
Neo4j-OGM infoObject Graph Mapper
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data Neo4j
TinkerPop 3
GraphQL query language
HTTP API
Jena RDF API
OWL
RDF4J API
Sesame REST HTTP Protocol
SNARL
SPARQL
Spring Data
Stardog Studio
TinkerPop 3
Supported programming languagesGo
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
Python
.Net
.Net Core
C#
Java
Visual Basic.NET
.Net
Clojure
Elixir
Go
Groovy
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
.Net
Clojure
Groovy
Java
JavaScript
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes, Firebase Rules & Cloud Functionsno infosupport for stored procedures with SQL-Server CLRyes infoUser defined Procedures and Functionsuser defined functions and aggregates, HTTP Server extensions in Java
Triggersyes, with Cloud Functionsyes infoNotificationsyes infovia event handleryes infovia event handlers
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingyesnonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-master replicationyes, with selectable consistency levelCausal Clustering using Raft protocol infoavailable in in Enterprise Version onlyMaster-master replication in HA-Cluster
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsUsing Cloud Dataflowyesnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Strong Eventual Consistency over WAN with Conflict Resolution using Bridge Topology
Causal and Eventual Consistency configurable in Causal Cluster setup
Immediate Consistency in stand-alone mode
Immediate Consistency in HA-Cluster
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyes infoRelationships in graphsyes inforelationships in graphs
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayesoptimistic locking and pessimistic lockingACIDACID
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 controlAccess rights for users, groups and roles based on Google Cloud Identity and Access Management. Security Rules for 3rd party authentication using Firebase Auth.Authentication to access the cache via Active Directory/LDAP (possible roles: user, administrator)Users, roles and permissions. Pluggable authentication with supported standards (LDAP, Active Directory, Kerberos)Access rights for users and roles
More information provided by the system vendor
Google Cloud FirestoreNCacheNeo4jStardog
Specific characteristicsNCache has been the market leader in .NET Distributed Caching since 2005 . NCache...
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Neo4j is a native graph database platform that is built to store, query, analyze...
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Stardog is an Enterprise Knowledge Graph platform, uniquely combining graph storage...
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Competitive advantagesNCache is 100% .NET/ .NET Core based which fully supports ASP.NET Core Sessions ,...
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Neo4j database is the only transactional database that combines everything you need...
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Stardog provides a full featureset to aid in data integration for your complex data....
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Typical application scenariosNCache enables industries like retail, finance, banking IoT, travel, ecommerce, healthcare...
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Real-Time Recommendations Master Data Management Identity and Access Management Network...
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Stardog is frequently used for: Anti-money laundering & fraud monitoring Customer...
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Key customersBank of America, Citi, Natures Way, Charter Spectrum, Barclays, Henry Schein, GBM,...
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Over 300 commercial customers and over 750 startups use Neo4j. Flagship customers...
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Bosch, Dow Jones, Elsevier, Ericsson, Morgan Stanley, NASA, NIH, Nokia, Salesforce,...
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Market metricsMarket Leader in .NET Distributed Caching since 2005.
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Neo4j boasts the world's largest graph database ecosystem with more than a 15 million...
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Stardog's technology is based on ground-breaking research by our founders cited 10,000+...
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Licensing and pricing modelsNCache Open Source is free on an as-is basis without any support. NCache Enterprise...
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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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A fully-featured 60-day Trial license is available for those testing Stardog; contact...
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