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

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NameGoogle Cloud Firestore  Xexclude from comparisonNeo4j  Xexclude from comparisonRavenDB  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.Open source graph databaseOpen Source Operational and Transactional Enterprise NoSQL Document DatabaseEnterprise Knowledge Graph and graph DBMS with high availability and high performance reasoning
Primary database modelDocument storeGraph DBMSDocument storeGraph DBMS
RDF store
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Score5.33
Rank#57  Overall
#9  Document stores
Score49.46
Rank#22  Overall
#1  Graph DBMS
Score3.86
Rank#71  Overall
#13  Document stores
Score0.76
Rank#168  Overall
#13  Graph DBMS
#7  RDF stores
Websitefirebase.google.com/­products/­firestoreneo4j.comravendb.netwww.stardog.com
Technical documentationfirebase.google.com/­docs/­firestoreneo4j.com/­docsravendb.net/­docswww.stardog.com/­docs
DeveloperGoogleNeo4j, Inc.Hibernating RhinosStardog-Union
Initial release2017200720102010
Current release3.5.8, July 20194.2, May 20196.2.3, July 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoGPL version3, commercial licenses availableOpen Source infoAGPL version 3, commercial license 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 languageJava, ScalaC#Java
Server operating systemshostedLinux infoCan also be used server-less as embedded Java database.
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
macOS
Raspberry Pi
Windows
Linux
macOS
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-free and schema-optionalschema-freeschema-free and OWL/RDFS-schema support
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesnoyes
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 infoImport/export of XML data possible
Secondary indexesyesyes infopluggable indexing subsystem, by default Apache Luceneyesyes infosupports real-time indexing in full-text and geospatial
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonoSQL-like query language (RQL)SPARQL is used as query language
APIs and other access methodsAndroid
gRPC (using protocol buffers) API
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
Bolt protocol
Cypher query language
Java API
Neo4j-OGM infoObject Graph Mapper
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data Neo4j
TinkerPop 3
.NET Client API
Java Client API
Python Client API
RESTful HTTP API
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
Clojure
Elixir
Go
Groovy
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
.Net
C#
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Ruby
.Net
Clojure
Groovy
Java
JavaScript
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes, Firebase Rules & Cloud Functionsyes infoUser defined Procedures and Functionsyesuser defined functions and aggregates, HTTP Server extensions in Java
Triggersyes, with Cloud Functionsyes infovia event handleryesyes infovia event handlers
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnoneShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-master replicationCausal Clustering using Raft protocol infoavailable in in Enterprise Version onlyMulti-master replicationMaster-master replication in HA-Cluster
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsUsing Cloud Dataflownoyes infoMapReduce functions can be defined in Linqno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyCausal and Eventual Consistency configurable in Causal Cluster setup
Immediate Consistency in stand-alone mode
Eventual ConsistencyImmediate Consistency in HA-Cluster
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyes infoRelationships in graphsnoyes inforelationships in graphs
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayesACIDACID, Cluster-wide transaction availableACID
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.yes
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.Users, roles and permissions. Pluggable authentication with supported standards (LDAP, Active Directory, Kerberos)Access control on document level using the Authorization BundleAccess rights for users and roles
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Google Cloud FirestoreNeo4jRavenDBStardog
Specific characteristicsNeo4j is a native graph database platform that is built to store, query, analyze...
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RavenDB is the pioneer NoSQL Document Database that is fully transactional (ACID)...
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Stardog is a knowledge graph platform backed by a performant, scalable graph database....
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Competitive advantagesNeo4j database is the only transactional database that combines everything you need...
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RavenDB is easy to setup and secure. You can do it in a matter of minutes . Easy...
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Stardog is uniquely designed to aid in data integration for your complex data. Benefits...
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Typical application scenariosReal-Time Recommendations Master Data Management Identity and Access Management Network...
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IoT for Edge Deployments Fraud Detection Recommendation Engines Product Catalogs...
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Stardog is frequently used for: Anti-money laundering & fraud monitoring Customer...
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Key customersOver 300 commercial customers and over 750 startups use Neo4j. Flagship customers...
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Toyota, Capgemini, Vodafone, Medicaid, Asos, Nomura, RMS Automotive, MSNBC, Pluralsight,...
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Bosch, Dow Jones, Elsevier, Ericsson, Morgan Stanley, NASA, NIH, Nokia, Salesforce,...
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Market metricsNeo4j boasts the world's largest graph database ecosystem with more than a 15 million...
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2 million+ downloads 1000+ customers including Fortune 500 large enterprises
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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 modelsGPL v3 license that can be used all the places where you might use MySQL. Neo4j Commercial...
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RavenDB is available on-premise and in the cloud. RavenDB Cloud is available on AWS...
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A fully-featured 60-day Trial license is available for those testing Stardog; contact...
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