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System Properties Comparison GraphDB vs. MonetDB vs. Neo4j vs. Riak KV vs. Sqrrl

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NameGraphDB infoformer name: OWLIM  Xexclude from comparisonMonetDB  Xexclude from comparisonNeo4j  Xexclude from comparisonRiak KV  Xexclude from comparisonSqrrl  Xexclude from comparison
Sqrrl has been acquired by Amazon and became a part of Amazon Web Services. It has been removed from the DB-Engines ranking.
DescriptionEnterprise RDF and graph database with efficient reasoning, cluster and external index synchronization supportA relational database management system that stores data in columnsOpen source graph databaseDistributed, fault tolerant key-value storeAdaptable, secure NoSQL built on Apache Accumulo
Primary database modelGraph DBMS
RDF store
Relational DBMSGraph DBMSKey-value store infowith links between data sets and object tags for the creation of secondary indexesDocument store
Graph DBMS
Key-value store
Wide column store
Secondary database modelsDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score1.15
Rank#138  Overall
#8  Graph DBMS
#5  RDF stores
Score1.74
Rank#119  Overall
#58  Relational DBMS
Score50.56
Rank#22  Overall
#1  Graph DBMS
Score5.51
Rank#57  Overall
#9  Key-value stores
Websitegraphdb.ontotext.comwww.monetdb.orgneo4j.combasho.com/­products/­riak-kvsqrrl.com
Technical documentationgraphdb.ontotext.com/­documentationwww.monetdb.org/­Documentationneo4j.com/­docs
DeveloperOntotextMonetDB BVNeo4j, Inc.Basho TechnologiesAmazon infooriginally Sqrrl Data, Inc.
Initial release20002004200720092012
Current release8.8, January 2019Apr2019, April 20193.5.8, July 20192.1.0, April 2015
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infolimited edition freeOpen Source infoMozilla Public License 2.0Open Source infoGPL version3, commercial licenses availableOpen Source infoApache version 2, commercial enterprise editioncommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceno infoNamed S4, Ontotext provides a semantic graph database based on GraphDB in the cloud.nononono
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Implementation languageJavaCJava, ScalaErlangJava
Server operating systemsAll OS with a Java VM
Linux
OS X
Windows
FreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux infoCan also be used server-less as embedded Java database.
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
OS X
Linux
Data schemeschema-free and OWL/RDFS-schema supportyesschema-free and schema-optionalschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesnoyes
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 indexesyes, supports real-time synchronization and indexing in SOLR/Elastic search/Lucene and GeoSPARQL geometry data indexesyesyes infopluggable indexing subsystem, by default Apache Lucenerestrictedyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSPARQL is used as query languageyes infoSQL 2003 with some extensionsnonono
APIs and other access methodsGeoSPARQL
Java API
RDF4J API
RIO
Sail API
Sesame REST HTTP Protocol
SPARQL 1.1
JDBC
native C library infoMAPI library (MonetDB application programming interface)
ODBC
Bolt protocol
Cypher query language
Java API
Neo4j-OGM infoObject Graph Mapper
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data Neo4j
TinkerPop 3
HTTP API
Native Erlang Interface
Accumulo Shell
Java API
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Thrift
Supported programming languages.Net
C#
Clojure
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
C
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
.Net
Clojure
Elixir
Go
Groovy
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
C infounofficial client library
C#
C++ infounofficial client library
Clojure infounofficial client library
Dart infounofficial client library
Erlang
Go infounofficial client library
Groovy infounofficial client library
Haskell infounofficial client library
Java
JavaScript infounofficial client library
Lisp infounofficial client library
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala infounofficial client library
Smalltalk infounofficial client library
Actionscript
C infousing GLib
C#
C++
Cocoa
Delphi
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Smalltalk
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresJava Server Pluginyes, in SQL, C, Ryes infoUser defined Procedures and FunctionsJavaScript and Erlangno
Triggersnoyesyes infovia event handleryes infopre-commit hooks and post-commit hooksno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneSharding via remote tablesnoneSharding infono "single point of failure"Sharding infomaking use of Hadoop
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-master replicationnone infoMaster-slave replication available in experimental statusCausal Clustering using Raft protocol infoavailable in in Enterprise Version onlyselectable replication factorselectable replication factor infomaking use of Hadoop
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononoyesyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency, Eventual consistency (configurable in cluster mode per master or individual client request)Causal and Eventual Consistency configurable in Causal Cluster setup
Immediate Consistency in stand-alone mode
Eventual ConsistencyImmediate Consistency infoDocument store kept consistent with combination of global timestamping, row-level transactions, and server-side consistency resolution.
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes infoConstraint checkingyesyes infoRelationships in graphsno infolinks between data sets can be storedno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDACIDnoAtomic updates per row, document, or graph entity
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlyesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardUsers, roles and permissions. Pluggable authentication with supported standards (LDAP, Active Directory, Kerberos)noCell-level Security, Data-Centric Security, Role-Based Access Control (RBAC), Attribute-Based Access Control (ABAC)
More information provided by the system vendor
GraphDB infoformer name: OWLIMMonetDBNeo4jRiak KVSqrrl
Specific characteristicsGraphDB Enterprise is a high-performance semantic repository created by Ontotext....
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Column-store In-memory optimized GeoSpatial support JSON document support
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Neo4j is a native graph database platform that is built to store, query, analyze...
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Competitive advantagesGraphDB allows you to link text and data in big knowledge graphs. It’s easy to experiment...
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Scalable architecture - vertical data organization and in-memory optimization guarantee...
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Neo4j database is the only transactional database that combines everything you need...
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Typical application scenariosMetadata enrichment and management, linked open data publishing, semantic inferencing...
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Analytical database, Data warehouse, OLAP Data mining Scientific database
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Real-Time Recommendations Master Data Management Identity and Access Management Network...
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Key customersBBC, Press Association, Financial Times, DK, Euromoney, The British Museum, Getty...
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Numascale , Spinque , SecurActive , CHS , NOZHUP
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Over 300 commercial customers and over 750 startups use Neo4j. Flagship customers...
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Market metricsGraphDB is the most utilized semantic triplestore for mission-critical enterprise...
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Neo4j boasts the world's largest graph database ecosystem with more than a 15 million...
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Licensing and pricing modelsGraphDB-Free is free to use. SE and Enterprise are licensed per CPU-Core used. Perpetual...
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Free and open-source software, Mozilla Public License 2.0 Commercial support available
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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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