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System Properties Comparison GraphDB vs. Neo4j vs. Riak KV vs. ScyllaDB

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NameGraphDB infoformer name: OWLIM  Xexclude from comparisonNeo4j  Xexclude from comparisonRiak KV  Xexclude from comparisonScyllaDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionEnterprise RDF and graph database with efficient reasoning, cluster and external index synchronization supportOpen source graph databaseDistributed, fault tolerant key-value storeCassandra-compatible wide column store
Primary database modelGraph DBMS
RDF store
Graph DBMSKey-value store infowith links between data sets and object tags for the creation of secondary indexesWide column store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score1.10
Rank#137  Overall
#8  Graph DBMS
#5  RDF stores
Score48.22
Rank#22  Overall
#1  Graph DBMS
Score5.68
Rank#53  Overall
#7  Key-value stores
Score1.63
Rank#116  Overall
#8  Wide column stores
Websitegraphdb.ontotext.comneo4j.combasho.com/­products/­riak-kvwww.scylladb.com
Technical documentationgraphdb.ontotext.com/­documentationneo4j.com/­docsdocs.scylladb.com
DeveloperOntotextNeo4j, Inc.Basho TechnologiesScyllaDB
Initial release2000200720092015
Current release8.8, January 20193.5.8, July 20192.1.0, April 2015Scylla Open Source 3.0.10, August 2019
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infolimited edition freeOpen Source infoGPL version3, commercial licenses availableOpen Source infoApache version 2, commercial enterprise editionOpen Source infoOpen Source (AGPL), commercial license available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceno infoNamed S4, Ontotext provides a semantic graph database based on GraphDB in the cloud.nonono
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Implementation languageJavaJava, ScalaErlangC++
Server operating systemsAll OS with a Java VM
Linux
OS X
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 supportschema-free and schema-optionalschema-freeschema-free
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.nonono
Secondary indexesyes, supports real-time synchronization and indexing in SOLR/Elastic search/Lucene and GeoSPARQL geometry data indexesyes infopluggable indexing subsystem, by default Apache Lucenerestrictedyes infocluster global secondary indices
SQL infoSupport of SQLSPARQL is used as query languagenonoSQL-like DML and DDL statements (CQL)
APIs and other access methodsGeoSPARQL
Java API
RDF4J API
RIO
Sail API
Sesame REST HTTP Protocol
SPARQL 1.1
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
Proprietary protocol infoCQL (Cassandra Query Language, an SQL-like language)
Thrift
Supported programming languages.Net
C#
Clojure
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
.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
C#
C++
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresJava Server Pluginyes infoUser defined Procedures and FunctionsJavaScript and Erlangno
Triggersnoyes infovia event handleryes infopre-commit hooks and post-commit hooksno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenoneSharding infono "single point of failure"Sharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-master replicationCausal Clustering using Raft protocol infoavailable in in Enterprise Version onlyselectable replication factorselectable replication factor infoRepresentation of geographical distribution of servers is possible
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyesno
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 ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be individually decided for each write operation
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes infoConstraint checkingyes infoRelationships in graphsno infolinks between data sets can be storedno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDnono infoAtomicity and isolation are supported for single operations
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 infoin-memory tables
User concepts infoAccess controlyesUsers, roles and permissions. Pluggable authentication with supported standards (LDAP, Active Directory, Kerberos)noAccess rights for users can be defined per object
More information provided by the system vendor
GraphDB infoformer name: OWLIMNeo4jRiak KVScyllaDB
Specific characteristicsGraphDB Enterprise is a high-performance semantic repository created by Ontotext....
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Neo4j is a native graph database platform that is built to store, query, analyze...
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Scylla is a highly-available, highly-scalable, highly-performant NoSQL database....
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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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Neo4j database is the only transactional database that combines everything you need...
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Highly-performant (efficiently utilizes full resources of a node and network; millions...
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Typical application scenariosMetadata enrichment and management, linked open data publishing, semantic inferencing...
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Real-Time Recommendations Master Data Management Identity and Access Management Network...
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AdTech (AdGear, AppNexus, Dstillery, Numberly, Sizmek) Cybersecurity (Veramine) Entertainment...
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Key customersBBC, Press Association, Financial Times, DK, Euromoney, The British Museum, Getty...
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Over 300 commercial customers and over 750 startups use Neo4j. Flagship customers...
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Comcast, Grab, Yahoo! Japan, IMVU, Adgear, Appnexus, Zenly, Natura, Snapfish, mParticle,...
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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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GPL v3 license that can be used all the places where you might use MySQL. Neo4j Commercial...
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Scylla Open Source - free open source software (AGPL) Scylla Enterprise - subscription-based...
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