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System Properties Comparison GridDB vs. IBM Cloudant vs. Neo4j vs. Quasardb

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NameGridDB  Xexclude from comparisonIBM Cloudant  Xexclude from comparisonNeo4j  Xexclude from comparisonQuasardb  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionScalable in-memory time series database optimized for IoT and Big DataDatabase as a Service offering based on Apache CouchDBScalable, ACID-compliant graph database designed with a high-performance distributed cluster architecture, available in self-hosted and cloud offeringsDistributed, high-performance timeseries database
Primary database modelTime Series DBMSDocument storeGraph DBMSTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsKey-value store
Relational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score1.25
Rank#157  Overall
#12  Time Series DBMS
Score3.55
Rank#96  Overall
#18  Document stores
Score59.35
Rank#19  Overall
#1  Graph DBMS
Score0.07
Rank#330  Overall
#29  Time Series DBMS
Websitegriddb.netwww.ibm.com/­cloud/­cloudantneo4j.comquasardb.net
Technical documentationdocs.griddb.netcloud.ibm.com/­docs/­Cloudantneo4j.com/­docsdoc.quasar.ai/­master
DeveloperToshiba CorporationIBM, Apache Software Foundation infoIBM acquired Cloudant in February 2014Neo4j, Inc.quasardb
Initial release2013201020072009
Current release4.6, February 20214.4.9, July 20223.13.3, April 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoAGPL version 3 and Apache License, version 2.0 , commercial license (standard and advanced editions) also availablecommercialOpen Source infoGPL version3, commercial licenses availablecommercial infoFree community edition, Non-profit organizations and non-commercial usage are eligible for free licenses
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesnono
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Implementation languageC++ErlangJava, ScalaC++
Server operating systemsLinuxhostedLinux infoCan also be used server-less as embedded Java database.
OS X
Solaris
Windows
BSD
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeyesschema-freeschema-free and schema-optionalschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes infonumerical, string, blob, geometry, boolean, timestampnoyesyes infointeger and binary
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 indexesyesyesyes infopluggable indexing subsystem, by default Apache Luceneyes infowith tags
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL92, SQL-like TQL (Toshiba Query Language)nonoSQL-like query language
APIs and other access methodsProprietary protocolRESTful HTTP/JSON APIBolt protocol
Cypher query language
Java API
Neo4j-OGM infoObject Graph Mapper
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data Neo4j
TinkerPop 3
HTTP API
Supported programming languagesC
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
C#
Java
JavaScript
Objective-C
PHP
Ruby
.Net
Clojure
Elixir
Go
Groovy
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
.Net
C
C#
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
R
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoView functions (Map-Reduce) in JavaScriptyes infoUser defined Procedures and Functionsno
Triggersyesyesyes infovia event handlerno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingyes using Neo4j FabricSharding infoconsistent hashing
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replicationMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
Causal Clustering using Raft protocol infoavailable in in Enterprise Version onlySource-replica replication with selectable replication factor
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsConnector for using GridDB as an input source and output destination for Hadoop MapReduce jobsyesnowith Hadoop integration
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate consistency within container, eventual consistency across containersEventual ConsistencyCausal and Eventual Consistency configurable in Causal Cluster setup
Immediate Consistency in stand-alone mode
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyes infoRelationships in graphsno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACID at container levelno infoatomic operations within a document possibleACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes infoOptimistic lockingyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes infoby using LevelDB
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesnoyes infoTransient mode
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users can be defined per databaseAccess rights for users can be defined per databaseUsers, roles and permissions. Pluggable authentication with supported standards (LDAP, Active Directory, Kerberos)Cryptographically strong user authentication and audit trail
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Specific characteristicsGridDB is a highly scalable, in-memory time series database optimized for IoT and...
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Neo4j delivers graph technology that has been battle tested for performance and scale...
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Competitive advantages1. Optimized for IoT Equipped with Toshiba's proprietary key-container data model...
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Neo4j is the market leader, graph database category creator, and the most widely...
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Typical application scenariosFactory IoT, Automative Industry, Energy, BEMS, Smart Community, Monitoring system.
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Real-Time Recommendations Master Data Management Identity and Access Management Network...
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Key customersDenso International [see use case ] An Electric Power company [see use case ] Ishinomaki...
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Over 800 commercial customers and over 4300 startups use Neo4j. Flagship customers...
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Market metricsGitHub trending repository
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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 modelsOpen Source license (AGPL v3 & Apache v2) Commercial license (subscription)
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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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