DB-EnginesExtremeDB: the mission critical dbmsEnglish
Deutsch
Knowledge Base of Relational and NoSQL Database Management Systemsprovided by solid IT

DBMS > GridDB vs. NCache vs. Neo4j

System Properties Comparison GridDB vs. NCache vs. Neo4j

Please select another system to include it in the comparison.

Editorial information provided by DB-Engines
NameGridDB  Xexclude from comparisonNCache  Xexclude from comparisonNeo4j  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionScalable in-memory time series database optimized for IoT and Big DataOpen-Source and Enterprise in-memory Key-Value StoreScalable, ACID-compliant graph database designed with a high-performance distributed cluster architecture, available in self-hosted and cloud offerings
Primary database modelTime Series DBMSKey-value storeGraph DBMS
Secondary database modelsKey-value store
Relational DBMS
Document store
Search engine infoUsing distributed Lucene
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score1.23
Rank#159  Overall
#11  Time Series DBMS
Score0.79
Rank#196  Overall
#32  Key-value stores
Score60.14
Rank#19  Overall
#1  Graph DBMS
Websitegriddb.netwww.alachisoft.com/­ncacheneo4j.com
Technical documentationdocs.griddb.netwww.alachisoft.com/­resources/­docsneo4j.com/­docs
DeveloperToshiba CorporationAlachisoftNeo4j, Inc.
Initial release201320052007
Current release4.6, February 20215.2, April 20214.4.6, April 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoAGPL version 3 and Apache License, version 2.0 , commercial license (standard and advanced editions) also availableOpen Source infoEnterprise Edition availableOpen Source infoGPL version3, commercial licenses available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

Providers of DBaaS offerings, please contact us to be listed.
NCache Cloud: NCache Cloud is available in Azure and AWS Marketplaces as a Service. This means you can now obtain it instantaneously with a few mouse clicks, and seamlessly scale your cache deployment without any down time.Neo4j Aura: Neo4j’s fully managed cloud service: The zero-admin, always-on graph database for cloud developers.
Implementation languageC++C#, .NET, .NET Core, JavaJava, Scala
Server operating systemsLinuxLinux
Windows
Linux infoCan also be used server-less as embedded Java database.
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesschema-freeschema-free and schema-optional
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes infonumerical, string, blob, geometry, boolean, timestamppartial infoSupported data types are Lists, Queues, Hashsets, Dictionary and Counteryes
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 indexesyesyesyes infopluggable indexing subsystem, by default Apache Lucene
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL92, SQL-like TQL (Toshiba Query Language)SQL-like query syntax and LINQ for searching the cache. Cache Synchronization with SQL Server using SQL dependency.no
APIs and other access methodsProprietary protocolIDistributedCache
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
Supported programming languagesC
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
.Net
.Net Core
C#
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Visual Basic.NET
.Net
Clojure
Elixir
Go
Groovy
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnono infosupport for stored procedures with SQL-Server CLRyes infoUser defined Procedures and Functions
Triggersyesyes infoNotificationsyes infovia event handler
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingyesyes using Neo4j Fabric
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replicationyes, with selectable consistency levelCausal Clustering using Raft protocol infoavailable in in Enterprise Version only
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsConnector for using GridDB as an input source and output destination for Hadoop MapReduce jobsyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate consistency within container, eventual consistency across containersEventual 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
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyes infoRelationships in graphs
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACID at container leveloptimistic locking and pessimistic lockingACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes
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 can be defined per databaseAuthentication 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)
More information provided by the system vendor
GridDBNCacheNeo4j
Specific characteristicsGridDB is a highly scalable, in-memory time series database optimized for IoT and...
» more
NCache has been the market leader in .NET Distributed Caching since 2005 . NCache...
» more
Neo4j delivers graph technology that has been battle tested for performance and scale...
» more
Competitive advantages1. Optimized for IoT Equipped with Toshiba's proprietary key-container data model...
» more
NCache is 100% .NET/ .NET Core based which fully supports ASP.NET Core Sessions ,...
» more
Neo4j is the market leader, graph database category creator, and the most widely...
» more
Typical application scenariosFactory IoT, Automative Industry, Energy, BEMS, Smart Community, Monitoring system.
» more
NCache enables industries like retail, finance, banking IoT, travel, ecommerce, healthcare...
» more
Real-Time Recommendations Master Data Management Identity and Access Management Network...
» more
Key customersDenso International [see use case ] An Electric Power company [see use case ] Ishinomaki...
» more
Bank of America, Citi, Natures Way, Charter Spectrum, Barclays, Henry Schein, GBM,...
» more
Over 800 commercial customers and over 4300 startups use Neo4j. Flagship customers...
» more
Market metricsGitHub trending repository
» more
Market Leader in .NET Distributed Caching since 2005.
» more
Neo4j boasts the world's largest graph database ecosystem with more than 140 million...
» more
Licensing and pricing modelsOpen Source license (AGPL v3 & Apache v2) Commercial license (subscription)
» more
NCache Open Source is free on an as-is basis without any support. NCache Enterprise...
» more
GPL v3 license that can be used all the places where you might use MySQL. Neo4j Commercial...
» more
News

NCache 5.3 Released
19 April 2022

How Data Dependency Manages Relationships in Cache?
16 December 2021

Write-Through & Write-Behind Cache: An Introduction
7 December 2021

How to Stop a Node for Maintenance without State Transfer?
6 December 2021

Couchbase Alternatives Open Source Distributed Cache
2 December 2021

Private This Week in Neo4j:
18 May 2022

Our Journey to Self-Discovery: Synthesizing 30 Years of Data Pipelines With Knowledge Graphs
17 May 2022

How Knowledge Graphs Drive More Sales With Real-Time Recommendation Engines
16 May 2022

This Week in Neo4j: Graphs4Good, GraphQL, Game of Life, Information Extraction, Cypher Map Projection, and More
14 May 2022

Graphs for Cybersecurity: Cyberthreats, Vulnerabilities, and Risk
12 May 2022

Related products and services
3rd partiesGraphable delivers expert services for Neo4j and other Graph DBMS.
» more

We invite representatives of vendors of related products to contact us for presenting information about their offerings here.

More resources
GridDBNCacheNeo4j
DB-Engines blog posts

Applying Graph Analytics to Game of Thrones
12 June 2019, Amy Hodler & Mark Needham, Neo4j (guest author)

MySQL, PostgreSQL and Redis are the winners of the March ranking
2 March 2016, Paul Andlinger

The openCypher Project: Help Shape the SQL for Graphs
22 December 2015, Emil Eifrem (guest author)

show all

Recent citations in the news

How to use NCache in ASP.Net Core
25 February 2019, InfoWorld

Custom Response Caching Using NCache in ASP.NET Core
22 April 2020, InfoQ.com

provided by Google News

Neo4j and the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) Announce the 2022 Connected Data Fellowship
18 May 2022, PR Newswire

Neo4j Appoints Chief Marketing Officer
10 May 2022, PR Newswire

One on One: with Neo4j A/NZ general manager Peter Philipp
13 May 2022, ARNnet

We are in India not just for revenue, but also for our partners, community and use cases: Rahul Tenglikar, Neo4j
22 April 2022, Analytics India Magazine

Want to learn graph databases? Here are a few courses to go for
3 May 2022, Analytics India Magazine

provided by Google News

Job opportunities

Inside Sales & Biz Dev
Alachisoft, Dallas, TX

Senior Software Sales Executive (US/Euro Mkts)
Diyatech Corp., Dallas, TX

Technical Project Manager
Alachisoft, Dallas, TX

Client Services Engineer
Diyatech Corp., Dallas, TX

Client Services Engineer
Alachisoft, Dallas, TX

Architect: Contact Center
Avis Budget Group, Parsippany, NJ

Data Analyst
McKinsey & Company, Waltham, MA

Data Scientist (remote)
LinQuest Corporation, Beavercreek, OH

Staff Software Engineer, Interoperability
Unite Us, New York, NY

Data Scientist
PACCAR, Renton, WA

jobs by Indeed



Share this page

Featured Products

MariaDB logo

SkySQL, the ultimate
MariaDB cloud, is here.

Get started with SkySQL today!

Redis logo

The world’s most loved real‑time data platform.
Try free

AllegroGraph logo

Graph Database Leader for AI Knowledge Graph Applications - The Most Secure Graph Database Available.
Free Download

Datastax Astra logo

Build cloud-native apps fast with Astra, the open-source, multi-cloud stack for
modern data apps.
Get started with 80GB free.

Neo4j logo

See for yourself how a graph database can make your life easier.
Use Neo4j online for free.

Present your product here