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System Properties Comparison GridDB vs. Neo4j vs. Quasardb vs. Realm

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NameGridDB  Xexclude from comparisonNeo4j  Xexclude from comparisonQuasardb  Xexclude from comparisonRealm  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionScalable in-memory time series database optimized for IoT and Big DataScalable, ACID-compliant graph database designed with a high-performance distributed cluster architecture, available in self-hosted and cloud offeringsDistributed, high-performance timeseries databaseA DBMS built for use on mobile devices that’s a fast, easy to use alternative to SQLite and Core Data
Primary database modelTime Series DBMSGraph DBMSTime Series DBMSDocument store
Secondary database modelsKey-value store
Relational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score1.25
Rank#157  Overall
#12  Time Series DBMS
Score59.35
Rank#19  Overall
#1  Graph DBMS
Score0.07
Rank#330  Overall
#29  Time Series DBMS
Score9.82
Rank#50  Overall
#9  Document stores
Websitegriddb.netneo4j.comquasardb.netrealm.io
Technical documentationdocs.griddb.netneo4j.com/­docsdoc.quasar.ai/­masterrealm.io/­docs
DeveloperToshiba CorporationNeo4j, Inc.quasardbRealm, acquired by MongoDB in May 2019
Initial release2013200720092014
Current release4.6, February 20214.4.10, August 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 availableOpen Source infoGPL version3, commercial licenses availablecommercial infoFree community edition, Non-profit organizations and non-commercial usage are eligible for free licensesOpen Source
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageC++Java, ScalaC++
Server operating systemsLinuxLinux infoCan also be used server-less as embedded Java database.
OS X
Solaris
Windows
BSD
Linux
OS X
Windows
Android
Backend: server-less
iOS
Windows
Data schemeyesschema-free and schema-optionalschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes infonumerical, string, blob, geometry, boolean, timestampyesyes infointeger and binaryyes
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 indexesyesyes infopluggable indexing subsystem, by default Apache Luceneyes infowith tagsyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL92, SQL-like TQL (Toshiba Query Language)noSQL-like query languageno
APIs and other access methodsProprietary protocolBolt 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
.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
.Net
Java infowith Android only
Objective-C
React Native
Swift
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyes infoUser defined Procedures and Functionsnono inforuns within the applications so server-side scripts are unnecessary
Triggersyesyes infovia event handlernoyes infoChange Listeners
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingyes using Neo4j FabricSharding infoconsistent hashingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replicationCausal Clustering using Raft protocol infoavailable in in Enterprise Version onlySource-replica replication with selectable replication factornone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsConnector for using GridDB as an input source and output destination for Hadoop MapReduce jobsnowith Hadoop integrationno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate consistency within container, eventual consistency across containersCausal and Eventual Consistency configurable in Causal Cluster setup
Immediate Consistency in stand-alone mode
Immediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyes infoRelationships in graphsnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACID at container levelACIDACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes infoby using LevelDByes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyes infoTransient modeyes infoIn-Memory realm
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess 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 trailyes
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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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Now a part of MongoDB Data Platform , Realm Database is the fast, easy to use, and...
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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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Realm ensures offline-first functionality, meaning apps run smoothly and deliver...
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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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Mobile Consumer Apps First-Line Worker Apps
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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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Cathay Pacific Royal Carribbean Cruise Lines Open Source Database powers apps built...
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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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Used by 100,000+ developers 2 bn installs Currently used in 40k+ applications in...
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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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Realm database is licensed under the Apache License v2.0.
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