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System Properties Comparison H2 vs. KairosDB vs. Neo4j vs. Transbase

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NameH2  Xexclude from comparisonKairosDB  Xexclude from comparisonNeo4j  Xexclude from comparisonTransbase  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionFull-featured RDBMS with a small footprint, either embedded into a Java application or used as a database server.Distributed Time Series DBMS based on Cassandra or H2Scalable, ACID-compliant graph database designed with a high-performance distributed cluster architecture, available in self-hosted and cloud offeringsA resource-optimized, high-performance, universally applicable RDBMS
Primary database modelRelational DBMSTime Series DBMSGraph DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMS
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Score8.46
Rank#53  Overall
#32  Relational DBMS
Score1.06
Rank#210  Overall
#16  Time Series DBMS
Score55.43
Rank#20  Overall
#1  Graph DBMS
Score0.52
Rank#274  Overall
#128  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.h2database.comgithub.com/­kairosdb/­kairosdbneo4j.comwww.transaction.de/­en/­products/­transbase.html
Technical documentationwww.h2database.com/­html/­main.htmlkairosdb.github.ioneo4j.com/­docswww.transaction.de/­en/­products/­transbase/­features.html
DeveloperThomas MuellerNeo4j, Inc.Transaction Software GmbH
Initial release2005201320071987
Current release2.1.210, January 20221.2.2, November 20185.3, December 2022Transbase 8.4, September 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infodual-licence (Mozilla public license, Eclipse public license)Open Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoGPL version3, commercial licenses availablecommercial infofree development license
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageJavaJavaJava, ScalaC and C++
Server operating systemsAll OS with a Java VMLinux
OS X
Windows
Linux infoCan also be used server-less as embedded Java database.
OS X
Solaris
Windows
FreeBSD
Linux
macOS
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesschema-freeschema-free and schema-optionalyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesyes
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 indexesyesnoyes infopluggable indexing subsystem, by default Apache Luceneyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesnonoyes
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
Graphite protocol
HTTP REST
Telnet API
Bolt protocol
Cypher query language
Java API
Neo4j-OGM infoObject Graph Mapper
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data Neo4j
TinkerPop 3
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary native API
Supported programming languagesJavaJava
JavaScript infoNode.js
PHP
Python
.Net
Clojure
Elixir
Go
Groovy
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
C
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript
Kotlin
Objective-C
PHP
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresJava Stored Procedures and User-Defined Functionsnoyes infoUser defined Procedures and Functionsyes
Triggersyesnoyes infovia event handleryes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneSharding infobased on Cassandrayes using Neo4j Fabric
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesWith clustering: 2 database servers on different computers operate on identical copies of a databaseselectable replication factor infobased on CassandraCausal Clustering using Raft protocol infoavailable in in Enterprise Version onlySource-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency infobased on Cassandra
Immediate Consistency infobased on Cassandra
Causal and Eventual Consistency configurable in Causal Cluster setup
Immediate Consistency in stand-alone mode
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnoyes infoRelationships in graphsyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnoACIDyes
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes, multi-version concurrency control (MVCC)yesyesyes
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.yesnono
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardsimple password-based access controlUsers, roles and permissions. Pluggable authentication with supported standards (LDAP, Active Directory, Kerberos)fine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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H2KairosDBNeo4jTransbase
Specific characteristicsNeo4j delivers graph technology that has been battle tested for performance and scale...
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Competitive advantagesNeo4j is the market leader, graph database category creator, and the most widely...
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Typical application scenariosReal-Time Recommendations Master Data Management Identity and Access Management Network...
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Key customersOver 800 commercial customers and over 4300 startups use Neo4j. Flagship customers...
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Market metricsNeo4j boasts the world's largest graph database ecosystem with more than 140 million...
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Licensing and pricing modelsGPL v3 license that can be used all the places where you might use MySQL. Neo4j Commercial...
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