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DBMS > H2GIS vs. Neo4j vs. Rockset vs. TinkerGraph

System Properties Comparison H2GIS vs. Neo4j vs. Rockset vs. TinkerGraph

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NameH2GIS  Xexclude from comparisonNeo4j  Xexclude from comparisonRockset  Xexclude from comparisonTinkerGraph  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionSpatial extension of H2Scalable, ACID-compliant graph database designed with a high-performance distributed cluster architecture, available in self-hosted and cloud offeringsA scalable, reliable search and analytics service in the cloud, built on RocksDBA lightweight, in-memory graph engine that serves as a reference implementation of the TinkerPop3 API
Primary database modelSpatial DBMSGraph DBMSDocument storeGraph DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
Search engine
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score0.17
Rank#293  Overall
#4  Spatial DBMS
Score57.87
Rank#19  Overall
#1  Graph DBMS
Score0.63
Rank#221  Overall
#34  Document stores
Score0.16
Rank#295  Overall
#26  Graph DBMS
Websitewww.h2gis.orgneo4j.comrockset.comtinkerpop.apache.org/­docs/­current/­reference/­#tinkergraph-gremlin
Technical documentationwww.h2gis.org/­docs/­homeneo4j.com/­docsdocs.rockset.com
DeveloperCNRSNeo4j, Inc.Rockset
Initial release2013200720192009
Current release4.3.6, October 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoLGPL 3.0Open Source infoGPL version3, commercial licenses availablecommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyesno
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJavaJava, ScalaC++Java
Server operating systemsLinux infoCan also be used server-less as embedded Java database.
OS X
Solaris
Windows
hosted
Data schemeyesschema-free and schema-optionalschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesdynamic typingyes
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 infoingestion from XML files supportedno
Secondary indexesyesyes infopluggable indexing subsystem, by default Apache Luceneall fields are automatically indexedno
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesnoRead-only SQL queries, including JOINsno
APIs and other access methodsBolt protocol
Cypher query language
Java API
Neo4j-OGM infoObject Graph Mapper
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data Neo4j
TinkerPop 3
HTTP RESTTinkerPop 3
Supported programming languagesJava.Net
Clojure
Elixir
Go
Groovy
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Groovy
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infobased on H2yes infoUser defined Procedures and Functionsnono
Triggersyesyes infovia event handlernono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneyes using Neo4j FabricAutomatic shardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infobased on H2Causal Clustering using Raft protocol infoavailable in in Enterprise Version onlyyesnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyCausal and Eventual Consistency configurable in Causal Cluster setup
Immediate Consistency in stand-alone mode
Eventual Consistencynone
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyes infoRelationships in graphsnoyes infoRelationships in graphs
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDnono
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes, multi-version concurrency control (MVCC)yesyesno
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesoptional
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlyes infobased on H2Users, roles and permissions. Pluggable authentication with supported standards (LDAP, Active Directory, Kerberos)Access rights for users and organizations can be defined via Rockset consoleno
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H2GISNeo4jRocksetTinkerGraph
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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