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NameIBM Cloudant  Xexclude from comparisonNebula Graph  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionDatabase as a Service offering based on Apache CouchDBA distributed, linear scalable, high perfomant Graph DBMS
Primary database modelDocument storeGraph DBMS
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Score3.47
Rank#95  Overall
#17  Document stores
Score1.10
Rank#169  Overall
#15  Graph DBMS
Websitewww.ibm.com/­cloud/­cloudantgithub.com/­vesoft-inc/­nebula
nebula-graph.io
Technical documentationcloud.ibm.com/­docs/­Cloudantdocs.nebula-graph.io
DeveloperIBM, Apache Software Foundation infoIBM acquired Cloudant in February 2014Vesoft Inc.
Initial release20102019
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache Version 2.0 + Common Clause 1.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesno
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Implementation languageErlangC++
Server operating systemshostedLinux
Data schemeschema-freeStrong typed schema
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyes
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 indexesyesyes infoNebula Graph internally uses the Key-Value store RocksDB for persistency. The vertices, edges, and their properties are stored as Key while their values are stored as Value. The primary indexes are per Key and secondary indexes are per Value.
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like query language
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP/JSON APIBrowser interface
console (shell)
Proprietary native API
Query language nGQL
Supported programming languagesC#
Java
JavaScript
Objective-C
PHP
Ruby
C++
Go
Java
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresView functions (Map-Reduce) in JavaScript
Triggersyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
Causal Clustering using Raft protocol
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyes infoRelationships in graphs
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoatomic operations within a document possibleACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infoOptimistic lockingyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes infousing RocksDB
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users can be defined per databaseRole-based access control
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IBM CloudantNebula Graph
Specific characteristicsNebula Graph is a truly distributed, linearly scalable, lightning-fast graph database,...
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Competitive advantagesNebula Graph boasts the world's only graph database solution that is able to host...
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Typical application scenariosSocial networking Fraud detection Knowledge graph Data warehouse management Anti...
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Key customersCurrently we have some top internet companies in China implementing Nebula Graph...
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Market metricsAt our very early stage, Nebula Graph has already received 3.5k stars and thousands...
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Licensing and pricing modelsNebula Graph is open source and free to use under Apache 2.0 license and Common Clause...
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