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System Properties Comparison IBM Db2 vs. jBASE vs. Nebula Graph vs. Neo4j

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NameIBM Db2 infoformerly named DB2 or IBM Database 2  Xexclude from comparisonjBASE  Xexclude from comparisonNebula Graph  Xexclude from comparisonNeo4j  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionCommon in IBM host environments, 2 different versions for host and Windows/LinuxA robust multi-value DBMS comprising development tools and middlewareA distributed, linear scalable, high perfomant Graph DBMSOpen source graph database
Primary database modelRelational DBMS infoSince Version 10.5 support for JSON/BSON documents compatible with MongoDBMultivalue DBMSGraph DBMSGraph DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
RDF store infoin DB2 LUW (Linux, Unix, Windows)
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score161.24
Rank#6  Overall
#5  Relational DBMS
Score2.23
Rank#121  Overall
#3  Multivalue DBMS
Score0.43
Rank#234  Overall
#19  Graph DBMS
Score50.63
Rank#21  Overall
#1  Graph DBMS
Websitewww.ibm.com/­analytics/­db2www.jbase.comgithub.com/­vesoft-inc/­nebula
nebula-graph.io
neo4j.com
Technical documentationwww.ibm.com/­support/­knowledgecenter/­SSEPGGdocs.jbase.comdocs.nebula-graph.ioneo4j.com/­docs
DeveloperIBMZumasysVesoft Inc.Neo4j, Inc.
Initial release1983 infohost version199120192007
Current release12.1, October 20165.74.1.1, July 2020
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infofree version is availablecommercialOpen Source infoApache Version 2.0 + Common Clause 1.0Open Source infoGPL version3, commercial licenses available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageC and C++C++Java, Scala
Server operating systemsAIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Windows
z/OS
AIX
Linux
Windows
LinuxLinux infoCan also be used server-less as embedded Java database.
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesschema-freeStrong typed schemaschema-free and schema-optional
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesoptionalyesyes
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.yesno
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.yes infopluggable indexing subsystem, by default Apache Lucene
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesEmbedded SQL for jBASE in BASICSQL-like query languageno
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
JSON style queries infoMongoDB compatible
ODBC
XQuery
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
RESTful HTTP API
SOAP-based API
Browser interface
console (shell)
Proprietary native API
Query language nGQL
Bolt protocol
Cypher query language
Java API
Neo4j-OGM infoObject Graph Mapper
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data Neo4j
TinkerPop 3
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Cobol
Delphi
Fortran
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Visual Basic
.Net
Basic
Jabbascript
Java
C++
Go
Java
Python
.Net
Clojure
Elixir
Go
Groovy
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesyesyes infoUser defined Procedures and Functions
Triggersyesyesyes infovia event handler
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoonly with Windows/Unix/Linux VersionShardingShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infowith separate tools (MQ, InfoSphere)yesCausal Clustering using Raft protocolCausal Clustering using Raft protocol infoavailable in in Enterprise Version only
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
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnoyes infoRelationships in graphsyes infoRelationships in graphs
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes infousing RocksDByes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardAccess rights can be defined down to the item levelRole-based access controlUsers, roles and permissions. Pluggable authentication with supported standards (LDAP, Active Directory, Kerberos)
More information provided by the system vendor
IBM Db2 infoformerly named DB2 or IBM Database 2jBASENebula GraphNeo4j
Specific characteristicsNebula Graph is a truly distributed, linearly scalable, lightning-fast graph database,...
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Neo4j is a native graph database platform that is built to store, query, analyze...
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Competitive advantagesNebula Graph boasts the world's only graph database solution that is able to host...
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Neo4j database is the only transactional database that combines everything you need...
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Typical application scenariosSocial networking Fraud detection Knowledge graph Data warehouse management Anti...
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Real-Time Recommendations Master Data Management Identity and Access Management Network...
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Key customersCurrently we have some top internet companies in China implementing Nebula Graph...
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Over 300 commercial customers and over 750 startups use Neo4j. Flagship customers...
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Market metricsAt our very early stage, Nebula Graph has already received 3.5k stars and thousands...
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Neo4j boasts the world's largest graph database ecosystem with more than a 15 million...
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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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GPL v3 license that can be used all the places where you might use MySQL. Neo4j Commercial...
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