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System Properties Comparison InfinityDB vs. Memcached vs. Microsoft SQL Server vs. Neo4j

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NameInfinityDB  Xexclude from comparisonMemcached  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft SQL Server  Xexclude from comparisonNeo4j  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA Java embedded Key-Value Store which extends the Java Map interfaceIn-memory key-value store, originally intended for cachingMicrosofts flagship relational DBMSScalable, ACID-compliant graph database designed with a high-performance distributed cluster architecture, available in self-hosted and cloud offerings
Primary database modelKey-value storeKey-value storeRelational DBMSGraph DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Graph DBMS
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.02
Rank#338  Overall
#50  Key-value stores
Score24.95
Rank#33  Overall
#4  Key-value stores
Score941.20
Rank#3  Overall
#3  Relational DBMS
Score60.14
Rank#19  Overall
#1  Graph DBMS
Websiteboilerbay.comwww.memcached.orgwww.microsoft.com/­en-us/­sql-serverneo4j.com
Technical documentationboilerbay.com/­infinitydb/­manualgithub.com/­memcached/­memcached/­wikidocs.microsoft.com/­en-US/­sql/­sql-serverneo4j.com/­docs
DeveloperBoiler Bay Inc.Danga Interactive infooriginally developed by Brad Fitzpatrick for LiveJournalMicrosoftNeo4j, Inc.
Initial release2002200319892007
Current release4.01.6.15, March 2022SQL Server 2019, November 20194.4.6, April 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoBSD licensecommercial inforestricted free version is availableOpen Source infoGPL version3, commercial licenses available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJavaCC++Java, Scala
Server operating systemsAll OS with a Java VMFreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Unix
Windows
Linux
Windows
Linux infoCan also be used server-less as embedded Java database.
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyes infonested virtual Java Maps, multi-value, logical ‘tuple space’ runtime Schema upgradeschema-freeyesschema-free and schema-optional
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes infoall Java primitives, Date, CLOB, BLOB, huge sparse arraysnoyesyes
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.noyes
Secondary indexesno infomanual creation possible, using inversions based on multi-value capabilitynoyesyes infopluggable indexing subsystem, by default Apache Lucene
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonoyesno
APIs and other access methodsAccess via java.util.concurrent.ConcurrentNavigableMap Interface
Proprietary API to InfinityDB ItemSpace (boilerbay.com/­docs/­ItemSpaceDataStructures.htm)
Proprietary protocolADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
Tabular Data Stream (TDS)
Bolt protocol
Cypher query language
Java API
Neo4j-OGM infoObject Graph Mapper
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data Neo4j
TinkerPop 3
Supported programming languagesJava.Net
C
C++
ColdFusion
Erlang
Java
Lisp
Lua
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
C#
C++
Delphi
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Visual Basic
.Net
Clojure
Elixir
Go
Groovy
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonoTransact SQL, .NET languages, R, Python and (with SQL Server 2019) Javayes infoUser defined Procedures and Functions
Triggersnonoyesyes infovia event handler
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenonetables can be distributed across several files (horizontal partitioning); sharding through federationyes using Neo4j Fabric
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnonenone infoRepcached, a Memcached patch, provides this functionallityyes, but depending on the SQL-Server EditionCausal 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 Consistency infoREAD-COMMITTED or SERIALIZEDImmediate ConsistencyCausal and Eventual Consistency configurable in Causal Cluster setup
Immediate Consistency in stand-alone mode
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityno infomanual creation possible, using inversions based on multi-value capabilitynoyesyes infoRelationships in graphs
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACID infoOptimistic locking for transactions; no isolation for bulk loadsnoACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesnoyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyes
User concepts infoAccess controlnoyes infousing SASL (Simple Authentication and Security Layer) protocolfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardUsers, roles and permissions. Pluggable authentication with supported standards (LDAP, Active Directory, Kerberos)
More information provided by the system vendor
InfinityDBMemcachedMicrosoft SQL ServerNeo4j
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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