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System Properties Comparison InfluxDB vs. Lovefield vs. Neo4j

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NameInfluxDB  Xexclude from comparisonLovefield  Xexclude from comparisonNeo4j  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionDBMS for storing time series, events and metricsEmbeddable relational database for web apps written in pure JavaScriptOpen source graph database
Primary database modelTime Series DBMSRelational DBMSGraph DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score19.93
Rank#33  Overall
#1  Time Series DBMS
Score0.21
Rank#253  Overall
#117  Relational DBMS
Score50.53
Rank#22  Overall
#1  Graph DBMS
Websitewww.influxdata.com/­products/­influxdb-overviewgoogle.github.io/­lovefieldneo4j.com
Technical documentationdocs.influxdata.com/­influxdbgithub.com/­google/­lovefield/­blob/­master/­docs/­spec_index.mdneo4j.com/­docs
DeveloperGoogleNeo4j, Inc.
Initial release201320142007
Current release1.7.8, August 20192.1.12, February 20173.5.8, July 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-License; commercial enterprise version availableOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoGPL version3, commercial licenses available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Neo4j Aura: The simplest way to run Neo4j in the cloud
Implementation languageGoJavaScriptJava, Scala
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X infothrough Homebrew
server-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js) infotested with Chrome, Firefox, IE, SafariLinux infoCan also be used server-less as embedded Java database.
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesschema-free and schema-optional
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateNumeric data and Stringsyesyes
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 indexesnoyesyes infopluggable indexing subsystem, by default Apache Lucene
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query languageSQL-like query language infovia JavaScript builder patternno
APIs and other access methodsHTTP API
JSON over UDP
Bolt protocol
Cypher query language
Java API
Neo4j-OGM infoObject Graph Mapper
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data Neo4j
TinkerPop 3
Supported programming languages.Net
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Rust
Scala
JavaScript.Net
Clojure
Elixir
Go
Groovy
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonoyes infoUser defined Procedures and Functions
TriggersnoUsing read-only observersyes infovia event handler
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoin enterprise version onlynonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factor infoin enterprise version onlynoneCausal Clustering using Raft protocol infoavailable in in Enterprise Version only
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemCausal and Eventual Consistency configurable in Causal Cluster setup
Immediate Consistency in stand-alone mode
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesyes infoRelationships in graphs
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes, by using IndexedDB or the cloud service Firebase Realtime Databaseyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes infoDepending on used storage engineyes infousing MemoryDB
User concepts infoAccess controlsimple rights management via user accountsnoUsers, roles and permissions. Pluggable authentication with supported standards (LDAP, Active Directory, Kerberos)
More information provided by the system vendor
InfluxDBLovefieldNeo4j
Specific characteristicsInfluxData is the creator of InfluxDB , the open source time series database. It...
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Neo4j is a native graph database platform that is built to store, query, analyze...
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Competitive advantagesTime to Value An end-to-end platform, InfluxData is ready to go on the cloud or via...
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Neo4j database is the only transactional database that combines everything you need...
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Typical application scenariosIoT & Sensor Monitoring Instrumentation of every available surface in the material...
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Real-Time Recommendations Master Data Management Identity and Access Management Network...
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Key customersInfluxData has over 630 paying customers, including IBM, PayPal, Siemens Tesla and...
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Over 300 commercial customers and over 750 startups use Neo4j. Flagship customers...
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Market metricsFastest growing database to garnish 17,000 github stars Over 260,000 daily active...
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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 modelsOpen source core with closed source clustering available either on-premise or on...
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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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