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NameInfluxDB  Xexclude from comparisonNeo4j  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionDBMS for storing time series, events and metricsOpen source graph database
Primary database modelTime Series DBMSGraph DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score18.00
Rank#34  Overall
#1  Time Series DBMS
Score48.98
Rank#22  Overall
#1  Graph DBMS
Websitewww.influxdata.com/­time-series-platform/­influxdbneo4j.com
Technical documentationdocs.influxdata.com/­influxdbneo4j.com/­docs
DeveloperNeo4j, Inc.
Initial release20132007
Current release1.7.6, April 20193.5.4, April 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-License; commercial enterprise version availableOpen Source infoGPL version3, commercial licenses available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageGoJava, Scala
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X infothrough Homebrew
Linux infoCan also be used server-less as embedded Java database.
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-free and schema-optional
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateNumeric data and Stringsyes
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.no
Secondary indexesnoyes infopluggable indexing subsystem, by default Apache Lucene
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query languageno
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
.Net
Clojure
Elixir
Go
Groovy
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyes infoUser defined Procedures and Functions
Triggersnoyes infovia event handler
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoin enterprise version onlynone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factor infoin enterprise version onlyCausal Clustering using Raft protocol infoavailable in in Enterprise Version only
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono
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 integritynoyes infoRelationships in graphs
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes infoDepending on used storage engine
User concepts infoAccess controlsimple rights management via user accountsUsers, roles and permissions. Pluggable authentication with supported standards (LDAP, Active Directory, Kerberos)
More information provided by the system vendor
InfluxDBNeo4j
Specific characteristicsInfluxData includes the open source time-series database InfluxDB . It supports high...
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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 , the creator of InfluxDB, delivers a modern Open Source Platform built...
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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 14,018 github stars Over 148,000 servers deployed...
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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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