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System Properties Comparison Kdb vs. Neo4j vs. YDB

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NameKdb  Xexclude from comparisonNeo4j  Xexclude from comparisonYDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionHigh performance Time Series DBMSScalable, ACID-compliant graph database designed with a high-performance distributed cluster architecture, available in self-hosted and cloud offeringsA distributed fault-tolerant database service, with high availability, scalability, immediate consistency and ACID transactions and providing an Amazon DynamoDB compatible API
Primary database modelTime Series DBMS
Vector DBMS
Graph DBMSDocument store
Relational DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score7.70
Rank#53  Overall
#3  Time Series DBMS
#1  Vector DBMS
Score44.47
Rank#23  Overall
#1  Graph DBMS
Score0.34
Rank#285  Overall
#43  Document stores
#130  Relational DBMS
Websitekx.comneo4j.comgithub.com/­ydb-platform/­ydb
ydb.tech
Technical documentationcode.kx.comneo4j.com/­docsydb.tech/­en/­docs
DeveloperKx Systems, a division of First Derivatives plcNeo4j, Inc.Yandex
Initial release2000 infokdb was released 2000, kdb+ in 200320072019
Current release3.6, May 20185.19, April 2024
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infofree 32-bit versionOpen Source infoGPL version3, commercial licenses availableOpen Source infoApache 2.0; commercial license available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageqJava, Scala
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux infoCan also be used server-less as embedded Java database.
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
Data schemeyesschema-free and schema-optionalFlexible Schema (defined schema, partial schema, schema free)
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes
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 indexesyes infotable attribute 'grouped'yes infopluggable indexing subsystem, by default Apache Luceneyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query language (q)noSQL-like query language (YQL)
APIs and other access methodsHTTP API
JDBC
Jupyter
Kafka
ODBC
WebSocket
Bolt protocol
Cypher query language
Java API
Neo4j-OGM infoObject Graph Mapper
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data Neo4j
TinkerPop 3
RESTful HTTP API (DynamoDB compatible)
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Go
J
Java
JavaScript
Lua
MatLab
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Scala
.Net
Clojure
Elixir
Go
Groovy
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsyes infoUser defined Procedures and Functionsno
Triggersyes infowith viewsyes infovia event handler
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeshorizontal partitioningyes using Neo4j FabricSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replicationCausal Clustering using Raft protocol infoavailable in in Enterprise Version onlyActive-passive shard replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsno infosimilar paradigm used for internal processingnono
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
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyes infoRelationships in graphsno
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 persistentyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesno
User concepts infoAccess controlrights management via user accountsUsers, roles and permissions. Pluggable authentication with supported standards (LDAP, Active Directory, Kerberos)Access rights defined for Yandex Cloud users
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KdbNeo4jYDB
Specific characteristicsIntegrated columnar database & programming system for streaming, real time and historical...
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Neo4j delivers graph technology that has been battle tested for performance and scale...
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Competitive advantagesprovides seamless scalability; runs on industry standard server platforms; is top-ranked...
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Neo4j is the market leader, graph database category creator, and the most widely...
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Typical application scenariostick database streaming sensor data massive intelligence applications oil and gas...
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Real-Time Recommendations Master Data Management Identity and Access Management Network...
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Key customersGoldman Sachs Morgan Stanley Merrill Lynch J.P. Morgan Deutsche Bank IEX Securities...
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Over 800 commercial customers and over 4300 startups use Neo4j. Flagship customers...
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Market metricskdb+ performance and reliability proven by our customers in critical infrastructure...
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Neo4j boasts the world's largest graph database ecosystem with more than 140 million...
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Licensing and pricing modelsupon request
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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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