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System Properties Comparison Kinetica vs. Neo4j

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NameKinetica  Xexclude from comparisonNeo4j  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionGPU-accelerated database for real-time analysis of large and streaming datasetsOpen source graph database
Primary database modelRelational DBMSGraph DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.82
Rank#190  Overall
#95  Relational DBMS
Score52.23
Rank#19  Overall
#1  Graph DBMS
Websitewww.kinetica.comneo4j.com
Technical documentationwww.kinetica.com/­docsneo4j.com/­docs
DeveloperKineticaNeo4j, Inc.
Initial release20122007
Current release6.04.2.5, April 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen 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 languageC, C++Java, Scala
Server operating systemsLinuxLinux infoCan also be used server-less as embedded Java database.
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesschema-free and schema-optional
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes
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 indexesyesyes infopluggable indexing subsystem, by default Apache Lucene
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like DML and DDL statementsno
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Bolt protocol
Cypher query language
Java API
Neo4j-OGM infoObject Graph Mapper
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data Neo4j
TinkerPop 3
Supported programming languagesC++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
.Net
Clojure
Elixir
Go
Groovy
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsyes infoUser defined Procedures and Functions
Triggersyes infotriggers when inserted values for one or more columns fall within a specified rangeyes infovia event handler
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replicationCausal 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 systemImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on configurationCausal and Eventual Consistency configurable in Causal Cluster setup
Immediate Consistency in stand-alone mode
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyes 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 infoGPU vRAM or System RAM
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and roles on table levelUsers, roles and permissions. Pluggable authentication with supported standards (LDAP, Active Directory, Kerberos)
More information provided by the system vendor
KineticaNeo4j
Specific characteristicsNeo4j is a native graph database platform that is built to store, query, analyze...
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Competitive advantagesNeo4j database is the only transactional database that combines everything you need...
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Typical application scenariosReal-Time Recommendations Master Data Management Identity and Access Management Network...
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Key customersOver 300 commercial customers and over 750 startups use Neo4j. Flagship customers...
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Market metricsNeo4j boasts the world's largest graph database ecosystem with more than a 15 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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News

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5 May 2021

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4 May 2021

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This Week in Neo4j – Neo4j GraphQL 1.0, GraphStuff.FM, RDBMS to Graph, Art History in VR
1 May 2021

Announcing the Neo4j GraphQL Library: Build Low-Code GraphQL APIs Faster
27 April 2021

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Conferences and events

Graph-Centered AppDev Series, What's wrong with your application?
Webinar, Episode 1 [REPLAY], 6 April 2021 - 6 July 2021

Recent citations in the news

Global GPU Database Market 2025: Top Key Players Graphistry, Kinetica, SQream, OmniSci, NVIDIA, Neo4j, Blazegraph and others – The Courier
5 May 2021, The Courier

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4 May 2021, NeighborWebSJ

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4 May 2021, NeighborWebSJ

GPU Database Market 2021-2025 Analysis By Key Players: Kinetica, Omnisci, Sqream, Neo4j, Nvidia etc. – SoccerNurds
4 May 2021, SoccerNurds

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2 May 2021, NeighborWebSJ

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GPU Database Market to Watch: Kinetica, OmniSci, SQream, Neo4j, NVIDIA – NeighborWebSJ
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