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System Properties Comparison Kinetica vs. Neo4j vs. OmniSci

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NameKinetica  Xexclude from comparisonNeo4j  Xexclude from comparisonOmniSci infoFormerly named 'MapD', rebranded to 'OmniSci' in September 2018  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionGPU-accelerated database for real-time analysis of large and streaming datasetsOpen source graph databaseA high performance, in-memory, column-oriented RDBMS, designed to run on GPUs
Primary database modelRelational DBMSGraph DBMSRelational DBMS
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Score0.60
Rank#192  Overall
#95  Relational DBMS
Score49.49
Rank#22  Overall
#1  Graph DBMS
Score2.57
Rank#96  Overall
#48  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.kinetica.comneo4j.comwww.omnisci.com
Technical documentationwww.kinetica.com/­docsneo4j.com/­docswww.omnisci.com/­docs/­latest
DeveloperKineticaNeo4j, Inc.MapD Technologies, Inc.
Initial release201220072016
Current release6.03.5.4, April 2019V4
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoGPL version3, commercial licenses availableOpen Source infoApache Version 2; enterprise edition available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC, C++Java, ScalaC++ and CUDA
Server operating systemsLinuxLinux infoCan also be used server-less as embedded Java database.
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
Data schemeyesschema-free and schema-optionalyes
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.nono
Secondary indexesyesyes infopluggable indexing subsystem, by default Apache Luceneno
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like DML and DDL statementsnoyes
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
Bolt protocol
Cypher query language
Java API
Neo4j-OGM infoObject Graph Mapper
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data Neo4j
TinkerPop 3
Thrift
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesC++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
.Net
Clojure
Elixir
Go
Groovy
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
All languages supporting JDBC/ODBC/Thrift
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsyes infoUser defined Procedures and Functionsno
Triggersyes infotriggers when inserted values for one or more columns fall within a specified rangeyes infovia event handlerno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnoneSharding infoRound robin
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-slave replicationCausal Clustering using Raft protocol infoavailable in in Enterprise Version onlyMaster-master replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
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
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyes infoRelationships in graphsno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACIDno
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.yes infoGPU vRAM or System RAMyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and roles on table levelUsers, roles and permissions. Pluggable authentication with supported standards (LDAP, Active Directory, Kerberos)fine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
More information provided by the system vendor
KineticaNeo4jOmniSci infoFormerly named 'MapD', rebranded to 'OmniSci' in September 2018
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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