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System Properties Comparison Kinetica vs. Neo4j vs. Snowflake

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NameKinetica  Xexclude from comparisonNeo4j  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionFully vectorized database across both GPUs and CPUsScalable, ACID-compliant graph database designed with a high-performance distributed cluster architecture, available in self-hosted and cloud offeringsCloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured data
Primary database modelRelational DBMSGraph DBMSRelational DBMS
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Score0.47
Rank#246  Overall
#117  Relational DBMS
Score59.48
Rank#19  Overall
#1  Graph DBMS
Score103.50
Rank#13  Overall
#9  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.kinetica.comneo4j.comwww.snowflake.com
Technical documentationwww.kinetica.com/­docsneo4j.com/­docsdocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.html
DeveloperKineticaNeo4j, Inc.Snowflake Computing Inc.
Initial release201220072014
Current release7.1, August 20214.4.11, September 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoGPL version3, commercial licenses availablecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyes
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
hosted
Data schemeyesschema-free and schema-optionalyes infosupport of semi-structured data formats (JSON, XML, Avro)
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.noyes
Secondary indexesyesyes infopluggable indexing subsystem, by default Apache Lucene
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like DML and DDL statementsnoyes
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
CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesC++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
.Net
Clojure
Elixir
Go
Groovy
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsyes infoUser defined Procedures and Functionsuser defined functions
Triggersyes infotriggers when inserted values for one or more columns fall within a specified rangeyes infovia event handlerno infosimilar concept for controling cloud resources
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingyes using Neo4j Fabricyes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replicationCausal Clustering using Raft protocol infoavailable in in Enterprise Version onlyyes
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 graphsyes
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.yes infoGPU vRAM or System RAMno
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and roles on table levelUsers, roles and permissions. Pluggable authentication with supported standards (LDAP, Active Directory, Kerberos)Users with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authentication
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KineticaNeo4jSnowflake
Specific characteristicsNative and fully vectorized database across both GPUs and CPUs, with memory first...
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Neo4j delivers graph technology that has been battle tested for performance and scale...
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Competitive advantagesBest in class geospatial and temporal analytics. Lockless architecture provides real-time...
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Neo4j is the market leader, graph database category creator, and the most widely...
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Typical application scenariosAny application requiring (1) real time insights, (2) time series analysis (3) geospatial...
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Real-Time Recommendations Master Data Management Identity and Access Management Network...
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Key customersCitibank, US Air Force, Softbank, OVO, Telkomsel, USPS, 2 of the top 3 US Telcos,...
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Over 800 commercial customers and over 4300 startups use Neo4j. Flagship customers...
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Market metricsThe largest IoT deployment in the world, NORAD, runs on Kinetica.
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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 modelsAlways Free Tier in the Cloud, Pay-As-You-Go Consumption Based Pricing, and Portable...
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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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Conferences and events

Neo4j Nodes 2022
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