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System Properties Comparison Kinetica vs. Neo4j vs. TerarkDB vs. TigerGraph

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NameKinetica  Xexclude from comparisonNeo4j  Xexclude from comparisonTerarkDB  Xexclude from comparisonTigerGraph  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionGPU-accelerated database for real-time analysis of large and streaming datasetsOpen source graph databaseA key-value store forked from RocksDB with advanced compression algorithms. It can be used standalone or as a storage engine for MySQL and MongoDBA complete, distributed, parallel graph computing platform supporting web-scale data analytics in real-time
Primary database modelRelational DBMSGraph DBMSKey-value storeGraph DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score0.57
Rank#200  Overall
#97  Relational DBMS
Score51.78
Rank#21  Overall
#1  Graph DBMS
Score0.06
Rank#308  Overall
#51  Key-value stores
Score0.90
Rank#159  Overall
#12  Graph DBMS
Websitewww.kinetica.comneo4j.comgithub.com/­Terark/­terarkdbwww.tigergraph.com
Technical documentationwww.kinetica.com/­docsneo4j.com/­docsgithub.com/­Terark/­terarkdb/­wikidocs.tigergraph.com
DeveloperKineticaNeo4j, Inc.Terark
Initial release2012200720162017
Current release6.04.0.2, March 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoGPL version3, commercial licenses availablecommercial inforestricted open source version availablecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC, C++Java, ScalaC++C++
Server operating systemsLinuxLinux infoCan also be used server-less as embedded Java database.
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
Data schemeyesschema-free and schema-optionalschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesnoyes
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.nonono
Secondary indexesyesyes infopluggable indexing subsystem, by default Apache Luceneno
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like DML and DDL statementsnonoSQL-like query language (GSQL)
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
C++ API
Java API
GSQL (TigerGraph Query Language)
Kafka
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
Supported programming languagesC++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
.Net
Clojure
Elixir
Go
Groovy
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
C++
Java
C++
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsyes infoUser defined Procedures and Functionsnoyes
Triggersyes infotriggers when inserted values for one or more columns fall within a specified rangeyes infovia event handlernono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-slave replicationCausal Clustering using Raft protocol infoavailable in in Enterprise Version onlynone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononoyes
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 graphsnoyes infoRelationships in graphs
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACIDnoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes infoGPU vRAM or System RAMyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and roles on table levelUsers, roles and permissions. Pluggable authentication with supported standards (LDAP, Active Directory, Kerberos)noRole-based access control
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KineticaNeo4jTerarkDBTigerGraph
Specific characteristicsNeo4j is a native graph database platform that is built to store, query, analyze...
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TigerGraph is a native graph database, with massively parallel processing and fully...
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Competitive advantagesNeo4j database is the only transactional database that combines everything you need...
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TigerGraph is the fastest and most scalable graph platform, powered by a native parallel...
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Typical application scenariosReal-Time Recommendations Master Data Management Identity and Access Management Network...
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Anti Money Laundering Real-Time Fraud Detection Customer 360 Real-Time Personalized...
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Key customersOver 300 commercial customers and over 750 startups use Neo4j. Flagship customers...
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TigerGraph’s proven technology supports applications such as fraud detection, customer...
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Market metricsNeo4j boasts the world's largest graph database ecosystem with more than a 15 million...
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TigerGraph is 2x to more than 8000x faster at graph traversal and query response...
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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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NEW: TIGERGRAPH CLOUD - Fully managed Graph Database as a Service. Hourly pricing...
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