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NameMemSQL  Xexclude from comparisonNeo4j  Xexclude from comparisonOracle NoSQL  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionMySQL wire-compliant distributed RDBMS that combines an in-memory row-oriented and a disc-based column-oriented storageOpen source graph databaseKey-value store based on Berkeley DB Java Edition
Primary database modelRelational DBMSGraph DBMSKey-value store
Secondary database modelsDocument storeRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score6.01
Rank#62  Overall
#35  Relational DBMS
Score50.63
Rank#21  Overall
#1  Graph DBMS
Score4.17
Rank#79  Overall
#13  Key-value stores
Websitewww.memsql.comneo4j.comwww.oracle.com/­database/­nosql/­index.html
Technical documentationdocs.memsql.comneo4j.com/­docsdocs.oracle.com/­cd/­NOSQL/­index.html
DeveloperMemSQL Inc.Neo4j, Inc.Oracle
Initial release201320072011
Current release7.1.7, August 20204.1.1, July 202019.5, November 2019
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infofree developer edition availableOpen Source infoGPL version3, commercial licenses availableOpen Source infoApache V2 for Community Edition, proprietary license for Enterprise Edition
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC++Java, ScalaJava
Server operating systemsLinux info64 bit version requiredLinux infoCan also be used server-less as embedded Java database.
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
Solaris SPARC/x86
Data schemeyesschema-free and schema-optionaloptional, scheme definition possible with AVRO or in 'table-style'
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesoptional
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 Luceneyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes, but no triggers and foreign keysnoSQL-like DML and DDL statements
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
Bolt protocol
Cypher query language
Java API
Neo4j-OGM infoObject Graph Mapper
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data Neo4j
TinkerPop 3
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languagesBash
C
C#
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
.Net
Clojure
Elixir
Go
Groovy
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
C
C#
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesyes infoUser defined Procedures and Functionsno
Triggersnoyes infovia event handlerno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnoneSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replicationCausal Clustering using Raft protocol infoavailable in in Enterprise Version onlyElectable source-replica replication per shard
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonowith Hadoop integration
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency only within each nodeCausal and Eventual Consistency configurable in Causal Cluster setup
Immediate Consistency in stand-alone mode
Eventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infodepending on configuration
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyes infoRelationships in graphsno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACID infoOnly isolation level: READ COMMITEDACIDconfigurable infoACID within a storage node (=shard)
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes, multi-version concurrency control (MVCC)yesyes
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.yesyes infooff heap cache
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardUsers, roles and permissions. Pluggable authentication with supported standards (LDAP, Active Directory, Kerberos)Access rights for users and roles
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MemSQLNeo4jOracle NoSQL
Specific characteristicsNeo4j is a native graph database platform that is built to store, query, analyze...
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Oracle NoSQL Database is a scalable , distributed NoSQL database, designed to provide...
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Competitive advantagesNeo4j database is the only transactional database that combines everything you need...
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Data can be modeled as relational-database-style tables, JSON documents, RDF Triples...
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Typical application scenariosReal-Time Recommendations Master Data Management Identity and Access Management Network...
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Internet of Things where large volume of data needs to be stored and processed very...
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Key customersOver 300 commercial customers and over 750 startups use Neo4j. Flagship customers...
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Large credit card company Airbus NTT Docomo Global rewards company
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Market metricsNeo4j boasts the world's largest graph database ecosystem with more than a 15 million...
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Oracle NoSQL Database is used by hundreds of companies around the world. Oracle NoSQL...
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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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Oracle NoSQL Database Enterprise Edition can be purchased under the Oracle Commercial...
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