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System Properties Comparison Memgraph vs. MonetDB vs. Neo4j

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NameMemgraph  Xexclude from comparisonMonetDB  Xexclude from comparisonNeo4j  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA hybrid, in-memory first, distributed graph DBMS delivering high-performance on analytical and transactional workloads at enterprise scaleA relational database management system that stores data in columnsOpen source graph database
Primary database modelGraph DBMSRelational DBMSGraph DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score0.07
Rank#312  Overall
#30  Graph DBMS
Score1.91
Rank#115  Overall
#57  Relational DBMS
Score50.53
Rank#22  Overall
#1  Graph DBMS
Websitememgraph.comwww.monetdb.orgneo4j.com
Technical documentationdocs.memgraph.comwww.monetdb.org/­Documentationneo4j.com/­docs
DeveloperMemgraph LtdMonetDB BVNeo4j, Inc.
Initial release201720042007
Current releaseApr2019, April 20193.5.8, July 2019
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infoFree license availableOpen Source infoMozilla Public License 2.0Open Source infoGPL version3, commercial licenses available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC and C++CJava, Scala
Server operating systemsLinuxFreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux infoCan also be used server-less as embedded Java database.
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-free and schema-optionalyesschema-free and schema-optional
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.no
Secondary indexesyesyes infopluggable indexing subsystem, by default Apache Lucene
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyes infoSQL 2003 with some extensionsno
APIs and other access methodsBolt protocol
Cypher query language
JDBC
native C library infoMAPI library (MonetDB application programming interface)
ODBC
Bolt protocol
Cypher query language
Java API
Neo4j-OGM infoObject Graph Mapper
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data Neo4j
TinkerPop 3
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Elixir
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
C
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
.Net
Clojure
Elixir
Go
Groovy
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes, in SQL, C, Ryes infoUser defined Procedures and Functions
Triggersyesyes infovia event handler
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infodynamic graph partitioningSharding via remote tablesnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-Master replication using RAFTnone infoMaster-slave replication available in experimental statusCausal Clustering using Raft protocol infoavailable in in Enterprise Version only
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyCausal and Eventual Consistency configurable in Causal Cluster setup
Immediate Consistency in stand-alone mode
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes inforelationships in graphsyesyes infoRelationships in graphs
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACID infowith snapshot isolationACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes, multi-version concurrency control (MVCC)yesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes infowith periodic snapshot and write-ahead logging (WAL) of changesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers, roles and permissionsfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardUsers, roles and permissions. Pluggable authentication with supported standards (LDAP, Active Directory, Kerberos)
More information provided by the system vendor
MemgraphMonetDBNeo4j
Specific characteristicsColumn-store In-memory optimized GeoSpatial support JSON document support
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Neo4j is a native graph database platform that is built to store, query, analyze...
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Competitive advantagesScalable architecture - vertical data organization and in-memory optimization guarantee...
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Neo4j database is the only transactional database that combines everything you need...
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Typical application scenariosAnalytical database, Data warehouse, OLAP Data mining Scientific database
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Real-Time Recommendations Master Data Management Identity and Access Management Network...
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Key customersNumascale , Spinque , SecurActive , CHS , NOZHUP
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Over 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 modelsFree and open-source software, Mozilla Public License 2.0 Commercial support available
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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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News

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