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NameMemgraph  Xexclude from comparisonNeo4j  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionAn open source graph database built for real-time streaming and compatible with Neo4jScalable, ACID-compliant graph database designed with a high-performance distributed cluster architecture, available in self-hosted and cloud offerings
Primary database modelGraph DBMSGraph DBMS
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Score3.09
Rank#105  Overall
#7  Graph DBMS
Score44.36
Rank#23  Overall
#1  Graph DBMS
Websitememgraph.comneo4j.com
Technical documentationmemgraph.com/­docsneo4j.com/­docs
Social network pagesLinkedInTwitterFacebookGitHubDiscord
DeveloperMemgraph LtdNeo4j, Inc.
Initial release20172007
Current release5.17, February 2024
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infoFree license availableOpen Source infoGPL version3, commercial licenses available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Neo4j Aura: Neo4j’s fully managed cloud service: The zero-admin, always-on graph database for cloud developers.
Implementation languageC and C++Java, Scala
Server operating systemsLinuxLinux infoCan also be used server-less as embedded Java database.
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-free and schema-optionalschema-free and schema-optional
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes
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 indexesyes infopluggable indexing subsystem, by default Apache Lucene
SQL infoSupport of SQLnono
APIs and other access methodsBolt protocol
Cypher query language
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
.Net
Clojure
Elixir
Go
Groovy
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infoUser defined Procedures and Functions
Triggersyes infovia event handler
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infodynamic graph partitioningyes using Neo4j Fabric
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication using RAFTCausal Clustering using Raft protocol infoavailable in in Enterprise Version only
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono
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 graphsyes infoRelationships in graphs
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACID infowith snapshot isolationACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes, multi-version concurrency control (MVCC)yes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes infowith periodic snapshot and write-ahead logging (WAL) of changesyes
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 permissionsUsers, roles and permissions. Pluggable authentication with supported standards (LDAP, Active Directory, Kerberos)
More information provided by the system vendor
MemgraphNeo4j
Specific characteristicsMemgraph directly connects to your streaming infrastructure so you and your team...
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Neo4j delivers graph technology that has been battle tested for performance and scale...
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Competitive advantagesBusiness Source License ensures a future for the Memgraph community MAGE algorithm...
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Neo4j is the market leader, graph database category creator, and the most widely...
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Typical application scenariosGraph algorithms in bioinformatics Social network analysis Cryptocurrency network...
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Real-Time Recommendations Master Data Management Identity and Access Management Network...
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Key customersOver 800 commercial customers and over 4300 startups use Neo4j. Flagship customers...
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Market metricsNeo4j boasts the world's largest graph database ecosystem with more than 140 million...
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Licensing and pricing modelsYou can check out our pricing model and licenses on the company website .
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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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