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System Properties Comparison Memgraph vs. Neo4j vs. TerminusDB

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NameMemgraph  Xexclude from comparisonNeo4j  Xexclude from comparisonTerminusDB infoformer name was DataChemist  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 offeringsScalable Graph Database platform making enterprise data available by exploiting inferred entities and relationships
Primary database modelGraph DBMSGraph DBMSGraph DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
RDF store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score3.09
Rank#105  Overall
#7  Graph DBMS
Score44.36
Rank#23  Overall
#1  Graph DBMS
Score0.23
Rank#323  Overall
#28  Graph DBMS
Websitememgraph.comneo4j.comterminusdb.com
Technical documentationmemgraph.com/­docsneo4j.com/­docsterminusdb.github.io/­terminusdb/­#
Social network pagesLinkedInTwitterFacebookGitHubDiscord
DeveloperMemgraph LtdNeo4j, Inc.DataChemist Ltd.
Initial release201720072018
Current release5.17, February 202411.0.0, January 2023
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infoFree license availableOpen Source infoGPL version3, commercial licenses availableOpen Source infoGPL V3
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC and C++Java, ScalaProlog, Rust
Server operating systemsLinuxLinux infoCan also be used server-less as embedded Java database.
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
Data schemeschema-free and schema-optionalschema-free and schema-optionalyes
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.nono
Secondary indexesyes infopluggable indexing subsystem, by default Apache Lucene
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonoSQL-like query language (WOQL)
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
OWL
RESTful HTTP API
WOQL (Web Object Query Language)
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
JavaScript
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infoUser defined Procedures and Functionsyes
Triggersyes infovia event handleryes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infodynamic graph partitioningyes using Neo4j FabricGraph Partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication using RAFTCausal Clustering using Raft protocol infoavailable in in Enterprise Version onlyJournaling Streams
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 graphsyes infoRelationships in graphsyes
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 infoin-memory journaling
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)Role-based access control
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MemgraphNeo4jTerminusDB infoformer name was DataChemist
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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