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System Properties Comparison MonetDB vs. Neo4j vs. Riak KV

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NameMonetDB  Xexclude from comparisonNeo4j  Xexclude from comparisonRiak KV  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA relational database management system that stores data in columnsOpen source graph databaseDistributed, fault tolerant key-value store
Primary database modelRelational DBMSGraph DBMSKey-value store infowith links between data sets and object tags for the creation of secondary indexes
Secondary database modelsDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score1.91
Rank#115  Overall
#57  Relational DBMS
Score50.53
Rank#22  Overall
#1  Graph DBMS
Score5.67
Rank#57  Overall
#9  Key-value stores
Websitewww.monetdb.orgneo4j.combasho.com/­products/­riak-kv
Technical documentationwww.monetdb.org/­Documentationneo4j.com/­docs
DeveloperMonetDB BVNeo4j, Inc.Basho Technologies
Initial release200420072009
Current releaseApr2019, April 20193.5.8, July 20192.1.0, April 2015
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMozilla Public License 2.0Open Source infoGPL version3, commercial licenses availableOpen Source infoApache version 2, commercial enterprise edition
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageCJava, ScalaErlang
Server operating systemsFreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux infoCan also be used server-less as embedded Java database.
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
OS X
Data schemeyesschema-free and schema-optionalschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesno
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 Lucenerestricted
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infoSQL 2003 with some extensionsnono
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
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
HTTP API
Native Erlang Interface
Supported programming languagesC
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
.Net
Clojure
Elixir
Go
Groovy
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
C infounofficial client library
C#
C++ infounofficial client library
Clojure infounofficial client library
Dart infounofficial client library
Erlang
Go infounofficial client library
Groovy infounofficial client library
Haskell infounofficial client library
Java
JavaScript infounofficial client library
Lisp infounofficial client library
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala infounofficial client library
Smalltalk infounofficial client library
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes, in SQL, C, Ryes infoUser defined Procedures and FunctionsJavaScript and Erlang
Triggersyesyes infovia event handleryes infopre-commit hooks and post-commit hooks
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding via remote tablesnoneSharding infono "single point of failure"
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnone infoMaster-slave replication available in experimental statusCausal Clustering using Raft protocol infoavailable in in Enterprise Version onlyselectable replication factor
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemCausal and Eventual Consistency configurable in Causal Cluster setup
Immediate Consistency in stand-alone mode
Eventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyes infoRelationships in graphsno infolinks between data sets can be stored
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardUsers, roles and permissions. Pluggable authentication with supported standards (LDAP, Active Directory, Kerberos)no
More information provided by the system vendor
MonetDBNeo4jRiak KV
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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