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System Properties Comparison MonetDB vs. Neo4j vs. Sqrrl

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NameMonetDB  Xexclude from comparisonNeo4j  Xexclude from comparisonSqrrl  Xexclude from comparison
Sqrrl has been acquired by Amazon and became a part of Amazon Web Services. It will be removed from the DB-Engines ranking.
DescriptionA relational database management system that stores data in columnsOpen source graph databaseAdaptable, secure NoSQL built on Apache Accumulo
Primary database modelRelational DBMSGraph DBMSDocument store
Graph DBMS
Key-value store
Wide column store
Secondary database modelsDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score1.91
Rank#115  Overall
#57  Relational DBMS
Score50.53
Rank#22  Overall
#1  Graph DBMS
Score0.49
Rank#209  Overall
#31  Document stores
#17  Graph DBMS
#36  Key-value stores
#10  Wide column stores
Websitewww.monetdb.orgneo4j.comsqrrl.com/
Technical documentationwww.monetdb.org/­Documentationneo4j.com/­docs
DeveloperMonetDB BVNeo4j, Inc.Amazon infooriginally Sqrrl Data, Inc.
Initial release200420072012
Current releaseApr2019, April 20193.5.8, July 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMozilla Public License 2.0Open Source infoGPL version3, commercial licenses availablecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageCJava, ScalaJava
Server operating systemsFreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux infoCan also be used server-less as embedded Java database.
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
Data schemeyesschema-free and schema-optionalschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes
Secondary indexesyesyes infopluggable indexing subsystem, by default Apache Luceneyes
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
Accumulo Shell
Java API
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Thrift
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
Actionscript
C infousing GLib
C#
C++
Cocoa
Delphi
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Smalltalk
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes, in SQL, C, Ryes infoUser defined Procedures and Functionsno
Triggersyesyes infovia event handlerno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding via remote tablesnoneSharding infomaking use of Hadoop
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 infomaking use of Hadoop
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
Immediate Consistency infoDocument store kept consistent with combination of global timestamping, row-level transactions, and server-side consistency resolution.
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyes infoRelationships in graphsno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDAtomic updates per row, document, or graph entity
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)Cell-level Security, Data-Centric Security, Role-Based Access Control (RBAC), Attribute-Based Access Control (ABAC)
More information provided by the system vendor
MonetDBNeo4jSqrrl
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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