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System Properties Comparison MongoDB vs. Neo4j vs. OmniSci vs. SQream DB

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NameMongoDB  Xexclude from comparisonNeo4j  Xexclude from comparisonOmniSci infoFormerly named 'MapD', rebranded to 'OmniSci' in September 2018  Xexclude from comparisonSQream DB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionOne of the most popular document stores available both as a fully managed cloud service and for deployment on self-managed infrastructureScalable, ACID-compliant graph database designed with a high-performance distributed cluster architecture, available in self-hosted and cloud offeringsA high performance, column-oriented RDBMS, specifically developed to harness the massive parallelism of modern CPU and GPU hardwarea GPU-based, columnar RDBMS for big data analytics workloads
Primary database modelDocument storeGraph DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMS
Search engine infointegrated Lucene index, currently in MongoDB Atlas only.
Time Series DBMS infoTime Series Collections introduced in Release 5.0
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score488.57
Rank#5  Overall
#1  Document stores
Score58.03
Rank#20  Overall
#1  Graph DBMS
Score1.27
Rank#153  Overall
#73  Relational DBMS
Score0.59
Rank#226  Overall
#110  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.mongodb.comneo4j.comgithub.com/­omnisci/­omniscidb
www.omnisci.com
sqream.com
Technical documentationdocs.mongodb.com/­manualneo4j.com/­docsdocs.omnisci.comdocs.sqream.com
DeveloperMongoDB, IncNeo4j, Inc.MapD Technologies, Inc.SQream Technologies
Initial release2009200720162014
Current release5.0.5, December 20214.4.3, January 20225.10, January 20222021.2, September 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMongoDB Inc.'s Server Side Public License v1. Prior versions were published under GNU AGPL v3.0. Commercial licenses are also available.Open Source infoGPL version3, commercial licenses availableOpen Source infoApache Version 2; enterprise edition availablecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceno infoMongoDB available as DBaaS (MongoDB Atlas)nonono
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Implementation languageC++Java, ScalaC++ and CUDAC++, CUDA, Haskell, Java, Scala
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux infoCan also be used server-less as embedded Java database.
OS X
Solaris
Windows
LinuxLinux
Data schemeschema-free infoAlthough schema-free, documents of the same collection often follow the same structure. Optionally impose all or part of a schema by defining a JSON schema.schema-free and schema-optionalyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes infostring, integer, double, decimal, boolean, date, object_id, geospatialyesyesyes, ANSI Standard SQL Types
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 Lucenenoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLRead-only SQL queries via the MongoDB Connector for BInoyesyes
APIs and other access methodsproprietary protocol using JSONBolt protocol
Cypher query language
Java API
Neo4j-OGM infoObject Graph Mapper
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data Neo4j
TinkerPop 3
JDBC
ODBC
Thrift
Vega
.Net
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesActionscript infounofficial driver
C
C#
C++
Clojure infounofficial driver
ColdFusion infounofficial driver
D infounofficial driver
Dart infounofficial driver
Delphi infounofficial driver
Erlang
Go
Groovy infounofficial driver
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Lisp infounofficial driver
Lua infounofficial driver
MatLab infounofficial driver
Perl
PHP
PowerShell infounofficial driver
Prolog infounofficial driver
Python
R infounofficial driver
Ruby
Rust
Scala
Smalltalk infounofficial driver
Swift
.Net
Clojure
Elixir
Go
Groovy
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
All languages supporting JDBC/ODBC/Thrift
Python
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresJavaScriptyes infoUser defined Procedures and Functionsnouser defined functions in Python
Triggersyes infoin MongoDB Atlas onlyyes infovia event handlernono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoPartitioned by hashed, ranged, or zoned sharding keys. Live resharding allows users to change their shard keys as an online operation with zero downtime.yes using Neo4j FabricSharding infoRound robinhorizontal and vertical partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-Source deployments with MongoDB Atlas Global Clusters
Source-replica replication
Causal Clustering using Raft protocol infoavailable in in Enterprise Version onlyMulti-source replicationnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be individually decided for each write operation
Causal and Eventual Consistency configurable in Causal Cluster setup
Immediate Consistency in stand-alone mode
Immediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityno infotypically not used, however similar functionality with DBRef possibleyes infoRelationships in graphsnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataMulti-document ACID Transactions with snapshot isolationACIDnoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes infooptional, enabled by defaultyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes infoIn-memory storage engine introduced with MongoDB version 3.2yes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and rolesUsers, roles and permissions. Pluggable authentication with supported standards (LDAP, Active Directory, Kerberos)fine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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MongoDBNeo4jOmniSci infoFormerly named 'MapD', rebranded to 'OmniSci' in September 2018SQream DB
Specific characteristicsMongoDB’s application data platform provides developers a unified interface to power...
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Neo4j delivers graph technology that has been battle tested for performance and scale...
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Optimizes memory and compute layers to deliver unprecedented performance. Natively...
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Due to exponentially growing data, organizations today are facing slowdowns, with...
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Competitive advantagesThe MongoDB platform can be used by developers building transactional, operational,...
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Neo4j is the market leader, graph database category creator, and the most widely...
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Only OmniSci allows users to visually and interactively discover high-value patterns,...
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Much faster time to insight Analyze significantly more data Achieve previously unobtainable...
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Typical application scenariosInternet of Things and Time Series (Bosch, Jaguar Land Rover) Mobile (The Weather...
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Real-Time Recommendations Master Data Management Identity and Access Management Network...
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Spatiotemporal and interactive visual analysis on massive, disparate datasets.
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What can you do with 100x faster SQL analytics? Better and more timely decision making...
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Key customersADP, Adobe, Amadeus, AstraZeneca, Auto Trader, Barclays, BBVA, Bosch, Cisco, CERN,...
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Over 800 commercial customers and over 4300 startups use Neo4j. Flagship customers...
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Some of our customers include: LG Uplus, AIS (Advanced Info Service), ACL Mobile,...
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Market metrics175 million downloads, over 1.5M Atlas database clusters under management handling...
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Neo4j boasts the world's largest graph database ecosystem with more than 140 million...
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Licensing and pricing modelsMongoDB database server: Server-Side Public License (SSPL) . Commercial licenses...
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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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OmniSci Free (Free Forever), Foundations ($2k/month), and Enterprise Licensure (Inquire...
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