DB-EnginesInfluxDB download bannerEnglish
Deutsch
Knowledge Base of Relational and NoSQL Database Management Systemsprovided by solid IT

DBMS > MongoDB vs. Neo4j vs. Riak KV

System Properties Comparison MongoDB vs. Neo4j vs. Riak KV

Please select another system to include it in the comparison.

Editorial information provided by DB-Engines
NameMongoDB  Xexclude from comparisonNeo4j  Xexclude from comparisonRiak KV  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionOne of the most popular document stores available both as a fully managed cloud service and for deployment on self-managed infrastructureOpen source graph databaseDistributed, fault tolerant key-value store
Primary database modelDocument storeGraph DBMSKey-value store infowith links between data sets and object tags for the creation of secondary indexes
Secondary database modelsSearch engine infointegrated Lucene index, currently in MongoDB Atlas only.
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score462.39
Rank#5  Overall
#1  Document stores
Score52.32
Rank#18  Overall
#1  Graph DBMS
Score5.07
Rank#67  Overall
#9  Key-value stores
Websitewww.mongodb.comneo4j.comriak.com/­products/­riak-kv
Technical documentationdocs.mongodb.com/­manualneo4j.com/­docs
DeveloperMongoDB, IncNeo4j, Inc.Basho Technologies
Initial release200920072009
Current release4.4.4 , February 20214.2.3, January 20212.1.0, April 2015
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, commercial enterprise edition
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceno infoMongoDB available as DBaaS (MongoDB Atlas)nono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

Providers of DBaaS offerings, please contact us to be listed.
  • MongoDB Atlas: the global and fully-managed cloud database service from the makers of MongoDB. Deploy across AWS, Azure, or GCP.
  • ScaleGrid for MongoDB: Fully managed hosting for MongoDB database on AWS, Azure and DigitalOcean with high availability and SSH access on the #1 multi-cloud DBaaS.
Implementation languageC++Java, ScalaErlang
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux infoCan also be used server-less as embedded Java database.
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
OS X
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-optionalschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes infostring, integer, double, decimal, boolean, date, object_id, geospatialyesno
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 SQLRead-only SQL queries via the MongoDB Connector for BInono
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
HTTP API
Native Erlang Interface
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
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 proceduresJavaScriptyes infoUser defined Procedures and FunctionsJavaScript and Erlang
Triggersyes infoin MongoDB Atlas onlyyes infovia event handleryes infopre-commit hooks and post-commit hooks
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infopartitioned by hashed, ranged, or zoned sharding keysnoneSharding infono "single point of failure"
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 onlyselectable replication factor
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnoyes
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
Eventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityno infotypically not used, however similar functionality with DBRef possibleyes infoRelationships in graphsno infolinks between data sets can be stored
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataMulti-document ACID Transactions with snapshot isolationACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes infooptionalyesyes
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 3.2
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and rolesUsers, roles and permissions. Pluggable authentication with supported standards (LDAP, Active Directory, Kerberos)no
More information provided by the system vendor
MongoDBNeo4jRiak KV
Specific characteristicsMongoDB is the leading modern, general purpose data platform, designed to unleash...
» more
Neo4j is a native graph database platform that is built to store, query, analyze...
» more
Competitive advantagesThe MongoDB platform can be used by developers building transactional, operational,...
» more
Neo4j database is the only transactional database that combines everything you need...
» more
Typical application scenariosInternet of Things and Time Series (Bosch, Jaguar Land Rover) Mobile (The Weather...
» more
Real-Time Recommendations Master Data Management Identity and Access Management Network...
» more
Key customersADP, Adobe, Amadeus, AstraZeneca, Auto Trader, Barclays, BBVA, Bosch, Cisco, CERN,...
» more
Over 300 commercial customers and over 750 startups use Neo4j. Flagship customers...
» more
Market metrics125 million downloads (growing at more than 30 thousand downloads per day), over...
» more
Neo4j boasts the world's largest graph database ecosystem with more than a 15 million...
» more
Licensing and pricing modelsMongoDB database server: Server-Side Public License (SSPL) . Commercial licenses...
» more
GPL v3 license that can be used all the places where you might use MySQL. Neo4j Commercial...
» more
News

New Certification Exam Available: Neo4j Graph Data Science
4 March 2021

Top 10 Use Cases: Master Data Management
1 March 2021

This Week in Neo4j – Information Extraction Pipeline, Chakra UI Component Library, NODES 2021
27 February 2021

Graphs in China: 5-Minute Interview with Richard Wu & George Zhang
26 February 2021

Unearthing Historical Networks Using Neo4j and Archival Documents
25 February 2021

We invite representatives of system vendors to contact us for updating and extending the system information,
and for displaying vendor-provided information such as key customers, competitive advantages and market metrics.

Related products and services
3rd partiesClusterControl: the only management system you’ll ever need to take control of your open source database infrastructure.
» more

CData: Connect to Big Data & NoSQL through standard Drivers.
» more

Datadog: Visualize all your MongoDB metrics.
» more

Navicat for MongoDB gives you a highly effective GUI interface for MongoDB database management, administration and development.
» more

Studio 3T: The world's favorite IDE for working with MongoDB
» more

DBHawk: Secure access to SQL, NoSQL and Cloud databases with an all-in-one solution.
» more

We invite representatives of vendors of related products to contact us for presenting information about their offerings here.

More resources
MongoDBNeo4jRiak KV
DB-Engines blog posts

PostgreSQL is the DBMS of the Year 2020
4 January 2021, Paul Andlinger, Matthias Gelbmann

PostgreSQL is the DBMS of the Year 2018
2 January 2019, Paul Andlinger, Matthias Gelbmann

PostgreSQL moves up one rank at the expense of MongoDB
1 September 2016, Paul Andlinger

show all

Applying Graph Analytics to Game of Thrones
12 June 2019, Amy Hodler & Mark Needham, Neo4j (guest author)

MySQL, PostgreSQL and Redis are the winners of the March ranking
2 March 2016, Paul Andlinger

The openCypher Project: Help Shape the SQL for Graphs
22 December 2015, Emil Eifrem (guest author)

show all

Recent citations in the news

MongoDB Extends Partnership With Google Cloud to Accelerate Cloud Migration
4 March 2021, Toolbox

How Atlas Could Help MongoDB Grow Its Database Business
17 February 2021, Motley Fool

Analysts Estimate MongoDB (MDB) to Report a Decline in Earnings: What to Look Out for
2 March 2021, Yahoo Finance

Google Cloud and MongoDB Expand Partnership With New Multi-Year Agreement To Help Customers Accelerate Application Modernization
25 February 2021, PRNewswire

MongoDB deepens Google Cloud partnership with new Atlas integrations
26 February 2021, Developer Tech

provided by Google News

Neo4j Continues Exceptional Growth in 2020, Bolstered by Customer Wins, Mainstream Adoption and Community Expansion
17 February 2021, PRNewswire

GPU Database Market Research Report 2027 : Kinetica, Omnisci, Sqream, Neo4j, Nvidia, Brytlyt, Jedox, Blazegraph, Blazingdb, Zilliz, Heterodb, H2o.Ai, Fastdata.Io, Fuzzy Logix, Graphistry, Anaconda
4 March 2021, The Bisouv Network

Non-Relational Databases Market Highly Growing By 2027 | IBM, FileMaker, Oracle, Neo4j – The Bisouv Network
3 March 2021, The Bisouv Network

Graph Databases Software Market 2021 by Companies: Neo4j, ArangoDB, SAP, Twitter, The Apache Software Foundation, Cayley
2 March 2021, NY Market Reports

Graph Databases Software Market Top Vendors like Neo4j, ArangoDB, Amazon Neptune, OrientDB – The Bisouv Network
3 March 2021, The Bisouv Network

provided by Google News

Cloud-Based Time Series Database Market SWOT Analysis, By Top Players- Alibaba Amazon (AWS) AVEVA Axibase BangDB Circonus Cortex Crate DataStax Dell (VMware) Fauna First Derivatives (Kx Systems) Google IBM InfluxData McObject Microsoft QuasarDB QuestDB Riak SenX Timescale Trendalyze
2 March 2021, The Bisouv Network

Cloud-Based Time Series Database Market Size | Latest COVID19 Impact Analysis | Demand, Growth, Trends, Segmentation and Forecasts to 2027 – NeighborWebSJ
15 February 2021, NeighborWebSJ

Is Riak A Good NoSQL Database Option For Enterprises?
1 July 2019, Analytics India Magazine

NoSQL database Riak acquired following Basho’s fall from grace
13 September 2017, Computer Business Review

Basho open-sources its Riak TS database for the Internet Of Things
5 May 2016, TechCrunch

provided by Google News

Job opportunities

Looking for an entry-level or graduate job?
Unibuddy, New York, NY

Sales Development Representative
Hanumayamma Innovations and Technologies, Fremont, CA

Junior Web Developer – Entry Level
PanXchange, Denver, CO

Node.js Developer
Aiteq, Remote

Jr. QA Analyst Trainee
SQA², Los Alamitos, CA

Accounts Receivable Specialist
Neo4j, San Mateo, CA

DevOps Developer
SEKAI Digital Twins, Remote

Jr. Data Scientist
Grand Casino, Saint Paul, MN

Department
Aunalytics, Link, WV

WebGL/Web3D JavaScript Developer
SEKAI Digital Twins, Remote

Physician Educator- Health Plan, Remote
UPMC, Remote

Cloud Support Engineer I - Databases
Amazon Web Services, Inc., Herndon, VA

Data Scientist
Cerner Corporation, Kansas City, MO

Data Scientist - Employer Benefits & Claims
Cerner Corporation, Kansas City, MO

DevOps Engineer
HealthVerity, Philadelphia, PA

jobs by Indeed




Share this page

Featured Products

Datastax Astra logo

Build cloud-native apps fast with Astra, the open-source, multi-cloud stack for
modern data apps.
Get started with 5 GB free..

Couchbase logo

SQL + JSON + NoSQL.
Power, flexibility & scale.
All open source.
Get started now.

Vertica logo

The fastest unified analytical warehouse at extreme scale with in-database Machine Learning. Try Vertica for free with no time limit.

MariaDB logo

SkySQL, the ultimate
MariaDB cloud, is here.

Get started with SkySQL today!

Neo4j logo

Get your free copy of the new O'Reilly book Graph Algorithms with 20+ examples for
machine learning, graph analytics and more.

Present your product here