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System Properties Comparison NCache vs. Neo4j vs. Riak KV vs. Stardog

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NameNCache  Xexclude from comparisonNeo4j  Xexclude from comparisonRiak KV  Xexclude from comparisonStardog  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionOpen source in-memory key-value storeOpen source graph databaseDistributed, fault tolerant key-value storeEnterprise Knowledge Graph and graph DBMS with high availability and high performance reasoning
Primary database modelKey-value storeGraph DBMSKey-value store infowith links between data sets and object tags for the creation of secondary indexesGraph DBMS
RDF store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score0.94
Rank#157  Overall
#26  Key-value stores
Score51.66
Rank#22  Overall
#1  Graph DBMS
Score5.39
Rank#59  Overall
#9  Key-value stores
Score0.81
Rank#165  Overall
#13  Graph DBMS
#7  RDF stores
Websitewww.alachisoft.com/­ncacheneo4j.combasho.com/­products/­riak-kvwww.stardog.com
Technical documentationwww.alachisoft.com/­resources/­docsneo4j.com/­docswww.stardog.com/­docs
DeveloperAlachisoftNeo4j, Inc.Basho TechnologiesStardog-Union
Initial release2004200720092010
Current release5.0, May 20193.5.8, July 20192.1.0, April 20156.2.3, July 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoGPL version3, commercial licenses availableOpen Source infoApache version 2, commercial enterprise editioncommercial info60-day fully-featured trial license; 1-year fully-featured non-commercial use license for academics/students
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageC#, C++, .NETJava, ScalaErlangJava
Server operating systemsWindowsLinux infoCan also be used server-less as embedded Java database.
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
OS X
Linux
macOS
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-free and schema-optionalschema-freeschema-free and OWL/RDFS-schema support
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesnoyes
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.nonono infoImport/export of XML data possible
Secondary indexesyesyes infopluggable indexing subsystem, by default Apache Lucenerestrictedyes infosupports real-time indexing in full-text and geospatial
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query syntax (OQL) for searching the cachenonoSPARQL is used as query language
APIs and other access methodsLINQ
Proprietary protocol
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
GraphQL query language
HTTP API
Jena RDF API
OWL
RDF4J API
Sesame REST HTTP Protocol
SNARL
SPARQL
Spring Data
Stardog Studio
TinkerPop 3
Supported programming languages.Net
C#
Java
Visual Basic.NET
.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
.Net
Clojure
Groovy
Java
JavaScript
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresno infosupport for stored procedures with SQL-Server CLRyes infoUser defined Procedures and FunctionsJavaScript and Erlanguser defined functions and aggregates, HTTP Server extensions in Java
Triggersyes infoNotificationsyes infovia event handleryes infopre-commit hooks and post-commit hooksyes infovia event handlers
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyesnoneSharding infono "single point of failure"none
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes, with selectable consistency levelCausal Clustering using Raft protocol infoavailable in in Enterprise Version onlyselectable replication factorMaster-master replication in HA-Cluster
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnoyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Causal and Eventual Consistency configurable in Causal Cluster setup
Immediate Consistency in stand-alone mode
Eventual ConsistencyImmediate Consistency in HA-Cluster
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyes infoRelationships in graphsno infolinks between data sets can be storedyes inforelationships in graphs
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataoptimistic lockingACIDnoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlauthentification to access the cache via Active Directory/LDAP (possible roles: user, administrator)Users, roles and permissions. Pluggable authentication with supported standards (LDAP, Active Directory, Kerberos)noAccess rights for users and roles
More information provided by the system vendor
NCacheNeo4jRiak KVStardog
Specific characteristicsNCache has been the market leader in .NET Distributed Caching for the last 13 years....
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Neo4j is a native graph database platform that is built to store, query, analyze...
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Stardog is a knowledge graph platform backed by a performant, scalable graph database....
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Competitive advantagesNcache is 100% .NET with ASP.NET Session State storage, ASP.NET View State Caching,...
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Neo4j database is the only transactional database that combines everything you need...
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Stardog is uniquely designed to aid in data integration for your complex data. Benefits...
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Typical application scenariosNCache enables industries and users including users doing: Fraud Detection, Retail...
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Real-Time Recommendations Master Data Management Identity and Access Management Network...
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Stardog is frequently used for: Anti-money laundering & fraud monitoring Customer...
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Key customersBank of America, Citi, Natures Way, Charter Spectrum, Barclays, Henry Schein, GBM,...
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Over 300 commercial customers and over 750 startups use Neo4j. Flagship customers...
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Bosch, Dow Jones, Elsevier, Ericsson, Morgan Stanley, NASA, NIH, Nokia, Salesforce,...
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Market metricsMarket Leader in .NET Distributed Caching for the last 13 years.
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Neo4j boasts the world's largest graph database ecosystem with more than a 15 million...
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Stardog's technology is based on ground-breaking research by our founders cited 10,000+...
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Licensing and pricing modelsThe NCache Enterprise licensing model is according to the number of nodes and shards...
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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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A fully-featured 60-day Trial license is available for those testing Stardog; contact...
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