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System Properties Comparison NCache vs. Neo4j vs. Stardog

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NameNCache  Xexclude from comparisonNeo4j  Xexclude from comparisonStardog  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionOpen source in-memory key-value storeOpen source graph databaseSemantic graph DBMS, developed in Java
Primary database modelKey-value storeGraph DBMSGraph DBMS
RDF store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score1.02
Rank#144  Overall
#23  Key-value stores
Score51.03
Rank#22  Overall
#1  Graph DBMS
Score0.75
Rank#167  Overall
#12  Graph DBMS
#7  RDF stores
Websitewww.alachisoft.com/­ncacheneo4j.comwww.stardog.com
Technical documentationwww.alachisoft.com/­resources/­docsneo4j.com/­docswww.stardog.com/­docs
DeveloperAlachisoftNeo4j, Inc.Complexible Inc.
Initial release200420072010
Current release4.9, February 20183.5.4, April 20194.2.4, March 2017
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoGPL version3, commercial licenses availablecommercial infoLimited community edition free
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC#, C++, .NETJava, ScalaJava
Server operating systemsWindowsLinux infoCan also be used server-less as embedded Java database.
OS X
Solaris
Windows
All OS with a Java VM
Data schemeschema-freeschema-free and schema-optionalschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes
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.nono infoImport/export of XML data possible
Secondary indexesyesyes infopluggable indexing subsystem, by default Apache Luceneyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query syntax (OQL) for searching the cachenoSPARQL 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
OWL
SPARQL
Tinkerpop technology stack with Blueprints, Gremlin, Pipes
Supported programming languages.Net
C#
Java
Visual Basic.NET
.Net
Clojure
Elixir
Go
Groovy
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
.Net
Clojure
Groovy
Java
JavaScript
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresno infosupport for stored procedures with SQL-Server CLRyes infoUser defined Procedures and Functionsno
Triggersyes infoNotificationsyes infovia event handleryes infovia event handlers
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyesnonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes, with selectable consistency levelCausal Clustering using Raft protocol infoavailable in in Enterprise Version onlyMaster-master replication in HA-Cluster infousing Apache ZooKeeper
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnono
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
Immediate Consistency in HA-Cluster
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyes infoRelationships in graphsyes inforelationships in graphs
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataoptimistic lockingACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes
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)Access rights for users and roles
More information provided by the system vendor
NCacheNeo4jStardog
Specific characteristicsNCache has been the market leader in .NET Distributed Caching for the last 10 years....
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Neo4j is a native graph database platform that is built to store, query, analyze...
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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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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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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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Market metricsMarket Leader in .NET Distributed Caching for the last 10 years.
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Neo4j boasts the world's largest graph database ecosystem with more than a 15 million...
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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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