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System Properties Comparison Neo4j vs. NSDb vs. Quasardb vs. TerminusDB

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NameNeo4j  Xexclude from comparisonNSDb  Xexclude from comparisonQuasardb  Xexclude from comparisonTerminusDB infoformer name was DataChemist  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionScalable, ACID-compliant graph database designed with a high-performance distributed cluster architecture, available in self-hosted and cloud offeringsScalable, High-performance Time Series DBMS designed for Real-time Analytics on top of KubernetesDistributed, high-performance timeseries databaseScalable Graph Database platform making enterprise data available by exploiting inferred entities and relationships
Primary database modelGraph DBMSTime Series DBMSTime Series DBMSGraph DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
RDF store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score60.14
Rank#19  Overall
#1  Graph DBMS
Score0.00
Rank#354  Overall
#33  Time Series DBMS
Score0.11
Rank#310  Overall
#28  Time Series DBMS
Score0.14
Rank#302  Overall
#27  Graph DBMS
Websiteneo4j.comnsdb.ioquasardb.netterminusdb.com
Technical documentationneo4j.com/­docsnsdb.io/­Architecturedoc.quasar.ai/­masterterminusdb.github.io/­terminusdb/­#
DeveloperNeo4j, Inc.quasardbDataChemist Ltd.
Initial release2007201720092018
Current release4.4.6, April 20223.13.3, April 202210.0.21, March 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoGPL version3, commercial licenses availableOpen Source infoApache Version 2.0commercial infoFree community edition, Non-profit organizations and non-commercial usage are eligible for free licensesOpen Source infoGPL V3
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageJava, ScalaJava, ScalaC++Prolog, Rust
Server operating systemsLinux infoCan also be used server-less as embedded Java database.
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
macOS
BSD
Linux
OS X
Windows
Linux
Data schemeschema-free and schema-optionalschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes: int, bigint, decimal, stringyes infointeger and binaryyes
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
Secondary indexesyes infopluggable indexing subsystem, by default Apache Luceneall fields are automatically indexedyes infowith tags
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like query languageSQL-like query languageSQL-like query language (WOQL)
APIs and other access methodsBolt protocol
Cypher query language
Java API
Neo4j-OGM infoObject Graph Mapper
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data Neo4j
TinkerPop 3
gRPC
HTTP REST
WebSocket
HTTP APIOWL
RESTful HTTP API
WOQL (Web Object Query Language)
Supported programming languages.Net
Clojure
Elixir
Go
Groovy
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Java
Scala
.Net
C
C#
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
R
JavaScript
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infoUser defined Procedures and Functionsnonoyes
Triggersyes infovia event handlernoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyes using Neo4j FabricShardingSharding infoconsistent hashingGraph Partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesCausal Clustering using Raft protocol infoavailable in in Enterprise Version onlySource-replica replication with selectable replication factorJournaling Streams
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonowith Hadoop integrationno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemCausal and Eventual Consistency configurable in Causal Cluster setup
Immediate Consistency in stand-alone mode
Eventual ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes infoRelationships in graphsnonoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnoACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesUsing Apache Luceneyes infoby using LevelDByes infoin-memory journaling
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes infoTransient mode
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers, roles and permissions. Pluggable authentication with supported standards (LDAP, Active Directory, Kerberos)Cryptographically strong user authentication and audit trailRole-based access control
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Neo4jNSDbQuasardbTerminusDB infoformer name was DataChemist
Specific characteristicsNeo4j delivers graph technology that has been battle tested for performance and scale...
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High-performance , high-speed, fully integrated timeseries database Seamlessly combines...
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Competitive advantagesNeo4j is the market leader, graph database category creator, and the most widely...
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High performance in a cost-effective small package Real-time results for even large...
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Typical application scenariosReal-Time Recommendations Master Data Management Identity and Access Management Network...
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Tick database Predictive maintenance Pre-deal checks Large scale monitoring
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Key customersOver 800 commercial customers and over 4300 startups use Neo4j. Flagship customers...
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Large EU investment banks US based hedge funds Orolia Tellmeplus
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Market metricsNeo4j boasts the world's largest graph database ecosystem with more than 140 million...
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Has been running in very demanding production environments since 2013 Rapid adoption...
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Licensing and pricing modelsGPL v3 license that can be used all the places where you might use MySQL. Neo4j Commercial...
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Community edition limited to 2 nodes and 16 GiB of storage per node available for...
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