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NameNebula Graph
DescriptionA distributed, linear scalable, high perfomant Graph DBMS
Primary database modelGraph DBMS
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Rank#169  Overall
#15  Graph DBMS
Technical documentationdocs.nebula-graph.io
DeveloperVesoft Inc.
Initial release2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2.0 + Common Clause 1.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceno
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC++
Server operating systemsLinux
Data schemeStrong typed schema
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes
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 indexesyes infoNebula Graph internally uses the Key-Value store RocksDB for persistency. The vertices, edges, and their properties are stored as Key while their values are stored as Value. The primary indexes are per Key and secondary indexes are per Value.
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query language
APIs and other access methodsBrowser interface
console (shell)
Proprietary native API
Query language nGQL
Supported programming languagesC++
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesCausal Clustering using Raft protocol
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes infoRelationships in graphs
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes infousing RocksDB
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes
User concepts infoAccess controlRole-based access control
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Nebula Graph
Specific characteristics

Nebula Graph is a truly distributed, linearly scalable, lightning-fast graph database, while still providing millisecond latency, high availability and data security. Key features include:

  1. Open source. We are continuing to collaborate with the community to prepare, populorize the graph database. 
  2. High performance. Nebula Graph provides low latency read and write, while still maintaining high throughput. Nebula Graph has published its benchmark report based on the LDBC social networking dataset for k-hop read performance in terms of latency and throughput. See the report for details.
  3. SQL-like query language. Nebula Grap's SQL-like query language, nGQL, is easy to understand and powerful enough to meet complex business needs.
  4. Highly secured graph database. Nebula Graph only allows authenticated access via role-based access control.
  5. Horizontal and vertical scalability. With a shared-nothing distributed architecture, Nebula Graph offers linear scalability.
  6. Extensible. Nebula Graph supports multiple storage engine types and multiple computing frameworks.
  7. Production ready. Large Internet companies like JD Digit (NASDAQ:JD), Meituan (3690.HK), and Xiaohongshu (RED) have deployed Nebula Graph in production environments. They chose Nebula Graph for some common reasons.
  8. Highly available. With horizontal scalability and a snapshot feature, Nebula Graph guarantees high availability even in case of failures.
Competitive advantages

Nebula Graph boasts the world's only graph database solution that is able to host graphs with dozens of billions of vertices and trillions of edges, while still providing millisecond latency, high availability and data security.

Typical application scenarios
  1. Social networking
  2. Fraud detection
  3. Knowledge graph
  4. Data warehouse management
  5. Anti money laundery
  6. Graph analytics and algorithms
  7. Artificial intelligence
  8. Graph Embedding
Key customers

Currently we have some top internet companies in China implementing Nebula Graph in production, including:

1. Tencent

2. WeChat

3. WeBank

4. 360 Financial Services

5. JD Digit

6. Kuaishou

7. Meituan Dianping

8. Xiaohongshu

9. vivo

10. Qichacha

11. Youzan

12. WiFi Master Key

Market metrics

At our very early stage, Nebula Graph has already received 3.5k stars and thousands of downloads and installs. And the numbers are counting.

Licensing and pricing models

Nebula Graph is open source and free to use under Apache 2.0 license and Common Clause 1.0.

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Recent citations in the news

Nebula Graph Takes Another Step to Lead Global Graph Database Market With the Release of V3.0.0
18 February 2022, MarTech Series

Third Time Is The Charm For Nebula Graph Database
19 January 2021, The Next Platform

Nebula Graph Joins Database Race
15 June 2020, Datanami

Nebula Graph is now available from VEsoft
29 June 2020, KMWorld Magazine

Graph Database Startup Vesoft Seeks Funds at $1 Billion Value
5 July 2021, Bloomberg

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