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System Properties Comparison NebulaGraph vs. Neo4j vs. WakandaDB

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NameNebulaGraph  Xexclude from comparisonNeo4j  Xexclude from comparisonWakandaDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA distributed, linear scalable, high perfomant Graph DBMSScalable, ACID-compliant graph database designed with a high-performance distributed cluster architecture, available in self-hosted and cloud offeringsWakandaDB is embedded in a server that provides a REST API and a server-side javascript engine to access data
Primary database modelGraph DBMSGraph DBMSObject oriented DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score1.79
Rank#154  Overall
#12  Graph DBMS
Score55.43
Rank#20  Overall
#1  Graph DBMS
Score0.01
Rank#386  Overall
#22  Object oriented DBMS
Websitegithub.com/­vesoft-inc/­nebula
nebula-graph.io
neo4j.comwakanda.github.io
Technical documentationdocs.nebula-graph.ioneo4j.com/­docsdoc.wakanda.org/­home2.en.html#/­Datastore/­Introduction.200-588937.en.html
DeveloperVesoft Inc.Neo4j, Inc.Wakanda SAS
Initial release201920072012
Current release5.3, December 20222.7.0 (April 29, 2019), April 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2.0 + Common Clause 1.0Open Source infoGPL version3, commercial licenses availableOpen Source infoAGPLv3, extended commercial license available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC++Java, ScalaC++, JavaScript
Server operating systemsLinuxLinux infoCan also be used server-less as embedded Java database.
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeStrong typed schemaschema-free and schema-optionalyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes
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
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.yes infopluggable indexing subsystem, by default Apache Lucene
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query languagenono
APIs and other access methodsBrowser interface
console (shell)
Proprietary native API
Query language nGQL
Bolt protocol
Cypher query language
Java API
Neo4j-OGM infoObject Graph Mapper
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data Neo4j
TinkerPop 3
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languagesC++
Go
Java
Python
.Net
Clojure
Elixir
Go
Groovy
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
JavaScript
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infoUser defined Procedures and Functionsyes
Triggersyes infovia event handleryes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingyes using Neo4j Fabricnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesCausal Clustering using Raft protocolCausal Clustering using Raft protocol infoavailable in in Enterprise Version onlynone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyCausal and Eventual Consistency configurable in Causal Cluster setup
Immediate Consistency in stand-alone mode
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes infoRelationships in graphsyes infoRelationships in graphs
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes infousing RocksDByesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesno
User concepts infoAccess controlRole-based access controlUsers, roles and permissions. Pluggable authentication with supported standards (LDAP, Active Directory, Kerberos)yes
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Specific characteristicsNebulaGraph is a truly distributed, linearly scalable, lightning-fast graph database,...
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Neo4j delivers graph technology that has been battle tested for performance and scale...
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Competitive advantagesNebulaGraph boasts the world's only graph database solution that is able to host...
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Neo4j is the market leader, graph database category creator, and the most widely...
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Typical application scenariosSocial networking Fraud detection Knowledge graph Data warehouse management Anti...
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Real-Time Recommendations Master Data Management Identity and Access Management Network...
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Key customersCurrently we have some top internet companies in China implementing NebulaGraph in...
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Over 800 commercial customers and over 4300 startups use Neo4j. Flagship customers...
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Market metricsAt our very early stage, NebulaGraph has already received over 8,200 stars and thousands...
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Neo4j boasts the world's largest graph database ecosystem with more than 140 million...
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Licensing and pricing modelsNebulaGraph is open source and free to use under Apache 2.0 license.
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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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