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System Properties Comparison NebulaGraph vs. OpenSearch vs. SwayDB

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NameNebulaGraph  Xexclude from comparisonOpenSearch  Xexclude from comparisonSwayDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA distributed, linear scalable, high perfomant Graph DBMSA distributed, RESTful search and analytics engine forked from Elasticsearch and based on Apache LuceneAn embeddable, non-blocking, type-safe key-value store for single or multiple disks and in-memory storage
Primary database modelGraph DBMSSearch engineKey-value store
Secondary database modelsVector DBMS
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Score2.01
Rank#120  Overall
#11  Graph DBMS
Score16.64
Rank#35  Overall
#4  Search engines
Score0.00
Rank#377  Overall
#58  Key-value stores
Websitegithub.com/­vesoft-inc/­nebula
www.nebula-graph.io
github.com/­opensearch-project
opensearch.org
swaydb.simer.au
Technical documentationdocs.nebula-graph.ioopensearch.org/­docs/­latest
DeveloperVesoft Inc.Amazon Web ServicesSimer Plaha
Initial release201920212018
Current release2.5.0, January 2023
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2.0 + Common Clause 1.0Open Source infoApache Version 2.0Open Source infoGNU Affero GPL V3.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC++JavaScala
Server operating systemsLinuxAll OS with a Java VM
Data schemeStrong typed schemaschema-free infoFlexible type definitions. Once a type is defined, it is persistentschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesno
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 infoAll search fields are automatically indexedno
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query languageSQL-like query languageno
APIs and other access methodsBrowser interface
console (shell)
Cypher Query Language
GO Object Graph Mapper
Java Object Graph Mapper
NGBatis infoORM framework for NebulaGraph and Spring-Boot
Proprietary native API
Python Object Graph Mapper
Query language nGQL
Java API
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
Supported programming languages.Net
C++
Go
Java
PHP
Python
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby infoElasticsearch client
Java
Kotlin
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsyesno
Triggersyes infoby using the 'percolation' featureno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesCausal Clustering using Raft protocolyesnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency infoSynchronous doc based replication. Get by ID may show delays up to 1 sec. Configurable write consistency: one, quorum, allImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes infoRelationships in graphsnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnoAtomic execution of operations
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.yesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlRole-based access controlno
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NebulaGraphOpenSearchSwayDB
Specific characteristicsNebulaGraph is a truly distributed, linearly scalable, lightning-fast graph database,...
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OpenSearch is a highly scalable and extensible open-source software suite for search,...
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Competitive advantagesNebulaGraph boasts the world's only graph database solution that is able to host...
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Distributed as fully open source under Apache License, Version 2.0 (ALv2), OpenSearch...
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Typical application scenariosSocial networking Fraud detection Knowledge graph Data warehouse management Anti...
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The OpenSearch platform is used across a broad range of search , analytics, and observability...
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Key customersCompanies from a variety of industries have implemented NebulaGraph Database in production,...
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Market metricsAt our very early stage, NebulaGraph has already received over 10,000 stars on GitHub...
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Licensing and pricing modelsNebulaGraph is open source and free to use under Apache 2.0 license.
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The OpenSearch Project offers open source software licensed under Apache License...
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