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DBMS > Neo4j vs. Netezza vs. Prometheus vs. RRDtool

System Properties Comparison Neo4j vs. Netezza vs. Prometheus vs. RRDtool

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NameNeo4j  Xexclude from comparisonNetezza infoAlso called PureData System for Analytics by IBM  Xexclude from comparisonPrometheus  Xexclude from comparisonRRDtool  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionScalable, ACID-compliant graph database designed with a high-performance distributed cluster architecture, available in self-hosted and cloud offeringsData warehouse and analytics appliance part of IBM PureSystemsOpen-source TimeSeries DBMS and monitoring systemIndustry standard data logging and graphing tool for time series data. RRD is an acronym for round-robin database. infoThe data is stored in a circular buffer, thus the system storage footprint remains constant over time.
Primary database modelGraph DBMSRelational DBMSTime Series DBMSTime Series DBMS
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Score58.42
Rank#19  Overall
#1  Graph DBMS
Score18.93
Rank#38  Overall
#24  Relational DBMS
Score6.69
Rank#63  Overall
#3  Time Series DBMS
Score2.40
Rank#117  Overall
#7  Time Series DBMS
Websiteneo4j.comwww.ibm.com/­products/­netezzaprometheus.iooss.oetiker.ch/­rrdtool
Technical documentationneo4j.com/­docsprometheus.io/­docsoss.oetiker.ch/­rrdtool/­doc
DeveloperNeo4j, Inc.IBMTobias Oetiker
Initial release2007200020151999
Current release4.4.8, June 20221.7.2, May 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoGPL version3, commercial licenses availablecommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoGPL V2 and FLOSS
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageJava, ScalaGoC infoImplementations in Java (e.g. RRD4J) and C# available
Server operating systemsLinux infoCan also be used server-less as embedded Java database.
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux infoincluded in applianceLinux
Windows
HP-UX
Linux
Data schemeschema-free and schema-optionalyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesNumeric data onlyNumeric data only
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 infoImport of XML data possibleno infoExporting into and restoring from XML files possible
Secondary indexesyes infopluggable indexing subsystem, by default Apache Luceneyesnono
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyesnono
APIs and other access methodsBolt protocol
Cypher query language
Java API
Neo4j-OGM infoObject Graph Mapper
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data Neo4j
TinkerPop 3
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
RESTful HTTP/JSON APIin-process shared library
Pipes
Supported programming languages.Net
Clojure
Elixir
Go
Groovy
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
C
C++
Fortran
Java
Lua
Perl
Python
R
.Net
C++
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Ruby
C infowith librrd library
C# infowith a different implementation of RRDTool
Java infowith a different implementation of RRDTool
JavaScript (Node.js) infowith a different implementation of RRDTool
Lua
Perl
PHP infowith a wrapper library
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infoUser defined Procedures and Functionsyesnono
Triggersyes infovia event handlernonono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyes using Neo4j FabricShardingShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesCausal Clustering using Raft protocol infoavailable in in Enterprise Version onlySource-replica replicationyes infoby Federationnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemCausal and Eventual Consistency configurable in Causal Cluster setup
Immediate Consistency in stand-alone mode
nonenone
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes infoRelationships in graphsnonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDnono
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes infoby using the rrdcached daemon
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyes
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers, roles and permissions. Pluggable authentication with supported standards (LDAP, Active Directory, Kerberos)Users with fine-grained authorization conceptnono
More information provided by the system vendor
Neo4jNetezza infoAlso called PureData System for Analytics by IBMPrometheusRRDtool
Specific characteristicsNeo4j delivers graph technology that has been battle tested for performance and scale...
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Competitive advantagesNeo4j is the market leader, graph database category creator, and the most widely...
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Typical application scenariosReal-Time Recommendations Master Data Management Identity and Access Management Network...
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Key customersOver 800 commercial customers and over 4300 startups use Neo4j. Flagship customers...
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Market metricsNeo4j boasts the world's largest graph database ecosystem with more than 140 million...
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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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