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System Properties Comparison Neo4j vs. ObjectBox vs. Realm

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NameNeo4j  Xexclude from comparisonObjectBox  Xexclude from comparisonRealm  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionScalable, ACID-compliant graph database designed with a high-performance distributed cluster architecture, available in self-hosted and cloud offeringsExtremely fast embedded database for small devices, IoT and MobileA DBMS built for use on mobile devices that’s a fast, easy to use alternative to SQLite and Core Data
Primary database modelGraph DBMSObject oriented DBMSDocument store
Secondary database modelsTime Series DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score57.87
Rank#19  Overall
#1  Graph DBMS
Score0.90
Rank#185  Overall
#9  Object oriented DBMS
Score9.29
Rank#50  Overall
#8  Document stores
Websiteneo4j.comobjectbox.iorealm.io
Technical documentationneo4j.com/­docsdocs.objectbox.iorealm.io/­docs
DeveloperNeo4j, Inc.ObjectBox LimitedRealm, acquired by MongoDB in May 2019
Initial release200720172014
Current release4.3.6, October 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoGPL version3, commercial licenses availableOpen Source infoApache License 2.0Open Source
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJava, ScalaC and C++
Server operating systemsLinux infoCan also be used server-less as embedded Java database.
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Android
iOS
Linux
macOS
Windows
Android
Backend: server-less
iOS
Windows
Data schemeschema-free and schema-optionalyesyes
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 infopluggable indexing subsystem, by default Apache Luceneyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonono
APIs and other access methodsBolt protocol
Cypher query language
Java API
Neo4j-OGM infoObject Graph Mapper
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data Neo4j
TinkerPop 3
Proprietary native API
Supported programming languages.Net
Clojure
Elixir
Go
Groovy
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
C
C++
Dart
Go
Java
JavaScript infoplanned (as of Jan 2019)
Kotlin
Python infoplanned (as of Jan 2019)
Swift
.Net
Java infowith Android only
Objective-C
React Native
Swift
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infoUser defined Procedures and Functionsnono inforuns within the applications so server-side scripts are unnecessary
Triggersyes infovia event handlernoyes infoChange Listeners
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyes using Neo4j Fabricnonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesCausal Clustering using Raft protocol infoavailable in in Enterprise Version onlyonline/offline synchronization between client and servernone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemCausal and Eventual Consistency configurable in Causal Cluster setup
Immediate Consistency in stand-alone mode
Immediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes infoRelationships in graphsyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyes infoIn-Memory realm
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers, roles and permissions. Pluggable authentication with supported standards (LDAP, Active Directory, Kerberos)yesyes
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Specific characteristicsNeo4j delivers graph technology that has been battle tested for performance and scale...
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Now a part of MongoDB Data Platform , Realm Database is the fast, easy to use, and...
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Competitive advantagesNeo4j is the market leader, graph database category creator, and the most widely...
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Realm ensures offline-first functionality, meaning apps run smoothly and deliver...
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Typical application scenariosReal-Time Recommendations Master Data Management Identity and Access Management Network...
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Mobile Consumer Apps First-Line Worker Apps
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Key customersOver 800 commercial customers and over 4300 startups use Neo4j. Flagship customers...
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Cathay Pacific Royal Carribbean Cruise Lines Open Source Database powers apps built...
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Market metricsNeo4j boasts the world's largest graph database ecosystem with more than 140 million...
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Used by 100,000+ developers 2 bn installs Currently used in 40k+ applications in...
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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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Realm database is licensed under the Apache License v2.0.
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