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System Properties Comparison Neo4j vs. OpenSearch vs. RDFox

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NameNeo4j  Xexclude from comparisonOpenSearch  Xexclude from comparisonRDFox  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionScalable, ACID-compliant graph database designed with a high-performance distributed cluster architecture, available in self-hosted and cloud offeringsA distributed, RESTful search and analytics engine forked from Elasticsearch and based on Apache LuceneHigh performance knowledge graph and semantic reasoning engine
Primary database modelGraph DBMSSearch engineGraph DBMS
RDF store
Secondary database modelsVector DBMSRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score44.89
Rank#21  Overall
#1  Graph DBMS
Score16.03
Rank#37  Overall
#4  Search engines
Score0.29
Rank#300  Overall
#24  Graph DBMS
#13  RDF stores
Websiteneo4j.comgithub.com/­opensearch-project
opensearch.org
www.oxfordsemantic.tech
Technical documentationneo4j.com/­docsopensearch.org/­docs/­latestdocs.oxfordsemantic.tech
DeveloperNeo4j, Inc.Amazon Web ServicesOxford Semantic Technologies
Initial release200720212017
Current release5.20, May 20242.5.0, January 20236.0, Septermber 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoGPL version3, commercial licenses availableOpen Source infoApache Version 2.0commercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJava, ScalaJavaC++
Server operating systemsLinux infoCan also be used server-less as embedded Java database.
OS X
Solaris
Windows
All OS with a Java VMLinux
macOS
Windows
Data schemeschema-free and schema-optionalschema-free infoFlexible type definitions. Once a type is defined, it is persistentyes infoRDF schemas
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes
Secondary indexesyes infopluggable indexing subsystem, by default Apache Luceneyes infoAll search fields are automatically indexed
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like query languageno
APIs and other access methodsBolt protocol
Cypher query language
Java API
Neo4j-OGM infoObject Graph Mapper
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data Neo4j
TinkerPop 3
Java API
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
RESTful HTTP API
SPARQL 1.1
Supported programming languages.Net
Clojure
Elixir
Go
Groovy
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby infoElasticsearch client
C
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infoUser defined Procedures and Functionsyes
Triggersyes infovia event handleryes infoby using the 'percolation' feature
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyes using Neo4j FabricSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesCausal Clustering using Raft protocol infoavailable in in Enterprise Version onlyyesreplication via a shared file system
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemCausal and Eventual Consistency configurable in Causal Cluster setup
Immediate Consistency in stand-alone mode
Eventual Consistency infoSynchronous doc based replication. Get by ID may show delays up to 1 sec. Configurable write consistency: one, quorum, allImmediate Consistency in stand-alone mode, Eventual Consistency in replicated setups
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes infoRelationships in graphsno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnoACID
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.yes
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers, roles and permissions. Pluggable authentication with supported standards (LDAP, Active Directory, Kerberos)Roles, resources, and access types
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Neo4jOpenSearchRDFox
Specific characteristicsNeo4j delivers graph technology that has been battle tested for performance and scale...
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OpenSearch is a highly scalable and extensible open-source software suite for search,...
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Competitive advantagesNeo4j is the market leader, graph database category creator, and the most widely...
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Distributed as fully open source under Apache License, Version 2.0 (ALv2), OpenSearch...
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Typical application scenariosReal-Time Recommendations Master Data Management Identity and Access Management Network...
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The OpenSearch platform is used across a broad range of search , analytics, and observability...
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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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The OpenSearch Project offers open source software licensed under Apache License...
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