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DBMS > Neo4j vs. OpenSearch vs. Riak KV

System Properties Comparison Neo4j vs. OpenSearch vs. Riak KV

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NameNeo4j  Xexclude from comparisonOpenSearch  Xexclude from comparisonRiak KV  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 LuceneDistributed, fault tolerant key-value store
Primary database modelGraph DBMSSearch engineKey-value store infowith links between data sets and object tags for the creation of secondary indexes
Secondary database modelsVector DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score45.75
Rank#21  Overall
#1  Graph DBMS
Score16.64
Rank#35  Overall
#4  Search engines
Score3.95
Rank#73  Overall
#9  Key-value stores
Websiteneo4j.comgithub.com/­opensearch-project
opensearch.org
Technical documentationneo4j.com/­docsopensearch.org/­docs/­latestwww.tiot.jp/­riak-docs/­riak/­kv/­latest
DeveloperNeo4j, Inc.Amazon Web ServicesOpenSource, formerly Basho Technologies
Initial release200720212009
Current release5.21.2, July 20242.5.0, January 20233.2.0, December 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoGPL version3, commercial licenses availableOpen Source infoApache Version 2.0Open Source infoApache version 2, commercial enterprise edition
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJava, ScalaJavaErlang
Server operating systemsLinux infoCan also be used server-less as embedded Java database.
OS X
Solaris
Windows
All OS with a Java VMLinux
OS X
Data schemeschema-free and schema-optionalschema-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.no
Secondary indexesyes infopluggable indexing subsystem, by default Apache Luceneyes infoAll search fields are automatically indexedrestricted
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
HTTP API
Native Erlang Interface
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 infounofficial client library
C#
C++ infounofficial client library
Clojure infounofficial client library
Dart infounofficial client library
Erlang
Go infounofficial client library
Groovy infounofficial client library
Haskell infounofficial client library
Java
JavaScript infounofficial client library
Lisp infounofficial client library
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala infounofficial client library
Smalltalk infounofficial client library
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infoUser defined Procedures and FunctionsyesErlang
Triggersyes infovia event handleryes infoby using the 'percolation' featureyes infopre-commit hooks and post-commit hooks
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyes using Neo4j FabricShardingSharding infono "single point of failure"
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesCausal Clustering using Raft protocol infoavailable in in Enterprise Version onlyyesselectable replication factor
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyes
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, allEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes infoRelationships in graphsnono infolinks between data sets can be stored
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnono
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers, roles and permissions. Pluggable authentication with supported standards (LDAP, Active Directory, Kerberos)yes, using Riak Security
More information provided by the system vendor
Neo4jOpenSearchRiak KV
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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