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System Properties Comparison Neo4j vs. PieCloudDB vs. RDF4J

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NameNeo4j  Xexclude from comparisonPieCloudDB  Xexclude from comparisonRDF4J infoformerly known as Sesame  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionScalable, ACID-compliant graph database designed with a high-performance distributed cluster architecture, available in self-hosted and cloud offeringsA cloud-native analytic database platform with new technologoy for elastic MPPRDF4J is a Java framework for processing RDF data, supporting both memory-based and a disk-based storage.
Primary database modelGraph DBMSRelational DBMSRDF store
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Score44.47
Rank#23  Overall
#1  Graph DBMS
Score0.31
Rank#291  Overall
#133  Relational DBMS
Score0.71
Rank#231  Overall
#9  RDF stores
Websiteneo4j.comwww.openpie.comrdf4j.org
Technical documentationneo4j.com/­docsrdf4j.org/­documentation
DeveloperNeo4j, Inc.OpenPieSince 2016 officially forked into an Eclipse project, former developer was Aduna Software.
Initial release20072004
Current release5.19, April 20242.1, January 2023
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoGPL version3, commercial licenses availablecommercialOpen Source infoEclipse Distribution License (EDL), v1.0.
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesno
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Implementation languageJava, ScalaJava
Server operating systemsLinux infoCan also be used server-less as embedded Java database.
OS X
Solaris
Windows
hostedLinux
OS X
Unix
Windows
Data schemeschema-free and schema-optionalyesyes infoRDF Schemas
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes
Secondary indexesyes infopluggable indexing subsystem, by default Apache Luceneyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyesno
APIs and other access methodsBolt protocol
Cypher query language
Java API
Neo4j-OGM infoObject Graph Mapper
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data Neo4j
TinkerPop 3
CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
Java API
RIO infoRDF Input/Output
Sail API
SeRQL infoSesame RDF Query Language
Sesame REST HTTP Protocol
SPARQL
Supported programming languages.Net
Clojure
Elixir
Go
Groovy
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Java
PL/SQL
Python
R
Java
PHP
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infoUser defined Procedures and Functionsuser defined functionsyes
Triggersyes infovia event handlernoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyes using Neo4j Fabricyesnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesCausal Clustering using Raft protocol infoavailable in in Enterprise Version onlyyesnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono
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 Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes infoRelationships in graphsno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDACID infoIsolation support depends on the API used
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes infoin-memory storage is supported as well
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers, roles and permissions. Pluggable authentication with supported standards (LDAP, Active Directory, Kerberos)User Roles and pluggable authentication with full SQL Standardno
More information provided by the system vendor
Neo4jPieCloudDBRDF4J infoformerly known as Sesame
Specific characteristicsNeo4j delivers graph technology that has been battle tested for performance and scale...
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PieCloudDB, OpenPie's flagship product, is a cutting-edge cloud-native data warehouse....
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Competitive advantagesNeo4j is the market leader, graph database category creator, and the most widely...
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Extreme Elastic: PieCloudDB utilizes a cutting-edge eMPP cloud-native architecture...
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Typical application scenariosReal-Time Recommendations Master Data Management Identity and Access Management Network...
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PieCloudDB is ideal for Data mining applications that require extreme scalability...
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Key customersOver 800 commercial customers and over 4300 startups use Neo4j. Flagship customers...
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Sail-Cloud China Shipbuilding Group Haizhou System Soochow Securities ​etc.,
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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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PieCloudDB Community Edition: Community License, Free Download, Self-Hosted Deployment;...
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