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System Properties Comparison Neo4j vs. PouchDB vs. XTDB

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NameNeo4j  Xexclude from comparisonPouchDB  Xexclude from comparisonXTDB infoformerly named Crux  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionScalable, ACID-compliant graph database designed with a high-performance distributed cluster architecture, available in self-hosted and cloud offeringsJavaScript DBMS with an API inspired by CouchDBA general purpose database with bitemporal SQL and Datalog and graph queries
Primary database modelGraph DBMSDocument storeDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score58.03
Rank#20  Overall
#1  Graph DBMS
Score2.98
Rank#99  Overall
#18  Document stores
Score0.00
Rank#351  Overall
#49  Document stores
Websiteneo4j.compouchdb.comgithub.com/­xtdb/­xtdb
xtdb.com
Technical documentationneo4j.com/­docspouchdb.com/­guidesxtdb.com/­docs
DeveloperNeo4j, Inc.Apache Software FoundationJuxt Ltd.
Initial release200720122019
Current release4.4.3, January 20227.1.1, June 20191.19, September 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoGPL version3, commercial licenses availableOpen SourceOpen Source infoMIT License
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJava, ScalaJavaScriptClojure
Server operating systemsLinux infoCan also be used server-less as embedded Java database.
OS X
Solaris
Windows
server-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)All OS with a Java 8 (and higher) VM
Linux
Data schemeschema-free and schema-optionalschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesnoyes, extensible-data-notation format
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 Luceneyes infovia viewsyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonolimited SQL, making use of Apache Calcite
APIs and other access methodsBolt protocol
Cypher query language
Java API
Neo4j-OGM infoObject Graph Mapper
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data Neo4j
TinkerPop 3
HTTP REST infoonly for PouchDB Server
JavaScript API
HTTP REST
JDBC
Supported programming languages.Net
Clojure
Elixir
Go
Groovy
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
JavaScriptClojure
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infoUser defined Procedures and FunctionsView functions in JavaScriptno
Triggersyes infovia event handleryesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyes using Neo4j FabricSharding infowith a proxy-based framework, named couchdb-loungenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesCausal Clustering using Raft protocol infoavailable in in Enterprise Version onlyMulti-source replication infoalso with CouchDB databases
Source-replica replication infoalso with CouchDB databases
yes, each node contains all data
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesno
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
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes infoRelationships in graphsnono
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 persistentyesyes infoby using IndexedDB, WebSQL or LevelDB as backendyes, flexibel persistency by using storage technologies like Apache Kafka, RocksDB or LMDB
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)no
More information provided by the system vendor
Neo4jPouchDBXTDB infoformerly named Crux
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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News

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26 January 2022

GeneWeaver: Building a Graph to Map Variants to Genes Using Neo4j 4.x and Bulk Import
25 January 2022

This Week in Neo4j – Web3, NFTs, PHP Dev, and Sports Data Science
22 January 2022

Category Creation: Emil Eifrem’s Virtuous Cycle & Four Tips for Success
20 January 2022

Neo4j in the News – Winter Edition: Neo4j Growth, Big Data, and Cybercrime
19 January 2022

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