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System Properties Comparison Neo4j vs. RDFox vs. YottaDB

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NameNeo4j  Xexclude from comparisonRDFox  Xexclude from comparisonYottaDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionScalable, ACID-compliant graph database designed with a high-performance distributed cluster architecture, available in self-hosted and cloud offeringsHigh performance knowledge graph and semantic reasoning engineA fast and solid embedded Key-value store
Primary database modelGraph DBMSGraph DBMS
RDF store
Key-value store
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMSRelational DBMS infousing the Octo plugin
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score44.89
Rank#21  Overall
#1  Graph DBMS
Score0.29
Rank#300  Overall
#24  Graph DBMS
#13  RDF stores
Score0.28
Rank#306  Overall
#44  Key-value stores
Websiteneo4j.comwww.oxfordsemantic.techyottadb.com
Technical documentationneo4j.com/­docsdocs.oxfordsemantic.techyottadb.com/­resources/­documentation
DeveloperNeo4j, Inc.Oxford Semantic TechnologiesYottaDB, LLC
Initial release200720172001
Current release5.20, May 20246.0, Septermber 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoGPL version3, commercial licenses availablecommercialOpen Source infoAGPL 3.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJava, ScalaC++C
Server operating systemsLinux infoCan also be used server-less as embedded Java database.
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
macOS
Windows
Docker
Linux
Data schemeschema-free and schema-optionalyes infoRDF schemasschema-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 Luceneno
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonoby using the Octo plugin
APIs and other access methodsBolt protocol
Cypher query language
Java API
Neo4j-OGM infoObject Graph Mapper
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data Neo4j
TinkerPop 3
RESTful HTTP API
SPARQL 1.1
PostgreSQL wire protocol infousing the Octo plugin
Proprietary protocol
Supported programming languages.Net
Clojure
Elixir
Go
Groovy
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
C
Java
C
Go
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lua
M
Perl
Python
Rust
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infoUser defined Procedures and Functions
Triggersyes infovia event handler
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyes using Neo4j Fabric
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesCausal Clustering using Raft protocol infoavailable in in Enterprise Version onlyreplication via a shared file systemyes
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 in stand-alone mode, Eventual Consistency in replicated setups
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes infoRelationships in graphs
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDoptimistic locking
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes
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.yesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers, roles and permissions. Pluggable authentication with supported standards (LDAP, Active Directory, Kerberos)Roles, resources, and access typesUsers and groups based on OS-security mechanisms
More information provided by the system vendor
Neo4jRDFoxYottaDB
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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