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DBMS > Neo4j vs. RavenDB vs. SWC-DB vs. Transbase

System Properties Comparison Neo4j vs. RavenDB vs. SWC-DB vs. Transbase

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NameNeo4j  Xexclude from comparisonRavenDB  Xexclude from comparisonSWC-DB infoSuper Wide Column Database  Xexclude from comparisonTransbase  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionScalable, ACID-compliant graph database designed with a high-performance distributed cluster architecture, available in self-hosted and cloud offeringsOpen Source Operational and Transactional Enterprise NoSQL Document DatabaseA high performance, scalable Wide Column DBMSA resource-optimized, high-performance, universally applicable RDBMS
Primary database modelGraph DBMSDocument storeWide column storeRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsGraph DBMS
Spatial DBMS
Time Series DBMS
Time Series DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score55.75
Rank#18  Overall
#1  Graph DBMS
Score3.50
Rank#90  Overall
#16  Document stores
Score0.00
Rank#350  Overall
#13  Wide column stores
Score0.25
Rank#276  Overall
#128  Relational DBMS
Websiteneo4j.comravendb.netgithub.com/­kashirin-alex/­swc-db
www.swcdb.org
www.transaction.de/­en/­solutions/­transbase-resource-optimized-high-performance-database
Technical documentationneo4j.com/­docsravendb.net/­docswww.transaction.de/­en/­transbase-inside
DeveloperNeo4j, Inc.Hibernating RhinosAlex KashirinTransaction Software GmbH
Initial release2007201020201987
Current release4.3.0, June 20215.2, June 20210.5, April 2021Transbase 8.4, September 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoGPL version3, commercial licenses availableOpen Source infoAGPL version 3, commercial license availableOpen Source infoGPL V3commercial infofree development license
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Neo4j Aura: Neo4jā€™s fully managed cloud service: The zero-admin, always-on graph database for cloud developers.
Implementation languageJava, ScalaC#C++C and C++
Server operating systemsLinux infoCan also be used server-less as embedded Java database.
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
macOS
Raspberry Pi
Windows
LinuxFreeBSD
Linux
macOS
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-free and schema-optionalschema-freeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesnoyes
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 Luceneyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like query language (RQL)SQL-like query languageyes
APIs and other access methodsBolt protocol
Cypher query language
Java API
Neo4j-OGM infoObject Graph Mapper
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data Neo4j
TinkerPop 3
.NET Client API
Java Client API
Python Client API
RESTful HTTP API
Proprietary protocol
Thrift
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary native API
Supported programming languages.Net
Clojure
Elixir
Go
Groovy
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
.Net
C#
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Ruby
C++C
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript
Kotlin
Objective-C
PHP
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infoUser defined Procedures and Functionsyesnoyes
Triggersyes infovia event handleryesnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyes using Neo4j FabricShardingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesCausal Clustering using Raft protocol infoavailable in in Enterprise Version onlyMulti-source replicationSource-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyes infoMapReduce functions can be defined in Linqnono
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 ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes infoRelationships in graphsnoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACID, Cluster-wide transaction availableyes
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.nono
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers, roles and permissions. Pluggable authentication with supported standards (LDAP, Active Directory, Kerberos)Access control on document level using the Authorization Bundlefine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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Neo4jRavenDBSWC-DB infoSuper Wide Column DatabaseTransbase
Specific characteristicsNeo4j delivers graph technology that has been battle tested for performance and scale...
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RavenDB is the pioneer NoSQL Document Database that is fully transactional (ACID)...
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Competitive advantagesNeo4j is the market leader, graph database category creator, and the most widely...
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RavenDB is easy to setup and secure. You can do it in a matter of minutes . Easy...
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Typical application scenariosReal-Time Recommendations Master Data Management Identity and Access Management Network...
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IoT for Edge Deployments Fraud Detection Recommendation Engines Product Catalogs...
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Key customersOver 800 commercial customers and over 4300 startups use Neo4j. Flagship customers...
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Toyota, Capgemini, Vodafone, Medicaid, Asos, Nomura, RMS Automotive, MSNBC, Pluralsight,...
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Market metricsNeo4j boasts the world's largest graph database ecosystem with more than 140 million...
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2 million+ downloads 1000+ customers including Fortune 500 large enterprises
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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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RavenDB is available on-premise and in the cloud. RavenDB Cloud is available on AWS...
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