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System Properties Comparison Neo4j vs. RavenDB vs. Stardog

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NameNeo4j  Xexclude from comparisonRavenDB  Xexclude from comparisonStardog  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionOpen source graph databaseOpen Source Operational and Transactional Enterprise NoSQL Document DatabaseSemantic graph DBMS, developed in Java
Primary database modelGraph DBMSDocument storeGraph DBMS
RDF store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score51.03
Rank#22  Overall
#1  Graph DBMS
Score4.74
Rank#65  Overall
#11  Document stores
Score0.75
Rank#167  Overall
#12  Graph DBMS
#7  RDF stores
Websiteneo4j.comravendb.netwww.stardog.com
Technical documentationneo4j.com/­docsravendb.net/­docswww.stardog.com/­docs
DeveloperNeo4j, Inc.Hibernating RhinosComplexible Inc.
Initial release200720102010
Current release3.5.4, April 20194.2, May 20194.2.4, March 2017
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoGPL version3, commercial licenses availableOpen Source infoAGPL version 3, commercial license availablecommercial infoLimited community edition free
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJava, ScalaC#Java
Server operating systemsLinux infoCan also be used server-less as embedded Java database.
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
macOS
Raspberry Pi
Windows
All OS with a Java VM
Data schemeschema-free and schema-optionalschema-freeschema-free
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.no infoImport/export of XML data possible
Secondary indexesyes infopluggable indexing subsystem, by default Apache Luceneyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like query language (RQL)SPARQL is used as query language
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
HTTP API
OWL
SPARQL
Tinkerpop technology stack with Blueprints, Gremlin, Pipes
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
.Net
Clojure
Groovy
Java
JavaScript
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infoUser defined Procedures and Functionsyesno
Triggersyes infovia event handleryesyes infovia event handlers
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesCausal Clustering using Raft protocol infoavailable in in Enterprise Version onlyMulti-master replicationMaster-master replication in HA-Cluster infousing Apache ZooKeeper
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyes infoMapReduce functions can be defined in Linqno
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 Consistency in HA-Cluster
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes infoRelationships in graphsnoyes inforelationships in graphs
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACID, Cluster-wide transaction availableACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
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.yes
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers, roles and permissions. Pluggable authentication with supported standards (LDAP, Active Directory, Kerberos)Access control on document level using the Authorization BundleAccess rights for users and roles
More information provided by the system vendor
Neo4jRavenDBStardog
Specific characteristicsNeo4j is a native graph database platform that is built to store, query, analyze...
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Mentioned in both Gartner and Forrester research, RavenDB is a pioneer in the newest...
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Competitive advantagesNeo4j database is the only transactional database that combines everything you need...
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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 300 commercial customers and over 750 startups use Neo4j. Flagship customers...
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Toyota, Vodafone, Medicaid, Nomura, RMS Automotive, MSNBC, Pluralsight, JetBrains
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Market metricsNeo4j boasts the world's largest graph database ecosystem with more than a 15 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 Community : You can take...
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