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System Properties Comparison Neo4j vs. Realm vs. Sqrrl

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NameNeo4j  Xexclude from comparisonRealm  Xexclude from comparisonSqrrl  Xexclude from comparison
Sqrrl has been acquired by Amazon and became a part of Amazon Web Services. It has been removed from the DB-Engines ranking.
DescriptionOpen source graph databaseA DBMS built for use on mobile devices that’s a fast, easy to use alternative to SQLite and Core DataAdaptable, secure NoSQL built on Apache Accumulo
Primary database modelGraph DBMSDocument storeDocument store
Graph DBMS
Key-value store
Wide column store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score51.34
Rank#21  Overall
#1  Graph DBMS
Score8.74
Rank#46  Overall
#8  Document stores
Websiteneo4j.comrealm.iosqrrl.com
Technical documentationneo4j.com/­docsrealm.io/­docs
DeveloperNeo4j, Inc.Realm, acquired by MongoDB in May 2019Amazon infooriginally Sqrrl Data, Inc.
Initial release200720142012
Current release4.1.3, October 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoGPL version3, commercial licenses availableOpen Sourcecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJava, ScalaJava
Server operating systemsLinux infoCan also be used server-less as embedded Java database.
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Android
Backend: server-less
iOS
Windows
Linux
Data schemeschema-free and schema-optionalyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes
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 Luceneyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonono
APIs and other access methodsBolt protocol
Cypher query language
Java API
Neo4j-OGM infoObject Graph Mapper
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data Neo4j
TinkerPop 3
Accumulo Shell
Java API
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Thrift
Supported programming languages.Net
Clojure
Elixir
Go
Groovy
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
.Net
Java infowith Android only
Objective-C
React Native
Swift
Actionscript
C infousing GLib
C#
C++
Cocoa
Delphi
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Smalltalk
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infoUser defined Procedures and Functionsno inforuns within the applications so server-side scripts are unnecessaryno
Triggersyes infovia event handleryes infoChange Listenersno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenoneSharding infomaking use of Hadoop
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesCausal Clustering using Raft protocol infoavailable in in Enterprise Version onlynoneselectable replication factor infomaking use of Hadoop
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyes
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 ConsistencyImmediate Consistency infoDocument store kept consistent with combination of global timestamping, row-level transactions, and server-side consistency resolution.
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes infoRelationships in graphsnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDAtomic updates per row, document, or graph entity
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
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 infoIn-Memory realm
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers, roles and permissions. Pluggable authentication with supported standards (LDAP, Active Directory, Kerberos)yesCell-level Security, Data-Centric Security, Role-Based Access Control (RBAC), Attribute-Based Access Control (ABAC)
More information provided by the system vendor
Neo4jRealmSqrrl
Specific characteristicsNeo4j is a native graph database platform that is built to store, query, analyze...
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Now a part of MongoDB Data Platform , Realm Database is the fast, easy to use, and...
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Competitive advantagesNeo4j database is the only transactional database that combines everything you need...
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Realm ensures offline-first functionality, meaning apps run smoothly and deliver...
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Typical application scenariosReal-Time Recommendations Master Data Management Identity and Access Management Network...
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Mobile Consumer Apps First-Line Worker Apps
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Key customersOver 300 commercial customers and over 750 startups use Neo4j. Flagship customers...
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Cathay Pacific Royal Carribbean Cruise Lines Open Source Database powers apps built...
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Market metricsNeo4j boasts the world's largest graph database ecosystem with more than a 15 million...
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Used by 100,000+ developers 2 bn installs Currently used in 40k+ applications in...
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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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Realm database is licensed under the Apache License v2.0.
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News

This Week in Neo4j – Neo4j 4.0 procedure examples, Connecting your React app to Neo4j with React Hooks, New Graph Algorithms Training
17 October 2020

The Lean-In Moment: 5-Minute Interview with Paul Westcott
16 October 2020

5-Minute Interview: Graph Databases For Dummies with Dr. Jim Webber and Rik Van Bruggen
15 October 2020

New GraphAcademy Course: Introduction to Graph Algorithms in Neo4j 4.0
13 October 2020

Insider Guide to Graph Data Science: First, a Brief Overview
12 October 2020

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