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System Properties Comparison Neo4j vs. Redis vs. Riak KV

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NameNeo4j  Xexclude from comparisonRedis  Xexclude from comparisonRiak KV  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionOpen source graph databaseIn-memory data structure store, used as database, cache and message broker infoRedis focuses on performance so most of its design decisions prioritize high performance and very low latencies.Distributed, fault tolerant key-value store
Primary database modelGraph DBMSKey-value store infoMultiple data types and a rich set of operations, as well as configurable data expiration, eviction and persistenceKey-value store infowith links between data sets and object tags for the creation of secondary indexes
Secondary database modelsDocument store infowith Redis Modules
Graph DBMS infowith Redis Modules
Search engine infowith Redis Modules
Time Series DBMS infowith Redis Modules
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score52.32
Rank#18  Overall
#1  Graph DBMS
Score154.15
Rank#7  Overall
#1  Key-value stores
Score5.07
Rank#67  Overall
#9  Key-value stores
Websiteneo4j.comredis.ioriak.com/­products/­riak-kv
Technical documentationneo4j.com/­docsredis.io/­documentation
DeveloperNeo4j, Inc.Salvatore Sanfilippo infoDevelopment sponsored by Redis LabsBasho Technologies
Initial release200720092009
Current release4.2.3, January 20216.2.0 , February 20212.1.0, April 2015
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoGPL version3, commercial licenses availableOpen Source infoBSD 3-Clause, commercial license availableOpen Source infoApache version 2, commercial enterprise edition
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJava, ScalaCErlang
Server operating systemsLinux infoCan also be used server-less as embedded Java database.
OS X
Solaris
Windows
BSD
Linux
OS X
Windows infoported and maintained by Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc.
Linux
OS X
Data schemeschema-free and schema-optionalschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyespartial infoSupported data types are strings, hashes, lists, sets and sorted sets, bit arrays, hyperloglogs and geospatial indexesno
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 infowith RediSearch modulerestricted
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
proprietary protocol infoRESP - REdis Serialization ProtocolHTTP API
Native Erlang Interface
Supported programming languages.Net
Clojure
Elixir
Go
Groovy
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
C
C#
C++
Clojure
Crystal
D
Dart
Elixir
Erlang
Fancy
Go
Haskell
Haxe
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
Lua
MatLab
Objective-C
OCaml
Pascal
Perl
PHP
Prolog
Pure Data
Python
R
Rebol
Ruby
Rust
Scala
Scheme
Smalltalk
Swift
Tcl
Visual Basic
C infounofficial client library
C#
C++ infounofficial client library
Clojure infounofficial client library
Dart infounofficial client library
Erlang
Go infounofficial client library
Groovy infounofficial client library
Haskell infounofficial client library
Java
JavaScript infounofficial client library
Lisp infounofficial client library
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala infounofficial client library
Smalltalk infounofficial client library
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infoUser defined Procedures and FunctionsLuaJavaScript and Erlang
Triggersyes infovia event handlernoyes infopre-commit hooks and post-commit hooks
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneShardingSharding infono "single point of failure"
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesCausal Clustering using Raft protocol infoavailable in in Enterprise Version onlyMulti-source replication infowith Redis Enterprise Pack
Source-replica replication infoChained replication is supported
selectable replication factor
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
Eventual Consistency
Strong eventual consistency with CRDTs
Eventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes infoRelationships in graphsnono infolinks between data sets can be stored
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDOptimistic locking, atomic execution of commands blocks and scriptsno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes infoData access is serialized by the serveryes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes infoConfigurable mechanisms for persistency via snapshots and/or operations logsyes
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)Simple password-based access control infoAccess control lists and SSL are available in the commercial versionno
More information provided by the system vendor
Neo4jRedisRiak KV
Specific characteristicsNeo4j is a native graph database platform that is built to store, query, analyze...
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Redis, benchmarked as the world's fastest database, reduces application complexity,...
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Competitive advantagesNeo4j database is the only transactional database that combines everything you need...
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Redis is an in-memory database platform offering native support of wide range of...
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Typical application scenariosReal-Time Recommendations Master Data Management Identity and Access Management Network...
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Redis powers personalization, real-time fraud detection, IoT, e-commerce, real-time...
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Key customersOver 300 commercial customers and over 750 startups use Neo4j. Flagship customers...
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Verizon, Vodafone, Atlassian, Trip Advisor, Jet.com, Nokia, Samsung, HTC, Docker,...
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Market metricsNeo4j boasts the world's largest graph database ecosystem with more than a 15 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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The licensing model is subscription based. Redis Enterprise Cloud is priced according...
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