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System Properties Comparison Neo4j vs. Riak KV
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|Scalable, ACID-compliant graph database designed with a high-performance distributed cluster architecture, available in self-hosted and cloud offerings
|Distributed, fault tolerant key-value store
|Primary database model
|Key-value store with links between data sets and object tags for the creation of secondary indexes
|OpenSource, formerly Basho Technologies
|5.16, January 2024
|3.2.0, December 2022
|License Commercial or Open Source
|Open Source GPL version3, commercial licenses available
|Open Source Apache version 2, commercial enterprise edition
|Cloud-based only Only available as a cloud service
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|Neo4j Aura: Neo4j’s fully managed cloud service: The zero-admin, always-on graph database for cloud developers.
|Server operating systems
|Linux Can also be used server-less as embedded Java database.
|schema-free and schema-optional
|Typing predefined data types such as float or date
|XML support Some form of processing data in XML format, e.g. support for XML data structures, and/or support for XPath, XQuery or XSLT.
|yes pluggable indexing subsystem, by default Apache Lucene
|SQL Support of SQL
|APIs and other access methods
Cypher query language
Neo4j-OGM Object Graph Mapper
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data Neo4j
Native Erlang Interface
|Supported programming languages
|C unofficial client library
C++ unofficial client library
Clojure unofficial client library
Dart unofficial client library
Go unofficial client library
Groovy unofficial client library
Haskell unofficial client library
Lisp unofficial client library
Perl unofficial client library
Scala unofficial client library
Smalltalk unofficial client library
|Server-side scripts Stored procedures
|yes User defined Procedures and Functions
|yes via event handler
|yes pre-commit hooks and post-commit hooks
|Partitioning methods Methods for storing different data on different nodes
|yes using Neo4j Fabric
|Sharding no "single point of failure"
|Replication methods Methods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodes
|Causal Clustering using Raft protocol available in in Enterprise Version only
|selectable replication factor
|MapReduce Offers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methods
|Consistency concepts Methods to ensure consistency in a distributed system
|Causal and Eventual Consistency configurable in Causal Cluster setup
Immediate Consistency in stand-alone mode
|Foreign keys Referential integrity
|yes Relationships in graphs
|no links between data sets can be stored
|Transaction concepts Support to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of data
|Concurrency Support for concurrent manipulation of data
|Durability Support for making data persistent
|User concepts Access control
|Users, roles and permissions. Pluggable authentication with supported standards (LDAP, Active Directory, Kerberos)
|yes, using Riak Security
|More information provided by the system vendor
|Neo4j delivers graph technology that has been battle tested for performance and scale...
|Neo4j is the market leader, graph database category creator, and the most widely...
|Typical application scenarios
|Real-Time Recommendations Master Data Management Identity and Access Management Network...
|Over 800 commercial customers and over 4300 startups use Neo4j. Flagship customers...
|Neo4j boasts the world's largest graph database ecosystem with more than 140 million...
|Licensing and pricing models
|GPL v3 license that can be used all the places where you might use MySQL. Neo4j Commercial...
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