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System Properties Comparison Neo4j vs. Riak KV

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NameNeo4j  Xexclude from comparisonRiak KV  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionOpen source graph databaseDistributed, fault tolerant key-value store
Primary database modelGraph DBMSKey-value store infowith links between data sets and object tags for the creation of secondary indexes
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score48.39
Rank#22  Overall
#1  Graph DBMS
Score7.34
Rank#47  Overall
#6  Key-value stores
Websiteneo4j.combasho.com/­products/­riak-kv
Technical documentationneo4j.com/­docs
DeveloperNeo4j, Inc.Basho Technologies
Initial release20072009
Current release3.5.4, April 20192.1.0, April 2015
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoGPL version3, commercial licenses availableOpen Source infoApache version 2, commercial enterprise edition
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJava, ScalaErlang
Server operating systemsLinux infoCan also be used server-less as embedded Java database.
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
OS X
Data schemeschema-free and schema-optionalschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesno
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 Lucenerestricted
SQL infoSupport of SQLnono
APIs and other access methodsBolt protocol
Cypher query language
Java API
Neo4j-OGM infoObject Graph Mapper
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data Neo4j
TinkerPop 3
HTTP API
Native Erlang Interface
Supported programming languages.Net
Clojure
Elixir
Go
Groovy
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
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 FunctionsJavaScript and Erlang
Triggersyes infovia event handleryes infopre-commit hooks and post-commit hooks
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneSharding infono "single point of failure"
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesCausal Clustering using Raft protocol infoavailable in in Enterprise Version onlyselectable replication factor
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyes
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
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes infoRelationships in graphsno infolinks between data sets can be stored
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers, roles and permissions. Pluggable authentication with supported standards (LDAP, Active Directory, Kerberos)no
More information provided by the system vendor
Neo4jRiak KV
Specific characteristicsNeo4j is a native graph database platform that is built to store, query, analyze...
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Competitive advantagesNeo4j database is the only transactional database that combines everything you need...
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Typical application scenariosReal-Time Recommendations Master Data Management Identity and Access Management Network...
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Key customersOver 300 commercial customers and over 750 startups use Neo4j. Flagship customers...
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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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News

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16 August 2019

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15 August 2019

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Conferences and events

GraphConnect 2020
New York, USA, 20-22 April 2020

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