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System Properties Comparison Neo4j vs. Riak TS vs. ScyllaDB vs. TerarkDB vs. TigerGraph

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NameNeo4j  Xexclude from comparisonRiak TS  Xexclude from comparisonScyllaDB  Xexclude from comparisonTerarkDB  Xexclude from comparisonTigerGraph  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionOpen source graph databaseRiak TS is a distributed NoSQL database optimized for time series data and based on Riak KVCassandra-compatible wide column storeA key-value store forked from RocksDB with advanced compression algorithms. It can be used standalone or as a storage engine for MySQL and MongoDBA complete, distributed, parallel graph computing platform supporting web-scale data analytics in real-time
Primary database modelGraph DBMSTime Series DBMSWide column storeKey-value storeGraph DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score51.21
Rank#22  Overall
#1  Graph DBMS
Score0.28
Rank#245  Overall
#15  Time Series DBMS
Score2.25
Rank#109  Overall
#8  Wide column stores
Score0.05
Rank#314  Overall
#53  Key-value stores
Score0.87
Rank#165  Overall
#13  Graph DBMS
Websiteneo4j.comriak.com/­products/­riak-tswww.scylladb.comgithub.com/­Terark/­terarkdbwww.tigergraph.com
Technical documentationneo4j.com/­docsdocs.scylladb.comgithub.com/­Terark/­terarkdb/­wikidocs.tigergraph.com
DeveloperNeo4j, Inc.Basho TechnologiesScyllaDBTerark
Initial release20072015201520162017
Current release4.0.0, January 2020Scylla Open Source 3.2.0, January 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoGPL version3, commercial licenses availableOpen SourceOpen Source infoOpen Source (AGPL), commercial license availablecommercial inforestricted open source version availablecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonononono
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Implementation languageJava, ScalaErlangC++C++C++
Server operating systemsLinux infoCan also be used server-less as embedded Java database.
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
OS X
LinuxLinux
Data schemeschema-free and schema-optionalschema-freeschema-freeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesnoyesnoyes
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.nononono
Secondary indexesyes infopluggable indexing subsystem, by default Apache Lucenerestrictedyes infocluster global secondary indicesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonoSQL-like DML and DDL statements (CQL)noSQL-like query language (GSQL)
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
Proprietary protocol infoCQL (Cassandra Query Language, an SQL-like language)
Thrift
C++ API
Java API
GSQL (TigerGraph Query Language)
Kafka
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
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
C#
C++
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
C++
Java
C++
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infoUser defined Procedures and FunctionsJavaScript and Erlangnonoyes
Triggersyes infovia event handleryes infopre-commit hooks and post-commit hooksnonono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneShardingShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesCausal Clustering using Raft protocol infoavailable in in Enterprise Version onlyselectable replication factorselectable replication factor infoRepresentation of geographical distribution of servers is possiblenone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesnonoyes
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 ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be individually decided for each write operation
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes infoRelationships in graphsno infolinks between datasets can be storednonoyes infoRelationships in graphs
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnono infoAtomicity and isolation are supported for single operationsnoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes infoin-memory tablesyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers, roles and permissions. Pluggable authentication with supported standards (LDAP, Active Directory, Kerberos)noAccess rights for users can be defined per objectnoRole-based access control
More information provided by the system vendor
Neo4jRiak TSScyllaDBTerarkDBTigerGraph
Specific characteristicsNeo4j is a native graph database platform that is built to store, query, analyze...
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TigerGraph is a native graph database, with massively parallel processing and fully...
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Competitive advantagesNeo4j database is the only transactional database that combines everything you need...
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TigerGraph is the fastest and most scalable graph platform, powered by a native parallel...
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Typical application scenariosReal-Time Recommendations Master Data Management Identity and Access Management Network...
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Anti Money Laundering Real-Time Fraud Detection Customer 360 Real-Time Personalized...
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Key customersOver 300 commercial customers and over 750 startups use Neo4j. Flagship customers...
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TigerGraph’s proven technology supports applications such as fraud detection, customer...
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Market metricsNeo4j boasts the world's largest graph database ecosystem with more than a 15 million...
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TigerGraph is 2x to more than 8000x faster at graph traversal and query response...
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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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NEW: TIGERGRAPH CLOUD - Fully managed Graph Database as a Service. Hourly pricing...
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