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System Properties Comparison Neo4j vs. RocksDB vs. Stardog vs. TerminusDB

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NameNeo4j  Xexclude from comparisonRocksDB  Xexclude from comparisonStardog  Xexclude from comparisonTerminusDB infoformer name was DataChemist  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionOpen source graph databaseEmbeddable persistent key-value store optimized for fast storage (flash and RAM)Enterprise Knowledge Graph and graph DBMS with high availability and high performance reasoningScalable Graph Database platform making enterprise data available by exploiting inferred entities and relationships
Primary database modelGraph DBMSKey-value storeGraph DBMS
RDF store
Graph DBMS
Secondary database modelsRDF store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score48.22
Rank#22  Overall
#1  Graph DBMS
Score2.16
Rank#104  Overall
#19  Key-value stores
Score0.72
Rank#173  Overall
#13  Graph DBMS
#7  RDF stores
Score0.05
Rank#316  Overall
#31  Graph DBMS
Websiteneo4j.comrocksdb.orgwww.stardog.comdatachemist.com
Technical documentationneo4j.com/­docsgithub.com/­facebook/­rocksdb/­wikiwww.stardog.com/­docswww.datachemist.com/­images/­uploads/­general/­Evolving_MeaningfulValuefromEnterpriseData.pdf
DeveloperNeo4j, Inc.Facebook, Inc.Stardog-UnionDataChemist Ltd.
Initial release2007201320102018
Current release3.5.8, July 20196.2.2, August 20196.2.3, July 20191.0, 2018
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoGPL version3, commercial licenses availableOpen Source infoBSDcommercial info60-day fully-featured trial license; 1-year fully-featured non-commercial use license for academics/studentsOpen Source infoGPL V3
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageJava, ScalaC++JavaProlog
Server operating systemsLinux infoCan also be used server-less as embedded Java database.
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
macOS
Windows
Linux
Data schemeschema-free and schema-optionalschema-freeschema-free and OWL/RDFS-schema supportyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesnoyesyes
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 infoImport/export of XML data possibleno
Secondary indexesyes infopluggable indexing subsystem, by default Apache Lucenenoyes infosupports real-time indexing in full-text and geospatial
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonoSPARQL is used as query languageSQL-like query language (WOQL)
APIs and other access methodsBolt protocol
Cypher query language
Java API
Neo4j-OGM infoObject Graph Mapper
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data Neo4j
TinkerPop 3
C++ API
Java API
GraphQL query language
HTTP API
Jena RDF API
OWL
RDF4J API
Sesame REST HTTP Protocol
SNARL
SPARQL
Spring Data
Stardog Studio
TinkerPop 3
OWL
RESTful HTTP API
WOQL (DataChemist Query Language)
Supported programming languages.Net
Clojure
Elixir
Go
Groovy
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
C++
Java
.Net
Clojure
Groovy
Java
JavaScript
Python
Ruby
JavaScript
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infoUser defined Procedures and Functionsnouser defined functions and aggregates, HTTP Server extensions in Javayes
Triggersyes infovia event handlernoyes infovia event handlersyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenonenoneGraph Partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesCausal Clustering using Raft protocol infoavailable in in Enterprise Version onlynoneMaster-master replication in HA-ClusterJournaling Streams
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
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 Consistency in HA-Cluster
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes infoRelationships in graphsnoyes inforelationships in graphsyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDyesACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes infoin-memory journaling
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers, roles and permissions. Pluggable authentication with supported standards (LDAP, Active Directory, Kerberos)noAccess rights for users and rolesRole-based access control
More information provided by the system vendor
Neo4jRocksDBStardogTerminusDB infoformer name was DataChemist
Specific characteristicsNeo4j is a native graph database platform that is built to store, query, analyze...
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Stardog is a knowledge graph platform backed by a performant, scalable graph database....
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Competitive advantagesNeo4j database is the only transactional database that combines everything you need...
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Stardog is uniquely designed to aid in data integration for your complex data. Benefits...
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Typical application scenariosReal-Time Recommendations Master Data Management Identity and Access Management Network...
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Stardog is frequently used for: Anti-money laundering & fraud monitoring Customer...
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Key customersOver 300 commercial customers and over 750 startups use Neo4j. Flagship customers...
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Bosch, Dow Jones, Elsevier, Ericsson, Morgan Stanley, NASA, NIH, Nokia, Salesforce,...
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Market metricsNeo4j boasts the world's largest graph database ecosystem with more than a 15 million...
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Stardog's technology is based on ground-breaking research by our founders cited 10,000+...
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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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A fully-featured 60-day Trial license is available for those testing Stardog; contact...
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