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System Properties Comparison Neo4j vs. Stardog vs. STSdb

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NameNeo4j  Xexclude from comparisonStardog  Xexclude from comparisonSTSdb  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionOpen source graph databaseSemantic graph DBMS, developed in JavaKey-Value Store with special method for indexing infooptimized for high performance using a special indexing method
Primary database modelGraph DBMSGraph DBMS
RDF store
Key-value store
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Score48.98
Rank#22  Overall
#1  Graph DBMS
Score0.73
Rank#175  Overall
#13  Graph DBMS
#7  RDF stores
Score0.14
Rank#267  Overall
#44  Key-value stores
Websiteneo4j.comwww.stardog.comstssoft.com/­products/­stsdb-4-0
Technical documentationneo4j.com/­docswww.stardog.com/­docs
DeveloperNeo4j, Inc.Complexible Inc.STS Soft SC
Initial release200720102011
Current release3.5.4, April 20194.2.4, March 2017
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoGPL version3, commercial licenses availablecommercial infoLimited community edition freeOpen Source infoGPLv2, commercial license available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJava, ScalaJavaC#
Server operating systemsLinux infoCan also be used server-less as embedded Java database.
OS X
Solaris
Windows
All OS with a Java VMWindows
Data schemeschema-free and schema-optionalschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes infoprimitive types and user defined types (classes)
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 infoImport/export of XML data possible
Secondary indexesyes infopluggable indexing subsystem, by default Apache Luceneyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSPARQL is used as query languageno
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
OWL
SPARQL
Tinkerpop technology stack with Blueprints, Gremlin, Pipes
.NET Client API
Supported programming languages.Net
Clojure
Elixir
Go
Groovy
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
.Net
Clojure
Groovy
Java
JavaScript
Python
Ruby
C#
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infoUser defined Procedures and Functionsnono
Triggersyes infovia event handleryes infovia event handlersno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesCausal Clustering using Raft protocol infoavailable in in Enterprise Version onlyMaster-master replication in HA-Cluster infousing Apache ZooKeepernone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
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 graphsyes inforelationships in graphsno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes
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)Access rights for users and rolesno
More information provided by the system vendor
Neo4jStardogSTSdb
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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