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DBMS > Neo4j vs. ScyllaDB vs. TigerGraph vs. Titan

System Properties Comparison Neo4j vs. ScyllaDB vs. TigerGraph vs. Titan

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NameNeo4j  Xexclude from comparisonScyllaDB  Xexclude from comparisonTigerGraph  Xexclude from comparisonTitan  Xexclude from comparison
Titan has been decommisioned after the takeover by Datastax. It will be removed from the DB-Engines ranking. A fork has been open-sourced as JanusGraph.
DescriptionOpen source graph databaseCassandra-compatible wide column storeA complete, distributed, parallel graph computing platform supporting web-scale data analytics in real-timeTitan is a Graph DBMS optimized for distributed clusters.
Primary database modelGraph DBMSWide column storeGraph DBMSGraph DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score50.56
Rank#22  Overall
#1  Graph DBMS
Score2.02
Rank#110  Overall
#8  Wide column stores
Score0.96
Rank#154  Overall
#10  Graph DBMS
Websiteneo4j.comwww.scylladb.comwww.tigergraph.comtitan.thinkaurelius.com
Technical documentationneo4j.com/­docsdocs.scylladb.comdocs.tigergraph.comgithub.com/­thinkaurelius/­titan/­wiki
DeveloperNeo4j, Inc.ScyllaDBAurelius, owned by DataStax
Initial release2007201520172012
Current release3.5.8, July 2019Scylla Open Source 3.1.0, October 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoGPL version3, commercial licenses availableOpen Source infoOpen Source (AGPL), commercial license availablecommercialOpen Source infoApache license, version 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageJava, ScalaC++C++Java
Server operating systemsLinux infoCan also be used server-less as embedded Java database.
OS X
Solaris
Windows
LinuxLinuxLinux
OS X
Unix
Windows
Data schemeschema-free and schema-optionalschema-freeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesyes
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
Secondary indexesyes infopluggable indexing subsystem, by default Apache Luceneyes infocluster global secondary indicesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like DML and DDL statements (CQL)SQL-like query language (GSQL)no
APIs and other access methodsBolt protocol
Cypher query language
Java API
Neo4j-OGM infoObject Graph Mapper
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data Neo4j
TinkerPop 3
Proprietary protocol infoCQL (Cassandra Query Language, an SQL-like language)
Thrift
GSQL (TigerGraph Query Language)
Kafka
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
Java API
TinkerPop Blueprints
TinkerPop Frames
TinkerPop Gremlin
TinkerPop Rexster
Supported programming languages.Net
Clojure
Elixir
Go
Groovy
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
C#
C++
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
C++
Java
Clojure
Java
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infoUser defined Procedures and Functionsnoyesyes
Triggersyes infovia event handlernonoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneShardingyes infovia pluggable storage backends
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesCausal Clustering using Raft protocol infoavailable in in Enterprise Version onlyselectable replication factor infoRepresentation of geographical distribution of servers is possibleyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyesyes infovia Faunus, a graph analytics engine
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
Immediate Consistency infocan be individually decided for each write operation
Eventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes infoRelationships in graphsnoyes infoRelationships in graphsyes infoRelationships in graph
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDno infoAtomicity and isolation are supported for single operationsACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes infoSupports various storage backends: Cassandra, HBase, Berkeley DB, Akiban, Hazelcast
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes infoin-memory tablesno
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers, roles and permissions. Pluggable authentication with supported standards (LDAP, Active Directory, Kerberos)Access rights for users can be defined per objectRole-based access controlUser authentification and security via Rexster Graph Server
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Neo4jScyllaDBTigerGraphTitan
Specific characteristicsNeo4j is a native graph database platform that is built to store, query, analyze...
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Scylla is a highly-available, highly-scalable, highly-performant NoSQL database....
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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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Highly-performant (efficiently utilizes full resources of a node and network; millions...
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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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AdTech (AdGear, AppNexus, Dstillery, Numberly, Sizmek) Cybersecurity (Veramine) Entertainment...
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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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Comcast, Grab, Yahoo! Japan, IMVU, Adgear, Appnexus, Zenly, Natura, Snapfish, mParticle,...
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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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Scylla Open Source - free open source software (AGPL) Scylla Enterprise - subscription-based...
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NEW: TIGERGRAPH CLOUD - Fully managed Graph Database as a Service. Hourly pricing...
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