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System Properties Comparison Neo4j vs. SingleStore

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NameNeo4j  Xexclude from comparisonSingleStore infoformer name was MemSQL  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionScalable, ACID-compliant graph database designed with a high-performance distributed cluster architecture, available in self-hosted and cloud offeringsMySQL wire-compliant distributed RDBMS that combines an in-memory row-oriented and a disc-based column-oriented storage with patented universal storage to handle transactional and analytical workloads in one single table type
Primary database modelGraph DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
Time Series DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score58.03
Rank#20  Overall
#1  Graph DBMS
Score6.66
Rank#59  Overall
#33  Relational DBMS
Websiteneo4j.comwww.singlestore.com
Technical documentationneo4j.com/­docsdocs.singlestore.com
DeveloperNeo4j, Inc.SingleStore Inc.
Initial release20072013
Current release4.4.3, January 20227.6, November 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoGPL version3, commercial licenses availablecommercial infofree developer edition available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Neo4j Aura: Neo4j’s fully managed cloud service: The zero-admin, always-on graph database for cloud developers.SingleStore Managed Service: The world's fastest, modern cloud database for both operational (OLTP) and analytical (OLAP) workloads. Available instantly with multi-cloud and hybrid-cloud capabilities
Implementation languageJava, ScalaC++, Go
Server operating systemsLinux infoCan also be used server-less as embedded Java database.
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux info64 bit version required
Data schemeschema-free and schema-optionalyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes
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 Luceneyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyes infobut no triggers and foreign keys
APIs and other access methodsBolt protocol
Cypher query language
Java API
Neo4j-OGM infoObject Graph Mapper
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data Neo4j
TinkerPop 3
Cluster Management API infoas HTTP Rest and CLI
HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languages.Net
Clojure
Elixir
Go
Groovy
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Bash
C
C#
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infoUser defined Procedures and Functionsyes
Triggersyes infovia event handlerno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyes using Neo4j FabricSharding infohash partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesCausal Clustering using Raft protocol infoavailable in in Enterprise Version onlySource-replica replication infostores two copies of each physical data partition on two separate nodes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono infocan define user-defined aggregate functions for map-reduce-style calculations
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
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes infoRelationships in graphsno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes, multi-version concurrency control (MVCC)
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes infoAll updates are persistent, including those to disk-based columnstores and memory-based row stores. Transaction commits are supported via write-ahead log.
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)Fine grained access control via users, groups and roles
More information provided by the system vendor
Neo4jSingleStore infoformer name was MemSQL
Specific characteristicsNeo4j delivers graph technology that has been battle tested for performance and scale...
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SingleStore offers a fully-managed , distributed, highly-scalable SQL database designed...
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Competitive advantagesNeo4j is the market leader, graph database category creator, and the most widely...
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SingleStore’s competitive advantages include: Easy and Simplified Architecture with...
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Typical application scenariosReal-Time Recommendations Master Data Management Identity and Access Management Network...
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Driving Fast Analytics: SingleStore delivers the fastest and most scalable reporting...
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Key customersOver 800 commercial customers and over 4300 startups use Neo4j. Flagship customers...
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IEX Cloud : Improves Financial Data Distribution Speed 15x with Singlestore DB Comcast,...
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Market metricsNeo4j boasts the world's largest graph database ecosystem with more than 140 million...
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Customers in various industries worldwide including US and International Industry...
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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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F ree Tier and Enterprise Edition
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