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System Properties Comparison Neo4j vs. Snowflake vs. TerminusDB

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NameNeo4j  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  Xexclude from comparisonTerminusDB infoformer name was DataChemist  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionScalable, ACID-compliant graph database designed with a high-performance distributed cluster architecture, available in self-hosted and cloud offeringsCloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured dataScalable Graph Database platform making enterprise data available by exploiting inferred entities and relationships
Primary database modelGraph DBMSRelational DBMSGraph DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
RDF store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score60.14
Rank#19  Overall
#1  Graph DBMS
Score93.51
Rank#14  Overall
#9  Relational DBMS
Score0.14
Rank#302  Overall
#27  Graph DBMS
Websiteneo4j.comwww.snowflake.comterminusdb.com
Technical documentationneo4j.com/­docsdocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.htmlterminusdb.github.io/­terminusdb/­#
DeveloperNeo4j, Inc.Snowflake Computing Inc.DataChemist Ltd.
Initial release200720142018
Current release4.4.7, May 202210.0.21, March 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoGPL version3, commercial licenses availablecommercialOpen Source infoGPL V3
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesno
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Implementation languageJava, ScalaProlog, Rust
Server operating systemsLinux infoCan also be used server-less as embedded Java database.
OS X
Solaris
Windows
hostedLinux
Data schemeschema-free and schema-optionalyes infosupport of semi-structured data formats (JSON, XML, Avro)yes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes
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.yesno
Secondary indexesyes infopluggable indexing subsystem, by default Apache Lucene
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyesSQL-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
CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
OWL
RESTful HTTP API
WOQL (Web Object Query Language)
Supported programming languages.Net
Clojure
Elixir
Go
Groovy
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
JavaScript
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infoUser defined Procedures and Functionsuser defined functionsyes
Triggersyes infovia event handlerno infosimilar concept for controling cloud resourcesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyes using Neo4j FabricyesGraph Partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesCausal Clustering using Raft protocol infoavailable in in Enterprise Version onlyyesJournaling Streams
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
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes infoRelationships in graphsyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes infoin-memory journaling
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.no
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers, roles and permissions. Pluggable authentication with supported standards (LDAP, Active Directory, Kerberos)Users with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authenticationRole-based access control
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Neo4jSnowflakeTerminusDB infoformer name was DataChemist
Specific characteristicsNeo4j delivers graph technology that has been battle tested for performance and scale...
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Competitive advantagesNeo4j is the market leader, graph database category creator, and the most widely...
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Typical application scenariosReal-Time Recommendations Master Data Management Identity and Access Management Network...
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Key customersOver 800 commercial customers and over 4300 startups use Neo4j. Flagship customers...
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Market metricsNeo4j boasts the world's largest graph database ecosystem with more than 140 million...
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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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