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System Properties Comparison Neo4j vs. TerminusDB vs. TiDB

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NameNeo4j  Xexclude from comparisonTerminusDB infoformer name was DataChemist  Xexclude from comparisonTiDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionOpen source graph databaseScalable Graph Database platform making enterprise data available by exploiting inferred entities and relationshipsTiDB is an open source distributed Hybrid Transactional/Analytical Processing (HTAP) database that supports MySQL and Spark SQL syntaxes.
Primary database modelGraph DBMSGraph DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsRDF storeDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score48.22
Rank#22  Overall
#1  Graph DBMS
Score0.05
Rank#316  Overall
#31  Graph DBMS
Score1.41
Rank#124  Overall
#64  Relational DBMS
Websiteneo4j.comdatachemist.compingcap.com
Technical documentationneo4j.com/­docswww.datachemist.com/­images/­uploads/­general/­Evolving_MeaningfulValuefromEnterpriseData.pdfpingcap.com/­docs
DeveloperNeo4j, Inc.DataChemist Ltd.PingCAP, Inc.
Initial release200720182016
Current release3.5.8, July 20191.0, 20183.0.0, June 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoGPL version3, commercial licenses availableOpen Source infoGPL V3Open Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJava, ScalaPrologGo, Rust
Server operating systemsLinux infoCan also be used server-less as embedded Java database.
OS X
Solaris
Windows
LinuxLinux
Data schemeschema-free and schema-optionalyesyes
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.nono
Secondary indexesyes infopluggable indexing subsystem, by default Apache Luceneyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like query language (WOQL)yes
APIs and other access methodsBolt protocol
Cypher query language
Java API
Neo4j-OGM infoObject Graph Mapper
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data Neo4j
TinkerPop 3
OWL
RESTful HTTP API
WOQL (DataChemist Query Language)
Proprietary protocol
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languages.Net
Clojure
Elixir
Go
Groovy
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
JavaScript
Python
Ada
C
C#
C++
D
Delphi
Eiffel
Erlang
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infoUser defined Procedures and Functionsyesno
Triggersyes infovia event handleryesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneGraph Partitioninghorizontal partitioning (by key range)
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesCausal Clustering using Raft protocol infoavailable in in Enterprise Version onlyJournaling StreamsUsing Raft consensus algorithm to ensure data replication with strong consistency among multiple replicas.
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyes infowith TiSpark Connector
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 graphsyesno infocurrently only supported in syntax
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 persistentyesyes infoin-memory journalingyes
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)Role-based access controlUsers with fine-grained authorization concept. No user groups or roles.
More information provided by the system vendor
Neo4jTerminusDB infoformer name was DataChemistTiDB
Specific characteristicsNeo4j is a native graph database platform that is built to store, query, analyze...
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TiDB is an open source distributed scalable hybrid transactional and analytical processing...
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Competitive advantagesNeo4j database is the only transactional database that combines everything you need...
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In the current database landscape, infrastructure engineers often have to use one...
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Typical application scenariosReal-Time Recommendations Master Data Management Identity and Access Management Network...
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TiDB is designed to support both OLTP and OLAP scenarios. You can use TiDB , the...
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Key customersOver 300 commercial customers and over 750 startups use Neo4j. Flagship customers...
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Bank of Beijing (Banking) Mobike (Ridesharing) Toutiao (Media) Ele.me (Catering)...
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Market metricsNeo4j boasts the world's largest graph database ecosystem with more than a 15 million...
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InfoWorld’s 2018 Best of Open Source Software Award winners 15000+ stars on GitHub...
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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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Open Source Apache 2.0 with either commercial licensing or fully-hosted DB-as-a-service...
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