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System Properties Comparison Neo4j vs. TerminusDB vs. Weaviate

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NameNeo4j  Xexclude from comparisonTerminusDB infoformer name was DataChemist  Xexclude from comparisonWeaviate  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionScalable, ACID-compliant graph database designed with a high-performance distributed cluster architecture, available in self-hosted and cloud offeringsScalable Graph Database platform making enterprise data available by exploiting inferred entities and relationshipsA cloud-native, realtime vector search engine integrating scalable machine learning models
Primary database modelGraph DBMSGraph DBMSSearch engine
Secondary database modelsDocument store
RDF store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score59.35
Rank#19  Overall
#1  Graph DBMS
Score0.11
Rank#317  Overall
#29  Graph DBMS
Score0.12
Rank#308  Overall
#19  Search engines
Websiteneo4j.comterminusdb.comgithub.com/­semi-technologies/­weaviate
weaviate.io
Technical documentationneo4j.com/­docsterminusdb.github.io/­terminusdb/­#weaviate.io/­developers/­weaviate/­current
DeveloperNeo4j, Inc.DataChemist Ltd.SeMI Technologies B.V.
Initial release200720182017
Current release4.4.9, July 202210.0.21, March 20221.0.3, January 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoGPL version3, commercial licenses availableOpen Source infoGPL V3Open Source infocommercial license available with Weaviate Enterprise
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJava, ScalaProlog, RustGo
Server operating systemsLinux infoCan also be used server-less as embedded Java database.
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
Data schemeschema-free and schema-optionalyesyes, maps to GraphQL interface
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes infostring, int, float, geo point, date, cross reference, fuzzy references
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 infoall data objects are indexed in a semantic vector space (the Contextionary), all primitive fields are indexed
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like query language (WOQL)GraphQL is used as query language
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 (Web Object Query Language)
GraphQL query language
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
Supported programming languages.Net
Clojure
Elixir
Go
Groovy
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
JavaScript
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infoUser defined Procedures and Functionsyesno
Triggersyes infovia event handleryesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyes using Neo4j FabricGraph PartitioningSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesCausal Clustering using Raft protocol infoavailable in in Enterprise Version onlyJournaling Streamsyes
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
Eventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes infoRelationships in graphsyesno
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 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 controlOpenID Connect Discovery
More information provided by the system vendor
Neo4jTerminusDB infoformer name was DataChemistWeaviate
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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As a stand-alone vector search engine, or use one of the many modules (transformers,...
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Key customersOver 800 commercial customers and over 4300 startups use Neo4j. Flagship customers...
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A ll companies that have data. ​
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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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Weaviate is open-source, and free to use. We also offer Fully managed Weaviate on...
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News

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1 August 2022

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30 July 2022

How Graphs Crystallize Connections: The 5-Minute Interview With Brandon Campbell
27 July 2022

Graphs for Cybersecurity: Knowledge Graph as Digital Twin
26 July 2022

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Recent citations in the news

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27 July 2022, Express Computer

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23 June 2022, PR Newswire

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18 May 2022, PR Newswire

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