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NameNeo4j  Xexclude from comparisonTypeDB infoformerly named Grakn  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionOpen source graph databaseTypeDB is a distributed, hyper-relational database for managing complex data that serves as a knowledge base for cognitive/AI systems.
Primary database modelGraph DBMSGraph DBMS
Relational DBMS infoOften described as a 'hyper-relational' database, since it implements the 'Entity-Relationship Paradigm' to manage complex data structures and ontologies.
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score52.23
Rank#19  Overall
#1  Graph DBMS
Score0.82
Rank#188  Overall
#16  Graph DBMS
#93  Relational DBMS
Websiteneo4j.comgrakn.ai
Technical documentationneo4j.com/­docsdocs.vaticle.com
DeveloperNeo4j, Inc.Grakn Labs / Vaticle
Initial release20072016
Current release4.2.6, May 20212.0, April 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoGPL version3, commercial licenses availableOpen Source infoGPL Version 3, commercial licenses available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
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Implementation languageJava, ScalaJava
Server operating systemsLinux infoCan also be used server-less as embedded Java database.
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows
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 SQLnono
APIs and other access methodsBolt protocol
Cypher query language
Java API
Neo4j-OGM infoObject Graph Mapper
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data Neo4j
TinkerPop 3
console (shell)
gRPC protocol
Workbase (visualisation software)
Supported programming languages.Net
Clojure
Elixir
Go
Groovy
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
All JVM based languages
Groovy
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infoUser defined Procedures and Functionsno
Triggersyes infovia event handlerno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneSharding infoby using Cassandra
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesCausal Clustering using Raft protocol infoavailable in in Enterprise Version onlyMulti-source replication infoby using Cassandra
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyes infoby using Apache Kafka and Apache Zookeeper
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 infosubstituted by the relationship feature
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes
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)yes infoat REST API level; other APIs in progress
More information provided by the system vendor
Neo4jTypeDB infoformerly named Grakn
Specific characteristicsNeo4j is a native graph database platform that is built to store, query, analyze...
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Grakn is the knowledge graph to organise complex networks of data and making it queryable,...
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Competitive advantagesNeo4j database is the only transactional database that combines everything you need...
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Expressive and flexible data model: The meta-schema of Grakn allows for modelling...
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Typical application scenariosReal-Time Recommendations Master Data Management Identity and Access Management Network...
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Life sciences : Grakn makes working with biological data much easier and accelerates...
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Key customersOver 300 commercial customers and over 750 startups use Neo4j. Flagship customers...
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Market metricsNeo4j boasts the world's largest graph database ecosystem with more than a 15 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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AGPL and Commercial . The commercial license is priced based on cluster resources...
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News

This Week in Neo4j – Neo4j Streams, Event Processing, Py2Neo, News as Knowledge Graphs
8 May 2021

Intelligent Content Curation: 5-Minute Interview with Tourism Media’s Terry Franklin
7 May 2021

Neo4j Graphs4Good Honored with Fast Company’s 2021 World Changing Ideas Award
5 May 2021

Gartner’s Getting Graphy at Highly Anticipated Data & Analytics Summit
4 May 2021

Advantages of Neo4j Aura Enterprise: Reliable and Productive
3 May 2021

Today’s Biomedical Research Requires New Technologies
12 March 2021

A Clinical Decision Support System Built With a Knowledge Graph
16 February 2021

You’re Invited to Grakn Orbit 2021
12 February 2021

How to Succeed with Your First Grakn Project
12 February 2021

Grakn 2.0 Alpha: best practices of Distributed Systems and Computer Science
13 January 2021

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22 December 2015, Emil Eifrem (guest author)

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Conferences and events

Graph-Centered AppDev Series, What's wrong with your application?
Webinar, Episode 1 [REPLAY], 6 April 2021 - 6 July 2021

Recent citations in the news

Neo4j: Why Graph Technology Is the Key to Fraud Detection
16 April 2021, The Fintech Times

Neo4j's Graphs 4 COVID-19 Initiative Honored Twice in Fast Company's 2021 World Changing Ideas
5 May 2021, PRNewswire

GPU Database Market Research & Clinical Advancements by 2028 | Kinetica, Blazegraph, Neo4j – KSU | The Sentinel Newspaper
8 May 2021, KSU | The Sentinel Newspaper

Graph Database Market Size and Forecast 2021-2027 | Key Players – Amazon Web Services, Franz, IBM, Microsoft, Neo4j, OpenLink Software, Oracle, OrientDB – The Courier
28 April 2021, The Courier

Neo4j Continues Exceptional Growth in 2020, Bolstered by Customer Wins, Mainstream Adoption and Community Expansion
17 February 2021, PRNewswire

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