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System Properties Comparison Neo4j vs. Virtuoso

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NameNeo4j  Xexclude from comparisonVirtuoso  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionOpen source graph databaseVirtuoso is a multi-model hybrid-RDBMS that supports management of data represented as relational tables and/or property graphs
Primary database modelGraph DBMSGraph DBMS
Native XML DBMS
Relational DBMS
RDF store
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Key-value store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score41.88
Rank#22  Overall
#1  Graph DBMS
Score1.99
Rank#93  Overall
#6  Graph DBMS
#3  Native XML DBMS
#45  Relational DBMS
#3  RDF stores
Websiteneo4j.comvirtuoso.openlinksw.com
Technical documentationneo4j.com/­docsdocs.openlinksw.com/­virtuoso
DeveloperNeo4j, Inc.OpenLink Software
Initial release20071998
Current release3.3.5, April 20188.0, September 2017
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoGPL version3, commercial licenses availableOpen Source infoGPLv2, extended commercial license available
Cloud-based infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
Implementation languageJava, ScalaC
Server operating systemsLinux infoCan also be used server-less as embedded Java database.
OS X
Solaris
Windows
AIX
FreeBSD
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris
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.yes
Secondary indexesyes infopluggable indexing subsystem, by default Apache Luceneyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyes
APIs and other access methodsCypher query language
Java API
Neo4j-OGM infoObject Graph Mapper
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data Neo4j
TinkerPop 3
HTTP API
OLE DB
WebDAV
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languages.Net
Clojure
Elixir
Go
Groovy
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
.Net
C
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Visual Basic
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infoUser defined Procedures and Functionsyes infoVirtuoso PL
Triggersyes infovia event handleryes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneyes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesCausal Clustering using Raft protocol infoavailable in in Enterprise Version onlyMaster-master replication
Master-slave replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono
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 graphsyes
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)fine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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Neo4jVirtuoso
Specific characteristicsNeo4j is a native graph database platform that is built to store, query, analyze...
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Competitive advantagesNeo4j is the only transactional database that combines everything you need for performance...
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Typical application scenariosReal-Time Recommendations Master Data Management Identity and Access Management Network...
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Key customerseBay, Walmart, Cisco, UBS, HP, CenturyLink, Telenor, TomTom, Telia, Comcast, Scripps...
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Market metricsNeo4j boasts the world's largest graph database ecosystem with more than a 10 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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Conferences and events

GraphConnect 2018
New York, USA, 20-21 September 2018

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