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Aerospike vs Neo4j: What are the differences?

What is Aerospike? Flash-optimized in-memory open source NoSQL database. Aerospike is an open-source, modern database built from the ground up to push the limits of flash storage, processors and networks. It was designed to operate with predictable low latency at high throughput with uncompromising reliability – both high availability and ACID guarantees.

What is Neo4j? The world’s leading Graph Database. Neo4j stores data in nodes connected by directed, typed relationships with properties on both, also known as a Property Graph. It is a high performance graph store with all the features expected of a mature and robust database, like a friendly query language and ACID transactions.

Aerospike belongs to "In-Memory Databases" category of the tech stack, while Neo4j can be primarily classified under "Graph Databases".

Some of the features offered by Aerospike are:

  • 99% of reads/writes complete in under 1 millisecond.
  • Predictable low latency at high throughput – second to none. Read the YCSB Benchmark.
  • The secret sauce? A thousand things done right. Server code in ‘C’ (not Java or Erlang) precisely tuned to avoid context switching and memory copies. Highly parallelized multi-threaded, multi-core, multi-cpu, multi-SSD execution.

On the other hand, Neo4j provides the following key features:

  • intuitive, using a graph model for data representation
  • reliable, with full ACID transactions
  • durable and fast, using a custom disk-based, native storage engine

"Ram and/or ssd persistence " is the top reason why over 9 developers like Aerospike, while over 55 developers mention "Cypher – graph query language" as the leading cause for choosing Neo4j.

Aerospike and Neo4j are both open source tools. It seems that Neo4j with 6.61K GitHub stars and 1.63K forks on GitHub has more adoption than Aerospike with 296 GitHub stars and 55 GitHub forks.

According to the StackShare community, Neo4j has a broader approval, being mentioned in 114 company stacks & 47 developers stacks; compared to Aerospike, which is listed in 30 company stacks and 9 developer stacks.

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Jaime Ramos
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Hi, I want to create a social network for students, and I was wondering which of these three Oriented Graph DB's would you recommend. I plan to implement machine learning algorithms such as k-means and others to give recommendations and some basic data analyses; also, everything is going to be hosted in the cloud, so I expect the DB to be hosted there. I want the queries to be as fast as possible, and I like good tools to monitor my data. I would appreciate any recommendations or thoughts.

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I released the MVP 6 months ago and got almost 600 users just from my university in Colombia, But now I want to expand it all over my country. I am expecting more or less 20000 users.

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I have not used the others but I agree, ArangoDB should meet your needs. If you have worked with RDBMS and SQL before Arango will be a easy transition. AQL is simple yet powerful and deployment can be as small or large as you need. I love the fact that for my local development I can run it as docker container as part of my project and for production I can have multiple machines in a cluster. The project is also under active development and with the latest round of funding I feel comfortable that it will be around a while.

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David López Felguera
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Hi Jaime. I've worked with Neo4j and ArangoDB for a few years and for me, I prefer to use ArangoDB because its query sintax (AQL) is easier. I've built a network topology with both databases and now ArangoDB is the databases for that network topology. Also, ArangoDB has ArangoML that maybe can help you with your recommendation algorithims.

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Hi Jaime, I work with Arango for about 3 years quite a lot. Before I do some investigation and choose ArangoDB against Neo4j due to multi-type DB, speed, and also clustering (but we do not use it now). Now we have RMDB and Graph working together. As others said, AQL is quite easy, but u can use some of the drivers like Java Spring, that get you to another level.. If you prefer more copy-paste with little rework, perhaps Neo4j can do the job for you, because there is a bigger community around it.. But I have to solve some issues with the ArangoDB community and its also fast. So I will preffere ArangoDB... Btw, there is a super easy Foxx Microservice tool on Arango that can help you solve basic things faster than write down robust BackEnd.

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Pros of Aerospike
Pros of Neo4j
  • 16
    Ram and/or ssd persistence
  • 12
    Easy clustering support
  • 5
    Easy setup
  • 4
    Acid
  • 3
    Scale
  • 3
    Performance better than Redis
  • 3
    Petabyte Scale
  • 2
    Ease of use
  • 70
    Cypher – graph query language
  • 61
    Great graphdb
  • 33
    Open source
  • 31
    Rest api
  • 27
    High-Performance Native API
  • 24
    ACID
  • 21
    Easy setup
  • 17
    Great support
  • 11
    Clustering
  • 9
    Hot Backups
  • 8
    Great Web Admin UI
  • 7
    Mature
  • 7
    Powerful, flexible data model
  • 6
    Embeddable
  • 5
    Easy to Use and Model
  • 4
    Best Graphdb
  • 4
    Highly-available
  • 2
    Great onboarding process
  • 2
    It's awesome, I wanted to try it
  • 2
    Used by Crunchbase
  • 2
    Great query language and built in data browser

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Cons of Aerospike
Cons of Neo4j
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    • 6
      Comparably slow
    • 4
      Can't store a vertex as JSON
    • 1
      Doesn't have a managed cloud service at low cost

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    What is Aerospike?

    Aerospike is an open-source, modern database built from the ground up to push the limits of flash storage, processors and networks. It was designed to operate with predictable low latency at high throughput with uncompromising reliability – both high availability and ACID guarantees.

    What is Neo4j?

    Neo4j stores data in nodes connected by directed, typed relationships with properties on both, also known as a Property Graph. It is a high performance graph store with all the features expected of a mature and robust database, like a friendly query language and ACID transactions.

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