Amazon Neptune vs Neo4j: What are the differences?
Developers describe Amazon Neptune as "Fast, reliable graph database built for the cloud". Amazon Neptune is a fast, reliable, fully-managed graph database service that makes it easy to build and run applications that work with highly connected datasets. The core of Amazon Neptune is a purpose-built, high-performance graph database engine optimized for storing billions of relationships and querying the graph with milliseconds latency. On the other hand, Neo4j is detailed as "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.
Amazon Neptune can be classified as a tool in the "Graph Database as a Service" category, while Neo4j is grouped under "Graph Databases".
Some of the features offered by Amazon Neptune are:
- High performance and scalability
- High availability and durability
- Open Graph APIs
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
Neo4j is an open source tool with 6.61K GitHub stars and 1.63K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Neo4j's open source repository on GitHub.
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