ArangoDB vs Neo4j: What are the differences?
ArangoDB can be classified as a tool in the "Databases" category, while Neo4j is grouped under "Graph Databases".
Some of the features offered by ArangoDB are:
- multi-model nosql db
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
"Grahps and documents in one DB" is the top reason why over 24 developers like ArangoDB, while over 55 developers mention "Cypher – graph query language" as the leading cause for choosing Neo4j.
ArangoDB and Neo4j are both open source tools. It seems that ArangoDB with 8.22K GitHub stars and 576 forks on GitHub has more adoption than Neo4j with 6.6K GitHub stars and 1.63K GitHub forks.
According to the StackShare community, Neo4j has a broader approval, being mentioned in 114 company stacks & 47 developers stacks; compared to ArangoDB, which is listed in 11 company stacks and 15 developer stacks.
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Neo4j is a great graph database, but it's also a great tool for any application in general. The data model is easy to figure out and is flexible to use as your application changes in the early stages. Further, there are constraints you can add to get data consistency once you have a firm data model. The built in admin tool makes it easy to review the data, see how your application is being used, and has a great query plan visualizer for when you want to optimize for performance.
To be evaluated
- + Leading Graph DB provider, large community
- + Rich querying language
- + Tools to visualise and interact visually with results
Possible alternative to triple store.
- does it support full text search?
- does it support some sort of inference or derived relationships (e.g. transitivity, symmetry)?