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ArangoDB vs Neo4j: What are the differences?

ArangoDB: A distributed open-source database with a flexible data model for documents, graphs, and key-values. A distributed free and open-source database with a flexible data model for documents, graphs, and key-values. Build high performance applications using a convenient SQL-like query language or JavaScript extensions; Neo4j: The worldโ€™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.

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
  • acid
  • transactions

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 โ€“ 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.

What is ArangoDB?

A distributed free and open-source database with a flexible data model for documents, graphs, and key-values. Build high performance applications using a convenient SQL-like query language or JavaScript extensions.

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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What are some alternatives to ArangoDB and Neo4j?
MongoDB
MongoDB stores data in JSON-like documents that can vary in structure, offering a dynamic, flexible schema. MongoDB was also designed for high availability and scalability, with built-in replication and auto-sharding.
PostgreSQL
PostgreSQL is an advanced object-relational database management system that supports an extended subset of the SQL standard, including transactions, foreign keys, subqueries, triggers, user-defined types and functions.
Cassandra
Partitioning means that Cassandra can distribute your data across multiple machines in an application-transparent matter. Cassandra will automatically repartition as machines are added and removed from the cluster. Row store means that like relational databases, Cassandra organizes data by rows and columns. The Cassandra Query Language (CQL) is a close relative of SQL.
OrientDB
It is an open source NoSQL database management system written in Java. It is a Multi-model database, supporting graph, document, key/value, and object models, but the relationships are managed as in graph databases with direct connections between records.
MySQL
The MySQL software delivers a very fast, multi-threaded, multi-user, and robust SQL (Structured Query Language) database server. MySQL Server is intended for mission-critical, heavy-load production systems as well as for embedding into mass-deployed software.
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Reviews of ArangoDB and Neo4j
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Software Engineer at Picnic
Review ofNeo4jNeo4j

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.

How developers use ArangoDB and Neo4j
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King's Digital Lab uses Neo4jNeo4j

Graph database

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.

Questions:

  • does it support full text search?
  • does it support some sort of inference or derived relationships (e.g. transitivity, symmetry)?

- does it support faceted search?

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King's Digital Lab uses ArangoDBArangoDB

Multi-model DB: document (JSON), graph, key-value

TO BE EVALUATED

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Stefan Gojan uses ArangoDBArangoDB

Persist user actions and information in documents

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Christopher Davison uses Neo4jNeo4j

Used for the Knowledge and Social graph databases

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Walter uses Neo4jNeo4j

Social graph; introductions.

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Nough You uses Neo4jNeo4j

Studying relationships

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Minyoung Kim uses ArangoDBArangoDB

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Minyoung Kim uses Neo4jNeo4j

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