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Cayley vs Neo4j: What are the differences?

Developers describe Cayley as "An open-source graph database". Cayley is an open-source graph inspired by the graph database behind Freebase and Google's Knowledge Graph. Its goal is to be a part of the developer's toolbox where Linked Data and graph-shaped data (semantic webs, social networks, etc) in general are concerned. 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.

Cayley and Neo4j belong to "Graph Databases" category of the tech stack.

Some of the features offered by Cayley are:

  • Written in Go
  • Easy to get running (3 or 4 commands, below)
  • RESTful API

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

"Full open source" is the primary reason why developers consider Cayley over the competitors, whereas "Cypher – graph query language" was stated as the key factor in picking Neo4j.

Cayley and Neo4j are both open source tools. Cayley with 12.6K GitHub stars and 1.13K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Neo4j with 6.6K GitHub stars and 1.63K GitHub forks.

What is Cayley?

Cayley is an open-source graph inspired by the graph database behind Freebase and Google's Knowledge Graph. Its goal is to be a part of the developer's toolbox where Linked Data and graph-shaped data (semantic webs, social networks, etc) in general are concerned.

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 Cayley and Neo4j?
        Titan
        Titan is a scalable graph database optimized for storing and querying graphs containing hundreds of billions of vertices and edges distributed across a multi-machine cluster. Titan is a transactional database that can support thousands of concurrent users executing complex graph traversals in real time.
        Dgraph
        Dgraph's goal is to provide Google production level scale and throughput, with low enough latency to be serving real time user queries, over terabytes of structured data. Dgraph supports GraphQL-like query syntax, and responds in JSON and Protocol Buffers over GRPC and HTTP.
        JanusGraph
        It is a scalable graph database optimized for storing and querying graphs containing hundreds of billions of vertices and edges distributed across a multi-machine cluster. It is a transactional database that can support thousands of concurrent users executing complex graph traversals in real time.
        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.
        RedisGraph
        RedisGraph is a graph database developed from scratch on top of Redis, using the new Redis Modules API to extend Redis with new commands and capabilities. Its main features include: - Simple, fast indexing and querying - Data stored in RAM, using memory-efficient custom data structures - On disk persistence - Tabular result sets - Simple and popular graph query language (Cypher) - Data Filtering, Aggregation and ordering
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        Avatar of maxsumrall
        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 Cayley and Neo4j
        Avatar of King's Digital Lab
        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?

        Avatar of Christopher Davison
        Christopher Davison uses Neo4jNeo4j

        Used for the Knowledge and Social graph databases

        Avatar of Walter
        Walter uses Neo4jNeo4j

        Social graph; introductions.

        Avatar of Nough You
        Nough You uses Neo4jNeo4j

        Studying relationships

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        Minyoung Kim uses Neo4jNeo4j

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