Neo4j vs Titan: What are the differences?
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.
What is Titan? Distributed Graph Database. 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.
Neo4j and Titan can be primarily classified as "Graph Databases" tools.
Neo4j is an open source tool with 6.6K GitHub stars and 1.63K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Neo4j's open source repository on GitHub.
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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)?