Cassandra vs Neo4j: What are the differences?
What is Cassandra? A partitioned row store. Rows are organized into tables with a required primary key. 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.
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.
Cassandra can be classified as a tool in the "Databases" category, while Neo4j is grouped under "Graph Databases".
"Distributed" is the top reason why over 96 developers like Cassandra, while over 55 developers mention "Cypher – graph query language" as the leading cause for choosing Neo4j.
Cassandra and Neo4j are both open source tools. It seems that Neo4j with 6.61K GitHub stars and 1.63K forks on GitHub has more adoption than Cassandra with 5.27K GitHub stars and 2.35K GitHub forks.
According to the StackShare community, Cassandra has a broader approval, being mentioned in 342 company stacks & 240 developers stacks; compared to Neo4j, which is listed in 114 company stacks and 47 developer stacks.
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