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  • Last Updated : 29 Sep, 2021
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1. Neo4j : 
It is most famous graph database management system and it is also a NoSQLdatabase system which is developed by Neo4j, Inc. It is different from Mysql or MongoDB as it has its features that makes it special compared to other Database Management System. Neo4j also stores and present data in form of graph not in tabular format or not in a Jason format. In this, whole data is represented by nodes and there you can create a relationship between nodes which means whole database collection will look like a graph, which makes Neo4j unique from other database management system. 

2. Cassandra : 
It is distributed database management system that is open-source with a wide column store, NoSQL database which is designed to handle and support large amounts of data across many servers. It provides us with high availability with no single point of failure. It was initially released on July 2008 and was developed by Apache Software Foundation. 

Difference between Neo4j and Cassandra : 

1.It was developed by Neo4j, Inc.It was developed by Apache Software Foundation.
2.It was initially released in 2007.It was initially released on July 2008.
3.It is written using Java and Scala language.It iswritten only in Java language.
4.Neo4j server operating systems are Linux, OS X, Solaris, and Windows.Its server operating systems are BSD, Linux, OS X, Windows.
5.It has foreign keys.It does not have foreign keys.
6.Neo4j APIs and other access methods includes Bolt protocol, Cypher query language, Java API, Neo4j-OGM, RESTful HTTP, API, Spring Data Neo4j, TinkerPop 3.APIs and other access methods include Proprietary protocol and Thrift.
7.It is data schema free and schema optional.It is data schema free.
8.It does not support SQL.It provides support to SQL-like SELECT, DML and DDL statements (CQL).
9.Its primary database model is is Graph DBMS.Its primary database model is Wide column store.
10.Neo4j supports programming languages which are .Net, Clojure, Elixir, Go, Groovy, Haskell, Java, JavaScript, Perl, PHP, Python, Ruby and Scala.It supports C#, C++, Clojure, Erlang, Go, Haskell, Java, JavaScript, Perl, PHP, Python, Ruby and Scala.
11.It does not supports Partitioning methods.It supports Sharding Partitioning methods.
12.Neo4j is used by famous companies like, Stack, Fiverr, Fundamentei, Trendyol Group, double slash, ingsmen Software, GAPO, etc.Famous companies like Instagram, Reddit, The Weather Channel, GitHub, etc uses Cassandra.
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