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Difference between Neo4j and MS SQL Server

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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 NoSQL database 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 the whole database collection will look like a graph, which makes Neo4j unique from other database management systems.

2. MS SQL Server : 
It is relational database management system (RDBMS) developed by Microsoft Corporation and initially released on April 24, 1989. It is written in C and C++ languages. It is platform-dependent and it is both GUI and command-based software. It supports a variety of transaction processing, analytics applications, and business intelligence in corporate environments. 

Difference between Neo4j and MS SQL Server : 

S.No.Neo4jMS SQL Server
1.It was developed by Neo4j, Inc.It was developed by Microsoft Corporation.
2.It was initially released in 2007.It was initially released on April 24, 1989.
3.It is written using Java and Scala language.It is written in C++ language.
4.Neo4j server operating systems are Linux, OS X, Solaris, and Windows.For MS SQL Server, Server operating systems are Linux and Windows.
5.Its License is open source.Its License is commercial.
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 ADO.NET, JDBC, ODBC, OLE DB, Tabular Data Stream (TDS).
7.It does not support SQL.It provides support to SQL.
8.Its primary database model is Graph DBMS.Its primary database model is Relational DBMS.
9.Neo4j supports programming languages which are .Net, Clojure, Elixir, Go, Groovy, Haskell, Java, JavaScript, Perl, PHP, Python, Ruby and Scala.It supports C#, C++, Delphi, Go, Java, JavaScript (Node.js), PHP, Python, R, Ruby, Visual Basic programming languages.
10.It does not supports Partitioning methods.In MS SQL Server tables can be distributed across several files (horizontal partitioning) and sharding is done through federation.
11.Neo4j is used by famous companies like, Stack, Fiverr, Fundamentei, Trendyol Group, double slash, ingsmen Software, GAPO, etc.Famous companies like Bank of America, UPS, etc use MS SQL Server.


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