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Difference between Neo4j and MySQL

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  • Last Updated : 29 Jul, 2020
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1. Neo4j :
Neo4j is the 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 the data in the form of the graph not in tabular format or not in a Jason format. In this the 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 system.

2. MySQL :
It is a relational database management system (RDBMS) based on Structured Query Language (SQL). It is open based database management developed and managed by oracle corporation and initially released on 23 May 1995. It is widely being used in many small and large scale industrial applications and capable of handling a large volume of data.

Difference between Neo4j and MySQL :

1.It was developed by Neo4j, Inc.It was developed by Oracle.
2.It was initially released in 2007.It was initially released on May 1995.
3.It is written using Java and Scala language.It is developed in C and C++ languages.
4.Neo4j server operating systems are Linux, OS X, Solaris, and Windows.Its server operating systems are Free BSD, Linux, OS X, Solaris and Windows.
5.It provides us with Causal and Eventual Consistency configurable in Causal Cluster setup and Immediate Consistency in stand-alone mode.It provides us with Immediate Consistency method to ensure consistency in a distributed system.
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, Proprietary native API.
7.It does not support SQL.It supports SQL.
8.Its primary database model is 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 Ada, C, C#, C++, D, Delphi, Eiffel, Erlang, Haskell, Java, JavaScript (Node.js), Objective-C, OCaml, Perl, PHP, Python, Ruby, Scheme, Tcl programming language.
10.It does not supports Partitioning methods.It supports horizontal partitioning, sharding with MySQL Cluster or MySQL Fabric.

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