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Difference between PouchDB and Neo4j

  • Last Updated : 06 Aug, 2020

1. PouchDB :
PouchDB is an open-source, NoSQL, in-line database. It is designed after CouchDB which is a NoSQL database that powers npm. It is written in JavaScript language. There is no need to perform queries over the network as PouchDB resides inside the browser and thus it makes it extremely faster. It stores data locally using IndexedDB and WebSQL in the browser.

2. Neo4j :
Neo4j is the most famous graph database management system and it is also a NoSQL database system developed by Neo4j, Inc. Neo4j is different from Mysql or MongoDB as it has its features that’s makes it special compared to other Database Management System. Neo4j stores and present the data in the form of the graph not in tabular format or not in a Jason format. Here 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 it unique from other database management system.



Difference between PouchDB and Neo4j :

S.NO.PouchDBNeo4j
1.It is developed by Apache Software Foundation.It is developed by Neo4j, Inc.
2.PouchDB was initially released in 2012.Neo4j was initially released in 2007.
3.It is written using Javascript language.It is written using Java and Scala language.
4.PouchDB is server-less. It requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js).Neo4j Server operating systems are Linux, OS X, Solaris, and Windows.
5.It provides us with Eventual Consistency method to ensure consistency in a distributed system.It provides us with Causal and Eventual Consistency configurable in Causal Cluster setup and Immediate Consistency in stand-alone mode to ensure consistency in a distributed system.
6.In PouchDB there is no predefined datatypes.Neo4j have predefined datatypes such as float, date, etc.
7.PouchDB supports Map Reduce method.Neo4j does not supports Map Reduce method.
8.It does not provides the concept of Referential Integrity. Hence no Foreign Keys.It provides the concept of Referential Integrity. Hence have Foreign Keys.
9.It does not provides ACID transactions concepts.It provides ACID transactions concepts.
10.PouchDB primary database model is Document Store.Neo4j primary database model is is Graph DBMS.
11.It supports Javascript programming language.Neo4j supports .Net, Clojure, Elixir, Go, Groovy, Haskell, Java, JavaScript, Perl, PHP, Python, Ruby, Scala programming languages.
12.PouchDB supports both Master-Slave Replication and Master-Master Replication.It supports Causal Clustering using Raft protocol Replication.
13.It supports Sharding Partitioning methods.It does not supports Partitioning methods.
14.APIs and other access methods includes HTTP REST, JavaScript API.APIs and other access methods includes Bolt protocol, Cypher query language, Java API, Neo4j-OGM, RESTful HTTP, API, Spring Data Neo4j, TinkerPop 3.

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