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Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon ElastiCache

Amazon ElastiCache is a great managed Redis or Memcached service. ElastiCache with the Redis engine is great for caching expensive responses or queries. It is great if you need a distributed mutex. It is great as a message broker. If you need Redis but don't have the resources to manage it yourself, consider ElastiCache. It may not be economical for very large scale installations, however.
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Neo4j

  • When pattern matching in data is crucial
  • When data exploration is common query pattern
  • When a graph algorithm solves the problem better at scale
  • When evolving schema is important
  • When constant time joins in a relational database are common
  • When schemaless transaction support is required
  • When thinking in patterns is a more common way to derive insights from the data
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Pros

Amazon ElastiCache

  • Amazon ElastiCache is fully-managed. Our team is small, and our ability to configure, monitor and patch Redis will never be our competitive advantage.
  • Amazon ElastiCache is fast and scalable. It is easy to scale reads with replicas.
  • Amazon ElastiCache is integrated with CloudWatch. You get metrics out-of-the-box, and it is easy to create alerts for them.
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Neo4j

  • Very quick to get our project up and running (prototype built in less than 3 months).
  • No performance issues even for very large amounts of data, and extremely quick search response time. No need to worry about problems for users of our platform.
  • Always easy to extend functionality – Neo4j helps us accelerate our company development.
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Cons

Amazon ElastiCache

  • Amazon ElastiCache is expensive.
  • The AWS Console for ElastiCache is not the most intuitive console.
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Neo4j

  • It would be nice to have some concept of namespaces, or some way of roughly making a single instance multi-tenant. It'd be nice to make sandboxing easier.
  • Automatic backups could be improved.
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Usability

Amazon ElastiCache

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Neo4j

Neo4j 6.0
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[Based on] Query Language, Performance on small and large data sets, integration and deployment, analysis, API support, Interactive UI.
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Alternatives Considered

Amazon ElastiCache

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Neo4j

Neo4j is ahead of any of the leading competitors I know. The only one which comes close, in my opinion, is the "Titan-Distributed Graph Database" which is completely open source and free to use. Titan works on top of Apache Cassandra so it has some huge learning curves to do, whereas Neo4j is just downloaded and used. Because of this reason, I can easily see why someone would prefer Neo4j over Titan or any other graph database.
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Return on Investment

Amazon ElastiCache

  • Amazon ElastiCache has increased developer velocity; developers can use fully-managed versions of the tools they like, Redis and Memcached.
  • We monitor our cluster better; CloudWatch metrics are provided out-of-the-box, and it is easy to create alerts for them.
  • Amazon ElastiCache is reliable; we can focus on shipping features rather than availability.
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Neo4j

  • Very positive ROI, we moved legacy data from Oracle into Neo4J after considering query needs and the performance of the lookups increased 4x. Apart from the performance, the code is a lot concise and clean without needing to write 10 joins to look up 2 relationships.
  • Neo4J's licensing model allowed us to experiment with their community edition for free, which is amazing. They provide full support for Community edition and if your data does not warrant Hot backups and Master/Slave configurations, you might as well stick to the Community edition in Prod.
  • Overall, it was a very pleasant experience working with Neo4J. Would highly recommend it.
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Pricing Details

Amazon ElastiCache

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Neo4j

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

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