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Likelihood to Recommend

H2 Database

For running application tests it's well suited. H2 [Database Engine] can replace the real-world database solution for them easily and removes the requirement to set up a a separate database instance just for running unit tests. For using in actual production application one needs to consider scale. H2 is suitable if application runs in single instance and database is located in same machine as a file where that application runs. This means the application shouldn't have a large user base. However it's easy to switch to an actual MySQL instance if the need arises, it's most likely only a configuration change and doesn't require new code.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Neo4j

Its very well suited for storing graph types relationship information, such as a group of people and their relationships. Data modeling this sort of information in a traditional SQL database is a pain and inefficient. Using Neo4J allows for efficient modeling of data while providing rich querying capabilities using Cypher. Its also a great fit for any programming language because of its support for REST API.It's less appropriate for any other data structure other than Graph data. So as with any DB, evaluate the data structure and query and if the querying revolves around relationships, then Neo4J is a fit. If there is more need for looking up individual nodes and their associated information, Neo4J might not be the most efficient solution in the market.
Anudeep Palanki | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

H2 Database

  • Can run as an in-memory database.
  • Simple and quick to get started with, and is light weight (only 2MB).
  • SQL compliant so it compatible with most relational databases.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Neo4j

  • Neo4j is extremely fast.
  • Neo4j has its own query language CYPHER which is very intuitive and easy to use.
  • Neo4j supports API in almost every language like Java, Python, PHP, NodeJS, etc.
Rahul Chaudhary | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

H2 Database

  • There's a warning in official FAQ "Is it Reliable?"-section which makes it seem like H2 is not yet a mature product.
  • If raw SQL queries are used there maybe be differences between MySQL & H2. ORM library should be used.
  • Support seems to be community-based only.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Neo4j

  • Better support for aggregation queries
  • Drivers for Spark where ML or more computationally heavy jobs are to be performed
  • Native support for complex properties for nodes and relationships
Nitin Pasumarthy | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

H2 Database

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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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

H2 Database

While both can run as an in-memory database, H2 Database Engine was just so much easier for us to use since we primarily use the Java stack and H2 Database Engine is also built with Java.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Neo4j

We've done some BOE comparisons between Neo4j, Titan, and OrientDB. The general consensus was that Titan is too unweildy and that Neo4j beat out OrientDB by being more active and having a large community.
Aaron Gussman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

H2 Database

  • Doesn't take time from developers, once it's configs are set up for testing it works in everyone's development environments
  • Easy to integrate in application, no need to setup separate database software, no maintenance
  • No need to deal with infrastructure related issues/costs - database runs in same machine as the application that uses it.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Neo4j

  • Our solution relies on Neo4j functionalities – it is a key component of our application and thus critical for achieving our business objectives. It has an extremely positive impact on our business.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

H2 Database

General

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

Neo4j

General

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

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