Percona Server for MySQL vs. Titan Distributed Graph Database

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Percona Server for MySQL
Score 9.7 out of 10
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Percona Server for MySQL is a free, compatible, enhanced, open source drop-in replacement for MySQL. Percona states it provides superior performance, scalability, and instrumentation. Boasting over 5,300,000 downloads, Percona Server’s self-tuning algorithms and support for high-performance hardware delivers excellent performance and reliability Percona Server for MySQL delivers enterprise-grade features and higher uptime, along with a number of key benefits that…N/A
Titan
Score 8.0 out of 10
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Titan is an open-source distributed graph database developed by Aurelius. Aurelius is now part of Datastax (since February 2015).N/A
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Percona Server for MySQLTitan Distributed Graph Database
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Percona Server for MySQLTitan
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeOptionalNo setup fee
Additional DetailsFree and open-source
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Percona Server for MySQLTitan Distributed Graph Database
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Percona Server for MySQLTitan Distributed Graph Database
Small Businesses
SingleStore
SingleStore
Score 9.0 out of 10
Neo4j
Neo4j
Score 7.5 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
SingleStore
SingleStore
Score 9.0 out of 10
Neo4j
Neo4j
Score 7.5 out of 10
Enterprises
SAP IQ
SAP IQ
Score 9.0 out of 10
Neo4j
Neo4j
Score 7.5 out of 10
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User Ratings
Percona Server for MySQLTitan Distributed Graph Database
Likelihood to Recommend
8.9
(5 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.0
(1 ratings)
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Usability
8.7
(4 ratings)
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Support Rating
6.7
(3 ratings)
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User Testimonials
Percona Server for MySQLTitan Distributed Graph Database
Likelihood to Recommend
Percona
Percona Server for MySQL covers 100% of our requirements in terms of our OLTP traffic and provides the High Availability levels required through a typical primary and 2 replica's using semi-synchronous replication. We're able to scale our writes using sharding, but a true distributed database would be a great option on top of this. In terms of OLAP traffic, we leverage columns stores available, but Percona Server fairs well
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Open Source
Titan is definitely a good choice, but it has its learning curve. The documentation may lack in places, and you might have to muster answers from different sources and technologies. But at its core, it does the job of storing and querying graph databases really well. Remember that titan itself is not the whole component, but utilizes other technologies like cassandra, gremlin, tinkerpop, etc to do many other things, and each of them has a learning curve. I would recommend titan for a team, but not for a single person. For single developer, go with Neo4j.
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Pros
Percona
  • Faster than other server solutions
  • Installation and configuration process is easy from the user's standpoint
  • Easy to learn and good support
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Open Source
  • Titan is really good for abstraction of underlying infrastructure. You can choose between different storage engine of your choice.
  • Open source, backed by community, and free.
  • Supports tinkerpop stack which is backed by apache.
  • Uses gremlin for query language making the whole query structure standardized and open for extension if another graph database comes along in future.
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Cons
Percona
  • Better documentation
  • A better UI
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Open Source
  • The community is lacking deep documentation. I had to spend many nights trying to figure many things on my own. As graph databases will grow popular, I am sure this will be improved.
  • Not enough community support. Even in SO you might not find many questions. Though there are some users in SO who quickly answer graph database questions. Need more support.
  • Would love an official docker image.
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Usability
Percona
It is easy to install and use. Using it along with Percona Monitoring and Management makes it even easier to use.
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Open Source
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Support Rating
Percona
We are using opensource so we have not used customer support.
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Open Source
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Alternatives Considered
Percona
Performance and stability sets Percona Server for MySQL apart from the rest. Percona embraces the upstream version and contributes towards the upstream version making MySQL stronger on two fronts and thus having a much larger community. Many quality contributions have been made by Percona into the base code. Percona provides great tools to support Percona Server for MySQL and this makes the monitoring and management easier
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Open Source
To be honest, titan is not as popular as Neo4j, though they do the same thing. In my personal opinion, titan has lot of potential, but Neo4j is easier to use. If the organization is big enough, it might choose titan because of its open source nature, and high scalability, but Neo4j comes with a lot of enterprise and community support, better query, better documentation, better instructions, and is also backed by leading tech companies. But titan is very strong when you consider standards. Titan follows gremlin and tinkerpop, both of which will be huge in future as more graph database vendors join the market. If things go really well, maybe Neo4j might have to support gremlin as well.
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Return on Investment
Percona
  • At the performance level, it maintains and even improves other open-source databases such as MariaDB or some commercial ones such as Oracle.
  • If we compare it with MySQL, we could have up to 50% improvement in performance.
  • For some small companies or startups, the price of the complete solution and the support can be a bit high.
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Open Source
  • Steep learning curve. Your engineers would have to spend lots of time learning different components before they feel comfortable.
  • Have to plan ahead. Maybe this is the nature of graph databases, but I found it difficult to change my schemas after I had data in production.
  • It is free, so time is the only resource you have to put in titan.
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