By: Philip Howard and Daniel Howard
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Neo4j is a property graph database with a native engine that is targeted at operational, hybrid operational/analytic (HTAP) and pure analytic use cases.
Neo4j is the clear market leader in the graph space. Some vendors that specialise in analytics will claim that they can outperform Neo4j and this may be valid, but it does not have this limited focus: it is, in effect, the Oracle or SQL Server of the graph database world. It is not the equivalent of Teradata. In other words, it is a general-purpose graph database, and it is no coincidence that it is the leading product in this space.