• Bahzad Chicho Duhok Polytechnic University, Technical College of Informatics, Information Technology Department, Kurdistan Region, Iraq -
  • Abdulhakeem Othman Mohammed Duhok Polytechnic University, Kurdistan Region, Iraq



Graph Database, Relational Database, Database Model, Neo4j, TigerGraph


Graph databases have recently gained a lot of attention in areas where the relationships between data and the data itself are equally important, like the semantic web, social networks, and biological networks. A graph database is simply a database designed to store, query, and modify graphs. Recently, several graph database models have been developed. The goal of this research is to evaluate the performance of the two most popular graph databases, Neo4j and TigerGraph, for network centrality metrics including degree centrality, betweenness centrality, closeness centrality, eigenvector centrality, and PageRank. We applied those metrics to a set of real-world networks in both graph databases to see their performance. Experimental results show Neo4j outperforms TigerGraph for computing the centrality metrics used in this study, but TigerGraph performs better during the data loading phase.


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How to Cite

Chicho , B., & Abdulhakeem Othman Mohammed. (2023). AN EMPIRICAL COMPARISON OF NEO4J AND TIGERGRAPH DATABASES FOR NETWORK CENTRALITY. Science Journal of University of Zakho, 11(2), 190–201.



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