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DBMS > AlaSQL vs. Cubrid vs. Sphinx vs. Weaviate

System Properties Comparison AlaSQL vs. Cubrid vs. Sphinx vs. Weaviate

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NameAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonCubrid  Xexclude from comparisonSphinx  Xexclude from comparisonWeaviate  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionJavaScript DBMS libraryCUBRID is an open-source SQL-based relational database management system with object extensions for OLTPOpen source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databasesA cloud-native, realtime vector search engine integrating scalable machine learning models
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMSSearch engineSearch engine
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.70
Rank#238  Overall
#35  Document stores
#114  Relational DBMS
Score1.42
Rank#162  Overall
#78  Relational DBMS
Score6.74
Rank#61  Overall
#8  Search engines
Score0.40
Rank#281  Overall
#19  Search engines
Websitealasql.orgcubrid.com (korean)
cubrid.org (english)
sphinxsearch.comgithub.com/­semi-technologies/­weaviate
weaviate.io
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqlcubrid.org/­manualssphinxsearch.com/­docsweaviate.io/­developers/­weaviate/­current
DeveloperAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffCUBRID Corporation, CUBRID FoundationSphinx Technologies Inc.SeMI Technologies B.V.
Initial release2014200820012017
Current release11.0, January 20213.4.1, July 20211.0.3, January 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-LicenseOpen Source infoApache Version 2.0Open Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence availableOpen Source infocommercial license available with Weaviate Enterprise
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJavaScriptC, C++, JavaC++Go
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)Linux
Windows
FreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesyesyes, maps to GraphQL interface
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesnoyes infostring, int, float, geo point, date, cross reference, fuzzy references
XML support infoSome form of processing data in XML format, e.g. support for XML data structures, and/or support for XPath, XQuery or XSLT.nonono
Secondary indexesnoyesyes infofull-text index on all search fieldsyes infoall data objects are indexed in a semantic vector space (the Contextionary), all primitive fields are indexed
SQL infoSupport of SQLClose to SQL99, but no user access control, stored procedures and host language bindings.yesSQL-like query language (SphinxQL)GraphQL is used as query language
APIs and other access methodsJavaScript APIADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
Proprietary protocolGraphQL query language
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
Supported programming languagesJavaScriptC
C#
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
C++ infounofficial client library
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoJava Stored Proceduresnono
Triggersyesyesnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenoneSharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supportedSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneSource-replica replicationnoneyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayes infoonly for local storage and DOM-storageACIDnono
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes infoby using IndexedDB, SQL.JS or proprietary FileStorageyesyes infoThe original contents of fields are not stored in the Sphinx index.yes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesnono
User concepts infoAccess controlnofine grained access rights according to SQL-standardnoOpenID Connect Discovery
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AlaSQLCubridSphinxWeaviate
Typical application scenariosAs a stand-alone vector search engine, or use one of the many modules (transformers,...
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Key customersA ll companies that have data. ​
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Licensing and pricing modelsWeaviate is open-source, and free to use. We also offer Fully managed Weaviate on...
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