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DBMS > Alibaba Cloud PolarDB vs. Blazegraph vs. Milvus

System Properties Comparison Alibaba Cloud PolarDB vs. Blazegraph vs. Milvus

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NameAlibaba Cloud PolarDB  Xexclude from comparisonBlazegraph  Xexclude from comparisonMilvus  Xexclude from comparison
Amazon has acquired Blazegraph's domain and (probably) product. It is said that Amazon Neptune is based on Blazegraph.
DescriptionA cloud-native relational database compatible with MySQL, PostgreSQL, and Oracle. Designed for business critical applications.High-performance graph database supporting Semantic Web (RDF/SPARQL) and Graph Database (tinkerpop3, blueprints, vertex-centric) APIs with scale-out and High Availability.A DBMS designed for efficient storage of vector data and vector similarity searches
Primary database modelRelational DBMSGraph DBMS
RDF store
Vector DBMS
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Score0.66
Rank#235  Overall
#108  Relational DBMS
Score0.81
Rank#213  Overall
#19  Graph DBMS
#8  RDF stores
Score2.78
Rank#103  Overall
#3  Vector DBMS
Websitewww.alibabacloud.com/­product/­polardbblazegraph.commilvus.io
Technical documentationwww.alibabacloud.com/­help/­en/­polardb/­product-overviewwiki.blazegraph.commilvus.io/­docs/­overview.md
DeveloperAlibabaBlazegraph
Initial release20062019
Current release2.1.5, March 20192.4.4, May 2024
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoextended commercial license availableOpen Source infoApache Version 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
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Implementation languageJavaC++, Go
Server operating systemshostedLinux
OS X
Windows
Linux
macOS info10.14 or later
Windows infowith WSL 2 enabled
Data schemeyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes infoRDF literal typesVector, Numeric and String
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.yesno
Secondary indexesyesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesSPARQL is used as query languageno
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
Java API
RESTful HTTP API
SPARQL QUERY
SPARQL UPDATE
TinkerPop 3
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languagesJava
Python
.Net
C
C++
Java
JavaScript
PHP
Python
Ruby
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesyesno
Triggersyesnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceShardingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on configurationBounded Staleness
Eventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Session Consistency
Tunable Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyes infoRelationships in Graphsno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardSecurity and Authentication via Web Application Container (Tomcat, Jetty)Role based access control and fine grained access rights
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Alibaba Cloud PolarDBBlazegraphMilvus
Specific characteristicsPolarDB, previously ApsaraDB for PolarDB, is a cloud-native relational database designed...
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Milvus is an open-source and cloud-native vector database built for production-ready...
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Competitive advantagesWebinar: Top Scientists Live: Tech Secrets to Double 11's Success Revealed. White...
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Highly available, versatile, and robust with millisecond latency. Supports batch...
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Typical application scenariosCreating a Robust Cloud-Based Database for Fintech, E-Commerce and Gaming. Learn...
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RAG: retrieval augmented generation Video media : video understanding, video deduplication....
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Key customersMilvus is trusted by thousands of enterprises, including PayPal, eBay, IKEA, LINE,...
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Market metricsAs of January 2024, 25k+ GitHub stars 10M+ downloads and installations​ ​ 3k+ enterprise...
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Licensing and pricing modelsSpecification and pricing. You can use either of the following billing methods to...
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Milvus was released under the open-source Apache License 2.0 in October 2019. Fully-managed...
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