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DBMS > Alibaba Cloud TSDB vs. Lovefield vs. Weaviate

System Properties Comparison Alibaba Cloud TSDB vs. Lovefield vs. Weaviate

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NameAlibaba Cloud TSDB  Xexclude from comparisonLovefield  Xexclude from comparisonWeaviate  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA stable, reliable, and cost-effective online high-performance time series database serviceEmbeddable relational database for web apps written in pure JavaScriptA cloud-native, realtime vector search engine integrating scalable machine learning models
Primary database modelTime Series DBMSRelational DBMSSearch engine
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Score0.30
Rank#270  Overall
#22  Time Series DBMS
Score0.30
Rank#269  Overall
#124  Relational DBMS
Score0.14
Rank#297  Overall
#15  Search engines
Websitewww.alibabacloud.com/­product/­hitsdbgoogle.github.io/­lovefieldgithub.com/­semi-technologies/­weaviate
www.semi.technology/­solutions/­weaviate
Technical documentationwww.alibabacloud.com/­help/­doc-detail/­55652.htmgithub.com/­google/­lovefield/­blob/­master/­docs/­spec_index.mdwww.semi.technology/­developers/­weaviate/­current
DeveloperAlibabaGoogleSeMI Technologies B.V.
Initial release20142017
Current release2.1.12, February 20171.0.3, January 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infocommercial license available with Weaviate Enterprise
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJavaScriptGo
Server operating systemshostedserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js) infotested with Chrome, Firefox, IE, Safari
Data schemeschema-freeyesyes, maps to GraphQL interface
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateNumeric data and Stringsyesyes 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 infoall data objects are indexed in a semantic vector space (the Contextionary), all primitive fields are indexed
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like query language infovia JavaScript builder patternGraphQL is used as query language
APIs and other access methodsHTTP RESTGraphQL query language
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
Supported programming languagesJavaJavaScript
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonono
TriggersnoUsing read-only observersno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes, by using IndexedDB or the cloud service Firebase Realtime Databaseyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyes infousing MemoryDBno
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess managed on TSDB instance levelnoOpenID Connect Discovery
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