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System Properties Comparison Alibaba Cloud Table Store vs. GridDB vs. MongoDB vs. Nebula Graph vs. Weaviate

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NameAlibaba Cloud Table Store  Xexclude from comparisonGridDB  Xexclude from comparisonMongoDB  Xexclude from comparisonNebula Graph  Xexclude from comparisonWeaviate  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA fully managed Wide Column Store for large quantities of semi-structured data with real-time accessScalable in-memory time series database optimized for IoT and Big DataOne of the most popular document stores available both as a fully managed cloud service and for deployment on self-managed infrastructureA distributed, linear scalable, high perfomant Graph DBMSA cloud-native, realtime vector search engine integrating scalable machine learning models
Primary database modelWide column storeTime Series DBMSDocument storeGraph DBMSSearch engine
Secondary database modelsKey-value store
Relational DBMS
Spatial DBMS
Search engine infointegrated Lucene index, currently in MongoDB Atlas only.
Time Series DBMS infoTime Series Collections introduced in Release 5.0
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.41
Rank#251  Overall
#12  Wide column stores
Score1.30
Rank#151  Overall
#10  Time Series DBMS
Score493.55
Rank#5  Overall
#1  Document stores
Score1.14
Rank#162  Overall
#15  Graph DBMS
Score0.18
Rank#292  Overall
#15  Search engines
Websitewww.alibabacloud.com/­product/­table-storegriddb.netwww.mongodb.comgithub.com/­vesoft-inc/­nebula
nebula-graph.io
github.com/­semi-technologies/­weaviate
www.semi.technology/­solutions/­weaviate
Technical documentationwww.alibabacloud.com/­help/­product/­27278.htmdocs.griddb.netdocs.mongodb.com/­manualdocs.nebula-graph.iowww.semi.technology/­developers/­weaviate/­current
DeveloperAlibabaToshiba CorporationMongoDB, IncVesoft Inc.SeMI Technologies B.V.
Initial release20162013200920192017
Current release4.6, February 20215.0, July 20211.0.3, January 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoAGPL version 3 and Apache License, version 2.0 , commercial license (standard and advanced editions) also availableOpen Source infoMongoDB Inc.'s Server Side Public License v1. Prior versions were published under GNU AGPL v3.0. Commercial licenses are also available.Open Source infoApache Version 2.0 + Common Clause 1.0Open Source infocommercial license available with Weaviate Enterprise
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono infoMongoDB available as DBaaS (MongoDB Atlas)nono
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Implementation languageC++C++C++Go
Server operating systemshostedLinuxLinux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
Data schemeschema-freeyesschema-free infoAlthough schema-free, documents of the same collection often follow the same structure. Optionally impose all or part of a schema by defining a JSON schema.Strong typed schemayes, maps to GraphQL interface
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes infonumerical, string, blob, geometry, boolean, timestampyes infostring, integer, double, decimal, boolean, date, object_id, geospatialyesyes 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.nononono
Secondary indexesnoyesyesyes infoNebula Graph internally uses the Key-Value store RocksDB for persistency. The vertices, edges, and their properties are stored as Key while their values are stored as Value. The primary indexes are per Key and secondary indexes are per Value.yes infoall data objects are indexed in a semantic vector space (the Contextionary), all primitive fields are indexed
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL92, SQL-like TQL (Toshiba Query Language)Read-only SQL queries via the MongoDB Connector for BISQL-like query languageGraphQL is used as query language
APIs and other access methodsHTTP APIProprietary protocolproprietary protocol using JSONBrowser interface
console (shell)
Proprietary native API
Query language nGQL
GraphQL query language
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
Supported programming languagesJava
Python
C
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Actionscript infounofficial driver
C
C#
C++
Clojure infounofficial driver
ColdFusion infounofficial driver
D infounofficial driver
Dart infounofficial driver
Delphi infounofficial driver
Erlang
Go
Groovy infounofficial driver
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Lisp infounofficial driver
Lua infounofficial driver
MatLab infounofficial driver
Perl
PHP
PowerShell infounofficial driver
Prolog infounofficial driver
Python
R infounofficial driver
Ruby
Rust
Scala
Smalltalk infounofficial driver
Swift
C++
Go
Java
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonoJavaScriptno
Triggersnoyesyes infoin MongoDB Atlas onlyno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceShardingSharding infoPartitioned by hashed, ranged, or zoned sharding keys. Live resharding allows users to change their shard keys as an online operation with zero downtime.ShardingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceSource-replica replicationMulti-Source deployments with MongoDB Atlas Global Clusters
Source-replica replication
Causal Clustering using Raft protocolyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoConnector for using GridDB as an input source and output destination for Hadoop MapReduce jobsyesnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate consistency within container, eventual consistency across containersEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be individually decided for each write operation
Immediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono infotypically not used, however similar functionality with DBRef possibleyes infoRelationships in graphsno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataAtomic single-row operationsACID at container levelMulti-document ACID Transactions with snapshot isolationACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes infooptional, enabled by defaultyes infousing RocksDByes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyesyes infoIn-memory storage engine introduced with MongoDB version 3.2yesno
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights based on subaccounts and tokensAccess rights for users can be defined per databaseAccess rights for users and rolesRole-based access controlOpenID Connect Discovery
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Specific characteristicsGridDB is a highly scalable, in-memory time series database optimized for IoT and...
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MongoDB’s application data platform provides developers a unified interface to power...
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Nebula Graph is a truly distributed, linearly scalable, lightning-fast graph database,...
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Competitive advantages1. Optimized for IoT Equipped with Toshiba's proprietary key-container data model...
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The MongoDB platform can be used by developers building transactional, operational,...
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Nebula Graph boasts the world's only graph database solution that is able to host...
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Typical application scenariosFactory IoT, Automative Industry, Energy, BEMS, Smart Community, Monitoring system.
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Internet of Things and Time Series (Bosch, Jaguar Land Rover) Mobile (The Weather...
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Social networking Fraud detection Knowledge graph Data warehouse management Anti...
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Key customersDenso International [see use case ] An Electric Power company [see use case ] Ishinomaki...
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ADP, Adobe, Amadeus, AstraZeneca, Auto Trader, Barclays, BBVA, Bosch, Cisco, CERN,...
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Currently we have some top internet companies in China implementing Nebula Graph...
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Market metricsGitHub trending repository
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175 million downloads, over 1.5M Atlas database clusters under management handling...
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At our very early stage, Nebula Graph has already received 3.5k stars and thousands...
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Licensing and pricing modelsOpen Source license (AGPL v3 & Apache v2) Commercial license (subscription)
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MongoDB database server: Server-Side Public License (SSPL) . Commercial licenses...
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Nebula Graph is open source and free to use under Apache 2.0 license and Common Clause...
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