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System Properties Comparison Apache IoTDB vs. Lovefield vs. SAP Adaptive Server vs. Weaviate

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NameApache IoTDB  Xexclude from comparisonLovefield  Xexclude from comparisonSAP Adaptive Server infoformer name: Sybase ASE  Xexclude from comparisonWeaviate  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionAn IoT native database with high performance for data management and analysis, deployable on the edge and the cloud and integrated with Hadoop, Spark and FlinkEmbeddable relational database for web apps written in pure JavaScriptThe SAP (Sybase) Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE) is an enterprise-class RDBMSA cloud-native, realtime vector search engine integrating scalable machine learning models
Primary database modelTime Series DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMSSearch engine
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMS infowith Boeing's Spatial Query Server
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.42
Rank#253  Overall
#20  Time Series DBMS
Score0.23
Rank#283  Overall
#133  Relational DBMS
Score47.78
Rank#25  Overall
#17  Relational DBMS
Score0.17
Rank#295  Overall
#19  Search engines
Websiteiotdb.apache.orggoogle.github.io/­lovefieldwww.sap.com/­products/­sybase-ase.htmlgithub.com/­semi-technologies/­weaviate
weaviate.io
Technical documentationgithub.com/­google/­lovefield/­blob/­master/­docs/­spec_index.mdhelp.sap.com/­viewer/­product/­SAP_ASEweaviate.io/­developers/­weaviate/­current
DeveloperApache Software FoundationGoogleSAP, SybaseSeMI Technologies B.V.
Initial release2018201419872017
Current release2.1.12, February 201716.01.0.3, January 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2.0Open Source infoApache 2.0commercialOpen Source infocommercial license available with Weaviate Enterprise
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageJavaJavaScriptC and C++Go
Server operating systemsAll OS with a Java VM (>= 1.8)server-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js) infotested with Chrome, Firefox, IE, SafariAIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Unix
Windows
Data schemeyesyesyesyes, maps to GraphQL interface
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesyes 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 indexesyesyesyesyes infoall data objects are indexed in a semantic vector space (the Contextionary), all primitive fields are indexed
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query languageSQL-like query language infovia JavaScript builder patternyesGraphQL is used as query language
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
Native API
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
Tabular Data Stream (TDS)
GraphQL query language
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
Supported programming languagesJavaScriptC
C++
Cobol
Java
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesnoJava and Transact-SQLno
TriggersyesUsing read-only observersyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonehorizontal partitioningSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
yes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsIntegration with Hadoop and Sparknonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Strong Consistency with Raft
Immediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACIDACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes, by using IndexedDB or the cloud service Firebase Realtime Databaseyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyes infousing MemoryDBno
User concepts infoAccess controlyesnofine grained access rights according to SQL-standardOpenID Connect Discovery
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Apache IoTDBLovefieldSAP Adaptive Server infoformer name: Sybase ASEWeaviate
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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