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NameArangoDB  Xexclude from comparisonMilvus  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionNative multi-model DBMS for graph, document, key/value and search. All in one engine and accessible with one query language.A DBMS designed for efficient storage of vector data and vector similarity searches
Primary database modelDocument store
Graph DBMS
Key-value store
Search engine
Vector DBMS
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Score4.22
Rank#84  Overall
#14  Document stores
#5  Graph DBMS
#11  Key-value stores
#10  Search engines
Score1.70
Rank#150  Overall
#5  Vector DBMS
Websitearangodb.commilvus.io
Technical documentationdocs.arangodb.commilvus.io/­docs/­overview.md
Social network pagesLinkedInTwitterFacebookYouTubeInstagram
DeveloperArangoDB Inc.
Initial release20122019
Current release3.11.5, November 20232.3.4, January 2024
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2; Commercial license (Enterprise) availableOpen Source infoApache Version 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC++C++, Go
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
Linux
macOS info10.14 or later
Windows infowith WSL 2 enabled
Data schemeschema-free infoautomatically recognizes schema within a collection
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes infostring, double, boolean, list, hashVector, 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.no
Secondary indexesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLnono
APIs and other access methodsAQL
Foxx Framework
Graph API (Gremlin)
GraphQL query language
HTTP API
Java & SpringData
JSON style queries
VelocyPack/VelocyStream
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languagesC#
C++
Clojure
Elixir
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
R
Rust
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresJavaScriptno
Triggersnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infosince version 2.0Sharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replication with configurable replication factor
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsno infocan be done with stored procedures in JavaScriptno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency infoconfigurable per collection or per write
Immediate Consistency
OneShard (highly available, fault-tolerant deployment mode with ACID semantics)
Bounded Staleness
Eventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Session Consistency
Tunable Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes inforelationships in graphsno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes
User concepts infoAccess controlyesRole based access control and fine grained access rights
More information provided by the system vendor
ArangoDBMilvus
Specific characteristicsGraph and Beyond. With more than 11,000 stargazers on GitHub, ArangoDB is the leading...
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Milvus is an open-source and cloud-native vector database built for production-ready...
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Competitive advantagesConsolidation: As a native multi-model database, can be used as a full blown document...
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Highly available, versatile, and robust with millisecond latency. Supports batch...
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Typical application scenariosNative multi-model in ArangoDB is being used for a broad range of projects across...
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RAG: retrieval augmented generation Video media : video understanding, video deduplication....
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Key customersCisco, Barclays, Refinitive, Siemens Mentor, Kabbage, Liaison, Douglas, MakeMyTrip,...
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Milvus is trusted by thousands of enterprises, including PayPal, eBay, IKEA, LINE,...
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Market metricsArangoDB is the leading native multi-model database with over 11,000 stargazers on...
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As of January 2024, 25k+ GitHub stars 10M+ downloads and installations​ ​ 3k+ enterprise...
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Licensing and pricing modelsVery permissive Apache 2 License for Community Edition & commercial licenses are...
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Milvus was released under the open-source Apache License 2.0 in October 2019. Fully-managed...
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