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System Properties Comparison ArangoDB vs. Milvus vs. NSDb

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NameArangoDB  Xexclude from comparisonMilvus  Xexclude from comparisonNSDb  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 searchesScalable, High-performance Time Series DBMS designed for Real-time Analytics on top of Kubernetes
Primary database modelDocument store
Graph DBMS
Key-value store
Search engine
Vector DBMSTime Series DBMS
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Score3.77
Rank#87  Overall
#15  Document stores
#5  Graph DBMS
#12  Key-value stores
#10  Search engines
Score1.81
Rank#144  Overall
#5  Vector DBMS
Score0.00
Rank#396  Overall
#42  Time Series DBMS
Websitearangodb.commilvus.ionsdb.io
Technical documentationdocs.arangodb.commilvus.io/­docs/­overview.mdnsdb.io/­Architecture
Social network pagesLinkedInTwitterFacebookYouTubeInstagram
DeveloperArangoDB Inc.
Initial release201220192017
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 2.0Open Source infoApache Version 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC++C++, GoJava, Scala
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
Linux
macOS info10.14 or later
Windows infowith WSL 2 enabled
Linux
macOS
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 Stringyes: int, bigint, decimal, 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.nono
Secondary indexesyesnoall fields are automatically indexed
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonoSQL-like query language
APIs and other access methodsAQL
Foxx Framework
Graph API (Gremlin)
GraphQL query language
HTTP API
Java & SpringData
JSON style queries
VelocyPack/VelocyStream
RESTful HTTP APIgRPC
HTTP REST
WebSocket
Supported programming languagesC#
C++
Clojure
Elixir
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
R
Rust
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Java
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresJavaScriptnono
Triggersnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infosince version 2.0ShardingSharding
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 JavaScriptnono
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
Eventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes inforelationships in graphsnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnono
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesUsing Apache Lucene
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
ArangoDBMilvusNSDb
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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