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System Properties Comparison BigObject vs. InfluxDB vs. Weaviate

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NameBigObject  Xexclude from comparisonInfluxDB  Xexclude from comparisonWeaviate  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionAnalytic DBMS for real-time computations and queriesDBMS for storing time series, events and metricsA cloud-native, realtime vector search engine integrating scalable machine learning models
Primary database modelRelational DBMS infoa hierachical model (tree) can be imposedTime Series DBMSSearch engine
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score0.07
Rank#322  Overall
#135  Relational DBMS
Score24.15
Rank#28  Overall
#1  Time Series DBMS
Score0.10
Rank#311  Overall
#16  Search engines
Websitebigobject.iowww.influxdata.com/­products/­influxdb-overviewgithub.com/­semi-technologies/­weaviate
www.semi.technology/­solutions/­weaviate
Technical documentationdocs.bigobject.iodocs.influxdata.com/­influxdbwww.semi.technology/­documentation/­weaviate/­current
DeveloperBigObject, Inc.SeMI Technologies B.V.
Initial release201520132017
Current release1.8.0, April 20200.22.14, July 2020
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infofree community edition availableOpen Source infoMIT-License; commercial enterprise version availableOpen Source infocommercial license available with Weaviate Enterprise
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageGoGo
Server operating systemsLinux infodistributed as a docker-image
OS X infodistributed as a docker-image (boot2docker)
Windows infodistributed as a docker-image (boot2docker)
Linux
OS X infothrough Homebrew
Data schemeyesschema-freeyes, maps to GraphQL interface
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesNumeric data and Stringsyes 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 indexesyesnoyes infoall data objects are indexed in a semantic vector space (the Contextionary), all primitive fields are indexed
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like DML and DDL statementsSQL-like query languageGraphQL is used as query language
APIs and other access methodsfluentd
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
HTTP API
JSON over UDP
GraphQL query language
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
Supported programming languages.Net
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Rust
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresLuanono
Triggersnonono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneSharding infoin enterprise version onlySharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneselectable replication factor infoin enterprise version onlyyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes infoautomatically between fact table and dimension tablesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanonono
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infoRead/write lock on objects (tables, trees)yesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyes infoDepending on used storage engineno
User concepts infoAccess controlnosimple rights management via user accountsOpenID Connect Discovery
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BigObjectInfluxDBWeaviate
Specific characteristicsInfluxData is the creator of InfluxDB , the open source time series database. It...
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Competitive advantagesTime to Value An end-to-end platform, InfluxData is ready to go on the cloud or via...
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Typical application scenariosIoT & Sensor Monitoring Instrumentation of every available surface in the material...
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Key customersInfluxData has over 630 paying customers, including IBM, PayPal, Siemens Tesla and...
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Market metricsFastest growing database to garnish 17,000 github stars Over 260,000 daily active...
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Licensing and pricing modelsOpen source core with closed source clustering available either on-premise or on...
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