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NameBigObject  Xexclude from comparisonWeaviate  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionAnalytic DBMS for real-time computations and queriesAn AI-native realtime vector database engine that integrates scalable machine learning models.
Primary database modelRelational DBMS infoa hierachical model (tree) can be imposedVector DBMS
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Score0.17
Rank#333  Overall
#146  Relational DBMS
Score2.00
Rank#138  Overall
#4  Vector DBMS
Websitebigobject.iogithub.com/­weaviate/­weaviate
weaviate.io
Technical documentationdocs.bigobject.ioweaviate.io/­developers/­weaviate
DeveloperBigObject, Inc.Weaviate B.V.
Initial release20152019
Current release1.19, May 2023
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infofree community edition availableOpen Source infocommercial license available with Weaviate Enterprise
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
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Implementation languageGo
Server operating systemsLinux infodistributed as a docker-image
OS X infodistributed as a docker-image (boot2docker)
Windows infodistributed as a docker-image (boot2docker)
Data schemeyesyes, maps to GraphQL interface
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes 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.nono
Secondary indexesyesyes 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 statementsGraphQL is used as query language
APIs and other access methodsfluentd
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
GraphQL query language
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
Supported programming languagesJavaScript / TypeScript
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresLuano
Triggersnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes infoautomatically between fact table and dimension tablesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanono
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infoRead/write lock on objects (tables, trees)yes
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.yesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlnoAPI Keys
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BigObjectWeaviate
Specific characteristicsWeaviate is an open source vector database that is robust, scalable, cloud-native,...
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Competitive advantagesFlexible deployment - Free, open source or fully-managed cloud vector database service...
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Typical application scenariosAs a database supporting the development of generative AI and semantic search applications...
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Key customersAll companies that have data. ‚Äč
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Market metricsAs of mid 2023: Over 2 million open source downloads 3500+ Weaviate Slack community...
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Licensing and pricing modelsWeaviate is open-source, and free to use. Weaviate is also available as a fully managed...
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