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DBMS > BigchainDB vs. Snowflake vs. Weaviate

System Properties Comparison BigchainDB vs. Snowflake vs. Weaviate

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NameBigchainDB  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  Xexclude from comparisonWeaviate  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionBigchainDB is scalable blockchain database offering decentralization, immutability and native assetsCloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured dataA cloud-native, realtime vector search engine integrating scalable machine learning models
Primary database modelDocument storeRelational DBMSSearch engine
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Score0.84
Rank#191  Overall
#30  Document stores
Score52.07
Rank#21  Overall
#14  Relational DBMS
Score0.17
Rank#294  Overall
#15  Search engines
Websitewww.bigchaindb.comwww.snowflake.comgithub.com/­semi-technologies/­weaviate
www.semi.technology/­solutions/­weaviate
Technical documentationbigchaindb.readthedocs.io/­en/­latestdocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.htmlwww.semi.technology/­developers/­weaviate/­current
DeveloperSnowflake Computing Inc.SeMI Technologies B.V.
Initial release201620142017
Current release1.0.3, January 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoAGPL v3commercialOpen Source infocommercial license available with Weaviate Enterprise
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesno
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languagePythonGo
Server operating systemsLinuxhosted
Data schemeschema-freeyes infosupport of semi-structured data formats (JSON, XML, Avro)yes, maps to GraphQL interface
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesyes 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.noyesno
Secondary indexesyes infoall data objects are indexed in a semantic vector space (the Contextionary), all primitive fields are indexed
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyesGraphQL is used as query language
APIs and other access methodsCLI Client
RESTful HTTP API
CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
GraphQL query language
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
Supported programming languagesGo
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Python
Ruby
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsno
Triggersno infosimilar concept for controling cloud resourcesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingyesSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factoryesyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes,with MongoDB ord RethinkDByesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.nono
User concepts infoAccess controlyesUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authenticationOpenID Connect Discovery
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