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DBMS > Blazegraph vs. GBase vs. Weaviate

System Properties Comparison Blazegraph vs. GBase vs. Weaviate

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NameBlazegraph  Xexclude from comparisonGBase  Xexclude from comparisonWeaviate  Xexclude from comparison
Amazon has acquired Blazegraph's domain and (probably) product. It is said that Amazon Neptune is based on Blazegraph.
DescriptionHigh-performance graph database supporting Semantic Web (RDF/SPARQL) and Graph Database (tinkerpop3, blueprints, vertex-centric) APIs with scale-out and High Availability.An analytical database for business intelligence with large customers in China.An AI-native realtime vector database engine that integrates scalable machine learning models.
Primary database modelGraph DBMS
RDF store
Relational DBMSVector DBMS
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Score0.77
Rank#222  Overall
#20  Graph DBMS
#8  RDF stores
Score1.04
Rank#190  Overall
#88  Relational DBMS
Score1.89
Rank#138  Overall
#4  Vector DBMS
Websiteblazegraph.comwww.gbase.cngithub.com/­weaviate/­weaviate
weaviate.io
Technical documentationwiki.blazegraph.comweaviate.io/­developers/­weaviate
DeveloperBlazegraphWeaviate B.V.
Initial release20062019
Current release2.1.5, March 2019GBase 8a1.19, May 2023
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoextended commercial license availablecommercialOpen Source infocommercial license available with Weaviate Enterprise
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJavaGo
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyes, maps to GraphQL interface
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes infoRDF literal typesyes 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.no
Secondary indexesyesyes infoall data objects are indexed in a semantic vector space (the Contextionary), all primitive fields are indexed
SQL infoSupport of SQLSPARQL is used as query languageGraphQL is used as query language
APIs and other access methodsJava API
RESTful HTTP API
SPARQL QUERY
SPARQL UPDATE
TinkerPop 3
GraphQL query language
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Java
JavaScript
PHP
Python
Ruby
JavaScript / TypeScript
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesno
Triggersnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on configurationEventual 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 controlSecurity and Authentication via Web Application Container (Tomcat, Jetty)API Keys
OpenID Connect Discovery
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BlazegraphGBaseWeaviate
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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