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DBMS > BoltDB vs. Infobright vs. Weaviate

System Properties Comparison BoltDB vs. Infobright vs. Weaviate

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NameBoltDB  Xexclude from comparisonInfobright  Xexclude from comparisonWeaviate  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionAn embedded key-value store for Go.High performant column-oriented DBMS for analytic workloads using MySQL or PostgreSQL as a frontendAn AI-native realtime vector database engine that integrates scalable machine learning models.
Primary database modelKey-value storeRelational DBMSVector DBMS
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Score0.76
Rank#216  Overall
#31  Key-value stores
Score0.91
Rank#195  Overall
#89  Relational DBMS
Score1.51
Rank#148  Overall
#6  Vector DBMS
Websitegithub.com/­boltdb/­boltignitetech.com/­softwarelibrary/­infobrightdbgithub.com/­weaviate/­weaviate
weaviate.io
Technical documentationweaviate.io/­developers/­weaviate
DeveloperIgnite Technologies Inc.; formerly InfoBright Inc.Weaviate B.V.
Initial release201320052019
Current release1.19, May 2023
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT Licensecommercial infoThe open source (GPLv2) version did not support inserts/updates/deletes and was discontinued with July 2016Open Source infocommercial license available with Weaviate Enterprise
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageGoCGo
Server operating systemsBSD
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesyes, 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.nonono
Secondary indexesnono infoKnowledge Grid Technology used insteadyes 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 methodsADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
GraphQL query language
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
Supported programming languagesGo.Net
C
C#
C++
D
Eiffel
Erlang
Haskell
Java
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
JavaScript / TypeScript
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonono
Triggersnonono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenoneSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneSource-replica replicationyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayesACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
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.noyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlnofine grained access rights according to SQL-standard infoexploiting MySQL or PostgreSQL frontend capabilitiesAPI Keys
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BoltDBInfobrightWeaviate
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. ​
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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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