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System Properties Comparison ClickHouse vs. FeatureBase vs. Weaviate

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NameClickHouse  Xexclude from comparisonFeatureBase  Xexclude from comparisonWeaviate  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA high-performance, column-oriented SQL DBMS for online analytical processing (OLAP) that uses all available system resources to their full potential to process each analytical query as fast as possible. It is available as both an open-source software and a cloud offering.Real-time database platform that powers real-time analytics and machine learning applications by simultaneously executing low-latency, high-throughput, and highly concurrent workloads.An AI-native realtime vector database engine that integrates scalable machine learning models.
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSVector DBMS
Secondary database modelsTime Series DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score16.68
Rank#37  Overall
#23  Relational DBMS
Score0.23
Rank#325  Overall
#143  Relational DBMS
Score2.08
Rank#143  Overall
#4  Vector DBMS
Websiteclickhouse.comwww.featurebase.comgithub.com/­weaviate/­weaviate
weaviate.io
Technical documentationclickhouse.com/­docsdocs.featurebase.comweaviate.io/­developers/­weaviate
DeveloperClickhouse Inc.Molecula and Pilosa Open Source ContributorsWeaviate B.V.
Initial release201620172019
Current releasev23.12.1.1368-stable, December 20232022, May 20221.19, May 2023
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0commercialOpen 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 languageC++GoGo
Server operating systemsFreeBSD
Linux
macOS
Linux
macOS
Data schemeyesyesyes, maps to GraphQL interface
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes 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 SQLClose to ANSI SQL (SQL/JSON + extensions)SQL queriesGraphQL is used as query language
APIs and other access methodsgRPC
HTTP REST
JDBC
MySQL wire protocol
ODBC
PostgreSQL wire protocol
Proprietary protocol
gRPC
JDBC
Kafka Connector
ODBC
GraphQL query language
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
Supported programming languagesC# info3rd party library
C++
Elixir info3rd party library
Go info3rd party library
Java info3rd party library
JavaScript (Node.js) info3rd party library
Kotlin info3rd party library
Nim info3rd party library
Perl info3rd party library
PHP info3rd party library
Python info3rd party library
R info3rd party library
Ruby info3rd party library
Rust
Scala info3rd party library
Java
Python
JavaScript / TypeScript
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesno
Triggersnonono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeskey based and customShardingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesAsynchronous and synchronous physical replication; geographically distributed replicas; support for object storages.yesyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono
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 datanoyesno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes, using Linux fsyncyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and roles. Column and row based policies. Quotas and resource limits. Pluggable authentication with LDAP and Kerberos. Password based, X.509 certificate, and SSH key authentication.API Keys
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ClickHouseFeatureBaseWeaviate
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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