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DBMS > CockroachDB vs. TigerGraph vs. Weaviate

System Properties Comparison CockroachDB vs. TigerGraph vs. Weaviate

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NameCockroachDB  Xexclude from comparisonTigerGraph  Xexclude from comparisonWeaviate  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionCockroachDB is a distributed database architected for modern cloud applications. It is wire compatible with PostgreSQL and backed by a Key-Value Store, which is either RocksDB or a purpose-built derivative, called Pebble.A complete, distributed, parallel graph computing platform supporting web-scale data analytics in real-timeA cloud-native, realtime vector search engine integrating scalable machine learning models
Primary database modelRelational DBMSGraph DBMSVector DBMS
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Score6.69
Rank#64  Overall
#35  Relational DBMS
Score2.03
Rank#154  Overall
#11  Graph DBMS
Score0.86
Rank#246  Overall
#3  Vector DBMS
Websitewww.cockroachlabs.comwww.tigergraph.comgithub.com/­semi-technologies/­weaviate
weaviate.io
Technical documentationwww.cockroachlabs.com/­docsdocs.tigergraph.comweaviate.io/­developers/­weaviate/­current
DeveloperCockroach LabsWeaviate B.V.
Initial release201520172019
Current release23.1.1, May 20231.17, December 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0, commercial license availablecommercialOpen Source infocommercial license available with Weaviate Enterprise
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageGoC++Go
Server operating systemsLinux
macOS
Windows
Linux
Data schemedynamic schemayesyes, 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 indexesyesyes infoall data objects are indexed in a semantic vector space (the Contextionary), all primitive fields are indexed
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes, wire compatible with PostgreSQLSQL-like query language (GSQL)GraphQL is used as query language
APIs and other access methodsJDBCGSQL (TigerGraph Query Language)
Kafka
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
GraphQL query language
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
Supported programming languagesC#
C++
Clojure
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Rust
C++
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyesno
Triggersnonono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeshorizontal partitioning (by key range) infoall tables are translated to an ordered KV store and then broken down into 64MB ranges, which are then used as replicas in RAFTSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication using RAFTyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyes infoRelationships in graphsno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDno
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.nonono
User concepts infoAccess controlRole-based access controlRole-based access controlOpenID Connect Discovery
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Specific characteristicsCockroachDB is a cloud-native, distributed SQL database architected for modern applications....
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Competitive advantages- EFFORTLESS SCALE: Scale your applications, not operational complexity. CockroachDB...
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Typical application scenariosSystem of record (financial ledger, inventory management, transaction record), identity...
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As a stand-alone vector search engine, or use one of the many modules (transformers,...
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Key customersComcast, DoorDash, Mythical Games, Norfolk Southern, LUSH, Bose, Shipt, Bitski, Five9,...
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A ll companies that have data. ​
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Market metrics10K+ long-running clusters 25K+ CockroachDB self-hosted clusters 75K+ CockroachDB...
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Licensing and pricing models- Apache 2.0 for core features released up to and including the 19.1 release - Time-limited...
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Weaviate is open-source, and free to use. We also offer Fully managed Weaviate on...
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