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System Properties Comparison Coveo vs. HBase vs. Weaviate

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NameCoveo  Xexclude from comparisonHBase  Xexclude from comparisonWeaviate  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionAI-powered hosted search, recommendation and personalization platform providing tools for both low-code and full-code developmentWide-column store based on Apache Hadoop and on concepts of BigTableAn AI-native realtime vector database engine that integrates scalable machine learning models.
Primary database modelSearch engineWide column storeVector DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score2.34
Rank#117  Overall
#11  Search engines
Score31.25
Rank#26  Overall
#2  Wide column stores
Score1.89
Rank#138  Overall
#4  Vector DBMS
Websitewww.coveo.comhbase.apache.orggithub.com/­weaviate/­weaviate
weaviate.io
Technical documentationdocs.coveo.comhbase.apache.org/­book.htmlweaviate.io/­developers/­weaviate
DeveloperCoveoApache Software Foundation infoApache top-level project, originally developed by PowersetWeaviate B.V.
Initial release201220082019
Current release2.3.4, January 20211.19, May 2023
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache version 2Open Source infocommercial license available with Weaviate Enterprise
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
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Implementation languageJavaGo
Server operating systemshostedLinux
Unix
Windows infousing Cygwin
Data schemehybrid - fields need to be configured prior to indexing, but relationships can be exploited at query time without pre-configurationschema-free, schema definition possibleyes, maps to GraphQL interface
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesoptions to bring your own types, AVROyes 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 SQLnonoGraphQL is used as query language
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIJava API
RESTful HTTP API
Thrift
GraphQL query language
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
Supported programming languagesC#
Java
JavaScript
Python
C
C#
C++
Groovy
Java
PHP
Python
Scala
JavaScript / TypeScript
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyes infoCoprocessors in Javano
Triggersyesyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyesShardingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
yes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency or Eventual ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayesSingle row ACID (across millions of columns)no
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.yesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlgranular access controls, API key management, content filtersAccess Control Lists (ACL) for RBAC, integration with Apache Ranger for RBAC & ABACAPI Keys
OpenID Connect Discovery
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CoveoHBaseWeaviate
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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