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System Properties Comparison Coveo vs. Kinetica vs. Weaviate

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NameCoveo  Xexclude from comparisonKinetica  Xexclude from comparisonWeaviate  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionAI-powered hosted search, recommendation and personalization platform providing tools for both low-code and full-code developmentFully vectorized database across both GPUs and CPUsAn AI-native realtime vector database engine that integrates scalable machine learning models.
Primary database modelSearch engineRelational DBMSVector DBMS
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMS
Time Series DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score2.34
Rank#117  Overall
#11  Search engines
Score0.69
Rank#234  Overall
#107  Relational DBMS
Score1.89
Rank#138  Overall
#4  Vector DBMS
Websitewww.coveo.comwww.kinetica.comgithub.com/­weaviate/­weaviate
weaviate.io
Technical documentationdocs.coveo.comdocs.kinetica.comweaviate.io/­developers/­weaviate
DeveloperCoveoKineticaWeaviate B.V.
Initial release201220122019
Current release7.1, August 20211.19, May 2023
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialOpen Source infocommercial license available with Weaviate Enterprise
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
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Implementation languageC, C++Go
Server operating systemshostedLinux
Data schemehybrid - fields need to be configured prior to indexing, but relationships can be exploited at query time without pre-configurationyesyes, 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 indexesyesyesyes infoall data objects are indexed in a semantic vector space (the Contextionary), all primitive fields are indexed
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like DML and DDL statementsGraphQL is used as query language
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIJDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
GraphQL query language
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
Supported programming languagesC#
Java
JavaScript
Python
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
JavaScript / TypeScript
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnouser defined functionsno
Triggersyesyes infotriggers when inserted values for one or more columns fall within a specified rangeno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyesShardingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesSource-replica replicationyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on configurationEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayesnono
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.yes infoGPU vRAM or System RAMyes
User concepts infoAccess controlgranular access controls, API key management, content filtersAccess rights for users and roles on table levelAPI Keys
OpenID Connect Discovery
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CoveoKineticaWeaviate
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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