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DBMS > Coveo vs. Microsoft Azure AI Search vs. Weaviate

System Properties Comparison Coveo vs. Microsoft Azure AI Search vs. Weaviate

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NameCoveo  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure AI Search  Xexclude from comparisonWeaviate  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionAI-powered hosted search, recommendation and personalization platform providing tools for both low-code and full-code developmentSearch-as-a-service for web and mobile app developmentAn AI-native realtime vector database engine that integrates scalable machine learning models.
Primary database modelSearch engineSearch engineVector DBMS
Secondary database modelsVector DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score2.64
Rank#123  Overall
#11  Search engines
Score6.00
Rank#67  Overall
#8  Search engines
Score2.08
Rank#143  Overall
#4  Vector DBMS
Websitewww.coveo.comazure.microsoft.com/­en-us/­services/­searchgithub.com/­weaviate/­weaviate
weaviate.io
Technical documentationdocs.coveo.comlearn.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­searchweaviate.io/­developers/­weaviate
DeveloperCoveoMicrosoftWeaviate B.V.
Initial release201220152019
Current releaseV11.19, May 2023
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialOpen Source infocommercial license available with Weaviate Enterprise
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesyesno
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Implementation languageGo
Server operating systemshostedhosted
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 SQLnonoGraphQL is used as query language
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIRESTful HTTP APIGraphQL query language
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
Supported programming languagesC#
Java
JavaScript
Python
C#
Java
JavaScript
Python
JavaScript / TypeScript
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonono
Triggersyesnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyesSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesyes infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnono
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.noyes
User concepts infoAccess controlgranular access controls, API key management, content filtersyes infousing Azure authenticationAPI Keys
OpenID Connect Discovery
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CoveoMicrosoft Azure AI SearchWeaviate
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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