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System Properties Comparison DataFS vs. Microsoft Azure AI Search vs. Pinecone

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NameDataFS  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure AI Search  Xexclude from comparisonPinecone  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionAll data is stored inside objects which are linked by so-called link attributes. Objects consist of classes which can be extended and de-extended at runtime. Graphs can be defined with a struct.Search-as-a-service for web and mobile app developmentA managed, cloud-native vector database
Primary database modelObject oriented DBMSSearch engineVector DBMS
Secondary database modelsGraph DBMSVector DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score0.09
Rank#360  Overall
#17  Object oriented DBMS
Score5.52
Rank#59  Overall
#6  Search engines
Score3.23
Rank#92  Overall
#3  Vector DBMS
Websitenewdatabase.comazure.microsoft.com/­en-us/­services/­searchwww.pinecone.io
Technical documentationdev.mobiland.com/­Overview.xsplearn.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­searchdocs.pinecone.io/­docs/­overview
DeveloperMobiland AGMicrosoftPinecone Systems, Inc
Initial release201820152019
Current release1.1.263, October 2022V1
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesyes
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Server operating systemsWindowshostedhosted
Data schemeClasses, Structs, and Lists are written in proprietary DataTypeDefinitionLanguage (.dtdl) and Objects consisting of those are written in proprietary DataAccessDefinitionLanguage (.dadl)yes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesString, Number, Boolean
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 indexesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonono
APIs and other access methods.NET Client API
Proprietary client DLL
WinRT client
RESTful HTTP APIRESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C#
C++
VB.Net
C#
Java
JavaScript
Python
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresno
Triggersno, except callback-events from server when changes happenedno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesProprietary Sharding systemSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud service
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infoImplicit feature of the cloud service
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDno
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 controlWindows-Profileyes infousing Azure authentication

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