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System Properties Comparison Datastax Enterprise vs. PostGIS vs. Weaviate

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NameDatastax Enterprise  Xexclude from comparisonPostGIS  Xexclude from comparisonWeaviate  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionDataStax Enterprise (DSE) is the always-on, scalable data platform built on Apache Cassandra and designed for hybrid Cloud. DSE integrates graph, search, analytics, administration, developer tooling, and monitoring into a unified platform.Spatial extension of PostgreSQLAn AI-native realtime vector database engine that integrates scalable machine learning models.
Primary database modelWide column storeSpatial DBMSVector DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Graph DBMS
Spatial DBMS
Search engine
Vector DBMS
Relational DBMS
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Score6.31
Rank#57  Overall
#4  Wide column stores
Score23.90
Rank#29  Overall
#1  Spatial DBMS
Score1.89
Rank#138  Overall
#4  Vector DBMS
Websitewww.datastax.com/­products/­datastax-enterprisepostgis.netgithub.com/­weaviate/­weaviate
weaviate.io
Technical documentationdocs.datastax.compostgis.net/­documentationweaviate.io/­developers/­weaviate
DeveloperDataStaxWeaviate B.V.
Initial release201120052019
Current release6.8, April 20203.4.2, February 20241.19, May 2023
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoGPL v2.0Open Source infocommercial license available with Weaviate Enterprise
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJavaCGo
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Data schemeschema-freeyesyes, 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.noyesno
Secondary indexesyesyesyes infoall data objects are indexed in a semantic vector space (the Contextionary), all primitive fields are indexed
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like DML and DDL statements (CQL); Spark SQLyesGraphQL is used as query language
APIs and other access methodsProprietary protocol infoCQL (Cassandra Query Language)
TinkerPop Gremlin infowith DSE Graph
GraphQL query language
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
JavaScript / TypeScript
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnouser defined functionsno
Triggersyesyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infono "single point of failure"yes infobased on PostgreSQLSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesconfigurable replication factor, datacenter aware, advanced replication for edge computingyes infobased on PostgreSQLyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency
Tunable Consistency infoconsistency level can be individually decided with each write operation
Immediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoAtomicity and isolation are supported for single operationsACIDno
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.yesnoyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users can be defined per objectyes infobased on PostgreSQLAPI Keys
OpenID Connect Discovery
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Datastax EnterprisePostGISWeaviate
Specific characteristicsDataStax Enterprise is scale-out data infrastructure for enterprises that need to...
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Weaviate is an open source vector database that is robust, scalable, cloud-native,...
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Competitive advantagesSupporting the following application requirements: Zero downtime - Built on Apache...
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Flexible deployment - Free, open source or fully-managed cloud vector database service...
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Typical application scenariosApplications that must be massively and linearly scalable with 100% uptime and able...
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As a database supporting the development of generative AI and semantic search applications...
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Key customersCapital One, Cisco, Comcast, eBay, McDonald's, Microsoft, Safeway, Sony, UBS, and...
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All companies that have data. ​
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Market metricsAmong the Forbes 100 Most Innovative Companies, DataStax is trusted by 5 of the top...
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As of mid 2023: Over 2 million open source downloads 3500+ Weaviate Slack community...
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Licensing and pricing modelsAnnual subscription
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Weaviate is open-source, and free to use. Weaviate is also available as a fully managed...
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