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DBMS > Derby vs. Milvus vs. Weaviate

System Properties Comparison Derby vs. Milvus vs. Weaviate

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NameDerby infooften called Apache Derby, originally IBM Cloudscape; contained in the Java SDK as JavaDB  Xexclude from comparisonMilvus  Xexclude from comparisonWeaviate  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionFull-featured RDBMS with a small footprint, either embedded into a Java application or used as a database server.A DBMS designed for efficient storage of vector data and vector similarity searchesA cloud-native, realtime vector search engine integrating scalable machine learning models
Primary database modelRelational DBMSSearch engineSearch engine
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score5.23
Rank#78  Overall
#42  Relational DBMS
Score0.46
Rank#250  Overall
#17  Search engines
Score0.16
Rank#300  Overall
#20  Search engines
Websitedb.apache.org/­derbymilvus.iogithub.com/­semi-technologies/­weaviate
weaviate.io
Technical documentationdb.apache.org/­derby/­manuals/­index.htmlmilvus.io/­docs/­overview.mdweaviate.io/­developers/­weaviate/­current
DeveloperApache Software FoundationSeMI Technologies B.V.
Initial release199720192017
Current release10.15.2.0, March 20202.0, January 20221.0.3, January 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache version 2Open Source infoApache Version 2.0Open Source infocommercial license available with Weaviate Enterprise
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJavaC++, GoGo
Server operating systemsAll OS with a Java VMLinux
macOS info10.14 or later
Windows infowith WSL 2 enabled
Data schemeyesyes, maps to GraphQL interface
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesNumeric and Stringyes 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.yesnono
Secondary indexesyesnoyes infoall data objects are indexed in a semantic vector space (the Contextionary), all primitive fields are indexed
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesnoGraphQL is used as query language
APIs and other access methodsJDBCRESTful HTTP APIGraphQL query language
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
Supported programming languagesJavaC++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresJava Stored Proceduresnono
Triggersyesnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneShardingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replicationyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyBounded Staleness
Eventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Session Consistency
Tunable Consistency
Eventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnono
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.yesnono
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardnoOpenID Connect Discovery
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Derby infooften called Apache Derby, originally IBM Cloudscape; contained in the Java SDK as JavaDBMilvusWeaviate
Specific characteristicsMilvus is an open-source and cloud-native vector database built for production-ready...
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Competitive advantagesHighly available, versatile, and robust with millisecond latency. Supports batch...
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Typical application scenariosVideo media : video understanding, video deduplication. E-commerce and mobile applications...
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As a stand-alone vector search engine, or use one of the many modules (transformers,...
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Key customersMilvus is trusted by over 1,000 enterprises, including Baidu, eBay, IKEA, LINE, Shopee,...
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A ll companies that have data. ​
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Market metricsAs of March 2022, 9.8k+ GitHub stars 1.4k+ Github forks 871k+ docker pulls 2k+ community...
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Licensing and pricing modelsMilvus was released under the open-source Apache License 2.0 in October 2019. Managed...
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Weaviate is open-source, and free to use. We also offer Fully managed Weaviate on...
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