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System Properties Comparison DuckDB vs. Pinecone vs. Sequoiadb

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NameDuckDB  Xexclude from comparisonPinecone  Xexclude from comparisonSequoiadb  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionAn embeddable, in-process, column-oriented SQL OLAP RDBMSA managed, cloud-native vector databaseNewSQL database with distributed OLTP and SQL
Primary database modelRelational DBMSVector DBMSDocument store
Relational DBMS
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Score4.79
Rank#65  Overall
#35  Relational DBMS
Score3.13
Rank#88  Overall
#3  Vector DBMS
Score0.40
Rank#269  Overall
#42  Document stores
#125  Relational DBMS
Websiteduckdb.orgwww.pinecone.iowww.sequoiadb.com
Technical documentationduckdb.org/­docsdocs.pinecone.io/­docs/­overviewwww.sequoiadb.com/­en/­index.php?m=Files&a=index
DeveloperPinecone Systems, IncSequoiadb Ltd.
Initial release201820192013
Current release1.0.0, June 2024
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT LicensecommercialOpen Source infoServer: AGPL; Client: Apache V2
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesno
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC++C++
Server operating systemsserver-lesshostedLinux
Data schemeyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesString, Number, Booleanyes infooid, date, timestamp, binary, regex
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 indexesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesnoSQL-like query language
APIs and other access methodsArrow Database Connectivity (ADBC)
CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP APIproprietary protocol using JSON
Supported programming languagesC
C# info3rd party driver
C++
Crystal info3rd party driver
Go info3rd party driver
Java
Lisp info3rd party driver
Python
R
Ruby info3rd party driver
Rust
Swift
Zig info3rd party driver
Python.Net
C++
Java
PHP
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoJavaScript
Triggersnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneSource-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDDocument is locked during a transaction
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes, multi-version concurrency control (MVCC)yesyes
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 controlnosimple password-based access control

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