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DBMS > EDB Postgres vs. FatDB vs. Lovefield vs. Weaviate

System Properties Comparison EDB Postgres vs. FatDB vs. Lovefield vs. Weaviate

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NameEDB Postgres  Xexclude from comparisonFatDB  Xexclude from comparisonLovefield  Xexclude from comparisonWeaviate  Xexclude from comparison
FatDB/FatCloud has ceased operations as a company with February 2014. FatDB is discontinued and excluded from the ranking.
DescriptionThe EDB Postgres Platform is an enterprise-class data management platform based on the open source database PostgreSQL with flexible deployment options and Oracle compatibility features, complemented by tool kits for management, integration, and migration.A .NET NoSQL DBMS that can integrate with and extend SQL Server.Embeddable relational database for web apps written in pure JavaScriptA cloud-native, realtime vector search engine integrating scalable machine learning models
Primary database modelRelational DBMSDocument store
Key-value store
Relational DBMSSearch engine
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
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Score2.72
Rank#114  Overall
#58  Relational DBMS
Score0.37
Rank#288  Overall
#132  Relational DBMS
Score0.44
Rank#273  Overall
#18  Search engines
Websitewww.enterprisedb.comgoogle.github.io/­lovefieldgithub.com/­semi-technologies/­weaviate
weaviate.io
Technical documentationwww.enterprisedb.com/­edb-docsgithub.com/­google/­lovefield/­blob/­master/­docs/­spec_index.mdweaviate.io/­developers/­weaviate/­current
DeveloperEnterpriseDBFatCloudGoogleSeMI Technologies B.V.
Initial release2005201220142017
Current release14, December 20212.1.12, February 20171.0.3, January 2021
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infoBSD for PostgreSQL-componentscommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infocommercial license available with Weaviate Enterprise
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageCC#JavaScriptGo
Server operating systemsLinux
Windows
Windowsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js) infotested with Chrome, Firefox, IE, Safari
Data schemeyesschema-freeyesyes, maps to GraphQL interface
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesyes 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.yes infospecific XML-type available, but no XML query functionality.nono
Secondary indexesyesyesyesyes infoall data objects are indexed in a semantic vector space (the Contextionary), all primitive fields are indexed
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infostandard with numerous extensionsno infoVia inetgration in SQL ServerSQL-like query language infovia JavaScript builder patternGraphQL is used as query language
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
.NET Client API
LINQ
RESTful HTTP API
RPC
Windows WCF Bindings
GraphQL query language
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Tcl
C#JavaScript
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functions inforealized in proprietary language PL/pgSQL or with common languages like Perl, Python, Tcl etc.yes infovia applicationsnono
Triggersyesyes infovia applicationsUsing read-only observersno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeshorizontal partitioning infoby hash, list or rangeShardingnoneSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replicationselectable replication factornoneyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Eventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnoACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes, multi-version concurrency control (MVCC)yesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes, by using IndexedDB or the cloud service Firebase Realtime Databaseyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyes infousing MemoryDBno
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardno infoCan implement custom security layer via applicationsnoOpenID Connect Discovery
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EDB PostgresFatDBLovefieldWeaviate
Specific characteristicsPostgreSQL with added Security, Performance, DBA, Developer, and Oracle compatibile...
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Competitive advantagesComplete Postgres platform with enterprise-class Postgres, Management, Integration,...
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Typical application scenariosNew applications for transactional, reporting and mixed workloads that need to integrate...
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As a stand-alone vector search engine, or use one of the many modules (transformers,...
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Key customersMasterCard, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Ericsson, AT&T, Alibaba, Korea Telecom and...
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A ll companies that have data. ​
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Market metricsListed in Gartner Magic Quadrant 2013-2018 with over 4,000 customers.
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Licensing and pricing modelsOpen Source and Commercial core based licensing.
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Weaviate is open-source, and free to use. We also offer Fully managed Weaviate on...
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