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System Properties Comparison Elasticsearch vs. EXASOL vs. InfluxDB vs. Weaviate

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NameElasticsearch  Xexclude from comparisonEXASOL  Xexclude from comparisonInfluxDB  Xexclude from comparisonWeaviate  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA distributed, RESTful modern search and analytics engine based on Apache Lucene infoElasticsearch lets you perform and combine many types of searches such as structured, unstructured, geo, and metricHigh-performance, in-memory, MPP database specifically designed for in-memory analytics.DBMS for storing time series, events and metricsA cloud-native, realtime vector search engine integrating scalable machine learning models
Primary database modelSearch engineRelational DBMSTime Series DBMSSearch engine
Secondary database modelsDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score150.50
Rank#8  Overall
#1  Search engines
Score3.65
Rank#85  Overall
#43  Relational DBMS
Score23.34
Rank#29  Overall
#1  Time Series DBMS
Score0.09
Rank#308  Overall
#15  Search engines
Websitewww.elastic.co/­elasticsearchwww.exasol.comwww.influxdata.com/­products/­influxdb-overviewgithub.com/­semi-technologies/­weaviate
www.semi.technology/­solutions/­weaviate
Technical documentationwww.elastic.co/­guide/­en/­elasticsearch/­reference/­current/­index.htmlwww.exasol.com/­en/­resourcesdocs.influxdata.com/­influxdbwww.semi.technology/­documentation/­weaviate/­current
DeveloperElasticExasolSeMI Technologies B.V.
Initial release2010200020132017
Current release7.8.0, June 20201.8.0, April 20200.22.14, July 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2; Elastic LicensecommercialOpen Source infoMIT-License; commercial enterprise version availableOpen 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 languageJavaGoGo
Server operating systemsAll OS with a Java VMLinux
OS X infothrough Homebrew
Data schemeschema-free infoFlexible type definitions. Once a type is defined, it is persistentyesschema-freeyes, maps to GraphQL interface
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesNumeric data and Stringsyes 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.nononono
Secondary indexesyes infoAll search fields are automatically indexedyesnoyes infoall data objects are indexed in a semantic vector space (the Contextionary), all primitive fields are indexed
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query languageyesSQL-like query languageGraphQL is used as query language
APIs and other access methodsJava API
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
.Net
JDBC
ODBC
WebSocket
HTTP API
JSON over UDP
GraphQL query language
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
Supported programming languages.Net
Groovy
Community Contributed Clients
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Java
Lua
Python
R
.Net
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Rust
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesuser defined functionsnono
Triggersyes infoby using the 'percolation' featureyesnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingSharding infoin enterprise version onlySharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesselectable replication factor infoin enterprise version onlyyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsES-Hadoop Connectoryes infoHadoop integrationnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency infoSynchronous doc based replication. Get by ID may show delays up to 1 sec. Configurable write consistency: one, quorum, allImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACIDnono
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.Memcached and Redis integrationyesyes infoDepending on used storage engineno
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users, groups and roles according to SQL-standardsimple rights management via user accountsOpenID Connect Discovery
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ElasticsearchEXASOLInfluxDBWeaviate
Specific characteristicsElasticsearch is an open source search and analytics engine. As the heart of the...
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InfluxData is the creator of InfluxDB , the open source time series database. It...
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Competitive advantagesOpen source Real-time indexsearch, and analysis Horizontally scalable Distributed...
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Time to Value An end-to-end platform, InfluxData is ready to go on the cloud or via...
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Typical application scenariosEnterprise search (search experiences for your workplace, apps, and websites), observability...
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IoT & Sensor Monitoring Instrumentation of every available surface in the material...
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Key customersThousands of organizations worldwide, including Cisco, eBay, Goldman Sachs, Microsoft,...
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InfluxData has over 630 paying customers, including IBM, PayPal, Siemens Tesla and...
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Market metricsPublic as of October 2018 Distributed workforce with 1900+ employees around the globe​...
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Fastest growing database to garnish 17,000 github stars Over 260,000 daily active...
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Licensing and pricing modelsThe Elastic Stack (Elasticsearch, Kibana, Beats, and Logstash) is free and open source...
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Open source core with closed source clustering available either on-premise or on...
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