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DBMS > EXASOL vs. Kinetica vs. Milvus

System Properties Comparison EXASOL vs. Kinetica vs. Milvus

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NameEXASOL  Xexclude from comparisonKinetica  Xexclude from comparisonMilvus  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionHigh-performance, in-memory, MPP database specifically designed for in-memory analytics.Fully vectorized database across both GPUs and CPUsA DBMS designed for efficient storage of vector data and vector similarity searches
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSVector DBMS
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMS
Time Series DBMS
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Score2.25
Rank#120  Overall
#57  Relational DBMS
Score0.69
Rank#234  Overall
#107  Relational DBMS
Score1.81
Rank#144  Overall
#5  Vector DBMS
Websitewww.exasol.comwww.kinetica.commilvus.io
Technical documentationwww.exasol.com/­resourcesdocs.kinetica.commilvus.io/­docs/­overview.md
DeveloperExasolKinetica
Initial release200020122019
Current release7.1, August 20212.3.4, January 2024
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialOpen Source infoApache Version 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC, C++C++, Go
Server operating systemsLinuxLinux
macOS info10.14 or later
Windows infowith WSL 2 enabled
Data schemeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesVector, Numeric and String
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 indexesyesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesSQL-like DML and DDL statementsno
APIs and other access methods.Net
JDBC
ODBC
WebSocket
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languagesJava
Lua
Python
R
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsuser defined functionsno
Triggersyesyes infotriggers when inserted values for one or more columns fall within a specified rangeno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes infoHadoop integrationnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on configurationBounded Staleness
Eventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Session Consistency
Tunable Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesno
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.yesyes infoGPU vRAM or System RAMyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users, groups and roles according to SQL-standardAccess rights for users and roles on table levelRole based access control and fine grained access rights
More information provided by the system vendor
EXASOLKineticaMilvus
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 scenariosRAG: retrieval augmented generation Video media : video understanding, video deduplication....
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Key customersMilvus is trusted by thousands of enterprises, including PayPal, eBay, IKEA, LINE,...
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Market metricsAs of January 2024, 25k+ GitHub stars 10M+ downloads and installations​ ​ 3k+ enterprise...
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Licensing and pricing modelsMilvus was released under the open-source Apache License 2.0 in October 2019. Fully-managed...
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