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DBMS > Faircom EDGE vs. Microsoft Azure Data Explorer vs. Weaviate

System Properties Comparison Faircom EDGE vs. Microsoft Azure Data Explorer vs. Weaviate

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NameFaircom EDGE infoformerly c-treeEDGE  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure Data Explorer  Xexclude from comparisonWeaviate  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionFairCom EDGE is an Industry 4.0 solution built to integrate, collect, aggregate and synchronize mission-critical data in edge computing environmentsFully managed big data interactive analytics platformAn AI-native realtime vector database engine that integrates scalable machine learning models.
Primary database modelKey-value store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMS infocolumn orientedVector DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store infoIf a column is of type dynamic docs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­kusto/­query/­scalar-data-types/­dynamic then it's possible to add arbitrary JSON documents in this cell
Event Store infothis is the general usage pattern at Microsoft. Billing, Logs, Telemetry events are stored in ADX and the state of an individual entity is defined by the arg_max(timestamps)
Spatial DBMS
Search engine infosupport for complex search expressions docs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­kusto/­query/­parseoperator FTS, Geospatial docs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­kusto/­query/­geo-point-to-geohash-function distributed search -> ADX acts as a distributed search engine
Time Series DBMS infosee docs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­data-explorer/­time-series-analysis
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.09
Rank#362  Overall
#53  Key-value stores
#155  Relational DBMS
Score3.80
Rank#81  Overall
#43  Relational DBMS
Score1.52
Rank#153  Overall
#6  Vector DBMS
Websitewww.faircom.com/­products/­faircom-edgeazure.microsoft.com/­services/­data-explorergithub.com/­weaviate/­weaviate
weaviate.io
Technical documentationdocs.faircom.com/­docs/­en/­UUID-23d4f1fd-d213-f6d5-b92e-9b7475baa14e.htmldocs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­data-explorerweaviate.io/­developers/­weaviate
DeveloperFairCom CorporationMicrosoftWeaviate B.V.
Initial release197920192019
Current releaseV3, October 2020cloud service with continuous releases1.19, May 2023
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infoRestricted, free version availablecommercialOpen Source infocommercial license available with Weaviate Enterprise
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesno
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Implementation languageANSI C, C++Go
Server operating systemsAndroid
Linux infoARM, x86
Raspbian
Windows
hosted
Data schemeFlexible Schema (defined schema, partial schema, schema free)Fixed schema with schema-less datatypes (dynamic)yes, maps to GraphQL interface
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes, ANSI Standard SQL Typesyes infobool, datetime, dynamic, guid, int, long, real, string, timespan, double: docs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­kusto/­query/­scalar-data-typesyes 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.yesyesno
Secondary indexesyesall fields are automatically indexedyes infoall data objects are indexed in a semantic vector space (the Contextionary), all primitive fields are indexed
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infoANSI SQL queriesKusto Query Language (KQL), SQL subsetGraphQL is used as query language
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
Direct SQL
IoT Microservice layer
JDBC
MQTT (Message Queue Telemetry Transport)
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Microsoft SQL Server communication protocol (MS-TDS)
RESTful HTTP API
GraphQL query language
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript
PHP
Python
VB.Net
.Net
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PowerShell
Python
R
JavaScript / TypeScript
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes info.Net, JavaScript, C/C++Yes, possible languages: KQL, Python, Rno
Triggersyesyes infosee docs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­kusto/­management/­updatepolicyno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesFile partitioning infoCustomizable business rules for partitioningSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infoSynchronous and asynchronous realtime replication based on transaction logsyes infoImplicit feature of the cloud service. Replication either local, cross-facility or geo-redundant.yes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoSpark connector (open source): github.com/­Azure/­azure-kusto-sparkno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency
Tunable Consistency
Eventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Eventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes infowhen using SQLnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnono
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infoacross SQL and NoSQLyesyes
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.yesnoyes
User concepts infoAccess controlFine grained user, group and file access rights managed across SQL (per ANSI standard) and NoSQL.Azure Active Directory AuthenticationAPI Keys
OpenID Connect Discovery
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Faircom EDGE infoformerly c-treeEDGEMicrosoft Azure Data ExplorerWeaviate
Specific characteristicsWeaviate is an open source vector database that is robust, scalable, cloud-native,...
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Competitive advantagesFlexible deployment - Free, open source or fully-managed cloud vector database service...
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Typical application scenariosAs a database supporting the development of generative AI and semantic search applications...
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Key customersAll companies that have data. ​
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Market metricsAs of mid 2023: Over 2 million open source downloads 3500+ Weaviate Slack community...
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Licensing and pricing modelsWeaviate is open-source, and free to use. Weaviate is also available as a fully managed...
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