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System Properties Comparison Fauna vs. Milvus vs. Qdrant

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NameFauna infopreviously named FaunaDB  Xexclude from comparisonMilvus  Xexclude from comparisonQdrant  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionFauna provides a web-native interface, with support for GraphQL and custom business logic that integrates seamlessly with the rest of the serverless ecosystem. The underlying globally distributed storage and compute platform is fast, consistent, and reliable, with a modern security infrastructure.A DBMS designed for efficient storage of vector data and vector similarity searchesA high-performance vector database with neural network or semantic-based matching
Primary database modelDocument store
Graph DBMS
Relational DBMS
Time Series DBMS
Vector DBMSVector DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score1.55
Rank#151  Overall
#26  Document stores
#14  Graph DBMS
#71  Relational DBMS
#13  Time Series DBMS
Score2.78
Rank#103  Overall
#3  Vector DBMS
Score1.28
Rank#167  Overall
#6  Vector DBMS
Websitefauna.commilvus.iogithub.com/­qdrant/­qdrant
qdrant.tech
Technical documentationdocs.fauna.commilvus.io/­docs/­overview.mdqdrant.tech/­documentation
DeveloperFauna, Inc.Qdrant
Initial release201420192021
Current release2.4.4, May 2024
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache Version 2.0Open Source infoApache Version 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
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Implementation languageScalaC++, GoRust
Server operating systemshostedLinux
macOS info10.14 or later
Windows infowith WSL 2 enabled
Docker
Linux
macOS
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoVector, Numeric and StringNumbers, Strings, Geo, Boolean
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 indexesyesnoyes infoKeywords, numberic ranges, geo, full-text
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonono
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIRESTful HTTP APIgRPC
OpenAPI 3.0
RESTful HTTP/JSON API infoOpenAPI 3.0
Supported programming languagesC#
Go
Java
JavaScript
Python
Ruby
Scala
Swift
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
.Net
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Rust
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsno
Triggersnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeshorizontal partitioning infoconsistent hashingShardingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replicationCollection-level replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyBounded Staleness
Eventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Session Consistency
Tunable Consistency
Eventual Consistency, tunable consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDno
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.noyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlIdentity management, authentication, and access controlRole based access control and fine grained access rightsKey-based authentication
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Fauna infopreviously named FaunaDBMilvusQdrant
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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