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System Properties Comparison GigaSpaces vs. Weaviate

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NameGigaSpaces  Xexclude from comparisonWeaviate  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionHigh performance in-memory data grid platform, powering three products: Smart Cache, Smart ODS (Operational Data Store), Smart Augmented TransactionsAn AI-native realtime vector database engine that integrates scalable machine learning models.
Primary database modelDocument store
Object oriented DBMS infoValues are user defined objects
Vector DBMS
Secondary database modelsGraph DBMS
Search engine
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Score0.97
Rank#192  Overall
#32  Document stores
#6  Object oriented DBMS
Score1.73
Rank#143  Overall
#5  Vector DBMS
Websitewww.gigaspaces.comgithub.com/­weaviate/­weaviate
weaviate.io
Technical documentationdocs.gigaspaces.com/­latest/­landing.htmlweaviate.io/­developers/­weaviate
DeveloperGigaspaces TechnologiesWeaviate B.V.
Initial release20002019
Current release15.5, September 20201.19, May 2023
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2; Commercial licenses availableOpen Source infocommercial license available with Weaviate Enterprise
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
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Implementation languageJava, C++, .NetGo
Server operating systemsLinux
macOS
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyes, maps to GraphQL interface
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes 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.no infoXML can be used for describing objects metadatano
Secondary indexesyesyes infoall data objects are indexed in a semantic vector space (the Contextionary), all primitive fields are indexed
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-99 for query and DML statementsGraphQL is used as query language
APIs and other access methodsGigaSpaces LRMI
Hibernate
JCache
JDBC
JPA
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data
GraphQL query language
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
Supported programming languages.Net
C++
Java
Python
Scala
JavaScript / TypeScript
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesno
Triggersyes, event driven architectureno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication infosynchronous or asynchronous
Source-replica replication infosynchronous or asynchronous
yes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes infoMap-Reduce pattern can be built with XAP task executorsno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency infoConsistency level configurable: ALL, QUORUM, ANYEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlRole-based access controlAPI Keys
OpenID Connect Discovery
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GigaSpacesWeaviate
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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