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System Properties Comparison Google Cloud Bigtable vs. HEAVY.AI vs. Milvus vs. QuestDB

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NameGoogle Cloud Bigtable  Xexclude from comparisonHEAVY.AI infoFormerly named 'OmniSci', rebranded to 'HEAVY.AI' in March 2022  Xexclude from comparisonMilvus  Xexclude from comparisonQuestDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionGoogle's NoSQL Big Data database service. It's the same database that powers many core Google services, including Search, Analytics, Maps, and Gmail.A high performance, column-oriented RDBMS, specifically developed to harness the massive parallelism of modern CPU and GPU hardwareA DBMS designed for efficient storage of vector data and vector similarity searchesA high performance open source SQL database for time series data
Primary database modelKey-value store
Wide column store
Relational DBMSSearch engineTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMSRelational DBMS
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Score4.26
Rank#86  Overall
#14  Key-value stores
#6  Wide column stores
Score1.29
Rank#153  Overall
#73  Relational DBMS
Score0.37
Rank#259  Overall
#17  Search engines
Score1.19
Rank#161  Overall
#12  Time Series DBMS
Websitecloud.google.com/­bigtablegithub.com/­heavyai/­heavydb
www.heavy.ai
milvus.ioquestdb.io
Technical documentationcloud.google.com/­bigtable/­docsdocs.heavy.aimilvus.io/­docs/­overview.mdquestdb.io/­docs/­introduction
DeveloperGoogleHEAVY.AI, Inc.QuestDB Limited
Initial release2015201620192014
Current release5.10, January 20222.0, January 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache Version 2; enterprise edition availableOpen Source infoApache Version 2.0Open Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnonono
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Implementation languageC++ and CUDAC++, GoJava
Server operating systemshostedLinuxLinux
macOS info10.14 or later
Windows infowith WSL 2 enabled
Linux
macOS
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesyes infoschema-free via InfluxDB Line Protocol
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesNumeric and Stringyes
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 indexesnononono
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyesnoSQL-like query language
APIs and other access methodsgRPC (using protocol buffers) API
HappyBase (Python library)
HBase compatible API (Java)
JDBC
ODBC
Thrift
Vega
RESTful HTTP APIHTTP REST
InfluxDB Line Protocol (TCP/UDP)
JDBC
Supported programming languagesC#
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
All languages supporting JDBC/ODBC/Thrift
Python
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
C infoPostgreSQL driver
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Rust infoover HTTP
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnononono
Triggersnononono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding infoRound robinShardinghorizontal partitioning (by timestamps)
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesInternal replication in Colossus, and regional replication between two clusters in different zonesMulti-source replicationConfigurable consistency for N replicas
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate consistency (for a single cluster), Eventual consistency (for two or more replicated clusters)Immediate ConsistencyBounded Staleness
Eventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Session Consistency
Tunable Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynononono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataAtomic single-row operationsnonoACID for single-table writes
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.noyesnoyes infothrough memory mapped files
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users, groups and roles based on Google Cloud Identity and Access Management (IAM)fine grained access rights according to SQL-standardno
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Google Cloud BigtableHEAVY.AI infoFormerly named 'OmniSci', rebranded to 'HEAVY.AI' in March 2022MilvusQuestDB
Specific characteristicsOptimizes memory and compute layers to deliver unprecedented performance. Natively...
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Milvus is an open-source and cloud-native vector database built for production-ready...
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Relational model with native time series support Column based storage and time partitioned...
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Competitive advantagesOnly HEAVY.AI allows users to visually and interactively discover high-value patterns,...
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Highly available, versatile, and robust with millisecond latency. Supports batch...
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Real-time data ingestion and istant SQL queries for time series High performance...
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Typical application scenariosAdvanced analytics, geospatial and time-series analytics, accelerated data science,...
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Video media : video understanding, video deduplication. E-commerce and mobile applications...
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Application metrics Financial market data and algo trading DevOps monitoring Real-time...
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Key customersMilvus is trusted by over 1,000 enterprises, including Baidu, eBay, IKEA, LINE, Shopee,...
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Market metricsAs of March 2022, 9.8k+ GitHub stars 1.4k+ Github forks 871k+ docker pulls 2k+ community...
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Licensing and pricing modelsHEAVY.AI Free (Free Forever), Foundations ($2k/month), and Enterprise Licensure (Inquire...
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Milvus was released under the open-source Apache License 2.0 in October 2019. Managed...
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Apache 2.0.
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