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System Properties Comparison Google Cloud Bigtable vs. Milvus vs. Trafodion

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NameGoogle Cloud Bigtable  Xexclude from comparisonMilvus  Xexclude from comparisonTrafodion  Xexclude from comparison
Apache Trafodion has been retired in 2021. Therefore it is excluded from the DB-Engines Ranking.
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 DBMS designed for efficient storage of vector data and vector similarity searchesTransactional SQL-on-Hadoop DBMS
Primary database modelKey-value store
Wide column store
Vector DBMSRelational DBMS
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Score3.86
Rank#90  Overall
#13  Key-value stores
#7  Wide column stores
Score1.70
Rank#150  Overall
#5  Vector DBMS
Websitecloud.google.com/­bigtablemilvus.iotrafodion.apache.org
Technical documentationcloud.google.com/­bigtable/­docsmilvus.io/­docs/­overview.mdtrafodion.apache.org/­documentation.html
DeveloperGoogleApache Software Foundation, originally developed by HP
Initial release201520192014
Current release2.3.4, January 20242.3.0, February 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache Version 2.0Open Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
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Implementation languageC++, GoC++, Java
Server operating systemshostedLinux
macOS info10.14 or later
Windows infowith WSL 2 enabled
Linux
Data schemeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoVector, Numeric 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.nonono
Secondary indexesnonoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonoyes
APIs and other access methodsgRPC (using protocol buffers) API
HappyBase (Python library)
HBase compatible API (Java)
RESTful HTTP APIADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesC#
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
All languages supporting JDBC/ODBC/ADO.Net
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonoJava Stored Procedures
Triggersnonono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesInternal replication in Colossus, and regional replication between two clusters in different zonesyes, via HBase
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnoyes infovia user defined functions and HBase
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate consistency (for a single cluster), Eventual consistency (for two or more replicated clusters)Bounded Staleness
Eventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Session Consistency
Tunable Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataAtomic single-row operationsnoACID
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.noyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users, groups and roles based on Google Cloud Identity and Access Management (IAM)Role based access control and fine grained access rightsfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
More information provided by the system vendor
Google Cloud BigtableMilvusTrafodion
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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