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System Properties Comparison Google Cloud Bigtable vs. TinkerGraph vs. Weaviate

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NameGoogle Cloud Bigtable  Xexclude from comparisonTinkerGraph  Xexclude from comparisonWeaviate  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 lightweight, in-memory graph engine that serves as a reference implementation of the TinkerPop3 APIA cloud-native, realtime vector search engine integrating scalable machine learning models
Primary database modelKey-value store
Wide column store
Graph DBMSSearch engine
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score5.01
Rank#81  Overall
#12  Key-value stores
#8  Wide column stores
Score0.44
Rank#273  Overall
#22  Graph DBMS
Score0.40
Rank#281  Overall
#19  Search engines
Websitecloud.google.com/­bigtabletinkerpop.apache.org/­docs/­current/­reference/­#tinkergraph-gremlingithub.com/­semi-technologies/­weaviate
weaviate.io
Technical documentationcloud.google.com/­bigtable/­docsweaviate.io/­developers/­weaviate/­current
DeveloperGoogleSeMI Technologies B.V.
Initial release201520092017
Current release1.0.3, January 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infocommercial license available with Weaviate Enterprise
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
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Implementation languageJavaGo
Server operating systemshosted
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyes, maps to GraphQL interface
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesyes 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.nonono
Secondary indexesnonoyes infoall data objects are indexed in a semantic vector space (the Contextionary), all primitive fields are indexed
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonoGraphQL is used as query language
APIs and other access methodsgRPC (using protocol buffers) API
HappyBase (Python library)
HBase compatible API (Java)
TinkerPop 3GraphQL query language
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
Supported programming languagesC#
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Groovy
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonono
Triggersnonono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnoneSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesInternal replication in Colossus, and regional replication between two clusters in different zonesnoneyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate consistency (for a single cluster), Eventual consistency (for two or more replicated clusters)noneEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyes infoRelationships in graphsno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataAtomic single-row operationsnono
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesnoyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesoptionalyes
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)noOpenID Connect Discovery
More information provided by the system vendor
Google Cloud BigtableTinkerGraphWeaviate
Typical application scenariosAs a stand-alone vector search engine, or use one of the many modules (transformers,...
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Key customersA ll companies that have data. ​
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Licensing and pricing modelsWeaviate is open-source, and free to use. We also offer Fully managed Weaviate on...
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