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System Properties Comparison Google Cloud Datastore vs. Snowflake vs. Weaviate

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NameGoogle Cloud Datastore  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  Xexclude from comparisonWeaviate  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionAutomatically scaling NoSQL Database as a Service (DBaaS) on the Google Cloud PlatformCloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured dataA cloud-native, realtime vector search engine integrating scalable machine learning models
Primary database modelDocument storeRelational DBMSSearch engine
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score6.61
Rank#66  Overall
#12  Document stores
Score103.50
Rank#13  Overall
#9  Relational DBMS
Score0.16
Rank#300  Overall
#20  Search engines
Websitecloud.google.com/­datastorewww.snowflake.comgithub.com/­semi-technologies/­weaviate
weaviate.io
Technical documentationcloud.google.com/­datastore/­docsdocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.htmlweaviate.io/­developers/­weaviate/­current
DeveloperGoogleSnowflake Computing Inc.SeMI Technologies B.V.
Initial release200820142017
Current release1.0.3, January 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialOpen Source infocommercial license available with Weaviate Enterprise
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesyesno
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageGo
Server operating systemshostedhosted
Data schemeschema-freeyes infosupport of semi-structured data formats (JSON, XML, Avro)yes, maps to GraphQL interface
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes, details hereyesyes 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.noyesno
Secondary indexesyesyes infoall data objects are indexed in a semantic vector space (the Contextionary), all primitive fields are indexed
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query language (GQL)yesGraphQL is used as query language
APIs and other access methodsgRPC (using protocol buffers) API
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
GraphQL query language
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
Supported programming languages.Net
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresusing Google App Engineuser defined functionsno
TriggersCallbacks using the Google Apps Engineno infosimilar concept for controling cloud resourcesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingyesSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication using Paxosyesyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes infousing Google Cloud Dataflownono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on type of query and configuration infoStrong Consistency is default for entity lookups and queries within an Entity Group (but can instead be made eventually consistent). Other queries are always eventual consistent.Immediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes infovia ReferenceProperties or Ancestor pathsyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACID infoSerializable Isolation within Transactions, Read Committed outside of TransactionsACIDno
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.nonono
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users, groups and roles based on Google Cloud Identity and Access Management (IAM)Users with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authenticationOpenID Connect Discovery
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Google Cloud DatastoreSnowflakeWeaviate
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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