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System Properties Comparison Google Cloud Spanner vs. JaguarDB vs. Milvus

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NameGoogle Cloud Spanner  Xexclude from comparisonJaguarDB  Xexclude from comparisonMilvus  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA horizontally scalable, globally consistent, relational database service. It is the externalization of the core Google database that runs the biggest aspects of Google, like Ads and Google Play.Performant, highly scalable DBMS for AI and IoT applicationsA DBMS designed for efficient storage of vector data and vector similarity searches
Primary database modelRelational DBMSKey-value store
Vector DBMS
Vector DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score2.84
Rank#100  Overall
#51  Relational DBMS
Score0.06
Rank#381  Overall
#59  Key-value stores
#13  Vector DBMS
Score2.78
Rank#103  Overall
#3  Vector DBMS
Websitecloud.google.com/­spannerwww.jaguardb.commilvus.io
Technical documentationcloud.google.com/­spanner/­docswww.jaguardb.com/­support.htmlmilvus.io/­docs/­overview.md
DeveloperGoogleDataJaguar, Inc.
Initial release201720152019
Current release3.3 July 20232.3.4, January 2024
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoGPL V3.0Open Source infoApache Version 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
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Implementation languageC++ infothe server part. Clients available in other languagesC++, Go
Server operating systemshostedLinuxLinux
macOS info10.14 or later
Windows infowith WSL 2 enabled
Data schemeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesVector, Numeric and String
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 indexesyesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infoQuery statements complying to ANSI 2011A subset of ANSI SQL is implemented infobut no views, foreign keys, triggersno
APIs and other access methodsgRPC (using protocol buffers) API
JDBC infoAt present, JDBC supports read-only queries. No support for DDL or DML statements.
RESTful HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languagesGo
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
C
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonono
Triggersnonono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication with 3 replicas for regional instances.Multi-source replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes infousing Google Cloud Dataflownono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual ConsistencyBounded Staleness
Eventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Session Consistency
Tunable Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes infoby using interleaved tables, this features focuses more on performance improvements than on referential integritynono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACID infoStrict serializable isolationnono
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.nonoyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users, groups and roles based on Google Cloud Identity and Access Management (IAM)rights management via user accountsRole based access control and fine grained access rights
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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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