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DBMS > Graph Engine vs. IBM Cloudant vs. Microsoft Azure Synapse Analytics vs. Milvus

System Properties Comparison Graph Engine vs. IBM Cloudant vs. Microsoft Azure Synapse Analytics vs. Milvus

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NameGraph Engine infoformer name: Trinity  Xexclude from comparisonIBM Cloudant  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure Synapse Analytics infopreviously named Azure SQL Data Warehouse  Xexclude from comparisonMilvus  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA distributed in-memory data processing engine, underpinned by a strongly-typed RAM store and a general distributed computation engineDatabase as a Service offering based on Apache CouchDBElastic, large scale data warehouse service leveraging the broad eco-system of SQL ServerA DBMS designed for efficient storage of vector data and vector similarity searches
Primary database modelGraph DBMS
Key-value store
Document storeRelational DBMSSearch engine
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.90
Rank#186  Overall
#16  Graph DBMS
#31  Key-value stores
Score3.33
Rank#95  Overall
#17  Document stores
Score21.62
Rank#36  Overall
#22  Relational DBMS
Score0.37
Rank#262  Overall
#17  Search engines
Websitewww.graphengine.iowww.ibm.com/­cloud/­cloudantazure.microsoft.com/­services/­synapse-analyticsmilvus.io
Technical documentationwww.graphengine.io/­docs/­manualcloud.ibm.com/­docs/­Cloudantdocs.microsoft.com/­azure/­synapse-analyticsmilvus.io/­docs/­overview.md
DeveloperMicrosoftIBM, Apache Software Foundation infoIBM acquired Cloudant in February 2014Microsoft
Initial release2010201020162019
Current release2.0, January 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT LicensecommercialcommercialOpen Source infoApache Version 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesyesno
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation language.NET and CErlangC++C++, Go
Server operating systems.NEThostedhostedLinux
macOS info10.14 or later
Windows infowith WSL 2 enabled
Data schemeyesschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesnoyesNumeric 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.nononono
Secondary indexesyesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonoyesno
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIRESTful HTTP/JSON APIADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languagesC#
C++
F#
Visual Basic
C#
Java
JavaScript
Objective-C
PHP
Ruby
C#
Java
PHP
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesView functions (Map-Reduce) in JavaScriptTransact SQLno
Triggersnoyesnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeshorizontal partitioningShardingSharding, horizontal partitioningSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
yes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyBounded Staleness
Eventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Session Consistency
Tunable Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono infodocs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­synapse-analytics/­sql-data-warehouse/­sql-data-warehouse-table-constraintsno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanono infoatomic operations within a document possibleACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes infoOptimistic lockingyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentoptional: either by committing a write-ahead log (WAL) to the local persistent storage or by dumping the memory to a persistent storageyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesnono
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users can be defined per databaseyesno
More information provided by the system vendor
Graph Engine infoformer name: TrinityIBM CloudantMicrosoft Azure Synapse Analytics infopreviously named Azure SQL Data WarehouseMilvus
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 scenariosVideo media : video understanding, video deduplication. E-commerce and mobile applications...
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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 modelsMilvus was released under the open-source Apache License 2.0 in October 2019. Managed...
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