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System Properties Comparison Graph Engine vs. Milvus vs. Nebula Graph vs. TerarkDB

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NameGraph Engine infoformer name: Trinity  Xexclude from comparisonMilvus  Xexclude from comparisonNebula Graph  Xexclude from comparisonTerarkDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA distributed in-memory data processing engine, underpinned by a strongly-typed RAM store and a general distributed computation engineA DBMS designed for efficient storage of vector data and vector similarity searchesA distributed, linear scalable, high perfomant Graph DBMSA key-value store forked from RocksDB with advanced compression algorithms. It can be used standalone or as a storage engine for MySQL and MongoDB
Primary database modelGraph DBMS
Key-value store
Search engineGraph DBMSKey-value store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.91
Rank#184  Overall
#16  Graph DBMS
#30  Key-value stores
Score0.37
Rank#259  Overall
#17  Search engines
Score1.10
Rank#169  Overall
#15  Graph DBMS
Score0.00
Rank#354  Overall
#54  Key-value stores
Websitewww.graphengine.iomilvus.iogithub.com/­vesoft-inc/­nebula
nebula-graph.io
github.com/­Terark/­terarkdb
Technical documentationwww.graphengine.io/­docs/­manualmilvus.io/­docs/­overview.mddocs.nebula-graph.iogithub.com/­Terark/­terarkdb/­wiki
DeveloperMicrosoftVesoft Inc.Terark
Initial release2010201920192016
Current release2.0, January 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT LicenseOpen Source infoApache Version 2.0Open Source infoApache Version 2.0 + Common Clause 1.0commercial inforestricted open source version available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation language.NET and CC++, GoC++C++
Server operating systems.NETLinux
macOS info10.14 or later
Windows infowith WSL 2 enabled
Linux
Data schemeyesStrong typed schemaschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesNumeric and Stringyesno
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 indexesnoyes infoNebula Graph internally uses the Key-Value store RocksDB for persistency. The vertices, edges, and their properties are stored as Key while their values are stored as Value. The primary indexes are per Key and secondary indexes are per Value.no
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonoSQL-like query languageno
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIRESTful HTTP APIBrowser interface
console (shell)
Proprietary native API
Query language nGQL
C++ API
Java API
Supported programming languagesC#
C++
F#
Visual Basic
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
C++
Go
Java
Python
C++
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesnono
Triggersnonono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeshorizontal partitioningShardingShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesCausal Clustering using Raft protocolnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemBounded Staleness
Eventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Session Consistency
Tunable Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyes infoRelationships in graphsno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanonoACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
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 storageyesyes infousing RocksDByes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesnoyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlnoRole-based access controlno
More information provided by the system vendor
Graph Engine infoformer name: TrinityMilvusNebula GraphTerarkDB
Specific characteristicsMilvus is an open-source and cloud-native vector database built for production-ready...
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Nebula Graph is a truly distributed, linearly scalable, lightning-fast graph database,...
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Competitive advantagesHighly available, versatile, and robust with millisecond latency. Supports batch...
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Nebula Graph boasts the world's only graph database solution that is able to host...
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Typical application scenariosVideo media : video understanding, video deduplication. E-commerce and mobile applications...
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Social networking Fraud detection Knowledge graph Data warehouse management Anti...
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Key customersMilvus is trusted by over 1,000 enterprises, including Baidu, eBay, IKEA, LINE, Shopee,...
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Currently we have some top internet companies in China implementing Nebula Graph...
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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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At our very early stage, Nebula Graph has already received 3.5k stars and thousands...
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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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Nebula Graph is open source and free to use under Apache 2.0 license and Common Clause...
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