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System Properties Comparison H2GIS vs. Milvus

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NameH2GIS  Xexclude from comparisonMilvus  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionSpatial extension of H2A DBMS designed for efficient storage of vector data and vector similarity searches
Primary database modelSpatial DBMSVector DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
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Score0.03
Rank#374  Overall
#7  Spatial DBMS
Score1.47
Rank#171  Overall
#5  Vector DBMS
Websitewww.h2gis.orgmilvus.io
Technical documentationwww.h2gis.org/­docs/­homemilvus.io/­docs/­overview.md
DeveloperCNRS
Initial release20132019
Current release2.3.4, January 2024
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoLGPL 3.0Open Source infoApache Version 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
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Implementation languageJavaC++, Go
Server operating systemsLinux
macOS info10.14 or later
Windows infowith WSL 2 enabled
Data schemeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesVector, 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.nono
Secondary indexesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesno
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languagesJavaC++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infobased on H2no
Triggersyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infobased on H2
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyBounded Staleness
Eventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Session Consistency
Tunable Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes, multi-version concurrency control (MVCC)yes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlyes infobased on H2Role based access control and fine grained access rights
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H2GISMilvus
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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