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NameHBase  Xexclude from comparisonWeaviate  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionWide-column store based on Apache Hadoop and on concepts of BigTableA cloud-native, realtime vector search engine integrating scalable machine learning models
Primary database modelWide column storeSearch engine
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score42.07
Rank#26  Overall
#2  Wide column stores
Score0.16
Rank#299  Overall
#19  Search engines
Websitehbase.apache.orggithub.com/­semi-technologies/­weaviate
weaviate.io
Technical documentationhbase.apache.orgweaviate.io/­developers/­weaviate/­current
DeveloperApache Software Foundation infoApache top-level project, originally developed by PowersetSeMI Technologies B.V.
Initial release20082017
Current release2.3.4, January 20211.0.3, January 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache version 2Open Source infocommercial license available with Weaviate Enterprise
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJavaGo
Server operating systemsLinux
Unix
Windows infousing Cygwin
Data schemeschema-free, schema definition possibleyes, maps to GraphQL interface
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateoptions to bring your own types, AVROyes 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.nono
Secondary indexesnoyes infoall data objects are indexed in a semantic vector space (the Contextionary), all primitive fields are indexed
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoGraphQL is used as query language
APIs and other access methodsJava API
RESTful HTTP API
Thrift
GraphQL query language
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Groovy
Java
PHP
Python
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infoCoprocessors in Javano
Triggersyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding
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 methodsyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency or Eventual ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataSingle row ACID (across millions of columns)no
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
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.yesno
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess Control Lists (ACL) for RBAC, integration with Apache Ranger for RBAC & ABACOpenID Connect Discovery
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Specific characteristicsApache HBase is the leading NoSQL, distributed database management system, well suited...
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Competitive advantagesNo single point of failure ensures very high availability with multiple customers...
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Typical application scenariosInternet of Things (IOT), fraud detection applications, recommendation engines, product...
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As a stand-alone vector search engine, or use one of the many modules (transformers,...
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Key customersApple, Salesforce, Cerner, Allegis Group, Bloomberg, Airtel, Thomson Reuters, Dish,...
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A ll companies that have data. ​
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Market metrics#1 largest NoSQL database by revenue
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Licensing and pricing modelsApache license P ricing for commercial distribution provided by Cloudera and available...
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Weaviate is open-source, and free to use. We also offer Fully managed Weaviate on...
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