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NameHEAVY.AI infoFormerly named 'OmniSci', rebranded to 'HEAVY.AI' in March 2022  Xexclude from comparisonMilvus  Xexclude from comparisonOracle Berkeley DB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA high performance, column-oriented RDBMS, specifically developed to harness the massive parallelism of modern CPU and GPU hardwareA DBMS designed for efficient storage of vector data and vector similarity searchesWidely used in-process key-value store
Primary database modelRelational DBMSVector DBMSKey-value store infosupports sorted and unsorted key sets
Native XML DBMS infoin the Oracle Berkeley DB XML version
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score1.77
Rank#141  Overall
#65  Relational DBMS
Score2.31
Rank#113  Overall
#3  Vector DBMS
Score2.21
Rank#117  Overall
#20  Key-value stores
#3  Native XML DBMS
Websitegithub.com/­heavyai/­heavydb
www.heavy.ai
milvus.iowww.oracle.com/­database/­technologies/­related/­berkeleydb.html
Technical documentationdocs.heavy.aimilvus.io/­docs/­overview.mddocs.oracle.com/­cd/­E17076_05/­html/­index.html
DeveloperHEAVY.AI, Inc.Oracle infooriginally developed by Sleepycat, which was acquired by Oracle
Initial release201620191994
Current release5.10, January 20222.3.4, January 202418.1.40, May 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2; enterprise edition availableOpen Source infoApache Version 2.0Open Source infocommercial license available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC++ and CUDAC++, GoC, Java, C++ (depending on the Berkeley DB edition)
Server operating systemsLinuxLinux
macOS info10.14 or later
Windows infowith WSL 2 enabled
AIX
Android
FreeBSD
iOS
Linux
OS X
Solaris
VxWorks
Windows
Data schemeyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesVector, Numeric and Stringno
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.nonoyes infoonly with the Berkeley DB XML edition
Secondary indexesnonoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesnoyes infoSQL interfaced based on SQLite is available
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
Thrift
Vega
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languagesAll languages supporting JDBC/ODBC/Thrift
Python
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
.Net infoFigaro is a .Net framework assembly that extends Berkeley DB XML into an embeddable database engine for .NET
others infoThird-party libraries to manipulate Berkeley DB files are available for many languages
C
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js) info3rd party binding
Perl
Python
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonono
Triggersnonoyes infoonly for the SQL API
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoRound robinShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replicationSource-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyBounded Staleness
Eventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Session Consistency
Tunable Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanonoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
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.yesyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardRole based access control and fine grained access rightsno
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HEAVY.AI infoFormerly named 'OmniSci', rebranded to 'HEAVY.AI' in March 2022MilvusOracle Berkeley DB
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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