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NameHeroic  Xexclude from comparisonRethinkDB  Xexclude from comparisonVertica infoVertica Analytics Platform  Xexclude from comparisonWeaviate  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionTime Series DBMS built at Spotify based on Cassandra or Google Cloud Bigtable, and ElasticSearchDBMS for the Web with a mechanism to push updated query results to applications in realtime.Columnar relational DBMS designed to handle modern analytic workloads, enabling fast query performanceA cloud-native, realtime vector search engine integrating scalable machine learning models
Primary database modelTime Series DBMSDocument storeRelational DBMSSearch engine
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMSDocument store
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score0.21
Rank#290  Overall
#26  Time Series DBMS
Score3.14
Rank#97  Overall
#17  Document stores
Score19.90
Rank#35  Overall
#21  Relational DBMS
Score0.16
Rank#296  Overall
#16  Search engines
Websitespotify.github.io/­heroic/­#!/­indexrethinkdb.comwww.vertica.comgithub.com/­semi-technologies/­weaviate
www.semi.technology/­solutions/­weaviate
Technical documentationspotify.github.io/­heroic/­#!/­docs/­overviewrethinkdb.com/­docswww.vertica.com/­docs/­10.0.x/­HTML/­Content/­Home.htmwww.semi.technology/­developers/­weaviate/­current
DeveloperSpotifyThe Linux Foundation infosince July 2017Vertica / Micro Focus infoprior to that Hewlett PackardSeMI Technologies B.V.
Initial release2014200920052017
Current release2.4.1, August 2020Vertica 10.0 Software, May 2020
Vertica for SQL on Hadoop 10.0 Software, May 2020
1.0.3, January 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoApache Version 2commercial infoLimited community edition freeOpen Source infocommercial license available with Weaviate Enterprise
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono infoAvailable on all major clouds - Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platformno
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Implementation languageJavaC++Go
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
Linux
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyes infoUnstructured data can be stored in specific Flex-Tablesyes, maps to GraphQL interface
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes infostring, binary, float, bool, date, geometryyesyes 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.nonoyesno
Secondary indexesyes infovia Elasticsearchyesno infoThe concept of 'projections' can be used instead of indexes.yes infoall data objects are indexed in a semantic vector space (the Contextionary), all primitive fields are indexed
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonoyes infonearly full SQL99 without support for indexes and triggersGraphQL is used as query language
APIs and other access methodsHQL (Heroic Query Language, a JSON-based language)
HTTP API
ADO.NET
JDBC
Kafka
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
RESTful HTTP API
GraphQL query language
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
Supported programming languagesC infocommunity-supported driver
C# infocommunity-supported driver
C++ infocommunity-supported driver
Clojure infocommunity-supported driver
Dart infocommunity-supported driver
Erlang infocommunity-supported driver
Go infocommunity-supported driver
Haskell infocommunity-supported driver
Java infoofficial driver
JavaScript (Node.js) infoofficial driver
Lisp infocommunity-supported driver
Lua infocommunity-supported driver
Objective-C infocommunity-supported driver
Perl infocommunity-supported driver
PHP infocommunity-supported driver
Python infoofficial driver
Ruby infoofficial driver
Scala infocommunity-supported driver
C++
Java
Perl
Python
R
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyesno
TriggersnoClient-side triggers through changefeedsnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding inforange basedSharding infoSegmentation, Projection Segmentation, Hash SegmentationSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesSource-replica replicationMulti-source replication infoCluster level and Object level replicationyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesyes infowith Vertica Connector for Hadoopno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Immediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoAtomic single-document operationsACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes infoMVCC basedyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.nonono
User concepts infoAccess controlyes infousers and table-level permissionsfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard; supports Kerberos, LDAP, Ident and hashOpenID Connect Discovery
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HeroicRethinkDBVertica infoVertica Analytics PlatformWeaviate
Specific characteristicsColumnar storage, MPP, Hybrid storage model, Aggressive data compression, High availability,...
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Competitive advantagesPerformance at exabyte scale, Deploy anywhere, Open source innovation, Analysis in...
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Typical application scenariosCommunication and network analytics, Embedded analytics, Fraud monitoring and Risk...
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Key customersAbiba Systems, Adform, adMarketplace, AmeriPride, Anritsu, AOL, Avito, Auckland Transport,...
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Licensing and pricing modelsCost-based models and subscription-based models are available
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