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System Properties Comparison HyperSQL vs. Milvus vs. RocksDB

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NameHyperSQL infoalso known as HSQLDB  Xexclude from comparisonMilvus  Xexclude from comparisonRocksDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionMultithreaded, transactional RDBMS written in Java infoalso known as HSQLDBA DBMS designed for efficient storage of vector data and vector similarity searchesEmbeddable persistent key-value store optimized for fast storage (flash and RAM)
Primary database modelRelational DBMSVector DBMSKey-value store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score3.49
Rank#87  Overall
#47  Relational DBMS
Score2.31
Rank#113  Overall
#3  Vector DBMS
Score3.65
Rank#85  Overall
#11  Key-value stores
Websitehsqldb.orgmilvus.iorocksdb.org
Technical documentationhsqldb.org/­web/­hsqlDocsFrame.htmlmilvus.io/­docs/­overview.mdgithub.com/­facebook/­rocksdb/­wiki
DeveloperFacebook, Inc.
Initial release200120192013
Current release2.7.2, June 20232.3.4, January 20248.11.4, April 2024
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infobased on BSD licenseOpen Source infoApache Version 2.0Open Source infoBSD
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJavaC++, GoC++
Server operating systemsAll OS with a Java VM infoEmbedded (into Java applications) and Client-Server operating modesLinux
macOS info10.14 or later
Windows infowith WSL 2 enabled
Linux
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.nonono
Secondary indexesyesnono
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesnono
APIs and other access methodsHTTP API infoJDBC via HTTP
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP APIC++ API
Java API
Supported programming languagesAll languages supporting JDBC/ODBC
Java
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
C
C++
Go
Java
Perl
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresJava, SQLnono
Triggersyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneShardinghorizontal partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneyes
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 integrityyesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnoyes
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
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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HyperSQL infoalso known as HSQLDBMilvusRocksDB
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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