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System Properties Comparison IBM Db2 vs. Milvus vs. Qdrant

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NameIBM Db2 infoformerly named DB2 or IBM Database 2  Xexclude from comparisonMilvus  Xexclude from comparisonQdrant  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionCommon in IBM host environments, 2 different versions for host and Windows/LinuxA DBMS designed for efficient storage of vector data and vector similarity searchesA high-performance vector database with neural network or semantic-based matching
Primary database modelRelational DBMS infoSince Version 10.5 support for JSON/BSON documents compatible with MongoDBVector DBMSVector DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
RDF store infoin Db2 LUW (Linux, Unix, Windows)
Spatial DBMS infowith Db2 Spatial Extender
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score125.90
Rank#9  Overall
#6  Relational DBMS
Score2.78
Rank#103  Overall
#4  Vector DBMS
Score1.28
Rank#167  Overall
#8  Vector DBMS
Websitewww.ibm.com/­products/­db2milvus.iogithub.com/­qdrant/­qdrant
qdrant.tech
Technical documentationwww.ibm.com/­docs/­en/­db2milvus.io/­docs/­overview.mdqdrant.tech/­documentation
DeveloperIBMQdrant
Initial release1983 infohost version20192021
Current release12.1, October 20162.4.4, May 2024
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infofree version is availableOpen Source infoApache Version 2.0Open Source infoApache Version 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC and C++C++, GoRust
Server operating systemsAIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Windows
z/OS
Linux
macOS info10.14 or later
Windows infowith WSL 2 enabled
Docker
Linux
macOS
Windows
Data schemeyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesVector, Numeric and StringNumbers, Strings, Geo, Boolean
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 indexesyesnoyes infoKeywords, numberic ranges, geo, full-text
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesnono
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
JSON style queries infoMongoDB compatible
ODBC
XQuery
RESTful HTTP APIgRPC
OpenAPI 3.0
RESTful HTTP/JSON API infoOpenAPI 3.0
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Cobol
Delphi
Fortran
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Visual Basic
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
.Net
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Rust
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesno
Triggersyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoonly with Windows/Unix/Linux VersionShardingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infowith separate tools (MQ, InfoSphere)Collection-level replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemBounded Staleness
Eventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Session Consistency
Tunable Consistency
Eventual 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 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.yesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardRole based access control and fine grained access rightsKey-based authentication
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IBM Db2 infoformerly named DB2 or IBM Database 2MilvusQdrant
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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