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System Properties Comparison InterSystems IRIS vs. LokiJS vs. Lovefield vs. Weaviate

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NameInterSystems IRIS  Xexclude from comparisonLokiJS  Xexclude from comparisonLovefield  Xexclude from comparisonWeaviate  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA containerised multi-model DBMS, interoperability and analytics data platform with wide capabilities for vertical and horizontal scalabilityIn-memory JavaScript DBMSEmbeddable relational database for web apps written in pure JavaScriptA cloud-native, realtime vector search engine integrating scalable machine learning models
Primary database modelDocument store
Key-value store
Object oriented DBMS
Relational DBMS
Document storeRelational DBMSSearch engine
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score2.25
Rank#119  Overall
#22  Document stores
#23  Key-value stores
#2  Object oriented DBMS
#59  Relational DBMS
Score0.57
Rank#228  Overall
#34  Document stores
Score0.23
Rank#283  Overall
#133  Relational DBMS
Score0.17
Rank#295  Overall
#19  Search engines
Websitewww.intersystems.com/­products/­intersystems-irisgithub.com/­techfort/­LokiJSgoogle.github.io/­lovefieldgithub.com/­semi-technologies/­weaviate
weaviate.io
Technical documentationdocs.intersystems.com/­irislatest/­csp/­docbook/­DocBook.UI.Page.clstechfort.github.io/­LokiJSgithub.com/­google/­lovefield/­blob/­master/­docs/­spec_index.mdweaviate.io/­developers/­weaviate/­current
DeveloperInterSystemsGoogleSeMI Technologies B.V.
Initial release2018201420142017
Current release2021.1, June 20212.1.12, February 20171.0.3, January 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infocommercial license available with Weaviate Enterprise
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJavaScriptJavaScriptGo
Server operating systemsAIX
Linux
macOS
Windows
server-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)server-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js) infotested with Chrome, Firefox, IE, Safari
Data schemedepending on used data modelschema-freeyesyes, maps to GraphQL interface
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesnoyesyes 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.yesnonono
Secondary indexesyesyes infovia viewsyesyes infoall data objects are indexed in a semantic vector space (the Contextionary), all primitive fields are indexed
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesnoSQL-like query language infovia JavaScript builder patternGraphQL is used as query language
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
JavaScript APIGraphQL query language
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
Supported programming languages.Net
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
JavaScriptJavaScript
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesView functions in JavaScriptnono
TriggersyesyesUsing read-only observersno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnonenoneSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replicationnonenoneyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencynoneEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDno infoatomic operations within a single collection possibleACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes infoSerialization of a DB in a Node.JS/Cordova/PhoneGap environment. Usage of the IndexedDB-API in a browser.yes, by using IndexedDB or the cloud service Firebase Realtime Databaseyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyesyes infousing MemoryDBno
User concepts infoAccess controlyesnonoOpenID Connect Discovery
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InterSystems IRISLokiJSLovefieldWeaviate
Typical application scenariosAs a stand-alone vector search engine, or use one of the many modules (transformers,...
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Key customersA ll companies that have data. ​
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Licensing and pricing modelsWeaviate is open-source, and free to use. We also offer Fully managed Weaviate on...
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