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DBMS > InterSystems IRIS vs. Lovefield vs. NCache vs. Weaviate

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

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NameInterSystems IRIS  Xexclude from comparisonLovefield  Xexclude from comparisonNCache  Xexclude from comparisonWeaviate  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA containerised multi-model DBMS, interoperability and analytics data platform with wide capabilities for vertical and horizontal scalabilityEmbeddable relational database for web apps written in pure JavaScriptOpen-Source and Enterprise in-memory Key-Value StoreA cloud-native, realtime vector search engine integrating scalable machine learning models
Primary database modelDocument store
Key-value store
Object oriented DBMS
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMSKey-value storeSearch engine
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Search engine infoUsing distributed Lucene
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
Score0.23
Rank#283  Overall
#133  Relational DBMS
Score0.79
Rank#196  Overall
#32  Key-value stores
Score0.17
Rank#295  Overall
#19  Search engines
Websitewww.intersystems.com/­products/­intersystems-irisgoogle.github.io/­lovefieldwww.alachisoft.com/­ncachegithub.com/­semi-technologies/­weaviate
weaviate.io
Technical documentationdocs.intersystems.com/­irislatest/­csp/­docbook/­DocBook.UI.Page.clsgithub.com/­google/­lovefield/­blob/­master/­docs/­spec_index.mdwww.alachisoft.com/­resources/­docsweaviate.io/­developers/­weaviate/­current
DeveloperInterSystemsGoogleAlachisoftSeMI Technologies B.V.
Initial release2018201420052017
Current release2021.1, June 20212.1.12, February 20175.2, April 20211.0.3, January 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoEnterprise Edition availableOpen Source infocommercial license available with Weaviate Enterprise
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageJavaScriptC#, .NET, .NET Core, JavaGo
Server operating systemsAIX
Linux
macOS
Windows
server-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js) infotested with Chrome, Firefox, IE, SafariLinux
Windows
Data schemedepending on used data modelyesschema-freeyes, maps to GraphQL interface
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyespartial infoSupported data types are Lists, Queues, Hashsets, Dictionary and Counteryes 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 indexesyesyesyesyes infoall data objects are indexed in a semantic vector space (the Contextionary), all primitive fields are indexed
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesSQL-like query language infovia JavaScript builder patternSQL-like query syntax and LINQ for searching the cache. Cache Synchronization with SQL Server using SQL dependency.GraphQL is used as query language
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
IDistributedCache
JCache
LINQ
Proprietary native API
GraphQL query language
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
Supported programming languages.Net
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
JavaScript.Net
.Net Core
C#
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Visual Basic.NET
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesnono infosupport for stored procedures with SQL-Server CLRno
TriggersyesUsing read-only observersyes infoNotificationsno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnoneyesSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replicationnoneyes, with selectable consistency levelyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Strong Eventual Consistency over WAN with Conflict Resolution using Bridge Topology
Eventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDoptimistic locking and pessimistic lockingno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes, by using IndexedDB or the cloud service Firebase Realtime Databaseyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyes infousing MemoryDByesno
User concepts infoAccess controlyesnoAuthentication to access the cache via Active Directory/LDAP (possible roles: user, administrator)OpenID Connect Discovery
More information provided by the system vendor
InterSystems IRISLovefieldNCacheWeaviate
Specific characteristicsNCache has been the market leader in .NET Distributed Caching since 2005 . NCache...
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Competitive advantagesNCache is 100% .NET/ .NET Core based which fully supports ASP.NET Core Sessions ,...
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Typical application scenariosNCache enables industries like retail, finance, banking IoT, travel, ecommerce, healthcare...
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As a stand-alone vector search engine, or use one of the many modules (transformers,...
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Key customersBank of America, Citi, Natures Way, Charter Spectrum, Barclays, Henry Schein, GBM,...
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A ll companies that have data. ​
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Market metricsMarket Leader in .NET Distributed Caching since 2005.
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Licensing and pricing modelsNCache Open Source is free on an as-is basis without any support. NCache Enterprise...
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Weaviate is open-source, and free to use. We also offer Fully managed Weaviate on...
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