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

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

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NameInterSystems IRIS  Xexclude from comparisonLovefield  Xexclude from comparisonSTSdb  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 JavaScriptKey-Value Store with special method for indexing infooptimized for high performance using a special indexing methodA 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
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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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
Score0.01
Rank#345  Overall
#53  Key-value stores
Score0.17
Rank#295  Overall
#19  Search engines
Websitewww.intersystems.com/­products/­intersystems-irisgoogle.github.io/­lovefieldgithub.com/­STSSoft/­STSdb4github.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.mdweaviate.io/­developers/­weaviate/­current
DeveloperInterSystemsGoogleSTS Soft SCSeMI Technologies B.V.
Initial release2018201420112017
Current release2021.1, June 20212.1.12, February 20174.0.8, September 20151.0.3, January 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoGPLv2, commercial license availableOpen 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 languageJavaScriptC#Go
Server operating systemsAIX
Linux
macOS
Windows
server-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js) infotested with Chrome, Firefox, IE, SafariWindows
Data schemedepending on used data modelyesyesyes, maps to GraphQL interface
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes infoprimitive types and user defined types (classes)yes 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.yesnono
Secondary indexesyesyesnoyes 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 patternnoGraphQL is used as query language
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
.NET Client APIGraphQL query language
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
Supported programming languages.Net
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
JavaScriptC#
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesnonono
TriggersyesUsing read-only observersnono
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 methodsnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDnono
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 MemoryDBno
User concepts infoAccess controlyesnonoOpenID Connect Discovery
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InterSystems IRISLovefieldSTSdbWeaviate
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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