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

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

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NameInterSystems IRIS  Xexclude from comparisonLovefield  Xexclude from comparisonSingleStore infoformer name was MemSQL  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 JavaScriptMySQL wire-compliant distributed RDBMS that combines an in-memory row-oriented and a disc-based column-oriented storage with patented universal storage to handle transactional and analytical workloads in one single table typeA cloud-native, realtime vector search engine integrating scalable machine learning models
Primary database modelDocument store
Key-value store
Object oriented DBMS
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMSRelational DBMSSearch engine
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
Time Series DBMS
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
Score7.04
Rank#61  Overall
#36  Relational DBMS
Score0.17
Rank#295  Overall
#19  Search engines
Websitewww.intersystems.com/­products/­intersystems-irisgoogle.github.io/­lovefieldwww.singlestore.comgithub.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.mddocs.singlestore.comweaviate.io/­developers/­weaviate/­current
DeveloperInterSystemsGoogleSingleStore Inc.SeMI Technologies B.V.
Initial release2018201420132017
Current release2021.1, June 20212.1.12, February 20177.6, November 20211.0.3, January 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0commercial infofree developer edition 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++, GoGo
Server operating systemsAIX
Linux
macOS
Windows
server-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js) infotested with Chrome, Firefox, IE, SafariLinux info64 bit version required
Data schemedepending on used data modelyesyesyes, maps to GraphQL interface
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesyes 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 patternyes infobut no triggers and foreign keysGraphQL is used as query language
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Cluster Management API infoas HTTP Rest and CLI
HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
GraphQL query language
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
Supported programming languages.Net
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
JavaScriptBash
C
C#
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesnoyesno
TriggersyesUsing read-only observersnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnoneSharding infohash partitioningSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replicationnoneSource-replica replication infostores two copies of each physical data partition on two separate nodesyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono infocan define user-defined aggregate functions for map-reduce-style calculationsno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes, multi-version concurrency control (MVCC)yes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes, by using IndexedDB or the cloud service Firebase Realtime Databaseyes infoAll updates are persistent, including those to disk-based columnstores and memory-based row stores. Transaction commits are supported via write-ahead log.yes
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 controlyesnoFine grained access control via users, groups and rolesOpenID Connect Discovery
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InterSystems IRISLovefieldSingleStore infoformer name was MemSQLWeaviate
Specific characteristicsSingleStore offers a fully-managed , distributed, highly-scalable SQL database designed...
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Competitive advantagesSingleStore’s competitive advantages include: Easy and Simplified Architecture with...
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Typical application scenariosDriving Fast Analytics: SingleStore delivers the fastest and most scalable reporting...
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As a stand-alone vector search engine, or use one of the many modules (transformers,...
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Key customersIEX Cloud : Improves Financial Data Distribution Speed 15x with Singlestore DB Comcast,...
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A ll companies that have data. ​
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Market metricsCustomers in various industries worldwide including US and International Industry...
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Licensing and pricing modelsF ree Tier and Enterprise Edition
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Weaviate is open-source, and free to use. We also offer Fully managed Weaviate on...
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