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DBMS > InterSystems IRIS vs. Lovefield vs. Weaviate

System Properties Comparison InterSystems IRIS vs. Lovefield vs. Weaviate

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NameInterSystems IRIS  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 scalabilityEmbeddable 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
Relational DBMSSearch engine
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score1.84
Rank#127  Overall
#21  Document stores
#23  Key-value stores
#2  Object oriented DBMS
#62  Relational DBMS
Score0.30
Rank#269  Overall
#124  Relational DBMS
Score0.14
Rank#297  Overall
#15  Search engines
Websitewww.intersystems.com/­products/­intersystems-irisgoogle.github.io/­lovefieldgithub.com/­semi-technologies/­weaviate
www.semi.technology/­solutions/­weaviate
Technical documentationdocs.intersystems.com/­irislatest/­csp/­docbook/­DocBook.UI.Page.clsgithub.com/­google/­lovefield/­blob/­master/­docs/­spec_index.mdwww.semi.technology/­developers/­weaviate/­current
DeveloperInterSystemsGoogleSeMI Technologies B.V.
Initial release201820142017
Current release2021.1, June 20212.1.12, February 20171.0.3, January 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infocommercial license available with Weaviate Enterprise
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJavaScriptGo
Server operating systemsAIX
Linux
macOS
Windows
server-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js) infotested with Chrome, Firefox, IE, Safari
Data schemedepending on used data modelyesyes, maps to GraphQL interface
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes 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 indexesyesyesyes 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 patternGraphQL is used as query language
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
GraphQL query language
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
Supported programming languages.Net
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
JavaScript
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesnono
TriggersyesUsing read-only observersno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnoneSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replicationnoneyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes, 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.yesyes infousing MemoryDBno
User concepts infoAccess controlyesnoOpenID Connect Discovery
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