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DBMS > JSqlDb vs. Microsoft Azure Cosmos DB vs. Weaviate

System Properties Comparison JSqlDb vs. Microsoft Azure Cosmos DB vs. Weaviate

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NameJSqlDb  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure Cosmos DB infoformer name was Azure DocumentDB  Xexclude from comparisonWeaviate  Xexclude from comparison
JSqlDB seems to be discontinued. Therefore it is excluded from the DB-Engines ranking.
DescriptionJavaScript Query Language Database, stores JavaScript objects and primitivesGlobally distributed, horizontally scalable, multi-model database serviceAn AI-native realtime vector database engine that integrates scalable machine learning models.
Primary database modelDocument store
Object oriented DBMS
Document store
Graph DBMS
Key-value store
Wide column store
Vector DBMS
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score29.04
Rank#27  Overall
#4  Document stores
#2  Graph DBMS
#3  Key-value stores
#3  Wide column stores
Score1.73
Rank#143  Overall
#5  Vector DBMS
Websitejsqldb.org (offline)azure.microsoft.com/­services/­cosmos-dbgithub.com/­weaviate/­weaviate
weaviate.io
Technical documentationlearn.microsoft.com/­azure/­cosmos-dbweaviate.io/­developers/­weaviate
DeveloperKonrad von BackstromMicrosoftWeaviate B.V.
Initial release201820142019
Current release0.8, December 20181.19, May 2023
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen SourcecommercialOpen Source infocommercial license available with Weaviate Enterprise
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesno
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Implementation languageGo
Server operating systemsLinux
macOS
Windows
hosted
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyes, maps to GraphQL interface
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyes infoJSON typesyes 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.nono
Secondary indexesnoyes infoAll properties auto-indexed by defaultyes infoall data objects are indexed in a semantic vector space (the Contextionary), all primitive fields are indexed
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like query languageGraphQL is used as query language
APIs and other access methodsDocumentDB API
Graph API (Gremlin)
MongoDB API
RESTful HTTP API
Table API
GraphQL query language
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
Supported programming languagesJavaScript.Net
C#
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
MongoDB client drivers written for various programming languages
Python
JavaScript / TypeScript
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresfunctions in JavaScriptJavaScriptno
TriggersnoJavaScriptno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneyes infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnowith Hadoop integration infoIntegration with Hadoop/HDInsight on Azure*no
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemBounded Staleness
Consistent Prefix
Eventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infoConsistency level configurable on request level
Session Consistency
Eventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataMulti-item ACID transactions with snapshot isolation within a partitionno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes infousing RocksDByesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights can be defined down to the item levelAPI Keys
OpenID Connect Discovery
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JSqlDbMicrosoft Azure Cosmos DB infoformer name was Azure DocumentDBWeaviate
Specific characteristicsWeaviate is an open source vector database that is robust, scalable, cloud-native,...
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Competitive advantagesFlexible deployment - Free, open source or fully-managed cloud vector database service...
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Typical application scenariosAs a database supporting the development of generative AI and semantic search applications...
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Key customersAll companies that have data. ​
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Market metricsAs of mid 2023: Over 2 million open source downloads 3500+ Weaviate Slack community...
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Licensing and pricing modelsWeaviate is open-source, and free to use. Weaviate is also available as a fully managed...
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