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System Properties Comparison JanusGraph vs. Snowflake vs. Weaviate

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NameJanusGraph infosuccessor of Titan  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  Xexclude from comparisonWeaviate  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA Graph DBMS optimized for distributed clusters infoIt was forked from the latest code base of Titan in January 2017Cloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured dataA cloud-native, realtime vector search engine integrating scalable machine learning models
Primary database modelGraph DBMSRelational DBMSSearch engine
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score2.99
Rank#109  Overall
#6  Graph DBMS
Score114.77
Rank#11  Overall
#8  Relational DBMS
Score0.40
Rank#281  Overall
#19  Search engines
Websitejanusgraph.orgwww.snowflake.comgithub.com/­semi-technologies/­weaviate
weaviate.io
Technical documentationdocs.janusgraph.orgdocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.htmlweaviate.io/­developers/­weaviate/­current
DeveloperLinux Foundation; originally developed as Titan by AureliusSnowflake Computing Inc.SeMI Technologies B.V.
Initial release201720142017
Current release0.6.1, January 20221.0.3, January 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0commercialOpen Source infocommercial license available with Weaviate Enterprise
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesno
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJavaGo
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Unix
Windows
hosted
Data schemeyesyes infosupport of semi-structured data formats (JSON, XML, Avro)yes, 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.noyesno
Secondary indexesyesyes infoall data objects are indexed in a semantic vector space (the Contextionary), all primitive fields are indexed
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyesGraphQL is used as query language
APIs and other access methodsJava API
TinkerPop Blueprints
TinkerPop Frames
TinkerPop Gremlin
TinkerPop Rexster
CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
GraphQL query language
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
Supported programming languagesClojure
Java
Python
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesuser defined functionsno
Triggersyesno infosimilar concept for controling cloud resourcesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyes infodepending on the used storage backend (e.g. Cassandra, HBase, BerkeleyDB)yesSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesyesyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes infovia Faunus, a graph analytics enginenono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Immediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes infoRelationships in graphsyesno
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 persistentyes infoSupports various storage backends: Cassandra, HBase, Berkeley DB, Akiban, Hazelcastyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.nono
User concepts infoAccess controlUser authentification and security via Rexster Graph ServerUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authenticationOpenID Connect Discovery
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JanusGraph infosuccessor of TitanSnowflakeWeaviate
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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