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System Properties Comparison Memgraph vs. Milvus

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NameMemgraph  Xexclude from comparisonMilvus  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionAn open source graph database built for real-time streaming and compatible with Neo4jA DBMS designed for efficient storage of vector data and vector similarity searches
Primary database modelGraph DBMSVector DBMS
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Score2.93
Rank#95  Overall
#7  Graph DBMS
Score3.12
Rank#89  Overall
#4  Vector DBMS
Websitememgraph.commilvus.io
Technical documentationmemgraph.com/­docsmilvus.io/­docs/­overview.md
Social network pagesLinkedInTwitterFacebookGitHubDiscord
DeveloperMemgraph Ltd
Initial release20172019
Current release2.4.4, May 2024
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoBSL 1.1; commercial license for enterprise edition availableOpen Source infoApache Version 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC and C++C++, Go
Server operating systemsLinuxLinux
macOS info10.14 or later
Windows infowith WSL 2 enabled
Data schemeschema-free and schema-optional
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesVector, Numeric and String
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 indexesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLnono
APIs and other access methodsBolt protocol
Cypher query language
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Elixir
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresno
Triggersno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infodynamic graph partitioningSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication using RAFT
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyBounded Staleness
Eventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Session Consistency
Tunable Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes inforelationships in graphsno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACID infowith snapshot isolationno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes, multi-version concurrency control (MVCC)yes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes infowith periodic snapshot and write-ahead logging (WAL) of changesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers, roles and permissionsRole based access control and fine grained access rights
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MemgraphMilvus
Specific characteristicsMemgraph directly connects to your streaming infrastructure so you and your team...
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Milvus is an open-source and cloud-native vector database built for production-ready...
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Competitive advantagesBusiness Source License ensures a future for the Memgraph community MAGE algorithm...
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Highly available, versatile, and robust with millisecond latency. Supports batch...
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Typical application scenariosGraph algorithms in bioinformatics Social network analysis Cryptocurrency network...
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RAG: retrieval augmented generation Video media : video understanding, video deduplication....
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Key customersMilvus is trusted by thousands of enterprises, including PayPal, eBay, IKEA, LINE,...
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Market metricsAs of January 2024, 25k+ GitHub stars 10M+ downloads and installations​ ​ 3k+ enterprise...
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Licensing and pricing modelsYou can check out our pricing model and licenses on the company website .
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Milvus was released under the open-source Apache License 2.0 in October 2019. Fully-managed...
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