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DBMS > Microsoft Azure AI Search vs. Milvus vs. Transbase

System Properties Comparison Microsoft Azure AI Search vs. Milvus vs. Transbase

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NameMicrosoft Azure AI Search  Xexclude from comparisonMilvus  Xexclude from comparisonTransbase  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionSearch-as-a-service for web and mobile app developmentA DBMS designed for efficient storage of vector data and vector similarity searchesA resource-optimized, high-performance, universally applicable RDBMS
Primary database modelSearch engineVector DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsVector DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score5.71
Rank#64  Overall
#8  Search engines
Score1.81
Rank#144  Overall
#5  Vector DBMS
Score0.15
Rank#337  Overall
#147  Relational DBMS
Websiteazure.microsoft.com/­en-us/­services/­searchmilvus.iowww.transaction.de/­en/­products/­transbase.html
Technical documentationlearn.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­searchmilvus.io/­docs/­overview.mdwww.transaction.de/­en/­products/­transbase/­features.html
DeveloperMicrosoftTransaction Software GmbH
Initial release201520191987
Current releaseV12.3.4, January 2024Transbase 8.3, 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache Version 2.0commercial infofree development license
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
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Implementation languageC++, GoC and C++
Server operating systemshostedLinux
macOS info10.14 or later
Windows infowith WSL 2 enabled
FreeBSD
Linux
macOS
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesVector, Numeric and Stringyes
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.nonono
Secondary indexesyesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonoyes
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIRESTful HTTP APIADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary native API
Supported programming languagesC#
Java
JavaScript
Python
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
C
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript
Kotlin
Objective-C
PHP
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonoyes
Triggersnonoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceSource-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyBounded Staleness
Eventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Session Consistency
Tunable Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanonoyes
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlyes infousing Azure authenticationRole based access control and fine grained access rightsfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
More information provided by the system vendor
Microsoft Azure AI SearchMilvusTransbase
Specific characteristicsMilvus is an open-source and cloud-native vector database built for production-ready...
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Competitive advantagesHighly available, versatile, and robust with millisecond latency. Supports batch...
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Typical application scenariosRAG: 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 modelsMilvus was released under the open-source Apache License 2.0 in October 2019. Fully-managed...
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